Friday, August 30, 2013

Tim Price Bloggin' For Rico Reeds- PIANO...for saxophonists. ( and instrumentalists that play jazz.)

- - - HEY NOW...Tim Price Bloggin' for Rico Reeds,,,,with a holiday bonus blog!PIANO...for saxophonists. ( and instrumentalists that play jazz.)This is a blog about piano voicing in jazz, and pop, for the non-pianist to better understand the function and harmony of the music.If you're a non-pianist musician looking to understand the basics of Jazz piano - this is for you.Here are two simple voicings,though II-V-Is in all keys.I developed this as the text for a basic one-semester course for music majors, and if you work at this every day, within four months you'll be able to comp off a lead sheet with confidence, and comp II-V chords with your students for instruction. This is not all inclusive- it is the tip of the iceberg.Try these, and part 2 is on it's way next week. AND SOME ALTERATIONS TO THE V7 Chord ; ; ; ; Listening assignment ; Go to you tube, study these pianists. Now. Art Tatum , Mary Lou Williams , Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thelonious Monk , Bud Powell , Red Garland, Bill Evans , Ahmad Jamal ,Wynton Kelly, Sonny Clarke,Dave McKenna, Phineas Newborn , Lennie Tristano, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock , Chick Corea ,Marian McPartland , Joanne Brackeen , Stanley Cowell , Hal Galper,Mike LeDonne, This is the mini-list I could go on for days- But go to you tube, LISTEN TO THESE MASTERS. Listen to the comping behind soloists. The way they use that! Study, listen and absorb. MORE COMING, PART 2 IS ON IT'S WAY....this will help you in the most basic way. Thanks- Tim Price

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