The Contemporary Jazz Pianist - Volume 1






Product Code: BD1
Author: Bill Dobbins
Publisher: Charles Colin Publishing
Publisher SKU: CC3001

A Comprehensive Approach to Keyboard Improvisation by Bill Dobbins.

Chapter Contents:

  • I. Diatonic Seventh Chords and Their Corresponding Modes
  • II. Voicing the Five Basic Seventh Chord Types for the Left Hand
  • III. Diatonic and Chromatic Embellishing Chords
  • IV. Building a Chord Line for the Left Hand
  • V. Basic Chord-Scale Relationships
  • VI. Understanding Jazz Rhythm
  • VII. Basic Principles of Accompaniment for the Left Hand
  • VIII. Basic Principles of Harmonic Substitution
  • IX. Diatonic Exercises
  • X. Pentatonic Exercises
  • XI. Diminished Exercises
  • XII. Chromatic Exercises
  • XIII. Melodic Embellishments
  • XIV. Principles of Melodic Development
  • XV. Special Effects
  • XVI. Exercises for Beginning Improvisation
  • XVII. Transcribed Solos
  • XVIII. Tunes for Further Study
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices and Discography