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GARDNER Jeff

Jazz Piano : Creative concepts and techniques

  • Category / Instrument : Piano
  • Level : 4
  • Genre : pop - jazz
  • Sortiment : Score + CD
  • Number of pages : 499
  • Publisher : Lemoine
  • Code : 26504
  • Published : 01/01/1996
  • ISBN / ISMN : 9790230965040

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This is an immense work, complete and of the highest level, of unquestionable value to all those interested in music in general and jazz in particular, its history, harmonic sequences, improvising systems, and specific phrases, with a multitude of indispensable ideas for the study and comprehension of this music.
All this written by a highly experienced and exceptionally gifted pianist.

Martial Solal


Jeff Gardner's book is one of the most comprehensive I've seen, detailing chordal scales. As a method book for budding improvisers, on any instrument, it should be required reading.

Paul Bley

Table of contents

I - SCALES AND INTERVALS
Intervals

Simple - Compound - Inversion of intervals (classical music theory and contemporary music theory
Scales - Theory and application
Modes of the major scale - Modes of the ascending melodic minor scale -
Symmetrical scales - Synthetic scales
Scales - Creative techniques
Accents - Intervals - Permutation - Displacement - Contrary motion -
Polyrhythmic scales - Polytonal scales - Combining scalar techniques
Scale fingerings
Modes of the major scale - Modes of the ascending melodic minor scale -
Harmonic minor scales - Chromatic scale - Whole tone scales - Augmented scales

II - CHORDS AND CHORD SCALES
Triads

Structure - Through the cycle of fifths
Four note chords - Sixths and sevenths
Structure - Through the cycle of fifths - Drop 2 voicings
Ninth chords
Chords with ninths, elevenths and thirteenths

Major Sevenths (Chord scales, left hand voicings without roots) - Dominant Sevenths (Upper structure trials - Chord scales - Left hand voicings without roots) - Minor Sevenths (Chord scales - Left hand voicings without roots) - Minor Seventh Flat Five - Minor-major Sevenths - Sus4 Chords - Major seventh Sharp Five
Clusters
Chords in fourths and fifths
Chords with non common practice combinations of alterations

Chords with Major and Dominant Sevenths - Chords with more than one type of ninth

III - MOVING CHORUS THROUGH SCALES
Moving triads through scales
Moving seventh chords through scales
Moving fourth chords through scales

IV - ARPEGGIOS
Three note arpeggios

Major triads - Minor triads - Augmented triads - Suspended fourth triads - Two note patterns with one note doubled - Suspended fourth dominant seventh (1-4-b7)
1-#4-7 - 1-b5-b7 - Arpeggios in fifths
Combined three note arpeggios
Two suspended fourth triads - Two suspended fourth dominant sevenths (1-4-b7) - Three suspended fourth dominant sevenths - Four suspended fourth dominant sevenths - Polytonal arpeggios
Four note arpeggios
Major seventh - Dominant seventh - Minor seventh - Minor sixth - Minor-major seventh - Minor-major seventh b6 - Minor-major seventh b5 - 1-4-#4-7 - 1-4-5-b7 - 1-b3-4-b7
Combined four note arpeggios
Two minor sevenths a fifth apart - Two dominant 7 sus4 arpeggios (1-4-5-b7) a fourth apart
Surimposed arpeggios
With chords in fourths - Two triads arpeggiated simultaneously - Triads arpeggiated over root-fifth-root - Superimposed arpeggios in fifths - Superimposed arpeggios moving through intervallic series - Polyrhythmic arpeggios
Seven note arpeggios
Two hand arpeggios

Major sevenths and 6/9 Chords - Minor sixths and miner sevenths - Minor-major sevenths - Dominant sevenths - Dominant seventh sus4 - 7sus4 b9
Left hand arpeggios

V - CYCLES
Basics concepts
Summary of cyclic root movements
Cycles in guide tones
Left hand cycles

Shell Voicings in the style of Bud Powell - Cycles with Roots and Guide Tones in the Left Hand - Cycles with Walking Bass Lines - Cycles in Single Note Stride
Cycles with four note voicings in the right hand and roots in the left hand
Cycles with two-hand voicings

Major Seventh to Major Seventh - Minor Seventh to Dominant Seventh - Dominant Seventh to Dominant Seventh - Minor Seventh to Minor Seventh - Major Seventh to Dominant Seventh sus4
Cycles with triads over non diatonic bass tones
Cycles with polychords
Cycles of thirds
Cycles with tritone interpolation
Hybrid cycles

