Blues, Boogie & Gospel Collection - new!
The long awaited follow-up to' Improvising Blues Piano' is not so much a tutor, more a collection of 15 pieces for solo piano, all played by Tim on the accompanying CD.
The collection features 13 Tim Richards originals in a range of blues and gospel styles, and includes two pieces originally published by ROCKSCHOOL in their Popular Piano syllabus (Timbo's Gumbo and Raised on the Gospel), specially updated for this edition.
The remaining two pieces are special arrangements of the gospel classic Wade in the Water, and the iconic Jelly Roll Morton number The Jelly Roll Blues.
52 pages including photos and CD. RRP £12.99.
Brazilian Piano Collection
My second collaboration with John Crawford, just published! Not so much a tutor, but a compilation of traditional and modern pieces, including a selection of Brazilian tangos and choros by Francisca Gonzaga and Ernesto Nazareth - such as his famous piece 'Odeon'.
Six originals by John and three by Tim, some of which were written especially for this volume. A few are revised versions of pieces from 'Exploring Latin Piano'. All pieces are played on the accompanying CD by John or Tim.
64 pages including CD. RRP £11.99.
Exploring Latin Piano
The latest book in the 'Exploring' series is a collaboration betwen Tim and pianist John Crawford, an intensive survey of the huge field that is Latin piano. It follows the same format as the previous books, but comes with TWO audio CDs, featuring John playing every tune in the book. A wide range of styles from many countries are featured, including:
• Cuba - son, montuno, mambo, cha-cha-chá, bolero, danzón
• Brazil - bossa nova, samba, baion, afoxé, frevo, chorinho
• Argentina and Uruguay - tango, milonga, zamba, chacarera, candombe
• Venezuela - joropo, vals
• Colombia - cumbia
• Dominica - merengue
• Spain - flamenco, rumba, buleria
Over 50 pieces to play, including Oye Cómo Va, Bésame Mucho, Sò Danço Samba, El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor), Mambo No. 5, Mambo Influenciado, Mas Que Nada, Berimbau, The Girl from Ipanema, Manhã de Carnaval, Upa Neguinho, A Media Luz, Vals Venezolano #2 and Alfonsina y El Mar.
Original compositions by both authors feature copious assignments to help with syncopation and coordination, and key rhythm patterns such as clave, montuno and partido alto are given in-depth treatment. All pieces are included on the accompanying CDs, which contain authentic rhythm section tracks and invaluable play-along opportunities.
272 pages including photos and two CDs. RRP: £26.99
Exploring Jazz Piano
Exploring Jazz Piano is the long-awaited follow-up
to Tim Richards' acclaimed Improvising Blues Piano, also
published by Schott Music. The overall level is somewhat higher,
and would suit pianists of Grade 4 standard and above.
"There's little that comes close
in terms of practicality of approach."
The response from pianists
and teachers around the world has been similarly enthusiastic,
"A whole new standard for jazz
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The new book comes in two
volumes, comprising no less than 56 original pieces by
the author, together with special arrangements of 24 jazz
tunes, ranging from well-known standards such as Autumn Leaves and Summertime, to Thelonious Monk's Straight No Chaser and John Coltrane's Impressions.
For more detailed information on each volume, click here.
If you already own this
book see the updates and corrections.
EXPLORING JAZZ PIANO was voted Best Pop Publication
at the 2006 MIA (Music Industry Association) awards.
Vol 1: 256 pages including photos and CD. RRP £26.99. Purchase here
Vol 2: 304 pages including photos and CD. RRP £26.99. Purchase here