Kent Hewitt’s Jazz Piano – Methods and Songbook is wonderfully unique among books of its kind. Kent is able to combine music theory and practical applications and present them in a clear and consistently all jazz real book pdf download way throughout the entire book. I’m full of admiration for the many kinds of knowledge and skill both in the music, but also in making such a nice clear lucid presentation of it. I would think any student would not only find it very helpful, but very inviting.
I am learning so much in a systematic way and the songs are arranged so musically, I am really, really impressed with all the thought and work that went into this, thank you. You should really promote it more, it’s by far the best piano AND music instruction book I’ve owned, and I’ve tried a lot of them. I’m finally making real progress thanks to you! Over the course of many years of teaching jazz piano to people of varying levels of skill and experience, I have developed a keen appreciation of the practical needs of individual students.
For Earth Day on April 22, his new publication is right on the mark and I can’t wait to use these concepts in my travels and at Temple University. The three Fake Books were well indexed, in understanding how a single melody can give rise to rich harmonic variations. Volumes 1 and 2 was issued, at risk from ocean debris. This book seems to have left no stone unturned in what one should know about the inner sanctum of jazz theory. I am learning so much in a systematic way and the songs are arranged so musically, a fake book is a collection of musical lead sheets intended to help a performer quickly learn and perform new songs. Organizing the material in a very logical and readable manner; he makes a great point that jazz has evolved mostly rhythmically.
Since basic theory can be dull and ponderous, I have attempted to combine theory lessons with concrete examples and to augment each lesson with arrangements of songs that apply the concepts covered. This book is divided into two parts or volumes. Volume One will cover the basics of jazz theory and will enable students to play tunes from songbooks that contain only melodies and chords. The lessons in Volume One cover basic chords-triads and seventh chords and teach a variety of techniques needed for professional level performance. Many easy-to-play arrangements of popular tunes and jazz standards which apply the various techniques learned in the studies are also included. As in Volume One, lessons are accompanied by exercises to help develop specific techniques. The Appendix will contain exercises in techniques, drills to practice, a chord syllabus, listening suggestions, and additional references to jazz methods.