(Companion to 5342200)
Comping/chords to the changes of the tunes on Aebersold's Play-A-Long Vol. 54 (5342200).
Pianists: First, listen closely to the pianist on the Play-A-Long recording (sold separately). Next, reading from the book, play along, imitating the style. Finally, TURN OFF the pianist (using the special stereo separation on the CD) and play along by yourself with the bass and drums. With the techniques learned, you'll soon be improvising your own accompaniment!
Non-Pianists: Horn players, arrangers and vocalists can use these books like dictionaries to look up favorite voicings they've heard on a particular Play-A-Long track. Written clearly for two hands, even the most novice pianist can play many sections of these books.
Teachers/Educators: Give combo piano students instant jazz voicings and harmmonies over a variety of standards and styles. As personal tools, they will enhance the understanding of voicings and voice movement and provide one with better skills for accompanying students.