ADG Productions

Berklee Press Jazz Keyboard

Mike Garson

Mark Levine

David Arivett

Cyrus Chestnut

Don Grusin

Jim McNeely

Brian Auger

Pat Coil

Mark Harrison

Chuck Marohnic

 David Benoit

Dave Frank

Fred Hughes 

Rob Mullins

Miles Black

George Duke

Dick Hyman

John Novello

B-3 Player Magazine

Jeff Gardner

Chuck Leavell

Oscar Peterson


Rob Mullins


Rob is one of the most incredible jazz piano players on this planet! As a composer, Rob has penned over 400 songs-including top ten radio hits for Eric Marienthal, Ronnie Laws, and Wilton Felder. As a studio keyboardist and midi programmer, Rob’s work can be heard on television each week on “The Proud Family” (Disney), “Soulfood” (Showtime) “Moesha” (UPN), “King of Queens” (CBS), Sister Sister” (WB), “Cousin Skeeter” (Nickelodeon), and “The Parkers” (UPN). Music from his large catalog of published songs can be heard on General Hospital, The Emmys, CBS News This Morning, NFL Sports, Extra! The Entertainment Magazine, E! True Hollywood Story, and Talk Soup.

                                       Great instructional books to get you sounding like a pro right away!

Jazz Piano Voicings for Blues Rock and Classical Musicians - Rob Mullins


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(Paperback edition of the original book now published by Hal Leonard Corp. )


202 pages of chord voicings for all keyboardists wishing to improve their knowledge of chords and how to make them on their piano or keyboard.  

Included are a numeric voicing chart showing how to make jazz chords even if you can’t read music, an easy to understand explanation of how the jazz musician takes a chord from a classical piece and turns it into a jazz chord, as well as exercises with bass lines showing all the important chords in the jazz piano vocabulary.

"What is different about the Rob Mullins book is the explanations are quick and easy, and its not just a book of voicings. There are over 100 pages using the voicings over bass lines and all kinds of blues and other chord progressions with the great voicings in there as well."  - Piano Student

Jazz Piano Etudes for the Improvisation Student-12 Major Keys  - Rob Mullins


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Improve your jazz improvisation skills by playing composed Etudes in every key. 75 track Play Along CD included.

All Etudes are over Rhythm Changes.

Play along with Rob at three tempos: Novice, Intermediate, and Professional.

75 track Play Along CD included.

56 pages paperback plus Audio CD. No computer required.

CD includes bass and drum tracks with no piano so you can be the star of your own jazz trio.

“This book is every bit as good as Oscar Peterson’s Jazz Piano Etude Collection, and I learned a lot of great new jazz vocabulary for adding to my improvisational solos.” -Stan Scholar, Huntington Beach CA.

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Let's Play Jazz! An Approachable Guide to Learning Jazz for Students of Any Age - Volume I


Easy and approachable jazz pieces composed by Grammy Nominated Jazz Composer Rob Mullins for MTAC teachers and students wishing to learn jazz.  Audio CD Included.





"I have had beginning and intermediate piano students for many years. This material is exactly what I need to keep students interested in the classics while they do fun jazzy material at their lessons. I trained with Rob Mullins to be able to teach jazz, and I am excited to see my student's interest level so high for this book."

-Barbara Alcott

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The Blues Step by Step for Keyboard Players - Rob Mullins


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Learn the Blues from the most simple form to the most complex with audio and notation examples. Take the Blues from Step 1 to Step 12-professional musician status. Play Along CD included. 


Listen to sample: "C Jam Blues" (mp3)


"This book was the fastest way I've seen for building solos and cool vocabulary for piano playing. I have been working with it for a few months in Rob's student program and I highly recommend it."  -Lee Lontoc, Manhattan Beach CA.

Rob Mullins' Für Elise Intermediate Piano Version Sheet Music


A mid-difficulty level version of the Beethoven classic that features modulations beyond the original composition and interesting counterpoint with easy walking bass lines. 

Listen to sample: "Für Elise Intermediate" (mp3)

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Rob Mullins' Für Elise Easy Piano Version Sheet Music


A great sounding easy jazzy version of the Beethoven classic for entry level students. Composed in 4/4 time, Very easy left hand.

Listen to sample: "Für Elise Easy" (mp3)

DrumTrax Jazz Drum Groove CD


Get this CD to play along with great drum tracks that have perfect timing so you can get your music ready to perform without missing a beat. No computer necessary. Help files and instructions included. The modern replacement for the metronome for musicians on the go.

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DrumTrax Latin Drum Groove CD


Get this CD to play along with great Latin drum tracks to work on your straight 8th note timing. Wide tempo range so you can start easy and work up to blazing fast speeds. Way better than working with a metronome. Your whole band can practice to it as well.


Visit Rob's web site for his excellent Jazz CD's and other jazz related educational products!

Dave Frank

Pianist Dave Frank, and the Dave Frank School of Jazz in NYC

DAVE FRANK is one of the busiest solo jazz pianists and music educators on the scene today. He is the author of the best-selling Hal Leonard book and video series, JOY OF IMPROV and BREAKTHROUGH TO IMPROV.  Dave was an Associate Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1987-2004, and was a co-founder of the NEW YORK SCHOOL OF JAZZ (1983-86). In 2004 Dave moved to New York City to direct the Dave Frank School of Jazz in midtown Manhattan. The DFS of Jazz offers private instruction for aspiring musicians at all levels, as well as frequent concerts/workshops for the general public.

