Voicings for Jazz Keyboard [Frank Mantooth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (Instrumental Jazz). A respected soloist, clinician and writer, . Explore releases and tracks from Frank Mantooth at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Frank Mantooth at the Discogs Marketplace. The Jazz Studies Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music recently received the gift of the Frank Mantooth Jazz Library.

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Excellent book and one I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anyone interested in jazz. Also, although the book says it’s for pianists with minimal experience, I feel like an experienced pianist would get the most use out of the book, especially one who already knows all the major and minor ‘s in three or four note voicings and can read well.

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There is little color in “third city”, and it just doesn’t fit nice in comping. This book is absolutely not an introduction to jazz voicing. This book is simple yet advanced at the same time. If you want to be able to voice chords like a pro, the ten bucks that this book costs will be perhaps the best money you have ever spent in your entire life. This is a short book filled with distilled wisdom, like a pure single malt.


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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. If you are looking for a voicing for the minor 7 flat 5, just take what Frank gives as the minor 7 generic voicing and flat the 5. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Rapids Fun stories matnooth kids on the go. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I bow to thy wisdom, Frank Mantooth! The exercises cover a few common chord progressions and the author discusses the actual function of the given voicings, too. I started to embark on a journey to play fake books and have improved tremendously but what I was missing was the “jazz chords” amntooth made much of this music sound like the jazz that mantoogh hear in those smokey piano bars.

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For this book to be of value for you should at least be able to do a ii-V7-I in both major and minor in all keys with simple note voicings. Although the harmonies discussed are advanced as compared to your vanilla root-third-fifth-seventh chords, it never seems too obscure to understand.

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Are you an arranger? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. They add a lot of color mantootn fourths. It’s very easy for me to think I had extracted the basic concept, practice, and move one; only to get progressively more confused because I had skipped a paragraph or misjudged the importance of a certain sentence in a previous chapter.


I wouldn’t be the pianist I am without it and I cannot recommend it enough. Is this feature helpful? At the same time as this book is aimed largely at non-pianists, the book never condescends, never seems to hold your hand TOO much, if you know what I mean. This book requires an already fairly strong understanding trank jazz theory to get anything out of it. I was stuck in “thirds city. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Please try again later. Combining these stacked 4th style voicings with drop 2 and other types of voicings gives a rich and sophisticated feel that is essential for today’s jazz.

Buy the selected items together This item: It basically shows you a way of constructing quartal voicings starting on different notes that apply to different chords at once. The Jazz Piano Book. When the explanations are actually studied and understood however, they do make a lot of sense and are very useful.

And not a theoretical understanding, you need to be able to play it. I’m just mamtooth to understand the importance of thinking in fourths.