A jazz piano book is almost useless without examples of how to use what you are reading about. He covers all the hip, modern voicings a pianist could ever hope to use and gives you the building blocks so you understand what makes them hip. This is a great book to expand your feel for voicings and comping until you cross over that line and voicings disolve into key centers. This book is also a must have for anyone learning how to harmonize melodies. Description book jacket or other publisher notes : A respected soloist, clinician and writer, Mantooth has written this book for any keyboard player interested in developing better jazz chord voicing.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This book requires an already fairly strong understanding of jazz theory to get anything out of it. Thank you for your feedback. I love you Frank, God Bless. Showing of 47 reviews. See and discover other items: The most useful section of the book for me has been the end of the chapters where the actual voicings are constructed over different progressions using proper voice leading.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book is simple yet advanced at the same time. Great book for me! Well, this book has mantootth opened my eyes. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Frank Mantooth — Wikipedia This is a jantooth book filled with distilled wisdom, like a pure single malt. At the same time as this book is aimed largely at non-pianists, the book never condescends, never seems to hold your hand TOO much, if you know what I mean.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It basically shows you a way of constructing quartal voicings starting on different notes that apply to different chords at once. Frank writes down what great players do.

I bow to thy wisdom, Frank Mantooth! Very cool book whose main premise is avoiding voicing chords based on the traditional tertiary way chords built mntooth of thirds ; instead, the interval of a fourth is stressed here. Firstly, as other reviewers have said, msntooth is NOT a beginner book. Read reviews that mention frank mantooth jazz keyboard jazz piano keyboard voicings great book keyboard player chord voicings piano book theory voicing playing chapter comping advanced minor notes approach explanations fourths learning.

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