$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
12-Bar Blues in C
RIGHT-HAND CHORDS
Two-Finger Left-Hand Bass Pattern
Bass Pattern and Chords
7th Chords
The Staff and Clefs
Finding the Notes on the Staff
Rhythm
Measures and Time Signatures
The Metronome
Cool Right-Hand Rock Patterns
Middle C
The Hands
How to Hold Your Hands
Right-Hand Notes
Rests
Two-Finger Blues
LEFT-HAND CHORDS
Left-Hand Chords and Right-Hand Melody
Your First Accidental---The Flat
Accidental Blues
THE MAJOR SCALE
The Sharp
The Major Scale Formula
How to Play the C Major Scale
TRIADS
Left-Hand Bass and Right-Hand Triads
Puttin' It Together
Left-Hand Triads and Right-Hand Melody
Gettin' It Together Again
MINOR SCALES
The Natural Minor Scale
Natural Jam
Eighth Notes
Three Hot Minor Pentatonic Licks
Two New Chords---D7 and E7
The Classic Minor Pentatonic Chord Progression
Two Chord Cool
Ledger Lines
The G Chord
The 12-Bar Blues
Right-Hand Warm-Ups
Left-Hand Notes
Left-Hand Warm-Ups
Both Hands Together
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
Minor Rockslide
READING STANDARD MUSIC NOTATION
Rhythmic Notation and Chord Charts
TRIAD INVERSIONS
Diatonic Triads in 1st and 2nd Inversion
How to Use Inversions
The Total Deal
INTRODUCTION
About the Author
INTRODUCING THE KEYBOARD
Let's Read Some Music
PLAYING CHORDS
The C Chord
The F Chord
The Piano Keyboard
Ties