This first book in a series of 3 is for pianists with some basic knowledge but wish to learn to play jazz. I cover the blues, chord construction, the II-V-I sequence and many improvising techniques. It can be studied in conjunction with the online video course: Learn Jazz Piano Online. www.learnjazzpianoonline.com More
My approach is clear and systematic with 78 illustrations. Scales lead to chords and the chords link into sequences. The object is to solo through a jazz standard with a full understanding of scales, modes and chord symbols. We will cover the following topics:
The circle of 5ths Turnarounds The II-V-I sequence Turnarounds Extensions and alterations 7th chords Modes and modal music Comping The diminished sequence
Book 2 is in preparation.