John Valerio

Jazz Piano Technique

Exercises, Etudes & Ideas for Building Chops

for: Piano

Music lesson book, online audio

Item no.616810
Author/ComposerJohn Valerio
Scope192 pages
Release year2013
Publisher/ProducerHal Leonard
Producer No.HL00312059
29.50 €
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (Germany )
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This one-of-a-kind book applies traditional technique exercises to specific jazz piano needs. Along with warm-ups, etudes isolate each technical problem within a jazz context. This allows for improvisation, directly addressing the needs of the jazz player. Practicing is not only pragmatic, it's fun! Topics include: scales (major, minor, chromatic, pentatonic, etc.), arpeggios (triads, seventh chords, upper structures), finger independence exercises (static position, held notes, Hanon exercises), parallel interval scales and exercises (thirds, fourths, tritones, fifths, sixths, octaves), and more! The CD includes 45 recorded examples.