Pam Wedgwood presents a fun and simple introduction to playing jazz piano for young students with her brand new publication, How to Play Jazz Piano.
“Jazz is like a language. You learn the alphabet, which is the scales. You learn the sentences, which are the chords. And then you talk with your instrument…” Stan Getz
Pam Wedgood’s jazzy publications have inspired generations of young musicians. Now Pam’s exciting world of jazz piano and entertaining tunes have been brought together in a fun and simple introduction for young piano players.
How to Play Jazz Piano is ideal for pianists with a basic knowledge of how to play the piano (approximately Grade 2 standard). Throughout the book, Pam introduces concepts such as improvisation, how to play in swing time, syncopated rhythms, chord symbols, and jazz scales and modes, alongside a great selection of pieces, audio and helpful tips.
“In this book I have tried to present all the fundamental elements you will need to play jazz piano in a fun and simple introduction that will work for everyone,” Pam explains, also saying that she hopes that How to Play Jazz Piano will help students gain confidence and want to go on to further study.
An inspiration for teachers and pupils alike, Pam Wedgwood has been a staple diet for young musicians around the world for almost thirty years. She began her long association with Faber Music with the highly acclaimed Jazzin’ About series, followed by Up-Grade! and It’s Never Too Late to Play Piano. Pam is recognised as one of the UK’s most prolific and successful composers of popular repertoire for young instrumentalists.
How to Play Jazz Piano is available to buy now