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West End Written-By — R. Napalis Written-By — R. James P. Johnson was a prominent adherent. The left hand was used to establish rhythm while the right hand improvised melodies.
Mastering the various chord voicings—simple to advanced—is the first building block of learning jazz piano. Jazz piano technique uses all the chords found in Western art music, such as major, minor, augmented, diminished, seventh, diminished seventh, sixth, minor seventh, major seventh, suspended fourth, and so on.
A second key skill is learning to play with a swing rhythm and "feel". In jazz, the roots are usually omitted from keyboard voicings, as this task is left to the double bass player. Jazz pianists also make extensive use of chord "extensions", such as adding the ninth, eleventh or thirteenth scale degree to the chord. In some cases, these extensions may be "altered" i.
The next step is learning to improvise melodic lines using scales and chord tones. This ability is perfected Speak Low - Various - Jazz Piano History (CD) long experience, including Speak Low - Various - Jazz Piano History (CD) practice, which internalizes the physical skills of playing and the technical elements of harmony, and it requires a great natural 'ear' for extemporaneous music-making.
When jazz pianists improvisethey use the scales, modes, and arpeggios associated with the Speak Low - Various - Jazz Piano History (CD) in a tune's chord progression. The approach to improvising has changed since the earliest eras of jazz piano.
During the Swing era, many soloists improvised "by ear" by embellishing the melody with ornaments and passing notes. However, during the bebop era, the rapid tempo and complicated chord progressions made it increasingly harder to play "by ear. Jazz piano the technique and the instrument itself offer soloists an exhaustive number of choices.
One may play the bass register in an ostinato pattern, popular in boogie-woogie style, where the left hand repeats a phrase numerous times throughout a song, as performed by Rob Agerbeek in "Boogie Woogie Stomp. In stride pianosimilar to the earlier ragtime the left hand rapidly plays alternate positions between notes in the bass register and chords in the tenor register, while the right hand plays melody and improvises, as performed in George Gershwin's "Liza".
The right hand may play melodic lines, or harmonic content, chordally or in octaves. It may also be played in lockstep with the left hand, using a double melody block chord called "locked-hand" voicingor Shearing voicing —a technique popularized, though not invented, by the pianist and set leader George Shearing. Jazz piano has played a leading role in developing the sound of jazz.
Early on, black jazz musicians created ragtime on the piano. As the genre progressed the piano was usually featured in the rhythm section of a band, which was typically configured as one or more of piano, guitar, bass, or drums, or other instruments, such as the vibraphone. Over time, playing piano-accompaniment in ensemble sets, Speak Low - Various - Jazz Piano History (CD), and then bands, changed from primarily time-keeping consisting of repetitive left-hand figures to a more flexible role.
Ultimately, the skilled pianist was free both to lead and to answer the instrumental soloist, using both short and sustained, chordal and melodic, fragments—a technique known as ' comping '. Good comping musicians were capable of many and different chord voicings, so to match the various moods the different soloists were aiming for. In the early days not all leading pianists were concerned to provide comping.
Others—notably Duke Ellingtonwho Speak Low - Various - Jazz Piano History (CD) famous during the Harlem Renaissance at the Cotton Club —earned great esteem among band members as well as other musicians.
Ellington comped enthusiastically in support of the soloist and did much to develop the technique.
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