[Smt-talk] OT -beginning jazz piano

Mike Rogers superlocrian at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 2 21:35:13 PST 2009

Dan Haerle's Jazz Harmony book is concise and to the point.

Also, Frank Mantooth's "Voicings for Jazz Keyboard" has some easy to  
understand "shell voicings" that are easily grasped by beginners and  
immediately accessible for "instant hipness."


Mike Rogers
PhD student, University of North Texas; Adjunct Professor of Music  
Theory, Dallas Baptist University

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On Feb 2, 2009, at 7:50 AM, David Claman <davidclaman at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm off topic as usual but expect that the collective knowledge of  
> the list members will be helpful.
> I have a student who wants to learn a little about jazz piano. What  
> I think would be appropriate would be a book (or website?) that has  
> an explanation of chord symbols and chord voicings, but also has a  
> few tunes transcribed/notated. She is a foreign student with little  
> knowledge of jazz but is a good reader. I think the notated examples  
> would give her some satisfaction before she delves into complexities  
> of chord voicings and substutions and improvisation. The level of  
> the material should be introductory.
> Please let me know of your recommendations.
> Thank you,
> David Claman
> Lehman College CUNY
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