$14.99
The New Basics: Rock Keyboard
A Totally Different, Fun Way to Learn
By Robert Brown
Item: 00-39259
UPC: 038081439167
ISBN 10: 0739088866
ISBN 13: 9780739088869
PRICE: $14.99
Series: The New Basics
Category: Keyboard/Piano
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Keyboard/Piano
Learning to play keyboard is not about studying---it’s about playing---so it should be FUN! If you’re looking to rock out, do you want to spend hours trying to figure out how to read music, and then tinker away at "Go Tell Aunt Rhody?" We didn’t think so. No, we think you should play right away. Start with warm-ups and cool rock patterns, then move on to playing chords and melodies. Finally, learn to read music and play scales, rock licks, and fun tunes. In short, this is not your dad’s piano method. Pick up that keyboard, open this book, and PLAY!
TITLE COMPOSER
INTRODUCING THE KEYBOARD
The Piano Keyboard
Middle C
The Hands
Rests
About the Author
TRIADS
How to Play the C Major Scale
Left-Hand Bass and Right-Hand Triads
INTRODUCTION
Puttin' It Together
Left-Hand Triads and Right-Hand Melody
Gettin' It Together Again
MINOR SCALES
The Natural Minor Scale
Natural Jam
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
Eighth Notes
Diatonic Triads in 1st and 2nd Inversion
How to Use Inversions
Ties
Three Hot Minor Pentatonic Licks
Ledger Lines
The G Chord
The 12-Bar Blues
RIGHT-HAND CHORDS
Two-Finger Left-Hand Bass Pattern
Bass Pattern and Chords
Two-Finger Blues
LEFT-HAND CHORDS
Left-Hand Chords and Right-Hand Melody
Your First Accidental---The Flat
7th Chords
Left-Hand Warm-Ups
Both Hands Together
READING STANDARD MUSIC NOTATION
The Staff and Clefs
Finding the Notes on the Staff
Rhythm
Measures and Time Signatures
The Metronome
Let's Read Some Music
PLAYING CHORDS
The C Chord
The F Chord
Rhythmic Notation and Chord Charts
Two Chord Cool
Left-Hand Notes
Accidental Blues
THE MAJOR SCALE
The Sharp
The Major Scale Formula
Two New Chords---D7 and E7
The Classic Minor Pentatonic Chord Progression
Minor Rockslide
TRIAD INVERSIONS
The Total Deal
Right-Hand Notes
Cool Right-Hand Rock Patterns
Right-Hand Warm-Ups
12-Bar Blues in C
How to Hold Your Hands