Since 1994, Dave has been traveling worldwide, and to date has presented solo concerts and master classes in Spain, England, Holland, Belgium, Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland, Argentina, Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica, France, and throughout the US and Canada. He has been a featured performer and clinician at major jazz festivals worldwide including the 2002 North Sea Jazz Festival, the 2001 and 2003 Montreux Jazz festivals, and the 1999 Winnipeg Jazz Festival.

Dave Frank has been the subject of feature articles in the BOSTON GLOBE, KEYBOARD MAGAZINE, and THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER LEARNING. He can be regularly seen on the BET on JAZZ network and was recently the featured guest on the NPR radio show JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael.

Dave has two critically acclaimed solo CD’s released on the JAZZHEADS label, BALLADS AND BURNERS, recently released in March, 2007, and POWER OF THE PIANO, released in 1997. Power of the Piano received extensive radio airplay in the US, Canada, Europe and South America, and made the top ten jazz list in 35 American cities.

Dave’s teachers include the legendary LENNIE TRISTANO and CHARLIE BANACOS, and John LaRosa.

Joy of Improv, Book 1 by Dave Frank and John Amaral. Piano. Softcover with CD. 96 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.220005).

This book/CD course on improvisation for all instruments and all styles will help players develop monster musical skills! Book One presents Lessons 1 through 26 of this unique instructional course that imparts a solid basis in technique, rhythm, chord theory, ear training and improv concepts. Covers: common chord voicings, basic chord progressions, the swing feel, and much more. The CD can be used as a listening and play-along tool.

 Book/CD Pack $27.95.

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Joy of Improv Book 2 - Completing the Foundation


Joy of Improv Book 2 - Completing the Foundation. Piano. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 96 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.220006).

Lessons 27 through 52 further explore more advanced chord voicings, chord arranging techniques and more challenging blues and melodic lines. The accompanying enhanced CD is used in conjunction with the text and music as a listening and play-along tool.

 Book/CD/Playalong $23.95.

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Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation – DVD
15 Steps to Musical Freedom for All Musicians
Series: DVD
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: DVD
Composer: Dave Frank

Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation is intended for players of all instruments as a way to break through to the creative approach to playing music. Hosted by Berklee professor Dave Frank, author of Hal Leonard's popular Joy of Improv series, this DVD outlines a unique step-by-step series of “practice points” designed to guide you effortlessly into the process of improvisation. Whether you're a traditionally trained musician looking to break free from written music, an improviser looking to expand your creativity, or a music teacher looking for a way to begin teaching improvisation, Breakthrough to Improv is a must to help you discover the infinite flow of music within you! Includes a helpful booklet with musical examples and further instruction.

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Dave is now offering private lessons worldwide via Skype.

You can now study all aspects of contemporary music with a master from the comfort of your own home/studio! All levels and styles.

First lesson free, no obligation! Lessons are usually $50 for 40 minutes. Fun and effective, skype lessons are COOL.

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Pat Coil



Pat has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and many others. Pat has recorded with many artists including Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Watts, Carmen McCrae, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Travis Tritt, Peter Cetera, Woody Herman, Scott Henderson and Michael McDonald. His talent spans the musical spectrum of pop, jazz, R&B, gospel, country……       





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Pat's New Book "The Aspiring Keyboardist...Jazz & beyond..."

        "Pat Coil is by far one of the most gifted musicians I have
ever had the privilege of working with. His intuition and instincts as 
an arranger give him that over view and ability to make greater sense
of it all, what ever the musical picture is. Not to mention his
extensive knowledge and seemingly natural sense of harmony and chord
voicing. His abilities are immeasurable and though it may sound like it
I assure you I'm not exaggerating!

Truly he's just one of the best there is. The virtual universe of instructional materials for musicians has just expanded in a very meaningful way with the release of this great work by Pat Coil."  - Michael McDonald




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Mike Garson

Mike Garson has performed with legendary musicians such as Stanley Clark, Freddie Hubbard, David Bowie, 9 inch nails, Mel Torme, Smashing Pumpkins, Eddie Daniels and many others.

As a premier alumni of the Julliard school of music, Mike Garson draws on his vast musical experience to challenge, inspire and motivate you and your playing.

Master Class by Mike Garson is for experienced intermediate to advanced pianists who want to really dig deep into their playing and take your playing to the next level.

Jazz Piano Improvisation Master Class

Mike Garson piano lesson




When it comes to virtuosity only a few can equal pianist Mike Garson! Mike is one of the premier players in the jazz world today. Don't miss this chance to study and emulate Garson's style and mindset.

Jazz Piano Improvisation Master Class

In this DVD you will learn:

  • Jazz and blues improv concepts

  • Garson mindset

  • How to incorporate classical into jazz

  • Practice routines

  • Rhythmic comping and approach

  • Dexterity

  • Composition

  • Career tips

  • Garson performances with midi files

Jazz Piano Improvisation Master Class

Mike Garson piano lesson




Mark Levine

The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine



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Kenny Barron
"One of the best jazz piano books I've ever seen -- very easy to understand."

