Discovering Rock Piano: How to Play Today's Rock and Pop Music on Piano or Keyboard Pt. 1

Discovering Rock Piano: How to Play Today's Rock and Pop Music on Piano or Keyboard Pt. 1 : Chords, Rhythms, Melodies and Improvisation

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(Piano). If you have always wished to play like Elton John, Bruce Hornsby, Stevie Wonder or Alicia Keys, then this book is perfect for you! This is possibly the most useful textbook for all budding rock keyboarders. For beginner to intermediate level players who want to have fun while further developing their performance skills, this book shows what it is all about. Chord playing, rhythmic confidence and instructions for improvisation with systematic exercises and songs form the focus of this first volume. The book comes with a CD which contains all the pieces within the volume. This facilitates the understanding of theoretical terms in the book, such as phrasing, rhythm and more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 131 pages
  • 230 x 300 x 10mm | 539.99g
  • Schott Music Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ports.
  • 1847610277
  • 9781847610270
  • 189,266

Table of contents

Table of Contents - Foreword - Introduction to Rock Playing - Chapter 1: Playing Chords - Triads, Conctruction, Inversion - C Major - G Major - Chords in Other Major Keys - D Major - A Major - F Major - B flat Major - Minor Keys - 4-Note Chords - Chord Colourings - Chapter 2: Rhythm - Preliminary Remarks - Basic Rhythms - Chords for the Left Hand - Rhythms for the Right Hand - Broken Chords - Rock Ballad - Triplets - Jazz Rock Rhythms - Shuffle - Chapter 3: Melody and Improvisation - Preliminary Remarks - Major 6 Scale - Other Major 6 Scales - Blues Scale - Other Blues Scales - Minor Scale (Dorian) - Improvisation on 4-Note Chords - Changing Scales - Appendix - Designation of Stepwise Chords in Major Keys - Summary of Chord Symbols - Pentatonic Scales - Rhythmsshow more