ABSTRACT

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book focuses on the relationship between theory and execution and both of those components’ usefulness in creating a jazz sound at the piano. It aims to provide the learner with a kinesthetic approach to jazz chord voicing. The book begins with the fundamental definition of counterpoint; then, through examples and analyses, it proceeds to the unique application of those inherent techniques to jazz harmony. It would be a great resource for any music teacher or student interested in understanding and implementing additional jazz harmony concepts. The book provides a foundation for the increased tonal awareness necessary to execute this method. Linking theoretical knowledge with aural perception and practice is vital to crystallizing harmonic counterpoint skills. It includes exercises and recommendations encompassing various activities such as singing, playing, and improvising, challenging, and developing harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic imagination.