Down Beat
"Unlocks door after door of contemporary jazz piano sounds."

Richie Beirach
"One of the finest new jazz instruction books. Written by an experienced, professional jazz player, it is practical and unpretentious

James Williams
"One of the most complete anthologies of jazz piano in recent years."

Art Lande
"Applause for one of the truly fine pianists of our time for putting his vast expertise, experience and musicality into book form



Jeff Gardner

          Jazz Pianist  

         Jeff Gardner

Jeff´s latest CD, "Abraços", recorded in Rio with Carlos Balla and Alberto Continentino, features brazilian grooves including baiao, afoxé, bossa nova and samba. Jeff Gardner is active in jazz education, giving master classes in many countries. He has taught at New York University and is the author of "Jazz Piano: Creative Concepts and Techniques", a 500 page book including CD published by Editions Lemoine in English and French, and co-author with Niels Lan Doky of "Jazz Transcription" (Advance Music). He has also published articles on Brazilian music in Keyboard Magazine. 


500 Page book with CD!  $80.00

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 Sentimento Brasileiro Sheet Music & CD 

There are 3 versions for Brazilian Piano and the Blues Book - piano solo, piano/flute, and piano/sax, with individual Bb and Eb parts available as well.. All come with play along CD!




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Jeff Gardner Blues Piano Book & CD


Jeff Gardner : Jeff Gardner'S Blues Book


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Don Grusin

Don Grusin is a legendary and incredible pianist who has worked with and written for the likes of Quincy Jones, Aierto, Peggy Lee, Ernie Watts, Gary Burton, Clark Terry, Zoot Simms, Tom Scott, Lee Ritenour, Sergio Mendez and many many others.

In just about an hour, Don Grusin will take you on a journey into exploring his street style of jazz and funky piano. This DVD is awesome. You will be emulating and integrating the voicing, solo technique, rhythmic phrasing and much more from Don's rich Jazz vocabulary!

In this jam packed DVD you will learn:

  • Alternate voicing's

  • Blues changes

  • Melodic and harmonic solo technique

  • Dexterity enhancers

  • Incredible two handed rhythm patterns

  • African Makossa beat rhythms

  • Soloing with left hand

  • Split hand rhythmic interpretation

  • Don playing with Dave Grusin, Abe Laboriel, Ernie Watts etc.


A great opportunity to get inside the creative and innovative mind of jazz pianist Don Grusin! Also concludes with dual piano performances of Don and Dave Grusin together live!


DVD - $39.95



Jim McNeely


The Art Of Comping

"The Art of Comping" is a "hands-on" (first-of-its-kind) workbook which enables you to practice an often-neglected aspect of jazz piano playing. The text points out important aspects of the comping and offers a number of specific suggestions and chord voicings for each tune. You hear the author comp and you get a chance to comp with the same rhythm section, without the piano track. Includes Blues For Wanda - Jim McNeely; Crossroads (medium tempo swinger) - Bobby Watson; ’Round Midnight (Ballad) - Monk/Williams; Karita (medium tempo Latin) - Bobby Watson; Give And Take (uses structural elements, similar to Herbie Hancock’s Dolphin Dance) - Jim McNeely; Last Minute (uptempo modal) - Jim McNeely. Rhythm section: Jim McNeely - piano, Rufus Reid - bass, Victor Lewis - drums Soloists: Art Farmer - flügelhorn, Steve Erquiaga - guitar, Bobby Watson - alto sax . Text: English / français / deutsch . 96 pages


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Oscar Peterson

Jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson brings an exciting new level of artistry to the Multimedia experience in this signature CD-ROM. This rich treasury integrates interactive audio/visual performances with on-screen piano display and notation. You can see and study exactly what the master is playing! Join Oscar for a musical journey through his life and career. There's also a comprehensive Multimedia autobiography loaded with audio and video clips PLUS exclusive photographs from Oscar Peterson's private collection.

With this powerful and innovative new Multimedia engine, you can view and study every nuance of Oscar Peterson's virtuosity. For the first time it is possible to experience audio performances perfectly synchronized to the real-time display of transcribed notation and an on-screen virtual keyboard. Use the full range of playback features to slow the tempo, step through the piece note by note, loop or transpose to your favourite key.

The CD-ROM includes 14 audio/video performances by Oscar Peterson. Hear Oscar perform some of his greatest recorded works including The Smudge, Hogtown Blues, Chicago Blues, Place St-Henri, Nightingale, Hymn To Freedom, Night Time and Blues For Big Scotia. You'll see every note of Oscar's performance in notation and played in real-time on the virtual piano keyboard.

Watch fabulous full-length video performances of Place St-Henri, City Lights, Slow Blues (with Count Basie), The Theme, Bach's Blues and Love Ballade.


Order The Multimedia CD-ROM $79.95

Note for Note' is a must have book for educators and Jazz buffs alike. These rare transcriptions of 18 classic selections are an essential addition to the libraries of Jazz fans, students, musicians and educators. They are the key to an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the musical genius of Oscar Peterson.

