JACK REILLY's "SPECIES BLUES" - AN INSTRUCTIONAL JAZZ PIANO SERIES

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"SPECIES BLUES"

by Jack Reilly


A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF JAZZ IMPROVISATION TEXTS  for PIANO

...In Three Volumes 


(CAN BE ORDERED SEPARATELY)

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Check out the REVIEW of this"SPECIES BLUES" series for a complete analysis of this book series!




Volume I - The Blues Form

For the beginner in improvisation. Contents include; Boogie Woogie, Stride and simple Walking Bass patterns; Penta-tonic scale theory; intervals,chords and some two-handed voicing of 9th chords; improvisational theory based on the discipline of classical modal counterpoint and it’s application to melodic improvising; jazz rhythmic etudes and exercises; plus seven of Jack’s challenging blues compositions that serve as perfect vehicles for the solo pianist while at the same time allowing him to apply the improvisational skills learned in this volume.






Foreword by DICK HYMAN


Only $39.95
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Volume II –The Song Form


For the non-beginner, or the classical pianist who wishes to gain insight into the more modern styles of Jazz solo piano (Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, etc). Contents include:

 

* Two handed voicing principles, etudes, examples and models from 3 to 10 parts
* a simplified theory of the major/minor scale tone sevenths,
* new models and etudes for “stride” playing;
* Species Blues improvisational theory (modal counterpoint discipline) as applied to the song form structure;
* a complete chart of 175 voicings for the left hand alone and their application;
* four-part traditional classical voicings, as applied to blues and song forms;
* twenty eight Reilly originals illustrating all of the above and more;
* plus a movement from his Jazz Piano Sonata as a bonus.

Upon the completion of this volume the student can successfully play or sit in with anybody!

 

Introduction by DARIUS BRUBECK

Only $59.95
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Volume III –The Free Form 

This is definitely for the advanced classical pianist or the Jazz player who has already studied and played professionally.

This volume covers free form playing (i.e. performing and inventing music that is totally spontaneous) in four areas of discipline: Modal, Tonal, Polytonal and Atonal. Each area contains the theoretical explanation of its principles plus, exercises, etudes, and most important of all at this stage, original compositions that perfectly illustrate each area of free form improvising.

Jack’s compositions in this volume are from his orchestral, chamber, choral and solo works and the chapter on total improvising recapitulates in condensed form the diatonic and chromatic principles of harmony, with musical examples by Jack and his studen
ts.




Foreword by BILL CHARLAP

Only $79.95

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