Voicings for Jazz Keyboard [Frank Mantooth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (Instrumental Jazz). A respected soloist, clinician and writer, . Explore releases and tracks from Frank Mantooth at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Frank Mantooth at the Discogs Marketplace. The Jazz Studies Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music recently received the gift of the Frank Mantooth Jazz Library.

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This book is simple manooth advanced at the same time. I can’t say enough good things about Frank’s book. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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One of the gold standards in jazz piano books! A respected soloist, clinician and writer, Mantooth has written this book for any keyboard player interested in developing better jazz chord voicing. I feel like it could have been explained in a much simpler matter. The book demands some study and time on task however, the author has certainly broken down some jazz theory that now allows me to play with a much improved “jazz sound”.

It basically shows you a way of constructing quartal voicings starting on different notes that apply to different chords at once. What I really love, though, is that at the end the author gives you a suggested semester-long syllabus you might use in learning this stuff.


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The Jazz Harmony Book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Frnk not a long or thick book, but there is sooo much to take away from it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it nantooth, give it a second life. Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method. If you want to be able to voice chords like a pro, the ten bucks that this book costs will be perhaps the best money you have ever spent in your entire life.

See all 47 reviews. Excellent book and one I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anyone interested in jazz.

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Although the harmonies discussed are advanced as compared to your vanilla root-third-fifth-seventh chords, it never seems too obscure to understand. Read more Read less. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. For this book to be of value for you should at least be able to do a ii-V7-I in both major and minor in all keys with simple note voicings. Playing in this style has gotten me more compliments than anything else in my playing and is crucial for any jazz pianist.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Combining these stacked 4th style voicings with drop 2 and other types mantoith voicings gives a rich and sophisticated feel that is essential for today’s jazz.


Share your thoughts with other customers. Firstly, as other reviewers have said, this is NOT a beginner book. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I was stuck in “thirds city. I wouldn’t be the pianist I am without it and I trank recommend it enough.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Very cool book whose main premise is avoiding voicing chords based on the traditional tertiary way chords built up of thirds ; instead, the interval of a fourth is stressed here.

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For years I tried to figure out jazz standards and how franl masters would voice chords. If you are, this book is a must to write any jazz, and pop, with a lot of color. The Jazz Piano Book.

This book is a must if you are serious about jazz piano. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.