Order Note for Note  $39.95


The 18 transcriptions included here cover much of Oscar Peterson's career, selected from songs recorded from 1947 to 1995. The songs included are:

  • Blues Etude
  • Blues of the Prairies
  • Chicago Blues
  • Greasy Blues
  • Hymn to Freedom
  • Kelly's Blues
  • Nightingale
  • Oscar's Boogie
  • R.B. Blues
  • Ron's Blues
  • Blues for Big Scotia
  • Gay's Blues
  • Hogtown Blues
  • The Smudge
  • Night Time
  • Place St-Henri
  • Riff Blues
  • Texas Blues


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Chuck Leavell


Chuck Leavell has been pleasing the ears of music fans for over 30 years now. His piano and keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Larry Carlton, Charles Mingus, The Allman Brothers Band, Aretha Franklin, Dr. John, and many, many more. His association with the Stones has been a long one, beginning back in 1982 and still going strong!

Chuck has put together an instructional video that  simply is a "must have"! Drawing form his over 30 years of playing keys he shares in this DVD video how to play in a wide variety of styles! In other words, some of the hottest piano licks you will ever find anywhere!!!

**Available NOW!** - Chuck's instructional piano video on DVD. Highlights include special stretching and exercises, explanations and demonstrations of his styles of blues, gospel, rock and other different styles.     Visit here for a preview of the DVD!

Highlights include special stretching and exercises, explanations and demonstrations of Chuck's style of blues, gospel, rock, etc. Chuck breaks down some of the songs he's famous for (like Jessica, Alberta Alberta and others) and includes how to prepare to go into the recording studio and tips on working with other musicians. There are some great stories intertwined on the DVD, caveats of his career, interviews, and some wonderful footage of him playing with different artists as well as historical video clips of some of the musicians that have influenced him.

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Check out Chuck's new smooth jazz CD Southscape on his web site!

For more information about Chuck Leavell visit his website!



John Novello

John Novello is a celebrated composer, arranger, musical director, producer and session player. He is the author of, " The Contemporary Keyboardist"TM, "Stylistic Etudes", and the three-part video series called," The Contemporary Keyboardist", (Hal Leonard Publishing).

He has worked with such artists as: Mark Isham, Chick Corea, Andy Summers, Edgar Winter, Billy Sheehan, Glenn Hughes, Dennis Chambers, Manhattan Transfer, Mr. Big, Ramsey Lewis, Donna Summer, A Taste Of Honey, Ritchie Cole, and Howard Roberts. 

John's current projects include the jazz-rock fusion group Niacin featuring legendary rock bassist Billly Sheehan and drummer Dennis Chambers. Other projects include: LunaTek—a synth/tech fusion collaboration between John Novello and the famous sound designer and film composer Alan Howarth; and the funky jazz/blues John Novello Band project.



In addition to his work as an artist, John is one of the most respected jazz and contemporary keyboard instructors in the world!



 The Contemporary Keyboardist ... 

is a complete and comprehensive manual for contemporary keyboard playing and over-all musicianship. A real "A to Z" reference that allows the complete beginner to start from the first chapter and work his way through to greater and greater mastery, or allows the advanced player to select those sections, or areas, he or she feels they could improve upon. Just some of things covered include:

The Contemporary Keyboardist has been dubbed the "the bible of contemporary keyboard playing" by Sheet Music Magazine.

   Topics Covered

  • Sight Reading

  • Rhythm

  • Arranging & Composing

  • Jazz & Blues Improvisation

  • Ear Training

  • Transpositions

  • Voicing & Comping

  • Harmony

  • Studio Playing

  • Solo Piano

  • Songwriting

  • Musical Styles

  • Repertoire

  • Chord Substitutions

  • Time Management

  • Technique (Chops)

  • Reharmonizations

  • Practice Disciplines

The Contemporary Keyboardist: (818) 506-0236



The Contemporary Keyboardist is the most up-to-date, diverse and complete book on keyboard playing I've ever seen." Chick Corea, multi-Grammy winning jazz artist and composer.

"I highly recommend John Novello's excellent and comprehensive discourse on keyboard playing. This book is a wonderful launching pad for beginners and advanced keyboardists alike. Even with my 30 years in the business, every time I open The Contemporary Keyboardist, I learn something too." Herbie Hancock, Grammy & Academy Award winning artist.

"The revised and expanded The Contemporary Keyboardist by John Novello is probably the most thorough book ever written on the subject. I recommend it highly." Henry Mancini, multi-Grammy winning film composer & pianist.

Comprehensive, 562-page method!



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(800) 554-0626


The Contemporary Keyboardist Video Series...

A lot of praise has been given as well to The Contemporary Keyboardist Video Series (Volumes 1 - 3). This series presents a visual enhancement of key elements of The Contemporary Keyboardist method with author, John Novello, explaining and demonstrating in-person these concepts.

The volumes are entitled:

  • Volume 1: The Basics

  • Volume 2: Rhythm, Improvisation & The Blues

  • Volume 3: The Working Musician

The Contemporary Keyboardist: (818) 506-0236


Vol. I The Basics $29.95
Vol. II Rhythm, Improvisation & The Blues $29.95
Vol. III The Working Musician $29.95
Complete Contemporary Keyboardist Video Set $89.95

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Stylistic Etudes...

An "etude" is a short musical piece that teaches as well as entertains. John has written over 80 musical etudes, each one demonstrating and teaching a different musical style - rock, blues, gospel, country, reggae, funk, etc. etc. This will be a great tool for the musican to learn what makes up different styles of music and at the same time widen the player's understanding of them.  The book consists of 86 studies that cover 17 contemporary styles - jazz, fusion, Latin, rock, pop, stride, blues, new age, modal, bebop, and many more. Each etude comes with the score complete with chord symbols, fingering, CD and MIDI Disk and exact instructions to students and teachers on how to apply them. 

