Jazz Piano Fundamentals (Book 2): Exercises, Explanations, Listening Guides and Practice Plans

Jazz Piano Fundamentals (Book 2): Exercises, Explanations, Listening Guides and Practice Plans by Jeremy Siskind 1735169579 9781735169576
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Jazz Piano Fundamentals (Book 2) is master-teacher Jeremy Siskind's welcoming, clear, and detailed guide to intermediate jazz piano study.


Jazz Piano Fundamentals (Book 2) guides intermediate jazz students through six months (or more) of jazz piano instruction by providing clear, thoughtful, and progressive lessons, improvisation exercises, rote exercises, written exercises, listening guides, transcription projects, and practice plans. Every unit includes frequently asked questions and exclusive video content to ensure that all subjects are presented clearly and with sufficient depth.

Subjects include scale patterns, improvising with non-chord tones, improvising in minor keys, motivic development, advanced comping styles, closed-position and drop two voicings, shout-chorus voicings, rhythm changes, playing intros and endings, shell voicings, ballad playing, walking basslines, upper structures, and much more.


In the five guided transcription projects, students are coached through completing their own transcriptions of solos by Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Illinois Jacquet, Horace Silver, and Bud Powell. Then, they are shown how to assimilate elements of these masters' styles into their own improvisations.


This book is designed to be used in conjunction with The Real Book, Volume 6.


Praise for Jazz Piano Fundamentals, Book 1


"I love this book - and plan on using it in at my own school. A must for any beginning jazz piano student!"

- Martin Bejerano, jazz pianist/composer and professor, Frost School of Music, University of Miami


"Jeremy Siskind's book creates a methodology and answers questions in a way that I have almost never seen done in a jazz educational tome. He breaks down the practice of improvisation to its smallest building blocks, and is careful to relate each lesson to real-life examples from the jazz canon....This book will be excellent for jazz beginners, players of other instruments who wish to bone up on their piano skills, and advanced improvisers may find ways to fill in gaps in their skill sets "

- Mark Shilansky, pianist/composer, professor, Berklee College of Music


"Jeremy's book is a reflection on who he is as a pianist - a true artist who has done his homework. Behind the meticulous attention to detail is a respect for jazz tradition and a desire to help pianists explore their own creativity."

- Aimee Nolte, jazz pianist/vocalist and YouTube Star


"Jeremy's book is not only perfect to start this wonderful journey called Jazz Piano, but also one to come back to... Thank you!!"

- Otmaro Ruiz, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and professor, UCLA

Author: Jeremy Siskind

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 263

Publisher: Jeremy Siskind

Publication Date: 2022-09-03


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