“Practical Jazz Piano: A Comprehensive Method,” a new self-published book by Harrison Endowed Chair in Piano, Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Jazz Piano Robert Larson ’08, D.M.A., was released on Amazon this month.
“Practical Jazz Piano” offers a comprehensive method for beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced pianists. This step-by step guide is intended for individual or group study, as the book explores voicings, progressions, rhythm and style, special techniques, reharmonization, and common melodic formulae. Two guided learning tunes are used throughout, and these original compositions provide context and continuity as important concepts are carefully demonstrated. Audio recordings of the examples are available on YouTube. Pianists are coached in the art of solo piano performance and provided practical advice for performing in a group setting. Dr. Larson has based his method on over forty years of teaching jazz piano and improvisation.
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