Audio Examples


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This is the amazing new video by one of the the greatest Keyboard/Hammond B-3 players ever:.. Brian Auger.  2001 Grammy Nominee Brian Auger began his career playing jazz in London in the early '60's just as the rock explosion began. He soon found himself in the middle of the British Invasion whirlwind, play with Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, John McGlaughlin, Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Julie Driscoll. As a true pioneer of early Jazz-Fusion, Brian founded the Oblivion Express which is still creating innovations where jazz, blues, rock, and rhythm meet. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 2001 for his work with Bunny Brunel, Dennis Chambers, and Tony McAlpine.

Primarily an instructional video, this DVD also includes several performance clips of Brian and The Oblivion Express, as well as some great personal insights and reflection on Brian's career.

The video's host is Leo Bynum, a student, friend, and long-time fan of Brian's. As a keyboard player himself, Leo directed and produced this video with a student's eye. The content is geared to novice through advanced players with Brian walking you through entire tunes chord-by-chord as well as revealing the secrets to many of his most amazing monster licks. There are overhead cameras for keyboard close-ups on all segments.

Discover new insight in chord theory, soloing, and comping from the jazz/rock keyboard master himself, Brian Auger. Watch Brian's wizardry from directly above the keyboard as he takes us note-by-note from the blues through jazz/rock fusion. This 2 hour video delivers insight and instruction to help you break into a new level of chording and soloing.

Often called the Grand Master of the Hammond B-3, Brian gives a grand tour of the instrument, including his personal settings. This video combines footage of live performances with a one-on-one interview, explanation, demo of the material. From jazz and blues basics to two-five-one harmony and Brian's most noted tunes, this video delivers a guided tour of Brian's mastery and music.

        Tunes covered in this video:

  • Blues in F

  • Straight Ahead

  • Brain Damage

  • Whenever You're Ready

  • Victor's Delight

  • Blue Note Shuffle

  • Indian Rope Man

  • Plus other Auger Classics and Jazz Standards

    Only $49.95!

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David Benoit

15 of his most popular compositions hand-picked by David Benoit himself. These were arranged from the original scores on the record dates, so they are as authentic as possible. Includes Beach Trials, Freedom At Midnight, Kei's Song, The Man In THe Panama Hat, Every Step Of The Way, The Key To You, Once Running Free, Sao Paulo, AS If I Could Reach Rainbows, Cloudbreak, Looking Back, When The Winter's Gone, Snow Dancing, Urban Daydreams, and Waiting For Spring.

David Benoit Anthology


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Miles Black

Jazz Piano Master Class

Jazz Piano Master Class

The Jazz Piano Master Class is a fully featured instructional music program containing interactive piano lessons. Master jazz pianist Miles Black is your teacher in a software program designed to illustrate basic skills to the beginning pianist while enhancing the skills of more advanced pianists.

60 Topics

You'll be studying over 60 topics such as Roots and Shells, Block Chords, Stride Piano, Playing the Blues, Scales, Common Progressions, Improvisation and more. All the lessons are accompanied by practice exercises, backing tracks, and are further illustrated with 11 tunes included in the program.

Feature Rich Multimedia

We've digitally recorded over 5 hours of verbal instruction, nearly 100 exercises, backing tracks, 11 study tunes, plus a practice tip for each exercise, all linked to powerful multimedia features, allowing you to see and hear note-for-note exactly what Miles Black is teaching. With the Jazz Piano Master Class, you can study the lessons, hear the music, practice and play along with a top musician.

Learn the Skills

Develop pro skills by studying the extensive piano exercises. Each exercise is accompanied by an 'exercise coach', containing tips on practicing, hand positions, tempos and more. Advanced multimedia features directly link each lesson to a suitable exercise. Loop, Pause, Advance and Backup controls make learning and practicing easy. With the Jazz Piano Master Class you don't just hear how it's played, you see how it's played!

About the Author

Miles also has played on countless recording sessions for a myriad of top jazz artists as well as television and film.  Miles has been working for PG Music, with whom he has helped to produce and performed on music software programs, including "The Jazz Pianist 1&2","The NewAge Pianist", "The Children's Pianist", "The Modern Jazz Pianist", "Jazz Piano Masterclass", and an Oscar Peterson CD Rom, complete with transcriptions, as well as many add-ons for the popular "Band-in-a-Box" programs.

Learning piano has never been easier!

  • Over 5 hours of digitally recorded audio lessons covering complete topics.

  • On-screen piano keyboard shows you which notes are being played.

  • Focus on any section with the versatile loop feature.

  • Print all the lessons and lead sheets (chords and notation) to study anytime.

  • Notes are color coded by hands.

  • 10 Complete songs played with techniques from the lessons.

Versatile Multimedia Features:

  • Jump to any position in the lesson.

  • Jukebox mode for continuous play.

  • Mark and play your favorite lessons.

  • Play along with the lesson/exercise in real-time.

