An Introduction to Jazz for the Beginner Classical Harpist - Amanda Whiting
A Must for Anyone Looking to Learn Jazz!
Standard: Method for Learning Jazz Harp Type: Lever or Pedal
With more and more students wanting to learn jazz and popular music, this series of books approaches jazz from the mind-set of a classical harpist. The simpe approach allowa harpists to play in a 'jazz style' and well as encouraging a move towards the freedom of improvisatory music.
Making a beautiful sounds and learning to trust your ears
Keeping it simple - pieces using crotchets, minims and semibreves
Adding rhythmic intrest
Practising rhythm away from the harp
Looking at the quaver - the beat which swings it all about
Learning to play rhythms swung or straight
Adding 7th shapes in the left hand
Introducing chord symbols - the abbreviation of written music
Learning to Improvise and the tools to help you get started