How to Voice Standards at the Piano: The Menu
by Mark Levine
At last! A simple, easy-to-learn method for playing the melodies of your favorite tunes, using hip voicings as played by Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron, etc.
Famed jazz pianist and author of “The Jazz Piano Book,” Mark Levine has created “The Menu” — a succinct guide to learning a multitude of voicings so you can harmonize melodies on the spot.
Mark Levine is a wellspring of knowledge on modern jazz piano playing… his brilliant playing is proof that he knows what he’s talking about.”
— Mulgrew Miller
Mark combines soul and intellect in an easily understandable manner.”
— Jamey Aebersold
Jazz Guitar Soloing: The Cellular Approach
by Randy Vincent
Learn how to solo like the masters!
The ultimate practice book for serious jazz guitarists!
The Cellular Approach is a practical method for developing the ability to create convincing jazz solos in a wide variety of playing situations.
It takes actual jazz lines recorded by master players and then slices them up into small “cells” that can be re-combined into longer lines to fit almost any harmonic situation.
This enables the player to improvise his or her own lines that sound just as interesting and melodic as the masters without resorting to simply copying others.