HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO SIT DOWN AT THE PIANO AND PLAY BY EAR WITHOUT MUSIC—EVEN IF YOU’VE ALWAYS NEEDED WRITTEN NOTES? THEN KEEP READING.
Complete with 32 play along tracks, THE ULTIMATE PLAY BY EAR PIANO METHOD caters toward any pianist desiring to play by ear, free from notes on a written page.
In this book you will discover:
- Why practicing Traditional Scales can actually hinder your Ability to Improvise
- The Most Powerful Method that will enable you to Play in Any Key
- The Insider Tool that will have you sounding like George Shearing
- The Single most Essential Technique to produce an Avalanche of Gigs
- The Most Important Progression in All of Music
- What You Need to Know to play at ANY Jam Session
- How to Play by Ear and Improvise Without clinging to Notes on a Written Page
…and much, much more!
About Sarah’s philosophy:
“I believe in teaching with thoughtful simplicity, patience, and common, understandable, inclusive language. I believe in integrity, tradition, thorough, organized explanations and exercises utilizing practical application within a format geared toward live settings. I believe in trust and continuity, and I believe in my students!”
Dr. Tony Branker uses THE ULTIMATE PLAY BY EAR PIANO METHOD as a standard theory manual at Princeton University, and now this insider offering is available to the public for the very first time! This book is a tremendous asset to any music educator teaching the basics—and beyond.
“The Ultimate Play By Ear Piano Method is the BEST and most COMPREHENSIVE music manual written today.”
—Kathleen Hart, Jazz Vocalist, Sarah Lawrence College
“The Ultimate Play By Ear Piano Method is really interesting, logical and clear. Congratulations Sarah!”
—Pete Malinverne, Chair of Jazz Studies SUNY Purchase
Sarah Jane Cion, pianist, composer, author, has performed with jazz musician greats such as Clark Terry, Anita O’Day, Bucky Pizzarelli, Michael Brecker, and many more. 1st Place Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Cion was featured on NPR Radio’s Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland. A finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest her music appeared in the ABC soap All My Children, in Cinematic Universe’s Thor: Dark World and Clint Eastwood’s The Mule. Cion has brought her magic to New York’s finest jazz venues: The Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland and more. Her articles are published in Piano Today and the Steinway Library of Music. She graduated from New England Conservatory with honors in composition and performance.
What people are saying about Sarah:
“Sarah is a marvelous, marvelous, marvelous jazz piano player. She is talented, creative and imaginative. Watch out!”
“Sarah Jane Cion caresses the piano with sensitivity and love, and the colors she uses demonstrate her gift and vision.”
“Sarah Jane Cion is a heavyweight.”
“Sarah Jane Cion is a pianist very much in the tradition of Bill Evans. Her music is sumptuously melodic, cleverly harmonic, and intelligently lyrical. Her music is of the highest caliber.”
—C. Michael Baily, AllAboutJazz.com
“Critical radio and peer respect has established Cion as a premier jazz pianist. This great talent exhibits a rare sense of melody and rhythm.”
—Ernie Rideout, Keyboard Magazine
“Cion has musical heart and soul, a strong, sincere, universal clear concept with personal artistic integrity.”
—B. Karcy Arkadia Records
Cion’s playing is so assured and consistent, and her compositions are as refined and mature as her playing.”
—John Moor JAZZIZ Magazine
You too can play by ear in just 21 days even if you have always needed music in front of you.
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