Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Rock Keyboard

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Rock Keyboard
Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!

By Joe Bouchard Keyboard/Piano Book & DVD Item: 00-42710
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Upon completion of this book, you will be able to play from popular piano sheet music and lead sheets, and be ready to play in a band! Alfred Music's exclusive TNT 2 software lets you customize the audio tracks for practice. Use it to slow down tracks, isolate and loop parts, and change tempos and keys.

Features:
*The easiest way to learn to play rock keyboard
*Step-by-step explanation on how to read music
*Learn basics like how to sit at the keyboard and proper hand position
*Easy-to-understand approach to scales and chords
*Music examples in the style of Billy Joel, The Kingsmen, Coldplay, Ben Folds Five, and more.
*Essential chord chart with all the major and minor chords for the right hand


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Contents

Title
INTRODUCTION
WHAT YOU NEED TO TEACH YOURSELF TO PLAY ROCK KEYBOARD
SITTING AT THE KEYBOARD
STANDING AT THE KEYBOARD
TUNING YOUR INSTRUMENT
HOW THE FINGERS ARE NUMBERED
THE MECHANICS OF PIANO KEYBOARDS
ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS
DYNAMICS
FOUR GOOD REASONS FOR PLAYING WITH CURVED FINGERS
THE TWO BLACK-KEY GROUP AND THE THREE BLACK-KEY GROUP
BEGINNING TO PLAY
RIGHT-HAND C POSITION
GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH MUSIC
QUARTER NOTES
HALF NOTES
WHOLE NOTES
LEFT-HAND C POSITION
Left-Hand Warm-up
4/4 TIME
PLAYING AN EASY SONG WITH EACH HAND
Easy Song for Right Hand
Easy Song for Left Hand
INTRODUCING THE GRAND STAFF
Five-Note Song
MELODIC INTERVALS--2NDS AND 3RDS
Whole Rest
MELODIC INTERVALS--4THS AND 5THS
HARMONIC INTERVALS--2NDS AND 3RDS
Going Home
HARMONIC INTERVALS--4TH AND 5THS
Quarter Rest
Half Rest
ROCK RIFFS FOR THE LEFT HAND--HARMONIC INTERVALS IN 5THS AND 6THS
Rockin' Away
Road to Rock Mountain
C MAJOR AND F MAJOR CHORDS
CHORDS WARM-UPS FOR THE LEFT HAND
Rockin' Away Again
INTRODUCING THE G7 CHORD IN THE LEFT HAND
Working
Susannah Rocks
Memphis Calling
Come On, Move It
IMPORTANT ROOT CHORDS IN THE KEY OF C
C Chord in the Right Hand
C Chord in the Left Hand
Notes of a Major Triad
F Chord in the Right Hand
F Chord in the Left Hand
G Chord in the Right Hand
G Chord in the Left Hand
PLAYING ROOT-POSITION CHORDS IN BOTH HANDS
SONG WITH ROOT-POSITION C, F, AND G CHORDS
Flying Higher
THE C MAJOR SCALE
DIATONIC TRIADS AND CHORDS
Seaside Dreaming
Lost in a Dream
Confidence in the Chords
NEW HAND POSITIONS
LA BAMBA-STYLE ROCK
Mexican Dance Party
INTRODUCING THE EIGHTH NOTE AND EIGHTH REST
Stomping at the Drive-In
INTRODUCING THE ARPEGGIO
Van Go Arpeggios
Southland Song
SONGS WITH STRONG BASSLINES
Five Alarm Fire
SHARPS, FLATS, AND NATURALS--THE BLACK KEYS
MORE ABOUT SHARPS, FLATS, AND NATURALS
HALF STEPS & WHOLE STEPS
House of the Rising Sun
THE MAJOR CHORD AND THE MINOR CHORD
Space Oddity 101
INTRODUCING OCTAVES
PLAYING OCTAVE MELODIES IN THE RIGHT HAND AND LEFT HAND
Yo-Yo Heave Ho (Volga Boatman Song)
ALTERNATING OCTAVES FOR QUICK AND EASY ACCOMPANIMENT
Rocking Yankee Doodle
PLAYING WITH THE LEFT HAND IN THE TREBLE CLEF AND PLAYING WITH THE RIGHT HAND IN THE BASS CLEF
Right Hand
Left Hand
The Two-Finger Blues
PREPARATION FOR "WHEN THE SAINTS ROCK"
Accent
When the Saints Rock
SWING FEEL AND ALTERNATING OCTAVES
Hot Time Shuffle
ROCK BALLAD STYLE
Rainy Day Sunshine
CHORD INVERSIONS
CHORD INVERSIONS IN ROCK
Body Rocking Baby
Friday Night Dance Party
KEY SIGNATURES AND MORE SCALES
MAJOR 7TH AND DOMINANT 7TH CHORDS
USING DOMINANT 7TH CHORDS WITH INVERSIONS
WARM UP FOR "WHERE'S LOUIE?"
Grace Note
Where's Louie?
SYNCOPATION--GOTTA HAVE THAT RHYTHM!
MORE SYNCOPATION
Down Home Feeling
The Piano Guy
Timepieces
MORE LEFT-HAND ROCK AND ROLL PATTERNS
Left Hand No. 1
Left Hand No. 2
TRIPLETS
The Zombieland Boogie
ARPEGGIOS WITH SYNCOPATION
VERY LOW NOTES ON THE PIANO
Downtown Coffee Shop
Purple Smoke Rings
DICTIONARY OF ESSENTIAL CHORDS

Additional Information

Series: Teach Yourself Series
Author: Joe Bouchard
Instrument: Keyboard/Piano
Format: Book & DVD-ROM
Page Count: 80
Item Number: 00-42710
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1424-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1424-9
UPC: 038081482897

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