I'm 43 years old, and an hobbyist pianist. Although I took classes on and off since I was about 15, I never really pursued it seriously until the last 2-3 years.
I just wanted to tell you that I think your book is the BEST and most practical book to learn about voicings and chords, and I wanted to give my sincere THANKS for writing this book. It is helping me a lot in my uphill struggle to become a decent piano player.
All the other books I have seen are either incomplete, or take a reference work approach which many times does not help much in learning.
I hope that you do continue writing books. If you did such a wonderful work with chords and voicings, I can only imagine what you could do with a volume on comping and rhythm for example. You might as well (time permitting of course), write some articles on your website (practice methods, etc...). From the way you wrote your book, it seems to me that you have a unique talent for teaching in a practical way, and I'm sure many would appreciate your insights...
Best regards, and thanks again,
Panama City, Republic of Panama
I just bought your book
on left-hand voicings for piano. I teach band in a parochial school in
I've just had time to glance through it quickly. The presentation looks clear...music is printed large, which is easy to read.
I like to find good material for myself, as well as for my students, on jazz piano and chord voicing and theory.
Years ago(1950's, 1960's etc) material was scarce, so finding a book like yours is great.
Your book could also be used by non-pianists who can at least read both clefs.
I hope the book does well.
Saw your presentation and bought your book at the TMEA Convention. Great workshop and what a well thought out and extremely useful book. A must for every band director! Glad I was one of the first to get it! Continued success to you!
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