By Joe Bouchard, Seth Zowader, and Sheila Romeo
Book & CD
Anyone interested in learning to play rock keyboard can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques. Beginning concepts include rock chords, left-hand patterns, arpeggios, slash chords, modes, reading lead sheets, and the pentatonic scale. Intermediate topics include chording and soloing over common rock progressions, complex chords, diatonic harmony, bass lines, arpeggios, and much more. The book concludes with advanced techniques like counterpoint, odd meters, modal interchange, rhythm, groove, and the role of the keyboard player in a rhythm section. Loaded with virtuosic, dazzling rock keyboard pieces and covering the styles and techniques of great rock keyboardists, this book is essential for any keyboardist serious about learning rock. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.