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Jazz piano : [the complete method].
Beale, Charles.
Publication Information:
Milwaukee, Wis. : Hal Leonard, in Association with ABRSM Pub., [2002]

Physical Description:
5 volumes of music ; 31 cm + 5 audio discs
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.

"The jazz piano program was developed by the Examinations Department of the Royal Schools of Music, lead consultant Dr. Charles Beale."

Publisher's no.: HL00290529--HL00290533.
Level. 1. Bedford Square blues -- O, Lord, please don't let them drop that atomic bomb on me -- Bags' groove -- Slinky thing -- Prove you groove -- Perdido -- Inchworm -- Jean Pierre -- (Old man from) The old country -- Is you is, or is you ain't (Ma' baby) -- Bottle Junction -- Blue autumn -- He is sadly melting -- Here we go again -- Yokate.

Level. 2. C-Jam blues -- On-Off Boogie -- Blue Lullaby -- Good Tme Blues -- Now's the time -- Softly as in a morning sunrise -- St. Thomas -- Contemplation -- Moanin -- Big noise from Winnetka -- Beckey's song -- Swing it and C -- Firefly -- Orchard -- Hard science.

Level. 3. Barrelhouse blues -- Walking blues -- Birk's works -- Blues for Tom -- Allfarthing blues -- I wish I knw how it feel to be free -- Fly me to the moon -- Sombrero Sam -- Smooth one -- Peanut vendor -- Swing fun -- Neat feet -- Spanish sketch -- Sails -- Saturday.

Level. 4. Blue monk -- Three-four blues -- Oscar's Boogaloo -- Freddie freeloader -- Footprints -- I'm beginning to see the light -- Lazy river -- Nobody knows the trouble I have seen -- Undecided -- Original rags -- Shh! -- In a different light -- Heading home -- Blues for Pete Jackson -- Ikon.

Level. 5. All blues -- Crossover Blues -- Lemon Cornette -- That Monday morning feeling -- Jamming with tools -- Christopher Columbus -- Blue Bossa -- Oleo -- 34 Skidoo -- Take the A train -- An oscar for oscar -- So long -- Mambo country -- Waltz for Autumn -- Chops.
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Musical Score


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MT239 .J38 2002 V.4 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
MT239 .J38 2002 V.5 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
MT239 .J38 2002 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
MT239 .J38 2002 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
MT239 .J38 2002 V.3 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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(Instructional). "What good is music if it ain't got that swing?" Duke Ellington The Associated Board responds with Jazz Piano , a comprehensive introduction to the world of jazz. A pioneering set of publications and optional assessment materials provides the building blocks you need to play jazz with imagination, understanding and style, and to improvise effectively right from the start. Five levels of graded pieces contain a wide range of styles: funky jazz, up-tempo swing, calypso, Latin, jazz waltz, modal, bebop, gospel, ragtime, free jazz and more. There are classic tunes by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk. Within each level there are 15 pieces, aural tests, quick studies, scales, arpeggios and a CD. The 15 pieces are presented in three categories: blues, standards, and contemporary jazz. Each piece provides a head/melody which contains all the characteristic voicings, phrasing, and rhythmic patterns needed for a stylish performance. An improvised section follows, where guideline pitches and left-hand voicings are given as a practical starting point for solos. Totally accessible and at the highest musical standards, these pieces provide the opportunity to play jazz confidently and creatively!