A practical voicing method for all musicians.
The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Keyboard Harmony Book and CD offer a practical and systematic method that teaches how to practice jazz piano voicings so that they become automatic and intuitive. The accompaniment method progresses step by step from 2-voice to 7-voice chord structures with fourths and upper-structure triads. Each chapter presents essential harmonic progressions written and spelled out in all keys, along with fingerings to help non-keyboardists. Also provided are songs, written out for both hands, which utilize the techniques and voicings just learned. Includes comping rhythms, bass line techniques, and practice strategies. Excellent for both classroom and individual study.
The included play-along CD lets you practice the piano exercises in the book with bass and drum accompaniment; you can also practice accompanying along with a saxophone soloist. A demonstration piano track on one channel, played with a stylistic comping feel, gives you an idea of how the piano voicing exercises should sound.