Metaphors For The Musician
by Randy Halberstadt     Now for iPad and Kindle!  


I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about music.”
— Jessica Williams


Chock full of great gems that both students and professional players could really benefit from.”
— Jerry Bergonzi

  • This practical and enlightening book will help any jazz player or vocalist look at music with “new eyes.” A hands-on theory and improvising book with a human touch.
  • Metaphors For The Musician gives insights into almost every aspect of jazz musicianship, including scale/chord theory, practice strategies, composing techniques, performance psychology and how to create the states of mind that produce the best improvisations.




  • Serious jazz pianists will find valuable information about chord voicings and comping, while novices will benefit from fresh approaches to scales and inversions.
  • Designed for any level of player, on any instrument, Metaphors For The Musician provides numerous exercises throughout to help the reader turn these concepts into musical reality.
  • 330 pages. Satisfaction guaranteed!


Sample Pages

The endless 8th drill

The various scales that can be used over a G7

The blues

The diminished scale

Keyboard chart with blues scale fingerings



Endorsements


Randy knows how to break things down so a student can actually understand it. This book is chock full of great gems that both students and professional players could really benefit from.”
— Jerry Bergonzi


Randy talks about the experience, the real-time event, the nuts-and-bolts reality of making music from the heart. I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about music.”
— Jessica Williams


Never pedantic, this book moves in a logical, step-by-step, "hands-on" and easy to understand manner. It helped solidify and codify many things I 'knew' but had never been able to articulate. I highly recommend Metaphors For The Musician.”
— Bill Mays


Metaphors For The Musician is an excellent tool for students and teachers alike.”
— George Cables


Out of the many unsolicited manuscripts we have received in the last few years, this is the only book that I knew we had to publish.”
— Chuck Sher