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  • booksreddit.com:The Jazz Theory Book

    The Jazz Theory Book


    anyone know any good books on jazz harmonic theory?
    Endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, and others, The Jazz Theory Book presents all the information any student of jazz needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced players, and written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz, it is used by universities around the world.

  • booksreddit.com:Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1

    Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1


    Most frustrating thing ever: Learning a new instrument when you have a background of being moderately competent on another instrument. I keep expecting my fingers to be able to play things at the level my brain is reading the page. This is not what happens.
    Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, and technique in a convenient, “all-in-one” format. This comprehensive course adds such features as isometric hand exercises, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that reinforce each lesson’s concepts. There is a smooth, logi…

  • booksreddit.com:The Jazz Piano Book

    The Jazz Piano Book


    Learn Jazz Theory
    The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping …and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.

  • booksreddit.com:Scales

    Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences: Complete Book


    Most frustrating thing ever: Learning a new instrument when you have a background of being moderately competent on another instrument. I keep expecting my fingers to be able to play things at the level my brain is reading the page. This is not what happens.
    Scale, chord, arpeggio and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format. Includes an in-depth 12 page explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences plus a clear explanation of scale degrees and a two-page guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios. In addition, several “enrichment options” are provided with exercises such as harmonizing scales, accelerating scales expandi…

  • booksreddit.com:Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book

    Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book, Level One


    Beginner frustrations – don’t really know how I should be practicing
    A beginning course for adults who prefer a chord approach. It teaches chords for both hands so that the student can play more than single note melodies. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * At Last * Au Claire de la Lune * Aura Lee * The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down! * Brother John * Café Vienna * The Can-Can * Chiapanecas * Cockles an…

  • booksreddit.com:The Real Book: Sixth Edition

    The Real Book: Sixth Edition


    I’m sick of lead guitar 🙁 What are some of you favourite songs to play because of their rhythm parts?
    (Fake Book). The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won’t even notice the di…

  • booksreddit.com:The Pop Piano Book

    The Pop Piano Book


    You guys. THIS is why we learn our triads.
    (Piano). This cutting-edge keyboard method is a total step-by-step approach to creating keyboard parts spontaneously. Rhythmic and harmonic concepts are applied in all keys, and are then used as a basis for developing specific solutions in rock, pop, ballad, funk, new age, country and gospel styles. Endorsed by Grammy winners, top educators, and Keyboard magazine.

  • booksreddit.com:The Inner Game of Music

    The Inner Game of Music


    Self learning the piano, when a teacher is impossible.
    The battle that many musicians, of whatever level, have to face is an inner one – against nervousness, self-doubt and fear of failure. In this highly successful book, first published by Pan in 1987, musician Barry Green explains the basic principles of ‘natural learning’ that make up the Inner Game methodology, and shows how to apply them to reach a new level in the learning and performing of music. With special features on ensemble playing, improvisation and listening skills, and with exerci…

  • booksreddit.com:Jazz Theory Resources: Volume 1

    Jazz Theory Resources: Volume 1


    Trying to learn jazz is the most frustrating thing I’ve ever done
    (Jazz Book). Jazz Theory Resources is a jazz theory text in two volumes. Volume I (00030458, $39.95) includes: review of basic theory, rhythm in jazz performance, basic tonal materials, triadic generalization, diatonic harmonic progressions and harmonic analysis, substitutions and turnarounds, common melodic outlines, and an overview of voicings. Volume II (00030459, $29.95) includes: modes and modal frameworks, quartal harmony, other scales and colors, extended tertian structures and triadic…

  • booksreddit.com:Improvising Blues Piano

    Improvising Blues Piano


    How can I ‘learn’ to freestyle on the piano?
    (Schott). The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion.

  • booksreddit.com:Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises

    Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises, Complete (Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics,…


    Best book for learning beginning scales, arpeggios, etc?
    (Piano Method). Since the first release of this classic Schirmer edition over 100 years ago, almost anyone who has taken piano lessons for more than two years has played from The Virtuoso Pianist . Millions of copies have been sold of these progressive exercises which guide a player’s technique, building finger independence and strength. This was the first American edition released of this music, and remains a classic at a remarkably affordable price.

  • booksreddit.com:Progressive Sight Reading Exercises: Piano Technique

    Progressive Sight Reading Exercises: Piano Technique


    piano blues: can’t seem to play the piano despite learning it for 9+ years

  • booksreddit.com:Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

    Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy


    Please help with low self esteem and no self confidence
    The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other ‘black holes’ of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer’s Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer y…

  • booksreddit.com:First Lessons in Bach

    First Lessons in Bach, Complete: For the Piano (Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics)


    Pieces for a beginner that sound pretty good?
    (Piano Collection). Books I and II of this traditional edition in Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics have been combined in an affordable new volume. An excellent resource for Late Elementary to Early Intermediate pianists.