A Framework for Jazz Mastery – digital edition
Richie Beirach shares his lifetime of jazz, piano, and life wisdom. Read from one of the world’s great pianists as he clearly explains:
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
A new bonus chapter on 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.
This is the digital downloadable version of the book.