Twelve arrangements for solo jazz piano of standard jazz tunes. These arrangements are fun to play, musically suitable for performance, and support the Berklee piano curriculum and other activities (e.g., auditions). They are organized by performance level, with examples from Levels 1 through 4, so this collection will support every pianist's journey through Berklee and other jazz piano programs. The accompanying recording features performances of the pieces by the arrangers. Tunes include: Autumn Leaves • Black Orpheus • Body and Soul • A Foggy Day (In London Town) • In a Mellow Tone • My Foolish Heart • Stolen Moments • and more.
The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
“What an innovative way to introduce a variety of realistic and captivating jazz essentials! The selected songs cover a wide range of styles. They both inspire and enable pianists who are seeking ways to develop their playing melodically, harmonically, or rhythmically in a clear, concise manner. And best of all, they are fun to play! I highly recommend it.” – Professor Joanne Brackeen, Pianist, Berklee College of Music
“An extremely useful collection of piano arrangements for any aspiring jazz pianist! Not only do they show techniques for Berklee pianists in levels 1-4, but they also reveal different aspects, styles, and textures for anyone interested in solo jazz piano.” – Bob Winter, Pianist at the Boston Pops Orchestra; Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music
“This wonderful collection of jazz standards are not only fun to play, but also are great for showing left-hand chord voicings, and how to harmonize the melody with the right and both hands with great sounding voicings. An additional benefit is the exposure to the forms and chord progressions of the 'Great American Songbook,' along with interesting rhythms and rhythmic interplay between hands. Bravo to the Berklee piano faculty!” – Paul Schmeling, Piano Department Chair Emeritus, Berklee College of Music
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