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The book called A Framework for Jazz Mastery

A Framework for Jazz Mastery

by Richie Beirach & Michael Lake

Never before shared insights on playing jazz from one of the world’s great pianists.

Packed with practical advice for playing jazz on any instrument that you can read over a weekend and consume over a lifetime.

Now with a newly added chapter on overcoming stage fright.

Soft Cover edition: $29.95

Digital editions: $19.99

Audiobook edition

You're about to discover...

Insight into Richie's lightening quick heart to hand improvisation process

Richie possesses a direct link between his emotions and his hands playing jazz piano. He has refined the process we're all in search of. With crystal clarity, Richie talks in-depth about developing that link. 

Richie's personal recipe for reharmonization

One of the world's great harmonic minds explains his thinking process for discovering the alternatives to a tune's basic harmony. He takes you through his very specific process for creating new and fascinating harmonies for standard tunes.

Three major stages of artistic growth

Your progress in becoming an accomplished artist doesn't grow in a straight line. It looks more like stair steps. Richie explains what three of those important steps are and how to be on the lookout.

The 26 most important 20th Century classical influences

Learn which 20th-century composers and pieces Richie believes are the most important influences for developing an important harmonic vocabulary. 

The habits required for excellence

All great players worked hard on their craft. Richie was no different. Learn about the discipline and habits required of accomplished players.

Richie's tips for composition

Richie shares his most important tips for composing music that is true to you and that will resonate with your audience. 

Overcoming stage fright

It's something from which many musicians suffer. Throughout Richie's teaching career, he has helped many students overcome their performance anxiety. You'll read stories of his own early challenge as well those of how he helped a student so scared, he was unable to play in front of Richie for a lesson.

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Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180 bpm
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm

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