Jazz can be an enjoyable form of musical expression. However, technique can be a major area of difficulty for the beginning jazz player. Exercises & Etudes for Beginning Jazz Piano strives to resolve this common problem by first introducing concepts in the form of exercises in classic (“legit”) notation then building upon newly acquired skills by teaching the student complimentary jazz etudes.
This approach will condition the students’ hands and expand the students’ mind for more difficult jazz playing in the future. It is the perfect start for the beginning jazz pianist. Now available with a performance CD so you can play along or just sit back and listen.
Jazz Exercises & Etudes for Beginning Jazz Piano * Volume 1 is the first book in a series published by Santorella Publications. All pieces presented in this series are arranged by level of difficulty which is then continued in Volume Two (TS066). By nature of this approach, it is suggested that each piece be studied in sequence. A great tool for any aspiring pianist as well as an incredible asset to any beginning jazz curriculum.