An Approach to Jazz Piano is a comprehensive approach for serious students of jazz piano. In this clearly written instructional text, Charles Austin draws on a lifetime of experience as a professional jazz pianist and thirty as a college instructor guiding hundreds of students in the fundamentals of jazz piano. Interspersed throughout with exercises and practice suggestions, the book is a complete guide to learning jazz piano and a comprehensive resource for professionals. Read more...
by Charles Austin, 456 pages, Fifth Edition
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450 Contemporary Piano Studies in 15 Keys is today's answer to The Well-Tempered Clavier. Drawing on author and composer Charles Austin's extensive lifetime experience as an educator and working musician, this work of 30 pieces in each of 15 keys (five keys in each of three volumes) introduces and explores multiple styles—from Classical to Jazz, Blues, 'Country' and Latin, and is an invaluable resource for piano students and teachers at all levels. Read more...
by Charles Austin, Second Edition, 2018
Table of contents for all three volumes.
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