BERKLEE JAZZ KEYBOARD HARMONY USING UPPER-STRUCTURE TRIADS PDF

Specialist Keyboard Styles Certificate Program There is always a demand for dynamic, expressive, and well-rounded keyboard players, and this program is geared toward enabling you to be comfortable in any number of different musical situations. This program is well suited for intermediate keyboard students, students with classical training, or students with contemporary jazz style training. Enrich your keyboard playing with advanced jazz harmonies. This workbook will help you play with a contemporary jazz sound, interpret lead sheets, and use upper-structure triads to expand your comping palette. By considering tensions in terms of upper-structure triads, you will develop an organized and intuitive means of using more advanced structures in your playing. These practical exercises and concise descriptions will help you develop your sight-comping and create full and colorful voicings for all chord types.

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Specialist Keyboard Styles Certificate Program There is always a demand for dynamic, expressive, and well-rounded keyboard players, and this program is geared toward enabling you to be comfortable in any number of different musical situations. This program is well suited for intermediate keyboard students, students with classical training, or students with contemporary jazz style training.

Enrich your keyboard playing with advanced jazz harmonies. This workbook will help you play with a contemporary jazz sound, interpret lead sheets, and use upper-structure triads to expand your comping palette. By considering tensions in terms of upper-structure triads, you will develop an organized and intuitive means of using more advanced structures in your playing. These practical exercises and concise descriptions will help you develop your sight-comping and create full and colorful voicings for all chord types.

The accompanying CD lets you hear and practice these techniques with a jazz quartet. I sure wish this book was around then. Essential information, not only for the contemporary jazz pianist but for all melodic instruments. Her personal approach enables the student to easily get their eyes and ears into the essence of these important categorizations and analytical deductions, which can only lead eventually to the supra upper-structure cosmos that lies above.

Tremendous value is to be had by those who put their hands on this magnificent collection of ideas. Suzanna Sifter provides a step-by-step process by which one can clearly learn upper structure triads in relation to the familiar lower structure triads.

You therefore will be totally capable of including the resulting advanced harmonic concepts into your performances, compositions and arrangements with confidence, success and ease.

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Berklee Jazz Keyboard Harmony: Using Upper-Structure Triads (2nd Edition)

I listen to the student play, and assess his or her musical needs on various levels. Then we set goals at the beginning of the semester and follow through by checking in with those goals throughout the semester. I think this interpersonal style, which includes talking and getting to know the person as well as the musician, can lead to greater exploration along the path of musical self-discovery. I specialize in teaching improvisation, comping, and lead sheet interpretation through the use of upper structure triads. I authored and teach a course entitled Upper Structure Triad Applicatons in which we study USTs as applied to jazz comping, harmonizing melodies, and improvisation. I am currently working on a book on this topic to be published through Berklee Press. I help classical players by teaching the traditionally notated version of a tune written out and then making connections to the lead sheet version.

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Berklee Jazz Keyboard Harmony – 2nd Edition

We just released a second edition of her popular book, and in this interview, Suzanna gives some insight into how to make these relatively advanced ideas more understandable and useful. Improvisation must be spontaneous and totally created in service to what the ear hears. This is honest improvisation. It all begins with ear training.

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Simplifying Jazz Harmonic Theory: An Interview with Suzanna Sifter

This workbook will help you play with a contemporary jazz sound, interpret lead sheets, and use upper-structure triads to expand your comping palette. By considering tensions in terms of upper-structure triads, you will develop an organized and intuitive means of using more advanced structures in your playing. These practical exercises and concise descriptions will help you develop your sight-comping and create full and colorful voicings for all chord types. The accompanying online audio files let you hear and practice these techniques with a jazz quartet. You will learn to: Use the tension-substitutions common in contemporary jazz Organize advanced harmonies by using upper-structure triads Develop a modern jazz keyboard sound Build facility in applying jazz harmonies in a way that best supports your expressive goals Apply tension substitutions to all jazz chord types, as well as in the context of jazz progressions Pianist Suzanna Sifter is an active performing and recording artist, who gives master classes internationally in jazz piano harmony and improvisation.

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