Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1996606 - 12/08/12 09:28 PM Method book ideas for teaching Blues/Jazz to classically tra
indigo_dave Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/17/12
Posts: 9
Method book ideas for teaching Blues/Jazz to classically trained ?

I'm trying to get my feet wet teaching piano (plan for semi-retirement).
Soooo...I'm supposed to make 2 month plan for teaching Blues and maybe Jazz to people who aren't beginners. I have, saved in my Wish List :

Jazz Theory Resources: Volume 1 by Bert Ligon (and)
Exploring Jazz Piano - Volume 1 by Tim Richards (and)
Improvising Blues Piano - by Tim Richards
and Mark Harrison's Blues Piano: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series

I know this isn't a jazz piano forum, but I figure there may possibly be someone with some knowledge. I did also post this on a jazz forum. Anyone know 'em all and have preferences ? Anyone have others they think are fantastic ? Any other ideas for teaching these styles ?


Thanks,

David

Top
(ad) My Music Staff
Check out the new way to manage your music studio
#1996635 - 12/08/12 11:07 PM Re: Method book ideas for teaching Blues/Jazz to classically tra [Re: indigo_dave]
Minniemay Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 1702
Loc: CA
You might want to look at American Popular Piano. Might be a good way to start.
_________________________
B.A., Piano, Piano Pegagogy, Music Ed.
M.M., Piano

Top
#1996645 - 12/08/12 11:25 PM Re: Method book ideas for teaching Blues/Jazz to classically tra [Re: indigo_dave]
DanS Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 555
I've heard good things about Jim McNeely's Art of Comping workbook.
_________________________
"Most pianists are poor musicians, they dissect music into bits-and-pieces, like a roast chicken" -Debussy

Top
#1996717 - 12/09/12 02:59 AM Re: Method book ideas for teaching Blues/Jazz to classically tra [Re: indigo_dave]
lechuan Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 180
If they have at least grade 3 classical piano level, I'd recommend the Tim Richards books. Start with the Improvising Blues book, then go into the exploring jazz piano books. Each section of these books has graded material from easier to more challenging, so depending on the level of the student, you may do the first part of each section, then revisit the book later for more challenging material when they're ready.

If starting from an earlier level, American Popular Piano looks like a very well thought out program (I haven't used it yet, thought I did buy most of the books). I would definitely take a look at the 'Skills' book in this series even of you're going to be primarily using another method.

By the way, what's your background in Jazz Piano?


Edited by lechuan (12/09/12 03:13 AM)

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
105 registered (Anticlock, anotherscott, AlanSanDiego, 36 invisible), 1262 Guests and 20 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76042 Members
42 Forums
157224 Topics
2309202 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Blac
by Aviram
Yesterday at 11:56 PM
Blackbird - Piano Cover - The Beatles
by Aviram
Yesterday at 11:49 PM
Kawai CA95 Recordings
by wolferblade
Yesterday at 11:32 PM
soviet upright piano "LIRICS"
by Maximillyan
Yesterday at 11:22 PM
Question about 1975 Steinway L
by mahlers2nd
Yesterday at 09:02 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission