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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Showing of 47 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. 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. This book is simple yet advanced at the same time. There are exercises included and of course the suggestion is to work the chords out in all twelve keys.
The exercises cover a few common chord progressions and the author discusses the actual function of the given voicings, too.
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. An interesting suggestion and one I’ve followed is to use Bela Bartok’s “Microcosmos” as a reading exercise to help develop hand independence – so this book is aimed at non-pianists looking to get hip to jazz piano voicings, which is cool.
At the same time as this book is aimed largely at non-pianists, the book never condescends, never seems to hold your hand TOO much, if you know mabtooth I mean. Although the harmonies discussed are advanced as compared to your vanilla root-third-fifth-seventh chords, it never seems too obscure to understand.
Excellent book and one I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anyone interested in jazz. This is the best book Franm ever bought about jazz keyboard voicings. I’m just starting to understand the importance of thinking in fourths. For years I tried to figure out jazz standards and how the masters would voice chords. I couldn’t figure it out. I was frrank in “thirds city.
There is little color in “third city”, and it just doesn’t fit nice in comping.
Frank writes down what great players do. They add a lot of color using fourths. One problem I had today that was easily solved when I thought about it was the minor 7 b5. Let me give you this because I didn’t find it in Frank’s book.
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If you are looking for a voicing for the minor 7 flat 5, just take what Frank gives as the minor 7 generic voicing and flat the 5. With that, you can use Frank’s Polychord section to come up with a bad ass ii V i in a minor key. To bad Amazon doesn’t make a sounds section so I can upload what voicings I did today.
In short, Frank’s book should change your world. Are you an arranger? If you are, this book is a must to write any jazz, and pop, with a lot of color.
Hell, if you are looking to arrange for strings, brass or maybe even woodwinds, the knowledge you’ll get from this book will most likely work in those instruments as well. I can’t say enough good things about Frank’s book. I love you Frank, God Bless. This book is a must if you are serious about jazz piano.
Its not a long or thick book, but there is sooo much to take away from it. Playing in this style has gotten me more compliments than anything else in my playing and is crucial for any jazz pianist.
Combining msntooth stacked 4th style voicings with drop 2 and other types of voicings gives a rich and sophisticated feel that is essential for today’s jazz. I wouldn’t be the pianist I am without it and I cannot recommend it enough. One of the gold standards in jazz piano books!
It does not matter whether you are a keyboard player or not. If your theory knowledge is sound, this book will make it way more sophisticated. This is a short book filled with distilled wisdom, like a pure single malt.
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.
I bow to thy wisdom, Frank Mantooth! Firstly, as other reviewers have said, this is NOT a beginner book. This book requires an already fairly strong understanding of jazz theory to get anything out of it. Also, although the book says it’s for pianists with minimal experience, I feel like an experienced pianist would get the most frankk out of the book, especially one who already knows all the major and minor ‘s in three or four note voicings and can read well.
I found the book very useful in my playing and construction of voicings, and a lot fank what was said make a good amount of sense to me, but I did find the explanations for the voicings a bit overcomplicated. I feel like it could have been explained in a much simpler matter. When the explanations are actually studied and understood however, they do mxntooth a lot of sense and are very useful. It basically shows you a way of constructing quartal voicings starting on different notes that apply to different chords at once.
The most useful section of the book for me has been the end of the chapters where the actual voicings are constructed over different progressions using proper voice leading. This book is absolutely not fdank introduction to jazz voicing. 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. And not a theoretical understanding, you need to be able to mantkoth it.
I have one problem with the book and that is how he lays out the information. He doesn’t really introduce the chapters that very well, you don’t have that great of an understanding of what to expect after each step in a chapter. It’s very easy for me to think I had extracted the basic concept, practice, and move one; only to get progressively more confused because I had skipped a paragraph or misjudged the importance of a certain sentence in a previous chapter.
I have played classical piano for 30 years and am quite proficient although not professional. I started to embark on a journey to play fake books and have improved tremendously but what I was missing was the “jazz chords” that made much of this music sound like the jazz that you hear in those smokey piano bars.
Well, this book has totally opened my eyes. 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”. Great book for me! See all 47 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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