How To Play Latin Jazz Piano: The Ultimate Guide - Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series

How To Play Latin Jazz Piano: The Ultimate Guide - Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series
English | 2020 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B08NYXXFJH | 96 pages | PDF | 3 MB
All jazz musicians play a number of Latin tunes, but for most cases Latin means a generalized feel and approach, and nothing necessarily specific beyond a straight eighth-note feel. This book offers the jazz pianist a more specific approach to playing Latin jazz piano based on traditional Latin music from Cuba-known as Afro­Cuban-and Brazil. Each differs in its rhythmic approach and feel, and each cornes from a different tradition. Whereas the piano is a crucial harmonie and rhythmic instrument in a traditional Afro-Cuban ensemble, the guitar more typical1y plays that role for a Brazilian ensemble. The jazz pianist, however, often is called on to supply chords and accompaniment rhythms for Brazilian-based jazz when a guitar is not present.

This book does not attempt to instruct the reader in the area of traditional Latin piano playing, but rather in the area of Latin-based jazz piano. The traditions serve as points of departure for a more improvisatory jazz approach. Sorne of the more popular traditional styles introduced in this book include mambo, cha-cha, bossa nova, and samba. The book addresses the three raies that the jazz pianist typically plays:

1) a member of an accompanying rhythm section,
2) a Iead instrument within an ensemble,
3) a solo instrument.

The book is divided into three main sections: Afro-Cuban based jazz piano, Brazilian based jazz piano, and Iead sheets for play along.

home page

Only registered users can see Download Links. Please register or login.

No comments yet


Users of Guest are not allowed to comment this publication.