These key stickers for use with all keyboards make learning to play simple! MORE»
This book teaches children how to use an electronic keyboard through easy instruction, color-coded notation and stickers, lots of illustrations, games and puzzles, and plenty of songs that kids will be able to play right away. Songs in Book 1 include: Alouette • Can Can • Chopsticks • It's Raining, It's Pouring • Kum Ba Yah • London Bridge • Skip to My Lou • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star • and more. Book 2 also available: 00102134/$5.95 MORE»
Fundamentals of Piano Technique was developed by Leon Conus (1871-1944) and Olga Conus (1890-1976) during many decades of teaching and performing, and through association with the most prominent Russian musicians of the time – including Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Medtner. The exercises in this method are concise and efficient, focusing on the elements of good playing: control, touch, nuance, and musicianship. This book can be used by students at all levels of development, and with all shapes and sizes of hands. The preparatory exercises allow students to begin using the book within their first year of lessons. A systematic approach allows the hands to develop gradually, avoiding dangerous tension or muscle damage. Topics include: preparatory exercises; extension exercises; five-finger exercises; flexibility of the thumb; trill exercises; scales & arpeggios; wrist development; double notes; and more. MORE»
Whether you're a beginner, an amateur, a professional, or a teacher, you can develop the skills essential for a blues stylistic performance with this excellent step-by-step guide. The hands-on instruction presented includes information on basic chords and patterns, improvisation, blues styles and genres, licks and playing techniques, and much more. Historical information on the roots of blues piano music is presented, along with a list of notable blues pianists. It's all here in a single indispensable volume, along with demonstration audio tracks available online. MORE»
The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Book 2 is a detailed, easy-to-use guide for anyone interested in furthering their jazz piano skills. There are many harmonic concepts, useful licks, and comping techniques for you to absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book. Includes: harmonic exercises; melodic vocabulary; chord progressions and substitutions; melodic minor scale theory; locked-hands style; drop-two voicings; stride; walking bass lines; Latin styles; modern sounds; and much more!
“This is a powerhouse of a book – a real 'owner's manual' for the jazz piano mind. Mark Davis presents the essential material in easily digestible packets, each buidling on the last, and as a whole building on the concepts from the first book. I'll be referring both beginning and intermediate students to this course.” – Geoffrey Keezer, multiple Grammy®-nominated pianist. MORE»
Expand your keyboard knowledge with the Keyboard Lesson Goldmine series! The series contains four books: Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock. Each volume features 100 individual modules that cover a giant array of topics. Each lesson includes detailed instructions with playing examples. You'll also get extremely useful tips and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus two audio CDs featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book!
100 Jazz Lessons includes scales, modes and progressions; Latin jazz styles; improvisation ideas; harmonic voicings; building your chops; and much more! MORE»
Designed to take you from the beginning to an early intermediate level, this self-taught method presents concepts in a friendly, down-to-earth way. Plenty of classical pieces that gradually increase in difficulty are included, along with audio recorded by the author to help you practice your new skills. You'll learn piano technique and music theory along with repertoire to perform for your friends and family, or simply for your own enjoyment. Discover the delights of playing the piano as you teach yourself! MORE»
This workbook for the left hand on the piano is ideal for: piano students who have difficulty reading bass staff notes; piano players who want to strengthen their sightreading skills; musicians and music students who read only treble clef, but need or want to expand their bass staff note reading; budding composers who want to write for instruments that read bass clef; singers that wnat to improve accompaniment for themselves; or high school/college level music students who read treble clef and need to learn basic keyboard skills for the bass clef. MORE»
This is the ultimate book for learning and mastering all nine Western scales and modes, whether you read music or not. This book brings together the music fundamentals of scales, modes, and all 30 major and minor keys presented in easy to follow visual graphics, music notation with solfege (moveable “do”), and bonus theory lessons. It is the perfect supplement for music lessons (all instruments and voice), music theory classes, group piano, musicianship-aural skills, and piano proficiency classes. All ages, all levels.
Includes several motivational elements to ensure student success: (1) straightforward, step by step presentation in order to gain complete musical fluency; (2) two practice charts to keep track of progress; (3) suggested approach, lesson plans, and inspirational message for students; (4) theory lessons for a deeper dive into music fundamentals and to build foundational music vocabulary; (5) fun “favorite scales and modes notepad” pages; (6) tips on how to practice, study, memorize, with an emphasis on improvisation and performing; (7) vibrant and engaging color graphics to enhance the learning experience.
Organized by tonic - 9 Western scales and modes presented from the same starting point (18 tonics). Organized by 15 major keys (modes presented in the context of each key). Major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales. Dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, and locrian modes. Relative and parallel key relationships, master the Circle of 5ths and all 30 major and minor key signatures. Scale degrees, solfege (moveable “do”), letter names, piano-keyboard graphics, music notation on the grand staff (bass and treble clefs). MORE»
Dr. John, a veritable encyclopedia of music and lore, immerses you in all aspects of New Orleans boogie and blues piano. These intimate sessions are as close to taking private lessons with a blues master as you will get. This complete edition includes online access to audio demonstration tracks for download or streaming, as well as three books: Volume 1 – In-Depth Sessions with a Master Musician; Volume 2 – Building a Blues Repertoire; Volume 3 – Sanctifying the Blues. MORE»
A clear and easy guide to getting the most out of your new electronic keyboard. The book contains easy instruction on playing techniques and using electronic keyboard features to enhance your playing. Includes songs that use the techniques demonstrated in the lessons, and comes complete with ABC key stickers to help you remember note names. MORE»
This large, colorful poster printed on gloss stock is perfect for piano studios! It showcases 84 piano chord diagrams in all 12 keys and 7 scales, displayed in treble clef and bass clef notation, as well as a visual keyboard diagram. Each poster is rolled up and wrapped in plastic for portable, easy shipping and storage. MORE»
This book contains tips, suggestions, advice, musical examples, and other useful information garnered through a lifetime of Hammond organ study and professional gigging. Included in the book are dozens of entries gleaned from firsthand experience, including: funky scales and modes; unconventional harmonies; creative chord voicings; cool drawbar settings; ear-grabbing special effects; professional gigging advice; practicing effectively; making good use of the pedals; and much more! Grammy-nominated Hammond organist Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. An integral part of the New York City jazz scene, he was worked with such notable artists as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Lou Donaldson, and countless others. Brian regularly writes master classes for Keyboard magazine and is a Nord-endorsed artist. He also gives seminars and teaches private lessons all over the world.
Online audio is accessed at halleonard.com/mylibrary MORE»
The authentic guide to traditional and modern blues keyboard playing, with rhythm and soloing concepts for piano and organ. Build your blues vocabulary with ideas for ensemble playing; intros, turnarounds, licks and endings; piano and organ accompaniment; phrasing and soloing; and much more. Written by Marty Sammon, the keyboardist in Buddy Guy's acclaimed band. This book includes access to audio demonstration tracks online for download or streaming featuring Marty and his band playing the examples in the book. MORE»
If you are a pianist who has already developed some ability on your instrument, and have an interest in learning about blues and boogie woogie, this book is tailor-made for you. Jazz and swing are also discussed. You'll focus on many aspects of these styles, proceeding slowly at first, then progressing more quickly after the fundamentals have been introduced. Most of the songs and arrangements are at the intermediate level. The online audio features demo tracks, as well as stylistic backing tracks – with bass and drums only – so you can play along as the soloist. Topics covered include: 12-bar blues • left-hand bass patterns • right-hand licks • turnarounds & endings • swing & dotted rhythms • improvisation • and much more.
The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. MORE»