Understanding and interpreting chord symbols are part of the basics of playing Jazz music. The piano is the ideal instrument to help you to get an overview of harmonic structures and as such, is an important aid even for non-pianists. With this goal in mind, the simple and clearly structured exercises in Voicing Concepts help the student learn to improvise good-sounding voicings in typical as well as complex harmonic progressions of jazz standards and in various styles and grooves. Fundamentals about the harmonic and melodic structure of Jazz are discovered in the process.
Reading, understanding and interpreting chord symbols
Major and minor diatonic harmony
Left hand voicings
Two hand voicings
Style and groove studies
Separate Solution Key
CD for listening and self-accompaniment (instruments on separate channels) ©2007, Book & CD.