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The Jazz Piano Master Class Volume 1 only $29 (for Windows)

The Jazz Piano Master Class Volume 2 only $29 (for Windows)

The Jazz Piano Master Class Volumes 1 & 2 only $49 (for Windows)



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Dick Hyman

 (Pro Version includes CD-ROM software midi files, and over 90 minutes of instructional video by Dick Hyman!)

Let Dick Hyman take you on a thrilling musical journey to 52nd St, the Cotton Club, Carnegie Hall, Chicago, Kansas City, a Ragtime Saloon, New Orleans' Storyville and other legendary jazz night spots! Years in the making, this outstanding CD-ROM is a complete and informative history of jazz piano, led by the masterful Dick Hyman, a virtuoso unparalleled in his versatility. Recorded by Hyman himself on a Disklavier in his Florida studio are 103 historically important songs that highlight the diverse styles of 60 of the most influential pianists of the last 100 years, such as Count Basie, Bix Beiderbecke, Eubie Blake, Dave Brubeck, Nat Cole, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Art Tatum, McCoy Tyner, Fats Waller, and dozens more! This terrific reference tool includes extensive commentary and recollections by Hyman and some of the artists to whom he pays tribute, biographies, and extensive discographies of the original recordings recreated here. The Pro version includes two disks and features over 90 minutes of instructional video, with nine complete lessons, printable scores, a MIDI studio with all of the qualities of a virtual player piano, and more! A complete multimeida interactive history of jazz piano on CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh.
Explore the history of Jazz Piano in this brilliant CD-ROM by Dick Hyman!

The incomparable Dick Hyman recreates the styles of 63 pianists in 103 tunes across the entire exciting history of jazz - over five hours of music. Includes 21 rare historical videos, over 100 historical photographs, more than 500 pages of documentation by Joel Simpson, Dick Hyman and others, including biographies, stylistic analyses and discographies - with a complete bibliography.Visit the hottest night spots of jazz history...

You'll see: 52nd Street and Midtown clubs in the 40s; a Harlem rent party and the Cotton Club in the 20s; Chicago and Kansas City Theaters and clubs in the 30s; Carnegie Hall in the 30s, 50s, 70s and 80s; Greenwich Village clubs in the 60s and 70s; a Ragtime Saloon and New Orleans' fabled Storyville in the 'teens, and much more.

With the Pro Version you can also visit the MIDI studio where you can study every one of Dick Hyman's performances note-for-note and at any tempo.

Additional features: looping, digital tempo setting for precise, gradual tempo increase; background playing, favorites list, quiz game with more than 500 questions, guess-the-tune game. Plus, Dick Hyman shows you how to play in key styles on video: over 60 minutes of instructional video, including 8 lessons analysing and illustrating the features of Art Tatum's style. ©1999. CD-ROM (Windows & Macintosh) 12 megs of Ram, Mac OS 7.5-8; Win 95 & 98.

"The perfect entry point for any pianist interested in the historical development of jazz piano." - Dr. Billy Taylor

 Jamie Aebersold special price: $74.95

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Jay Oliver & Dave Weckl

Here is a chance for you to "sit-in" with the Dave Weckl band playing charts derived from the Weckl album, " Rhythm of the Soul". Each book contains a special play-along CD of the original pieces, but with the instrument in question omitted. That way the player gets to play with the band and experience the delight of music-making with professionals. The books themselves s include complete charts of the player's part, detailed explanations of how to perform the music, term definitions, concepts, musical examples and copious performance tips. With these books and CDs, aspiring players get the chance to play with Dave Weckl, Jay Oliver, Tom Kennedy, Buzz Feiten, Frank Gambale, Bob Malach and Steve Tagliarone, and learn a wealth of techniques for expanding musicality and playing finesse!

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IN-SESSION with the Dave Weckl band is designed for all players and is a "Play-Along" product that creates an outstanding method of instruction while at the same time provides enjoyment for everyone - from beginner to advanced musicians.   The main difference with this package is that it really is like sitting in on a real record date, one that YOU have been asked to replace Dave's parts.

The Mix Without Keyboards contains: a CD with the music from the Dave Weckl Band release "RHYTHM OF THE SOUL" - without  the keyboard track.  Over 50 pages containing detailed explanations of Jay Oliver's concepts, transcribed keyboard parts, and examples - personally written by Jay Oliver!  Also included are complete keyboard charts for each song - and they're perforated so you can tear them out to place them on a music stand or use them on a gig.




Cyrus Chestnut


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About The Cyrus Chestnut Collection

Performed by Jazz Pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Artist Transcriptions (Authentic note-for-note transcriptions). Softcover. Size 9x12 inches. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (672439). See an example of this type of sheet music notation.

Born in Baltimore, Cyrus Chestnut started tickling the ivories at age 5, and is now a graduate of the Berklee College of Music who's played with many jazz legends. This young lion's sophisticated style is rooted in gospel music, but mixes many jazz styles in a unique blend found in abundance in these 7 note-for-note solo piano transcriptions: Blues Skies * Caravan * East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) * Elegie * My Funny Valentine * Revelation * Tenderly. Includes a biography and a discography.

About Artist Transcriptions:
Artist Transcriptions are authentic, note-for-note transcriptions of the hottest wind, electronic, guitar and keyboard artists. These outstanding, accurate arrangements are in an easy-to-read format which includes all essential lines. Artist Transcriptions can be used to perform, sequence or reference.

