20 pages | PDF + MP3

Essential Piano Repertoire provides piano students with carefully chosen collections of the very best keyboard literature from the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. The appropriately graded levels ensure steady and thorough progress as pianists advance in their study of the baroque, classical, and romantic styles. Compact Disc Recordings, performed by pianist Diane Hidy, are included in each volume of Essential Piano Repertoire. The interpretations follow the editions closely, serving as practical examples for students.

50 pages | PDF + MP3

"Inside Improvisation - Melodic Structures", is the first in a series of books and audio/video recordings which describe a simple and pragmatic approach to improvisation. The system presented in this volume offers a tangible pathway to inside the creative imagination by getting inside harmony, inside the changes.

125 pages | PDF + MP3

VOL. 2 PENTATONICS - JERRY BERGONZI (Book w/CD) This is a method book designed for all instruments. Chord changes are included for C Concert, Bb and Eb instruments. The accompanying recording has been designed for use in conjunction with the text. There are 18 tunes for you to play alo ng with, featuring Renato Chicco on piano, Dave Santoro on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums, plus eight demonstration tracks performed by the author on tenor saxophone.

119 pages | PDF + MP3

Based on the notion that playing with a good feel for time and rhythm is fundamental, the book offers ideas for practicing and playing creative rhythms in a melodic fashion. There are 10 tunes on the included CD. For C, Bb and Eb instruments.

105 pages | PDF + MP3

Hexatonics, is the seventh volume of Jerry Bergonzi's series, Inside Improvisation. Hexatonic scales are six note scales. This book presents a practical method for the construction of hexatonic scales that are useful for both the improviser and composer. Many modern piano players use hexatonic voicings by stacking

24 pages | PDF + MP3

With these book/CD collections, piano and keyboard players will be able to practice and perform with professional-sounding accompaniments. Containing eight songs each, the books feature new engravings, with a separate vocal staff, plus guitar frames, so players and their friends can sing or strum along. The CDs feature two tracks for each tune

96 pages | PDF + MP3

Learn how to play Latin jazz Piano based on traditional Latin music from Cuba and Brazil. Latin Jazz Piano addresses the three roles that the jazz pianist typically plays: as a member of an accompanying rhythm section, as a lead instrument within an ensemble and as a solo instrument. The CD features many examples in the book and combo tracks with which to play along. The book is divided into three sections. The first covers Afro-Cuban (Afro-Caribbean) jazz, the second section deals with Brazilian influenced jazz – Bossa Nova and Samba, and the third contains lead sheets

96 pages | PDF + MP3

Stride And Swing Piano covers all the essential left- hand righ- hand techniques of early solo jazz piano playing - chords, bass, runs, patterns, etc. - and includes 14 full songs, performed on the accompanying CD. Learn to play authentically in the styles of Scott Joplin, Jimmy Yancey, Pete Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum.

56 pages | PDF + MP3

This unique series features the actual keyboard parts transcribed as played on the artists' original recordings, along with sound-alike CD backing tracks so you can master the keyboard part and then play-along like a pro! The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so PC and Mac users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch. Volume 1 features 8 classic hits.

64 pages | PDF + MP3

An in-depth exploration of the playing style of one of the most influential pianists in Jazz. The enclosed CD includes demos of how the songs should be played. The solo parts are isolated on one side of the stereo mix, so you can hear them alone or pan them out to jam along with the band. Parts that might need closer attention are also played as slowed down demos. Listen to music, follow the tabs and play like your favourite musician. The Signature Licks Series features book and CD packs and DVDs specially designed to teach a musician the trademark