Jazz Piano Chordsby Misha V. Stefanuk
\ The table of contents is concise, helpful, and arranged in such a manner that the
Misha V. Stefanuk has created a remarkable instruction guide to jazz piano scales and modes. JAZZ PIANO SCALES & MODES is a remarkable instruction work. Clearly written, enjoyable to read, and entertaining, this is definitely a book to have in the home library and Public Library.
\ The table of contents is concise, helpful, and arranged in such a manner that the reader can select what is to be studied. Following the preface and credits, is the first section concerned with diatonic scales. Other scales covered in detail include pentatonic, symmetrical, exotic, composer, and jazz. Polytonality, using scales with chords, alternating scales, practical use of scales, and scale chords are covered and discussed, and illustrated.
\ The illustrations and use of scales defined visually are perfect in this fine large paperback. All scales by key and the scale library by chord conclude this book. A section about the author is included.
\ JAZZ PIANO SCALES & MODES is a classic work of its kind, indepth, concise, useful for all jazz pianists beginning and advanced, and an enjoyable learning experience. Highly recommended. \
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This informative volume provides a chord reference for any pianist wanting to learn to play jazz. Starting with the most basic intervals, the text explains how chords are built and how they are used in different performance settings. After covering the basics, advanced chord types such as 9ths, 11ths, 13ths, drop voicings, and the blues chord are presented and explained. The functions of chords are described, as are substitutions, clusters, and polytonal clusters. Numerous charts are provided which can be helpful for practicing and for quick and easy reference as to which can be used with given bass notes. The Melody Harmonization Charts show chords based on fourths. Learning to use these chords will help the pianist play with more harmonic variety, color, and interest.