The Jazz Piano Master

John Kember

The Jazz Piano Master

Faber Music ISMN 0-571-51791-9
Jazz Piano Master will delight any student of about grade 6 or above with 19 jazz pieces covering a broad technical spectrum. These pieces as all are written out with full chord symbols underneath each bar, thus building up a repertoire of jazz styles and techniques while developing improvisatory skills
First published in 1997, The Jazz Piano Master is intended for Grades 6 to 8. It has 19 original compositions and arrangements on 46 pages.
Buy this book here: price £7.95
Includes six well-known favourites by Elton John, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stevie Wonder and Carole King, as well as 16 original works by John Kember himself.

What they say

“a great mix of new and standard numbers” “Faber Music's Jazz Piano Method by John Kember - a great mix of new and standard numbers, expertly treated by the same composer as Progressive Jazz Studies…”
John York-'Piano' Jan/Feb 1999

“intelligent, well-structured volumes ” “Jazz Piano Master will delight any student of about grade 6+ with a wealth of 19 jazz pieces covering a broad technical spectrum. ..... The idea of these intelligent, well-structured volumes is that the pianist any of these pieces as all are written out with full chord symbols underneath each bar, thus building up a repertoire of jazz styles and techniques while developing improvisatory skills. Each volume has brief practice guidelines and includes a wealth of repertoire which cannot fail to be entertaining for everyone.”
N.L.'Piano Journal' (EPTA)

See a sample page

Small image of a score with the words 'sample page' diagonally across it
The
Jazz Piano Studies
Series
Jazz Piano Studies 1 (Faber)
A great new collection of 22 original jazz studies and study pieces for players of approximately AB Grade 3-4 ability and above, spanning a host of jazz idioms from blues, trad and 'big band' to gospel, ballad and more reflective styles.
These carefully-graded studies explore systematically a broad range of techniques including left- and right-hand chord shapes, larger hand stretches, more complex rhythms, blue notes, ornaments and chromatic phrasing.
Jazz Piano Studies 2 (Faber)
A great new collection of 16 original jazz studies and study pieces for players of approximately AB Grade 4-5 ability and above, spanning a host of jazz idioms from blues, trad and 'big band' to gospel, ballad and more reflective styles. These carefully-graded studies explore systematically a broad range of techniques including left- and right-hand chord shapes, larger hand stretches, more complex rhythms, blue notes, ornaments and chromatic phrasing.
Jazz Piano Plus One (Faber)
A great new collection of 14 original jazz pieces, with a difference! Although the pieces work well as solos, the optional bass or top part for the teacher or a friend adds an extra dimension, while maintaining a steady, driving beat. For players of approximately AB Grade 3-5 ability and above.
Play Latin - All-time hits from Latin America for Piano (Faber)
For intermediate students, with 12 arrangements including 'Eso Beso', 'La Poloma', 'La Cucaracha, Mexican Hat Dance, 'Copacabana', and 'Habanera'

Click image to return to book details

A sample page from The Jazz Piano Master

Click image to return to book details