VI - CADENCES
Classical cadences
Jazz cadences in guide tones
II V / I Cadences with roots in the left hand and four note voicings in the right hand

Major seventh tonic - Dominant seventh tonic - Minor key cadences
II V / I cadences in two-hand voicings
II V / I cadences with passing tones
II V / I cadences without roots in the left hand
II-7 bII7 / I cadences
II V / I cadences with clusters
Longer cadences
Deceptive cadences
bVI-7 bII7 / I cadences

VII - HARMONIC SEQUENCES
Derivation of basic harmonic sequences
Sequences with a majorseventh tonic
Sequences with a dominant seventh tonic
Sequences starting on III-7
Sequences starting with II-7 V7
Sequences in minor keys
Sequences with a dominant 7 sus 4 tonic
Four bar harmonic sequences
Modulating harmonic sequences

VIII - BLUES
Historical perspective
Boogie and Blues piano

Basic twelve-bar blues forms - Basslines - Blues scales (Pentatonic Blues Scale - Blues scale) - Blues patterns with double notes - Blues patterns with sixths and seconds - Suggestions for using blues patterns - Intervals in blues improvisation - Blues turnarounds with chromatic sixths - Basic Blues chords
Bebop Blues progressions
Walking bass lines - "March" style - Guitar style left hand - Single note stricte - Blues in tenths - Two hand comp without roots in the left hand
"Blues for Alice"
Melody plus shell voicings - Walking bass - Sevenths and tenths in the left hand - Two hand comp without roots in the left hand
Minor Blues progressions
Drop 2 arpeggios on an altered Blues

IX - PENTATONIC SCALES
Basic concepts
Diatonic modes and pentatonic scales
Harmonization of the major pentatonic scale
Pentatonic scale exercises

Three note groups - Four note groups - Five note groups - Six note groups
Pentatonic patterns through the cycle of fifths
Phrases with more than one pentatonic scale
"Outside" pentatonics
Pentatonic patterns with double notes
Pentatonic chords
Altered pentatonic scales
Pentatonic scale fingerings
Pentatonic modes

X - DIMINISHED SCALE PATTERNS
Melodic cells

Three notes - Four notes - Fifth notes - Six notes
Combined three note cells
Combined four note cells
Doubling two notes of a four note group
Adding chromatic tones to a four note group
Nine note groups
Two-hand diminished scale patterns
Superimposed diminished scale patterns
Diminished scale patterns with double notes
Diminished scale fingerings

XI - SCALES AND PATTERNS IN DOUBLE NOTE
Thirds

Major scales in thirds - Patterns in diatonic thirds - Whole tone scales in thirds - Mutually exclusive whole tone scales in thirds - Diminished scales in thirds - Augmented scales in thirds
Fourths
Patterns in diatonic fourths - Patterns in perfect fourths - Patterns in fourths based on pentatonic scales - Patterns in fourths through the cycle of fifths - Fourths moving by whole steps - Miscellaneous patterns in fourths
Fifths
Patterns in diatonic fifths - Patterns in perfect fifths - Patterns in fifths through the cycle of fifths - Patterns in fifths through cycles of thirds - Fifths moving by whole steps
Seconds
Mixed intervals

XII - PATHS
Ear training

By yourself - With more than one person
Rhythm
Meter - Changing meters - Hemiola - Ostinati - Polyrhythm - Polymeter - Rhythmic modulation
Collage
Rhythmic - Linear
Counterpoint
Tonal - Modal - Polymodal - Polytonal
Pedal points
Polytonality
Crossed hand voicings
Passing chords

Passing diminished chords - Chromatic passing chords
Intervallic playing
Pandiatonicism

APPENDIX I
Arrangements of jazz classics

Prelude to a Kiss by Duke Ellington - Very Early by Bill Evans - We'll Say Hello Again by Ron McClure - Moment's Notice by John Coltrane - Rhythm Changes

APPENDIX II
Studies in jazz concepts

Tao - Song for Villa-Lobos - Whirlwind - Vertigo - Hidden Force - Byarding - Motivation - City at the Bottom of the Sea - DNA Dance - Blues for Hawk

APPENDIX III
Discography


GARDNER Jeff

Biography

Jeff Gardner was born in New York and moved to Brasil in 2002. After classical piano lessons with Ruth Schontal and Ivan Tcherepnin he studied jazz with Jaki Byard, Charles Banacos, Don Friedman and John Lewis, and harmony with Nadia Boulanger. He has performed with such musicians as [...]

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