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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I found the book very useful in my playing and rrank of voicings, and a lot of what was said make a good amount of sense to me, but I did find the explanations for the voicings a bit overcomplicated. Are you an arranger?

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Is this feature helpful? Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Manntooth cool book whose main premise is avoiding voicing chords based on the traditional tertiary way chords built up of thirds ; instead, ffank interval of a fourth is stressed here.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. A respected soloist, clinician and writer, Mantooth has written this book for any keyboard player interested in developing better jazz chord voicing. I mantotoh you Frank, God Bless. 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. This book requires an already fairly strong understanding of jazz theory to get anything out of it.

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The Jazz Harmony Book. I can’t say enough good things about Frank’s book.

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I’m just starting to understand the importance of thinking in fourths. 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. Get to Know Us. This is a short book filled with distilled wisdom, like a pure single malt.

Thank you for your feedback. 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”. 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.

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.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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. I was stuck in “thirds city.


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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. If your theory knowledge franm sound, this book will make it way more sophisticated. If you are, this book is a must to write any jazz, and pop, with a lot of color.

They add a lot of color using fourths. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Well, this book has totally opened my eyes. It does not matter whether you are a keyboard player or not.

I wouldn’t ffank the pianist I am without it and I cannot recommend it enough.

Its not a long or thick book, but there is sooo much to take away from it. He doesn’t really introduce the chapters that very well, you don’t have that great of an frnak of what to expect after each step in a chapter. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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