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How do you create solo piano arrangements from a fake book?

​Today's jazz pianists learn to play within many different contexts. They might find themselves in a big band, a combo, or by themselves as keyboard soloists. As soloists, they must supply the harmony, rhythm, and melody while only being given a lead sheet version of a song as a guide. At the professional level, this skill can be quite complex. How...
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ii7 - V7 - Imaj7: An essential building block of jazz harmony

from the series: It's Got That Swing: Jazz & Pop Geo f frey Haydon, Ed it o r  There are many benefits to including jazz in a student's curriculum of piano study- not the least of which is an increasing understanding of harmony. Jazz harmony uses the European classical tradition as a point of departure. It builds harmonies using the t...
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