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The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self by William Westney
ML457.W47 2003  Check Availability
Image:Piano_transcriptions_perfectwrongnote.jpg From Amazon.com:
"In this groundbreaking book, prize-winning pianist and noted educator William Westney helps readers discover their own path to the natural, transcendent fulfillment of making music. Drawing on experience, psychological insight, and wisdom ancient and modern, Westney shows how to trust yourself and set your own musicality free. He offers healthy alternatives for lifelong learning and suggests significant change in the way music is taught..."
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With Your Own Two Hands: Self-Discovery Through Music by Seymour Bernstein
MT220.B47 1981  Check Availability
Image:Piano_style_withyourowntwohands.jpg‎ Staff Summary:
With Your Own Two Hands is an inside look into the psychology of various musical problems like practicing, memorizing music, and technical difficulty. Seymour Bernstein addresses the questions as to why we do what we do. This is a good book for any musician, amateur or professional and will enrich the musical experience.
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Oscar Peterson, Note for Note: Transcriptions of Classic Recordings transcribed by Miles Black
MP32.8.P44 O8 1999  Check Availability
Image:Piano_transcriptions_oscarpetersonnotefornote.jpg From the publisher:
This fabulous book/CD pack features transcriptions of 18 piano solos by the legendary Oscar Peterson, taken directly from the original recordings. The solos are divided into two groups: eight Oscar Peterson Classic Originals (Chicago Blues, Hymn to Freedom, Nightingale, Night Time, and more) and ten selections in Oscar Peterson Plays the Blues (Blues Etude, Greasy Blues, Oscar's Boogie, R.B. Blues, Ron's Blues, and more).
The Artistry of Bill Evans transcriptions by Pascal Wetzel
MP32.8.E83 A7  Check Availability
Image:Piano_transcriptions_artistryofbillevans.jpg From Google Books:
"These pieces display the innovative style of the late, great jazz master Bill Evans including his highly original harmonic and melodic concept, his creative sense of rhythmic subdivision and his free-flowing phrase construction."
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Brubeck: Original Themes and Improvised Variations for Solo Piano by Dave Brubeck
MP32.8.B78 B7 1956  Check Availability
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"Biographical information and commentary on the music on t.p. verso of each volume."
Keyboard Anthology by Dream Theater transcribed by Chris Romero
MP32.8.D743 K48  Check Availability
Image:Piano_transcriptions_keyboardanthologydreamtheater.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"Exact transcriptions for all the keyboard parts to 15 Dream Theater songs."
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Classic Jazz Compositions & Piano Solos by Herbie Hancock transcribed by Bill Dobbins
MP32.8.H26 C5 1992  Check Availability
Image:Piano_transcriptions_classicjazzcompositions.jpg From ejazzlines.com:
"Herbie Hancock is certainly one of the most influential jazz pianists. His recordings as a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and as a leader of several sessions for the Blue Note Label have made an impact on practically all contemporary jazz pianists, especially in terms of harmonic conception and the spontaneous development of melodic and rhythmic ideas. This book contains compositions and piano solos from both of these historically influential sources."
JoAnne Brackeen: Preparing for Your Concert with JoAnne Brackeen
LVD 251  Check Availability
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"This video will help you hit the stage with the confidence you need and the professionalism your audience deserves. Lessons include building a foundation of confidence, refining the rough spots, and improvisation exercises and concepts."
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The Giants of Jazz Piano  various contributors
MP21 .G52 2004  Check Availability
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"This handsome, insightful hardcover volume delves deep into the music of 88 visionaries who have made an indelible mark on the world of jazz through their mastery of the piano's 88 keys. This engaging collection describes the intriguing personality and performance characteristics of each pianist."
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Thomas "Fats" Waller: Interpretations for Piano by Fats Waller
MP22.W3 T4 1986  Check Availability
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"While best remembered for his comic songwriting and musical performances, show business legend Fats Waller was a gifted jazz musician whose greatest contribution to music lay in his brilliant stride piano compositions. Introduced to this particular piano idiom by Harlem stride master James P. Johnson, Waller was a wizard at this successor to ragtime, in which the left hand carries the beat and the right delivers the melody. His dynamic, creative keyboard style extended to the organ and the celesta; he was, in fact, the first significant jazz organist, his swing on the pipe organ unsurpassed."
The Bud Powell Collection transcribed by Gene Rizzo
MP32.8.P69 B84 2002  Check Availability
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"Known for his innovative technique and sheer intensity, Bud Powell was one of the finest bop pianists of the 1940s-60s. This folio features note-for-note transcriptions of his performances of nine tunes - his own compositions and standards. Includes: April in Paris * Danceland * Get Happy * It Could Happen to You * Oblivion * Parisian Thoroughfare * So Sorry Please * Tempus Fugit * Un Poco Loco. Also contains a biography and discography."
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