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#2126160 - 07/31/13 11:19 PM Help for starting Jazz Piano
Miesco Offline
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I am a beginner Pianist (been playing for about 7 years) and I would like to know where to start learning Jazz. Any resources whether online or hard copy would be great.

Also which are some good Jazz music to listen to? I know Thelonious Monk... but that is it. I'm not requesting just solo piano songs to listen to, but Jazz Piano+Jazz Singing at the same time. Any good females who play simple Jazz piano while they sing? Thanks!

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#2126205 - 08/01/13 01:56 AM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: Miesco]
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Mal Waldron with Jeanne Lee "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is sublime:

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I transcribed this piano part...
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#2126206 - 08/01/13 01:56 AM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: Miesco]
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Mal Waldron & Jeanne Lee


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#2126330 - 08/01/13 10:26 AM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: Miesco]
jjo Offline
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If you just know Monk, you need to listen to a lot of jazz. You can't play it without really absorbing it by listening. No need to listen to just piano players, either, but as for piano players, here's a tiny list fo the biggest names:
Bill Evans
Horace Silver
Red Garland (played with Miles Davis)
Wynton Kelly
Tommy Flanagan
Chick Corea
Herbie Hancock
Keith Jarrett
Art Tatum
Count Basie
McCoy Tyner

A great combo of one person singing and playing is Shirley Horn.

As for resources, I'd really recommend a teacher. My teacher uses the Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. It's a great resource, but it's not really set up to be a course, but rather a reference guide as you work with a teacher.

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#2126395 - 08/01/13 12:57 PM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: rintincop]
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Originally Posted By: rintincop


Mal Waldron with Jeanne Lee "Soul Eyes" is sublime:

[/video]

I transcribed this piano part...
this clip is "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"
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#2126397 - 08/01/13 12:59 PM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: Miesco]
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Here's Soul Eyes

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#2126445 - 08/01/13 02:10 PM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: Miesco]
LFoster Offline
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Registered: 04/20/13
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Loc: Los Alamos, NM USA
You might take a listen to Norah Jones and Diana Krall, both are jazz pianists and vocalists. There are lots of clips of both on Youtube.

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#2126542 - 08/01/13 05:35 PM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: jjo]
Miesco Offline
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Registered: 07/31/13
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Okay I think i'll just listen to a lot of it, then I think i'll just naturally start playing it.

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#2126930 - 08/02/13 12:36 PM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: Miesco]
Michael Martinez Offline
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Originally Posted By: Miesco
I am a beginner Pianist (been playing for about 7 years) and I would like to know where to start learning Jazz.


I would recommend starting with one or more of the following books, they each take a somewhat different, and complimentary approach:
  • Tim Richards - Exploring Jazz Piano vol 1
  • Simon Schott - Play Piano by Ear
  • me (M. Martinez) - Understanding and Implementing Harmony on the Piano vol 1.


As for listening to jazz piano, I highly recommend Beegie Adair. You can find many of her albums on Amazon.

Originally Posted By: Miesco
Okay I think i'll just listen to a lot of it, then I think i'll just naturally start playing it.



Umm... it doesn't work like that.



Edited by Michael Martinez (08/02/13 12:37 PM)
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#2127302 - 08/03/13 04:01 AM Re: Help for starting Jazz Piano [Re: Miesco]
Lost Woods Offline
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Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 104
Loc: The Netherlands
Originally Posted By: Miesco
I am a beginner Pianist (been playing for about 7 years) and I would like to know where to start learning Jazz. Any resources whether online or hard copy would be great.


Jazz Study Group *beginners*

Check it out, great lessons smile

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