Master chord theory ... in minutes! The Chord Wheel is a revolutionary device that puts the most essential and practical applications of chord theory into your hands. This tool will help you: Improvise and Solo – Talk about chops! Comprehend key structure like never before; Transpose Keys – Instantly transpose any progression into each and every key; Compose Your Own Music – Watch your songwriting blossom! No music reading is necessary.
“This is the kind of device that players of any instrument can use to enhance their musical understanding. Chord and key relationships are inseparable, and learning these relationships is a must in becoming a successful musician.”
– Alan Remington, Orange Coast College Music Dept. MORE»
When you reharmonize a tune, you give the melody new color by changing its underlying harmonies. Whether you direct a band or choir, play piano or guitar, or write film scores, you will find simple and innovative techniques to update songs and develop exciting new arrangements by studying the hundreds of copyrighted examples throughout this book. Reharmonization techniques covered include: simple substitution, diatonic approach, adding dominant and subdominant chords, harmonic displacement, modal interchange, and others. Includes examples and exercises on such tunes as: Black Orpheus • Blue in Green • The Girl from Ipanema • Isn't It Romantic? • Misty • Over the Rainbow • Stella by Starlight • and more. MORE»
Here's your personal introduction to the most versatile song charting system ever created, the Nashville Number System. Used for decades by the world's top studio musicians, the Number system allows you to chart an entire song for the whole band on a single sheet of paper in about five minutes! Whether you are a musician trying to break into the competitive world of session playing, a songwriter looking for a quick way to document your songs, or you're just looking for a better way to communicate musically with your band, this system is exactly what you need. The book includes access to online recordings of more than 90 musical examples recorded by some of the world's best session musicians. They will guide you through the Number system from its basic concepts to the most intricate nuances. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to take what you have learned and jam along with fully-produced tracks that have been custom-mixed for guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums.
Written by Jim Riley, the drummer for Rascal Flatts! Song Charting Made Easy will very simply change the way you think about music.
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»
A comprehensive guide to: notes, rests, counting, subdividing, time signatures, triplets, ties, dotted notes and rests, cut time, compound time, swing, shuffle, rhythm studies, counting systems, road maps and more!
“Provides a Britannica-like benefit to players whose reading skills are underdeveloped or in need of a good polishing.” – Rich Watson, Modern Drummer magazine MORE»
En este libro aprenderas ritmos y canciones de los estilos: norteno, banda, cumbia, bolero, balada, rock, mariachi, ranchera y muchos otros estilos mas. MORE»
Here is a facsimile edition of Francis O'Neill's classic 1907 collection of jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes. The Dance Music of Ireland has proved so valuable to musicians and has been circulated so widely that it has become known simply as “the book” – a virtual bible for many traditional players. Songs include: Kitty's Rambles • Off to the Hunt• The Highway to Dublin • The Eavesdropper • Have a Drink with Me • The Maid at the Well • Cherish the Ladies • Galway Tom • The Mountain Boy • Katie's Fancy • O'Sullivan's March • The Priest's Leap • The Humors of Whiskey • A Night at the Fair • Out on the Ocean • Courtney's Favorite • The Merry Old Woman • A Trip to the Cottage • Happy to Meet and Sorry to Part • Wellington's Advance • The Old Man's Delight • Willy Walsh's Jig • The Boys of the Town • and more. MORE»
Learn the creative mindset and acquire the technical tools necessary for improvisation. These concepts and exercises will help you to discover a deeper source of music making, a greater quality of authenticity, and a discernable change in sound and phrasing that will enhance your performances of written music. You will learn to play by ear, apply musical theory to your instrument, and engage creatively with the elements of music, giving you a long menu of musical options. The accompanying recording includes demonstration and play-along tracks. You will learn: tools to connect melodic imagination to your instrument, with an enhanced sense of physicality; how to use scales, chords, modes, progressions, and other structures in your improvisation; a broad rhythm vocabulary; improvisation techniques for standard progressions, such as blues and II V's; to create richer lines by using approach notes, neighbor tones, and embellishments into an improvised melodic line. MORE»
This book presents a clear and direct path to experiencing the feel of pulse and rhythm. The exercises are fun and mentally challenging while incorporating the use of our physical selves for a whole body experience of music. Todd Isler has found a way to illuminate the logic and beauty within even the most complex rhythmic system, and this guide will be invaluable for vocalists and instrumentalists alike. MORE»
A comprehensive source for sight-reading fundamentals, including notes, rhythms, keys, positions, and scale forms. Also teaches reading from chord symbols, following charts, creating walking bass lines, slides, ghost notes, and other techniques. MORE»
Learn the building blocks to play songs and create your own music! This unique learning system designed by John McCarthy guides you through 500 of the most important chords used in all genres of music. Each chord is shown with player's perspective & front views. Use the tablature and downloadable audio demonstrations to play each chord quickly and easily. Learn the chord formulas used to construct each chord so you can create your own inversions and chord scale formulas to put chords together and write your own songs. Over 500 professional backing tracks and playing examples! Download the audio demonstrations and hear every note of each chord played slowly one note at a time and all together. Play them on your computer, potable device or burn them to a CD. As a bonus, you will gain access to the music and backing tracks for 17 of the most common progressions of all time. Use these full band backing tracks play many of the chords from this book and learn how to apply them to create songs and progressions. In addition, you get FREE lifetime membership to The Rock House Method® lesson support system on the web. Use the number found inside this book to register for support at www.RockHouseMethod.com. Use this fully interactive lesson support site along with your product to enhance your learning experience, expand your knowledge, link with instructors and connect you to a community of people around the world who are learning to play music using The Rock House Method®. MORE»
A unique graphic guide showing the chord positions and fingering of 120 important chords in all keys. MORE»
The Berklee in the Pocket Essential Songwriter is an accessible reference guide that will quickly lead songwriters to ideas that are at the heart of countless hit songs. The tips and strategies jam-packed into this concise guide will help you tackle writer's block and gain fresh insight into the songwriting process. Includes: the 17 chord progressions that are at the heart of the most popular hit songs, guitar charts and keyboard chords showing how to play progressions in all 12 keys, tips to customize essential chord progressions to suit your own songs, contact info for businesses and organizations most important to the working songwriter, and more! MORE»
Even if you have never read a note of music before, this fifty-one minute DVD will teach you how. It's also an excellent refresher for those who had learned to read music but have now forgotten how. The book guides the reader through rhythm, scales and intervals, keys, and tonality, right through to score reading. MORE»
Full-score of the re-engraved 1967 edition of the revised edition from 1947. MORE»