Stride and Swing Piano

Stride and Swing Piano

(Keyboard Instruction). Focusing on styles such as classic ragtime, early blues & boogie woogie, New Orleans jazz, stride and swing, this new book with online audio in the Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series teaches left- and right-hand techniques including chords, bass runs, patterns and more. Key players of these styles Scott Joplin, Jimmy Yancey, Pete Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum are prominently referenced. Includes 14 full songs to play and over 80 demo tracks! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

The Soul of Blues, Stride & Swing Piano

The Soul of Blues, Stride & Swing Piano

This book contains 23 note-for-note piano transcriptions of recorded solos by James P. Johnson, Bud Powell, Teddy Wilson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Thomas "Fats" Waller, Art Hodes, Herman Chittison, George Gershwin, Art Tatum, Nat "King" Cole, Johnny Guarnieri, Dick Wellstood, and Claude Hopkins. It includes a terrific essay on the history of early jazz piano styles from 1893 to 1945 with fascinating insights about the music and the artists.

Essential Jazz

Essential Jazz

A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text explores the development of jazz, from its 19th century roots in ragtime and blues, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to students with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Jazz: The First 100 Years

Jazz: The First 100 Years

JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, the 3rd edition devotes a full third of its length to performers of the 1960s to the present day. The book's flexible organization and clear, vibrant presentation appeal to both music majors and general students. Biographies and social history put music in context. Extensive, accessible listening guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the CD selections, giving newcomers and aficionados alike a true feel for the ever-changing sound of jazz. Non-majors will find the new Introduction to Jazz Basics a useful preview tool on jazz fundamentals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How to Play Solo Jazz Piano

How to Play Solo Jazz Piano

(Piano Instruction). Often, jazz pianists are called upon to play solo gigs. This book attempts to ease the transition from group to solo jazz piano playing with a step-by-step practical appraoch to learning and playing standard tunes by dissecting their component parts; melody, harmony and bass. The parts are then reassembled in various ways. Chapters include: chords & voicings * bass lines * swing tunes * ballads * improvisation. Audio demonstraction tracks are provided for download or streaming online with a unique access code included in the book.

Clavier

A Magazine for Pianists & Organists

Clavier


Bebop to Cool

Context, Ideology, and Musical Identity

Bebop to Cool

Bebop music is more than a jazz movement that seemed to have burst suddenly upon the jazz scene--it is an outgrowth of the sociocultural environment dating from the 1920s through the 1940s. In this consideration of the period and its music, noted jazz scholar Eddie S. Meadows traces the cultural and ideological context that produced Bebop and advocates that Cool Jazz was a reaction to Bebop, a natural outgrowth of its predecessor. Unlike most jazz research on the subject, Bebop to Cool features insider perspectives on both the social context of the music and the music itself, as a means of capturing the musical aesthetics and the cultural spirit of the time. In identifying and discussing the work of such significant musicians as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Stan Getz, Meadows demonstrates their unique musical identities within the respective genres that compose the revolutionary Bebop and Cool Jazz movements.

The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP and Cassette

The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP and Cassette

Lists and reviews jazz recordings covering more than seven decades, and includes biographical details, line-ups, recording information, and a critical rating for each recording