Blue Skies
East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon)
My Funny Valentine


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Fred Hughes


Jazz recording artist, pianist and educator Fred Hughes has performed with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as well as jazz greats Claudio Roditi, Al Cohn, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Hargrove, Bill Watrous, and Toots Thielemans.  As a conductor, he has directed the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Atlanta, Dayton and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, the Washington and Lyric Opera Orchestras and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

 Fred takes you step-by-step though the process to efficiently play chords with the left hand only. Learn jazz vocabulary along with practice and memorization techniques.

THE JAZZ PIANIST: LEFT HAND VOICINGS AND CHORD THEORY begins with triads and proceeds through thirteenth chords as well as the practical application of chords and chord progressions. Topics you will learn include: effortlessly perform all chords and variation s, harmonic structure and foundation, theory of chord construction, memorizing chords and practice patterns for mastery.

Learn the following jazz standards: "Have You Met Miss Jones," "All the Things You Are," "The Days of Wine and Roses," and "Body and Soul." Play-along and demonstration CD included. An essential book for every jazz pianist!  74 pages  - Only $19.95 plus shipping!

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Chuck Marohnic

Professor of Music Emeritus Director of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University

Recordings 27 albums and CDs

Publications 4 instructional books and 11 collections of arrangements, plus The Jazz Hymnal

Career 40 years as a respected pianist, educator, author, composer, and arranger



Jazz Keyboard Study

Finally! A jazz keyboard study for both pianists and non-pianists in an easy to read format. Can be used for classroom or private study. Learn to play great sounding voicings from lead sheets or fake books!

Chapters include:
Elements of Harmony
Harmonic enhancement
Walking bass
The Family of 5's and 9's
Spread voicings
Drop voicings
Slash chords
Left hand voicings
  . . . and much more.

                                Music In The Santuary: Play Along with the Chuck Marohnic Trio               Play Along with the Chuck Marohnic Trio

Music Serving the Word Ministries is proud to offer this play-along CD and booklet as an opportunity to demonstrate how jazz can be used in the worship experience, and teach you how to do it yourself!


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Sanctuary Jazz

You'll enjoy new, beautiful jazz treatments of familiar church hymns and worship songs. They're guaranteed to seize your congregation's attention. I arranged these songs as jazz piano solos, but you can easily adapt them for singing. Plus, I've included two pages of performance notes so you can play them in a worshipful manner, with the same feeling and expression I use. Easy-to-read 9" x 12" format, 32 pages.

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome



Here's a collection of 8 spirituals in a jazz keyboard style. They're fun to play and really put you in touch with the music of this great tradition. Sure to please your congregation. CD included.



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A.D.G. Productions was formed in 1990 by owner Andrew Gordon as a music educational publishing company producing and selling music, instructional products including books, compact disks, MIDI disks, videos and software for most instruments and styles. Here are just a few of the books from A.D.G. Andrews experience has enabled him to compose, produce and arrange music for many artists, TV Shows, film, theater, commercials, etc. Andrew also has a music teaching and M.I.D.I. Recording Studio and has authored and published 20 instructional books which are being distributed throughout the world. 



100 Ultimate Jazz Riffs by Andrew D. Gordon consists of, as the title suggests, 100 Jazz riffs based on common chord progressions used in jazz such as the II-V-I, III-VI-II-V etc. There are five separate sections: Jazz Swing, Jazz Ballad, Jazz Funk, Jazz Waltz and Latin Jazz. Each musical example has a single note improvised melody line with the right hand and chord accompaniment with the left hand. At the end of the book there is the chord progression for the popular jazz standard "Blue Moon" showing you how to use various examples from the 100 riffs to create an improvised solo over the chord progression. By demonstrating this technique you can pick most jazz standards and create your own improvisational ideas using the book. The CD is recorded with the right hand piano part on the right channel and the left hand piano part on the left channel (bass and drums on both channels) with most of the examples recorded at normal and slowed down tempos. An absolute must for musicians learning and playing various jazz styles.

Book/CD $22.95

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Ultimate Latin Riffs for Piano/Keyboards is a book written by the combined talents of internationally renowned authors/educators Carlos Campos and Andrew D. Gordon. This book provides an extensive study into the various piano/keyboard Latin styles including: Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Calypso, Cha Cha etc. These exciting 50 examples will have you spending many enjoyable hours learning the intricacies of Latin piano/keyboard playing. The book is transcribed note for note from the superbly recorded audio CD. Each example is recorded twice, the first version with piano, bass and drums and the second version with just bass and drums so that the pianist/keyboardist can practice along with the rhythm section.



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            Blues Riffs                 

                                                                Funk Riffs                                 

 All 100 blues "riffs" were recorded with the piano right hand on the right channel and the piano left hand on the left channel along with a drum track. Learn how your favorite Blues keyboardists play including Dr. John, Leon Russell, Chuck Leavell, Jimmy Yancey, Meade Lux Lewis, Otis Spann, Nicky Hopkins and many more ! More info here!  

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 60 Of The Funkiest Keyboard Riffs Known To Mankind       

"60 Of The Funkiest Keyboard Riffs Known To Mankind" by Andrew Gordon consists of 60 riffs in a funky style. The first 30 riffs are designed to be played using a Clavinet sound while the second 30 riffs are designed to be played by an Organ sound.

