In this hour, MK Asante is only 31, but he´s a tenured professor and an award-winning poet and filmmaker. His memoir Buck recounts his tough childhood in Philadelphia and the sad story of his beloved older brother, and also how the rhythms of hip hop evoke the sensibility of his generation. Next, is there a science of rap? Pioneering neuroscientist Charles Limb has put freestyle rappers inside brain-scanning machines, and he´s seen an explosion of neural activity. He describes his fascination with the neuroscience of creativity.Then, want a shot of inspiration? You´ll find it at a great high school theater production. Michael Sokolove tells the story of Lou Volpe, a legendary drama coach in Levittown, PA - and how he´s changed the lives of many students.After that, Stephen Sondheim is the reigning genius of musical theater, with credits ranging from West Side Story and Gypsy to Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. Sondheim gives Steve Paulson a few pointers on how to write both music and lyrics. And finally, how do you set poetry to music? Grammy Award-winning jazz composer Maria Schneider did it with Ted Kooser´s poems, sung by Dawn Upshaw. She tells Anne Strainchamps how she finds beauty in her art. [Broadcast Date: September 25, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130925/rt_tbon_130925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Chord Scale Theory & Jazz HarmonyJazz harmony, as taught at the Berklee College of Music is based on the so called Chord Scale Theory. This method - further developed - is now available as a comprehensive textbook for the first time. Emerged from practice and designed for practical use, it provides theoretical knowledge necessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.Nombre de pages :184
Noted jazz pianist, composer, recording artist and educator Andy LaVerne has drawn from his decades of experience playing with master musicians from Getz to Lovano to create this comprehensive compendium of contemporary moving voicings. Quartal, quintal, drop 2, dominant 7b9/diminished, triadic, whole tone and chromatic performance proven voicings pioneered by McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Andy himself are presented and fleshed out in all twelve keys. This book picks up where others leave off, enabling you to replace static chords with voicings that move melodically, dramatically, and gracefully over the entire range of the keyboard. Firmly rooted in contemporary jazz theory, the emphasis is on practical performance applications. Andy ties it all together with illustrations of comping choruses for five standard jazz tunes. Chords in Motion satisfies a long awaited need in actual comping situations, and shows you how to move chords through varying harmonic rhythms. FINALLY – a book that gives you moving voicings, and sets them in motion in all twelve keys. Chords in Motion is a valuable resource for all keyboardists, arrangers, and instrumentalists. Activate, animate, and energize your comping with this encyclopedic volume. 156 pages, spiral bound for easy opening.Andy carries the flame of jazz piano tradition and just great music. He always inspires me.Chick CoreaThis is a great book! I am going to sit down and play through this!! I am always telling my non-piano playing students how important it is to work with (and internalize) the sounds that we live with all our lives as Jazz musicians. Coltrane spent years sitting at the piano and so should all of us!!!John PatitucciBerklee College of MusicOne thing about Andy…he is complete as can be and has been consistently so for years in both his teaching materials and playing. He is completely knowledgeable in such a way that when I play with him, I know he KNOWS!! Plus he is one of the smoothest and polished of players around. Great book…encyclopedic in content.Dave LiebmanFounder, Artistic Director, International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ)I´ve played and recorded with Andy LaVerne many times over the years and in many different settings and he´s always come up with the hippest, most interesting chords in the most musical way! His way of playing and looking at chords inspires me as a drummer and his rhythm section partner to play things that are in turn inspiring to the rest of the band. This book, helps musicians, understand, in a clear thoughtful presentation, how to go about getting this together.Billy DrummondJazz Drummer, Educator, Juilliard, NYUChords in Motion is an outstanding and comprehensive guide by Andy LaVerne, whose encyclopedic knowledge, decades of experience and brilliance as a performer and educator make this an invaluable handbook of modern jazz piano harmony. Its user-friendly, intelligent design enables musicians to expand their harmonic palette and potentially transform their playing, writing and arranging. Chords in Motion is an invaluable contribution to jazz musicians!Lynne ArrialeJazz Pianist, Composer, Educator, Associate Professor of Jazz Piano, Director of Small Ensembles, University of North FloridaChords in Motion is exactly the book I´d expect from Andy LaVerne. It´s clear, openhearted and inspiring, as has been every conversation I´ve had with Andy over the years. Long a fan of his playing, I have enjoyed this look behind the curtain at how Andy LaVerne formulated his signature style. One other thing -- any pianist, no matter his/her approach, will gain insight into what will surely be new and exciting musical directions.Pete MalinverniJazz Pianist, Educator, Director of Jazz Studies, SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of MusicWhat a great resource for expanding the harmonic palette! Chords in Motion is a must have for the aspiring young jazz pianist as well as the seasoned veteran. Another winner from Andy!Paul SchmelingJazz Pianist, Educator, Chair Emeritus, Piano Department, Berklee College of MusicIn Chords in Motion, I recognize chords and sounds that have inspired me to compose and play: harmony from the music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. This book is well organized, and from the beginning gets you playing. Each chord structure is explained and developed. There is plenty to practice. I especially like the exercises using contrary motion, arpeggiation & pivot, and the application...
This book presents 1,001 melodic gems played over dozens of the most important chord progressions heard in jazz. This is the ideal book for beginners seeking a well-organized, easy-to-follow encyclopedia of jazz vocabulary, as well as professionals who want to take their knowledge of the jazz language to new heights.
Anyone with a knowledge of basic chords and guitar scales can dig right in and learn to play jazz right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques. The clearly organized lessons add up to a step-by-step, enjoyable method supplemented by full-length etudes or songs with every new concept. Beginning concepts span from major scale and basic triad theory all the way to extended chords and the modes. For the intermediate player, this book can help with the ii-V-I progression, creating solo lines, altered chord formulas, and comping in such jazz feels such as Latin, swing, ballad, and even funk. You will then master the art of playing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of a song simultaneously, making your guitar the ultimate jazz solo instrument. The book concludes with advanced techniques for improvisation. Whether you are starting to learn jazz guitar or are an advanced player looking to give your playing more nuance, Jazz Guitar Method Complete is all you´ll ever need. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.
Jazz harmony, as taught at the Berklee College of Music is based on the so called Chord Scale Theory. This method-further developed-is now available as a comprehensive textbook. Emerged from practice and designed for practical use, it provides theoretical knowledge necessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.