Magazine article International Musician

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Magazine article International Musician

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JAZZ PIANO HANDBOOK: ESSENTIAL JAZZ PIANO SKILLS FOR ALL MUSICIANS

For any musician or teacher who needs a working knowledge of jazz piano in just six months, this book is a practical, all-in-one guide. Lessons are presented in linear, logical fashion and cover keyboard skills, lead-sheet reading, basic improvisation, and all levels of chord voicing and texture. Fourteen practice etudes and a 24-track demonstration CD are included as well. Readers must have a grasp of fundamental music theory, but no experience with the piano is necessary, making this a solid choice for any aspiring accompanist.

Jazz Piano Handbook: Essential Jazz Piano Skills for All Musicians, by Michele Weir, Alfred Publishing, Van Nuys, CA, 2008.

HOW TO PLAY THE HAWAIIAN STEEL GUITAR: MUSIC, CHORD STRUCTURES, TABLATURES, AND SONGS

This comprehensive and easy-to-understand book by acclaimed musician Henry Kaleialoha Allen, Life Member of Local 677 (Honolulu, HI), shares everything you need to know to play Hawaiian steel guitar. It starts out by giving a brief history and development of the steel guitar; a guide to purchasing a guitar; as well as instructions for reading music notation, and using the bar. Songs and exercises include guidance in achieving the nuances of the "Hawaiian touch." An included audio CD includes Hawaiian vamps, songs, and overviews of scales and chord structures to accompany material in the book.

How to Play the Hawaiian Steel Guitar with Music, Chord Structures, Tablatures, and Songs, by Henry Kaleialoha Allen, Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI, 2008. …

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