These 60 riffs cover a multitude of musical styles including Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Disco, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Rock, Gospel and Hip-Hop. Musicians and bands that have influenced these 60 examples include: Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Billy Preston, Ramsey Lewis, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Stevie Winwood, Richard Tee, James Brown, Tower Of Power and Earth Wind and Fire.

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      Gospel Riffs


Gospel Riffs God Would Love To Hear by Andrew Gordon is a compendium of Contemporary Gospel riffs for piano and keyboard players to learn the art of Gospel stylings. The book has the piano right and left hands notated as well as a separate organ part. There are also arrangements of some traditional Gospel songs including Amazing Grace and When The Saints Go Marching In showing how to incorporate the riffs in the book into these well known Gospel songs. Play in the styles of Ray Charles, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, and Andre Crouch and see how Blues, Jazz and other contemporary styles are associated with the Gospel sound.

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Mark Harrison

Mark's is an extremely gifted keyboardist and music educator! His current projects include performing on the jazz circuit with the critically-acclaimed Mark Harrison Quintet, and on the rock circuit with the Steely Dan tribute band Doctor Wu. He is also co-writing an R&B/pop project with the Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Ron Dunbar, and scoring/sequencing music for various TV commercials and documentaries.


R & B Keyboard Styles


From disco and funk to soul and dance, get the theory and the tools you need to play R&B like the pros with this indispensable guide! This comprehensive tutorial will teach you a whole range of basic skills including:

  • Scales and chords

  • Harmony and voicings

  • Progressions and comping

  • Rhythmic concepts and syncopations

  • Characteristic stylings

  • The history and development of the R'n'B sound.

  • The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book, along with seven exclusive complete songs performed as solos or with a full band.



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Gospel Keyboard Styles



This book digs into the authentic gospel stylings associated with great artists such as Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. The first part of the book deals with the 3/4 or Slow Gospel style (used in the song "Amazing Grace," for example), showing the harmonic techniques needed to create the real gospel sound on the piano. The second part focuses on the 4/4 or Fast Gospel style, where gospel harmonies are combined with up-tempo rhythms and syncopations to create exciting results (such as in Paul Simon's song "Gone at Last"). The techniques covered in this book will help you lead your congregation at the piano, and will inject new ideas into your rock, RandB and funk playing.

Chapter 1: 3/4 or 'Slow' Gospel Styles
Chapter 2: 4/4 or 'Fast' Gospel Styles
Chapter 3: Harmonic And Rhythmic Concepts Supplement


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Jazz- Blues Piano

Ever wanted to play the blues, but weren't sure where to start? Blues Piano will teach you the basic skills you need. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and even the tricks that the pros use. And, you get seven complete tunes to jam on. Listen to the CD, then start playing along! Covers: scales and chords; left-hand patterns; walking bass; endings and turnarounds; right-hand techniques; how to solo with blues scales; crossover licks; and more.

 Instructional book and examples CD for piano. With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples, standard notation and chord names.

As composed by Mark Harrison. Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series. keyboard instruction. Book & CD Package. 9x12 inches. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00311007)


Smooth Jazz Piano


Smooth Jazz Piano is a self-contained volume within the Hal Leonard Keyboard Style series. The opening chapter defines various styles of jazz and clarifies the objective of the course: to teach the subgenre of jazz known as "smooth" jazz. The second and third chapters deal extensively with scales, chords, modes, rhythms, voicings and progressions common to smooth jazz. These chapters provide excellent fundamental materials to the musical selections in subsequent chapters.

The teaching approach focuses on two areas: comping (accompanying) and soloing. The comping and soloing chapters contain numerous "grooves" to illustrate stylistic elements. These grooves, designed to give students a sampling of various types of smooth jazz, are musically and technically interesting. The final chapter of the book, "Style Files," provides original examples of various types of smooth jazz, based on the styles of well-known jazz artists, such as the Rippingtons, Al Jarreau, the Yellow jackets and others.


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George Duke

The celebrated performer George Duke offers his comprehensive and wide-ranging knowledge of the Keyboards in this special double-DVD set. Famous for his recordings with artists as diverse and demanding as Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderly and Quincey Jones, Duke presents two very different perspectives on Keyboard tuition.
Volume One concentrates on song construction, and offers advice on chord progressions, introductions, voice leading and phrasing. Duke discusses the knowledge required to accompany a voice effectively, including how to approach the pragmatics of live performance.

Volume Two sees Duke discussing his perspective on contemporary improvisation and Piano styles. The lesson includes left-hand comping, building solos from motifs and maintaining a compositional view of your improvisation.

All points are illustrated with musical examples, and the set is completed by some very special guest appearances from Robben Ford, Anita Baker, Al Jarreau and Miles Davis.



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B-3 Player Magazine

Musik Messe 2006, Tony Monaco, Scott Hawthorn, Europa, Joey DeFrancesco          NAMM 2006, Red Young, Tony Monaco, Scott Hawthorn, B4 II          Jimmy Smith, Steve Winwood, Tony Monaco

B3 Player Magazine is a bi-monthly (one issue every-other-month) eSubscription magazine. There are six issues per year. Learn everything you need to know about playing the Hammond B-3. Transcriptions, audio samples, midi files, interviews, and much more!

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