A methodical introduction to the understanding and usage of jazz chords on piano.Over the years, many non-pianists ( i.e. musicianswho do not use the piano as their main instrument) have tried to transfer the principles of traditional triads and tetrachords to jazz chords – with varying degrees of success.
With the book “Jazz Chords on Piano” Tormod Vinsand gives you some guidelines that may help demystify the process of making a piano arrangement with melody and jazz chords.
The reader willl get tools making it possible to create a piano arrangement, which will adequately include the melodics, harmonics and rhythm of a composition.
The book is not meant to be a school in jazz piano – but more an introduction into the work with jazz harmonics and melody playing of a piano arrangement.
The overall basis of the book is standard jazz, which means jazz with its harmonic basis in II - V - I connections.
The book’s tunes are recorded by the composer himself and can be accessed via the web.