Mark Levine
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Edition: PDF, Piano

Description: 306 Pages

Publisher: Sher Music Co.

Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping...and much more!

Mark Levine, long-time pianist with Cal Tjader, is a Concord Jazz recording artist who has recorded with such jazz greats as Joe Henderson, Camen McRae, Richie Cole, Mark Murphy, Houston Pearson, and many others.


"This is one of the finest new jazz instruction books on the market. Written by an experienced, professional jazz player, the book is practical and unpretentious, with lots of valuable information for the beginning, intermediate or advanced improviser. The informality of his style cannot hide Mark's seriousness, attention to detail and true love of jazz piano." RICHIE BEIRACH

"One of the best jazz piano books I've ever seen - very easy to understand." KENNY BARRON

"A brilliant, comprehensive, exciting and highly readable book. It unlocks door after door of contemporary piano jazz sounds." DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE

"I really like this book because it covers all the bases. An invaluable resource for any keyboard player." JAMEY AEBERSOLD

"One of the most complete anthologies on jazz piano in recent years. The research and attention to detail, the nuances and musical examples in each chapter are most refreshing, as are the photos. Stylistically covering artists from Teddy Wilson through Mulgrew Miller, in a way that has rarely been dealt with in other jazz piano literature." JAMES WILLIAMS

"This is a great book!" EDDIE PALMIERI

About the Author
Photography Directory
Introduction and a Note on Terminology and Chord Symbols
Intervals and Triads—Review
The Major Modes and II-V-I
Three-Note Voicings
Sus and Phrygian Chords
Adding Notes to Three-Note Voicings
Tritone Substitution
Left-Hand Voicings
Altering Notes in Left-Hand Voicings
Scale Theory: Introduction: why scales?; Major scale harmony; Melodic minor scale harmony; Diminished scale harmony; Whole-tone scale harmony
Putting Scales To Work
Practicing Scales
So What Chords
Fourth Chords
Upper Structures
Pentatonic Scales
Voicings, Voicings, Voicings
Stride and Bud Powell Voicings
Four-Note Scales
Block Chords
Salsa and Latin Jazz
Loose Ends
Practice, Practice, Practice