Jazz Piano

Discussion in 'TM Lounge' started by dauminator3, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. dauminator3

    dauminator3 Pianissimo User

    My mom loves to play the piano, especially jazz type music, but we have a limited selection. Does anyone know of an advanced book that requires no improv and has lots of good tunes, probably standards, that I could get for her for Christmas/Chanukah?? Thanks...

  2. Rob Jokinen

    Rob Jokinen New Friend

    Nov 16, 2003
    Beaverton, OR
    Try "The Best Jazz Standards Ever" for Piano/Vocal/Guitar.
    Its like a fake book but the piano parts are all written out.
    Its perfect for getting the basics down, and then use as a basis for embellishment for melody or chord voicings.

    In terms of advanced or not... let's put it this way, Count Basie sounded pretty advanced by placing a plink here and there... its all in the touch and interpretation, but this book is a start since it has piano staves.

    It's published by Hal Leonard ISBN 0-7935-2958-1
    Hal Leonard number HL00311641.

    I picked up the book at the back of a Sam Goody store for $17.

  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    And while you're getting the book, go out and find a CD or two by Michael Kaeshammer. http://www.pacificmusic.net/html/kaeshammer/

    Yeah, he's Canadian too...out of the same school as Diane Krall. But brother, can that guy play!

    Oh...grab some Oscar Peterson while you're there....you really can't go wrong.

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