Mastering Jazz Keyboard

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From the back of the book:
"The conclusion to this power-packed jazz method starts with a review of concepts from Intermediate Jazz Keyboard and quickly moves on to more advanced concepts of chord voicings, modal soloing, substitution, reharmonization, modes of the minor scales, diminsihed and whole tone scales, walking bass, stride piano technique, non-diatonic progressions and much more. The perfect launching pad for a lifetime of discovery and joy of playing music, this is an essential vehicle for any keyboardist's jouney into jazz."


CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - Review
Topics Include: Modes of the Major Scale; Extended and Altered Chords; Substitution; Making the Changes

Chapter 2 - Modal Playing and 4th Voicings
Topics Include: 4th Voicings; So What Voicings; Parallel Voicings; Modal Soloing; Lyricism and Pacing; Using Chords in a Solo; Side-slipping and Resolving

Chapter 3 - Advanced Substitution and Reharmonization
Topics Include: Cycles; Advanced Rhythm Changes Substitutions; Coltrane Changes and other Matrices; Putting Substitutions to Work

Chapter 4 - New Scales
Topics Include: Jazz Melodic Minor Scale and its Modes; Symmetrical Scales: Diminished and Whole Tone; Modes of the Harmonic Minor; Lydian Diminished Scale and its Modes

Chapter 5 - Triads and Pentatonic Scales Revisited
Topics Include: Triads Revisited; Upper Structures; Bi-Tonal Triads; Pentatonic Scales Revisited; Using Multiple Pentatonics in Modal Playing; Using Outside Pentatonics in Modal Playing

Chapter 6 - Solo Playing
Topics Include: Approaches to Solo Playing; Walking Bass; Stride; Leaving Space; Ballads; Interpreting a Ballad Melody

Chapter 7 - Building Intensity
Topics Include: Octaves; Block Chords; Hemiola and Rhythmic Displacement; Clusters; Ways of Playing on Non-Diatonic Changes

Chapter 8 - Afterword
Topics Include: Playing With Excellent Musicians; Playing With Poor Musicians; Playing Different Styles; Odd Time Signatures; Fast Tempos; Learning on the Bandstand and the Importance of Growth; Suggested Listening