“If you’re an intermediate piano player interested in playing standards, you’ve got to get this book. Even if you’re a beginner, get the book and put it on your shelf till you’re ready for it
It’s not a method book. Sarah Jane Cion already wrote one of those called “Modern Jazz Piano” that teaches the building blocks of jazz piano and improvisation.
The Pianist’s Jammin Handbook is something else. It shows 10 jazz standards from a variety of points of view: the single note solo, the solo with walking bass, a duo/trio version, a couple of varieties of comping — all with audio tracks.
So when you work your way through these 10 tunes in all those ways, adding in your own variations, you’ve got a firm foundation to apply the same things to thousands more jazz standards. They say that the right way to learn jazz piano is to learn a handful of tunes — but learn them deeply. Take your time, enjoy the music, and don’t rush. It doesn’t help to learn 100s of tunes superficially. So, this is your chance to learn deeply under the guidance of a master.”
—Allan Henderson, Student
The Pianist’s Jammin’ Handbook!
Keyboard Instruction with FREE Mp3 Downloads available! The Pianist’s Jammin’ Handbook! Volume I Studies and Etudes for the modern
PLAY-A-LONG Book & Recording Set In this manual, the melody of each tune doubles as a sample solo, incorporating quintessential bebop vocabulary based on the changes to 10 Standards. Every piece is demonstrated in the seven neccessary styles , no matter the instrumentation, to achieve the Ultimate Jam!
- Bye Bye Blackbird
- Stella By Starlight
- All the Things You Are
- Blues For Alice
- Someday My Prince Will Come
- Green Dolphin Street
- Autumn Leaves
- There Will Never Be Another You
- Bebop Solos
- The Solo Rendition
- The Walking Bassline
- The Trio Rendition
- Left Hand Voicings
- Two Handed Voicings