100 Ultimate Jazz Riffs for Piano/Keyboards
24.95 29.95 $24.95 - $29.95
Catalog Number: ADG030
Author: Andrew D. Gordon
Publisher: ADG Productions
Due to the runaway success of the 100 Ultimate Blues Riffs, Andrew D. Gordon's latest book "100 Ultimate Jazz Riffs" consists of, as the title suggests, 100 Jazz riffs based on common chord progressions used in jazz such as the II-V-I, III-VI-II-V etc. There are five separate ections: Jazz Swing, Jazz Ballad, Jazz Funk, Jazz Waltz and Latin Jazz. Each musical example has a single note improvised melody line with the right hand and chord accompaniment with the left hand. At the end of the book there is the chord progression for the popular jazz standard "Blue Moon" showing you how to use various examples from the 100 riffs to create an improvised solo over the chord progression.
By demonstrating this technique you can pick most jazz standards and create your own improvisational ideas using the book.
The CD is recorded with the right hand piano part on the right channel and the left hand piano part on the left channel (bass and drums on both channels) with most of the examples recorded at normal and slowed down tempos. An absolute must for musicians learning and playing various jazz styles.
Customer Comments About This Book: Hi, I have purchased your " 100 ultimate riff " book which I must say is one of the best books I have ever come across period! as it has enabled me to achieve that Jazzy sound that I have been searching for the last 7 years. Even the Jazz tutor that I have had in the past have not been able to show me what your book has shown me.... Just like yourself I have learned to play and improvise over the Blues but when it came to improvise over songs like "Misty" and " Someone to watch over me " I was completely lost for Notes to play that would sound good & Jazzy . I had nearly given up hope in even trying to be a Jazz piano player for the last 7 years but Many thanks to you and your wonderful book I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I would just like to say that I am very very satisfied with your book and I think in is worth its weight in gold...Many Many Thanks Have A Nice Day Rgrds.
Danny Manini London England I enjoy much the Chord progressions you chose and the scale relations that were picked I am well versed in this area and I feel you covered it nicely. Would have liked a little more funk and latin but I have additional books of yours that handle that. I find your books are useful for my own creative juices by starting with one of your grooves and then I toy with it until I have recreated something new from it. Your music has an uncanny ability to reinvent itself easily. There is another book of yours on different styles that I will be purchasing in the near future. D.H.
I am a private instructor of piano and guitar in Fishers, IN and I absolutely love everything that you've put on the market so far. I especially like and use your 100 ultimate blues and jazz licks as well as the piano bass lines book. I think you're doing a great job and I hope you will remember me because I also use Scott 'the piano guy' Houston's approach and have more or less integrated his beginning methods with your licks in my everyday teaching approach.