John M. Ferrera - Jamey Aebersold Jazz
Geared for the beginning to intermediate student, this book starts with triadic and four-part chords, and transitions into the concept of voice leading via inversions which is the key to moving voicings in a smooth manner. It also discusses the concepts of diatonic harmony and substitutions, playing a left hand voicing with a single-note melodic line, melodic embellishment, improvisation techniques, and note palettes as well as many other topics. Numerous exercises and examples are included and performed on the accompanying CD. Great for either the classroom or individual study!