Exploring Jazz Piano - Volume 2






Product Code: EXPJP2
Author: Tim Richards
Publisher: Schott
ISBN-13: 978-1-902455-25-9
Publisher SKU: ED12829
UPC-A: 841886001527
Instrumentation: Piano

by Tim Richards

Volume 2 deals with more complex and colorful harmony, from suspended fourth, sharp eleven and thirteenth chords to diminished and altered scales. Advanced voicing, accompaniment and improvisation techniques are examined in detail.

Lessons included:
- Quartal harmony
- Modal improvisation
- Long and short II V patterns
- Altered dominant chords
- Polychords
- Stride piano
- Bossa Nova
- Clave and Partido Alto
- Lydian and Locrian modes
- How to make scales swing
- Building bebop lines
- Bebop scales
- R235 patterns
- The b3 pentatonic scale
- Rhythm changes
- Turnarounds
- Minor II V I
- Playing in 3/4 time
- Playing in double-time
- Tension and release
- Transcribing
- Practice routines

32 pieces by the author appear alongside special arrangements of well-known jazz standards.

Songs included:
• Beautiful Love
• Blue Bossa
• Blue in Green
• Caravan
• Impressions
• Ladybird
• Misty
• On Green Dolphin Street
• Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
• Summertime
• Tune Up and Yesterdays.

Also included are transcribed solos by Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Hampton Hawes.