A musical revolution that should make every jazz lover leap for joy. The Guardian The arrival of the Associated Board's jazz syllabus marks a vital step towards recognition that jazz requires study and discipline like any other art form. Stuart Nicholson, Author 'Jazz Rock: a History' and 'Billie Holiday' The new Associated Board jazz syllabus is not only timely for young and not so young Australian musicians now clamouring to know more about jazz-it is an attractive, well-thought through compilation of 'real' jazz knowledge that will get authentic results. Associate Professor Patrick Crichton, Head of Jazz Studies, Western Australian Conservatorium of Mus Awe-inspiring in its thoroughness...Especially impressive in this series are the specific scales, aural skills and piano pieces-a pedagogical marvel that Americans would do well to emulate. Piano & Keyboard A comprehensive, intelligent, beautifully packaged presentation. Piano
This is a complete aural guide to the new Associated Board jazz piano syllabus. It presents all the pieces for the grade in performances containing sample improvisations at the relevant level. It also contains a sample set of aural tests and examples of quick studies and scales. This book includes 'minus one' tracks of three of the graded pieces for you to play along with bass and drums. It kicks off with superb trio takes of three of the pieces for the grade.