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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Are you an arranger? Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Frank writes down what great players do.

In short, Frank’s book should change your world. Also, although the book says it’s for pianists with minimal experience, I feel like an experienced pianist would get the most use 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.

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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 mantotoh in a previous chapter. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. With that, you can use Frank’s Polychord section to come up with a bad ass ii V i in a minor key.

Well, this book has totally opened my eyes.

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Pages with related products. When the explanations are actually studied and understood however, they do make a lot of sense and are very useful. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Share your thoughts with other customers. I have one problem with the book and that is how he lays out the information. Buy the selected items together This item: This book is a must if you are serious about jazz piano. 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.

Playing in this style has gotten me more compliments than anything else in my playing and is crucial for any jazz pianist. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is the best book I ever bought about jazz keyboard voicings.

Voicings for Jazz Keyboard. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I love you Frank, God Bless. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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. Get fast, free shipping mantotoh Amazon Prime. Mantotoh Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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To bad Amazon doesn’t make a sounds section so I can upload what voicings I did today. 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.

I found the book very useful in my playing and construction of voicings, and a lot of what was said make mamtooth good amount of sense to me, but I did find the explanations for the voicings a bit overcomplicated. Excellent book and one I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anyone interested in jazz.

Firstly, as other reviewers have said, this is NOT a beginner book.

I was stuck in “thirds city. A respected soloist, clinician and writer, Mantooth has written this book for any keyboard player interested in developing better jazz chord voicing. 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 what I mean.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. For this book to be of value for you should at least be able to do a ii-V7-I frqnk both major and minor in all keys with simple note voicings.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I can’t say enough good things about Frank’s book. Set up a fran. The Jazz Piano Book. Thank you for your feedback. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I’m just starting to understand the importance of thinking in fourths. I feel like it could have been explained in a much simpler matter. Written more as a ‘how-to’ book than a textbook, Voicings will make a valuable addition to the library of any performer, arranger, teacher or jazz theorist.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? 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.

I bow to mantooh wisdom, Frank Mantooth!