The Keyboard Style Resource

The Keyboard Style Resource
A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring New Techniques and Styles from Rock to Jazz

By Noah Baerman Keyboard/Piano Book & CD Item: 00-39298
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You've learned the basics of keyboard playing, so now it's time to explore new styles and techniques to help you become a well-rounded and more knowledgeable player. With The Keyboard Style Resource, you will be exposed to a variety of musical influences that will help you create a unique, original, and exciting sound. You'll learn how to use scales, chords, rhythms, and arpeggios, and how to solo in many different styles. Dig in and explore new concepts that will unleash your inner musical potential. The included CD clearly demonstrates the musical examples in the book.

* Explore a wide variety of styles from rock and reggae to classical and funk
* Learn about the styles and recordings of pioneering players
* Master techniques for accompaniment and soloing
* Features a concise glossary and overview of music theory
* Includes practical tips on how to create great keyboard parts


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Contents

Title Composer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE: Toolbox
Major Scales
Other Scales
Triads
Chord Inversion and Voice Leading
Diatonic Harmony
7th Chords
Swing Eighth Notes
Lead Sheets
CHAPTER TWO: Rock Keyboard
The I, IV, and V Chords
Basic Two-Handed Rock Chords
Rock Chords for Left Hand Only
Chord Rhythms
Chord Embellishment
Keep On Rockin' On
Single-Note Soloing
CHAPTER THREE: Pop Keyboard
Arpeggios
Ariana's Contemplation
The Slip-Note Technique
Slippin' with Floyd
Interpreting Melodies
Danny Boy (Lead Sheet)
Danny Boy (Solo Piano)
Danny Boy (Vocal Accompaniment)
CHAPTER FOUR: R&B Keyboard
Gospel Chord Techniques
Testify
Rhythm and Phrasing with Chords
Steveland
Imitating Guitar Rhythms
Gotta, Gotta, Gotta
CHAPTER FIVE: Blues Keyboard
Blue Notes
Blues Devices and Phrasing
Blues for the Iceman
Blues Accompaniment
Other Ways to Feel Blues Rhythm
The Bluest Day
Boogie-Woogie
Loafin' Boogie
CHAPTER SIX: World Music Keyboard Styles
Afro-Cuban Rhythms
Montunos
Mambo Para Tian
Cha-Cha-Chá
Bossa Nova
Samba
Reggae
Kingston Blues
Klezmer Piano Basics
CHAPTER SEVEN: Classical Piano
Minuet J. S. Bach
Little Prelude in C J. S. Bach
Presto W. A. Mozart
Minuet in G L. V. Beethoven
Prélude in B Minor F. Chopin
Promenade M. Mussorgsky
CHAPTER EIGHT: Jazz Piano
Basic Chord Voicings
Extending and Altering Chords
Four-Note Voicings
Two-Handed Voicings
Comping
Jazz Soloing
Soloing with Scales
Progressions with Modulations
Soloing with Arpeggios
Rebecca's Crib
Boppin' 'Til Dawn
Modes
Using Modes in Improvisation
Chromaticism and Ornamentation
Mo' Sweetness
Stride and Walking Bass
24 Hour Swing
CHAPTER NINE: Hybrid Styles
Jazz-Rock
Don 'N' Walt
Ragtime
The Entertainer Scott Joplin
Latin Jazz
Salsa Verde
Progressive Rock
A Prog Creation
Conclusion
APPENDIX A: Suggested Listening
APPENDIX B: Types of Keyboards
Piano
Vintage Instruments
Digital Keyboard
APPENDIX C: Glossary
Dynamics
Articulation
Other

Additional Information

Series: Style Resource Series
Author: Noah Baerman
Instrument: Keyboard/Piano
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-39298
ISBN 10: 0-7390-8910-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-8910-1
UPC: 038081439860

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