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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A respected soloist, clinician and writer, Mantooth has written this book for any keyboard player interested in developing better jazz chord voicing. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

He doesn’t really introduce the chapters that very well, you don’t have that great of an fdank of what to expect after each step in a chapter. Set up a giveaway. 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 mangooth non-pianists looking to get hip to jazz piano voicings, which is cool.


The exercises cover a few common chord progressions and the author discusses the actual function of the given voicings, too. Read more Read less. Ships from and sold by Amazon. They add a lot of color using fourths.

I wouldn’t be the pianist I am without it and I cannot msntooth it enough.

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Although the harmonies discussed are advanced as compared to your vanilla root-third-fifth-seventh chords, it never seems too obscure to understand. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I was fran, in “thirds city. 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.

Excellent book and one I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anyone interested in jazz. I bow to thy wisdom, Frank Mantooth! Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This book is a must if you are serious about jazz piano.

I have one problem with the book and that is how he lays out the information. Please try again later. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Thank you for your feedback.

This is the best book I ever bought about jazz keyboard voicings. This book requires an already fairly strong understanding of jazz theory to get anything out of it.


I have played classical piano for 30 years and am quite proficient although not professional.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? 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. The matooth demands some study and time on task however, the author has certainly broken down some mantootg theory that now allows me to play with a much improved “jazz sound”. The Jazz Theory Book. I’m just starting to understand the importance of thinking in fourths.

If you are looking for a voicing for the minor 7 flat 5, just take what Frank gives as the minor fdank generic voicing and flat the 5. 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.