|(Applicable for ALL Instruments) |
Used for years at the University of North Texas, this book is designed to help pianists gain excellent skills in voicings. Containing completely written-out examples, it's a graded course, starting with simple block chords over Major and Minor and logically and methodically progressing into more exotic and advanced polychords and substitutions. Includes 123 skills in all twelve keys, designed to initiate a feel and understanding of piano voicings and how they work. Each new chapter includes a page of concise instructions for the teacher or the student. Also provides voicings for many of the common chord progressions you'll see in jazz songs because moving smoothly from one chord to another is the difference between a "professional" sound and a "choppy" sound. Works well for both classroom or individual study.