Intelligent Lessons of Music Knowledge (Guitar and Piano) Volume Iii: Mary Sewall
Media Type : DVDLevel : BeginningMusical Genre : All StylesSeries : Anyone Can PlayNumber of pages : 45This course is designed both for beginners and for amateur players who want to play their favorite songs without having to spend years in traditional piano study. You will learn chord formulas, chord progressions, left-hand accompaniment techniques, and right-hand melody work. No previous knowledge of music is necessary. Includes free instructional booklet at http://www.melbay.com/DVDbooklets/index.asp. (45-minutes)
Seven Studies in Pop Piano is a collection of short piano pieces, with accompanying notes, that helps you to learn how to play pop piano - the style of piano playing associated with major names like Ben Folds, Elton John, Sara Bareilles, Lady Gaga and many more. It´s a very diverse style of music, but the studies in book demonstrate some of the most important ideas and techniques. Each of the studies comes with detailed notes and explanation of the harmonic structures, chords, techniques and expression used, and suggestions on how to improvise on the chord progressions in the studies. To get the most out of the book you need to be able to read piano sheet music and understand basic music theory concepts like key and time signatures. If you haven´t done much previous work with pop chords (which are often overlooked in traditional piano lessons) the book offers some detailed information and advice on how to develop your knowledge. Whether you want to improve your general piano skills, write your own pop, rock, or ballad-style piano songs, or just play your favourite songs with added style and flair, Seven Studies in Pop Piano will help you.
In this hour, more people than ever before in US history are living alone. But they´re not an example of an isoalted America, full of strangers who don´t connect. They´re living lives of fullment and social engagement. Eric Klinenberg writes about the trend in Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. Next, why are we so obsessed with finding someone who completes us? What if we´re already complete? That´s what Michael Cobb wonders. In his book Single he argues that it´s time to take the pressure off couples and look at other ways of living.Then, Alan Doyle is the lead singer of the band Great Big Sea, a group comprised of friends that´s been around for years. He stopped by our studios to talk about the ins and outs of his first solo album, Boy on Bridge. After that, when life gives you lemons, sometimes you make lemonade. And sometimes you write, and bake and play piano at three 3 am. That´s what Dominique Browning did after she and her staff were let go when the magazine, House and Garden folded. She writes about getting to know herself in the book Slow Love.And finally, When people let go of religion, they often let go of the fellowship and community that go along with the faith. But Greg Epstein is trying to change that. As Harvard University´s Humanist Chaplain, he´s forging new models of community-building without God. [Broadcast Date: September 26, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120926/rt_tbon_120926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, more people than ever before in US history are living alone. But they´re not an example of an isoalted America, full of strangers who don´t connect. They´re living lives of fullment and social engagement. Eric Klinenberg writes about the trend in Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. Next, why are we so obsessed with finding someone who completes us? What if we´re already complete? That´s what Michael Cobb wonders. In his book Single he argues that it´s time to take the pressure off couples and look at other ways of living.Then, Alan Doyle is the lead singer of the band Great Big Sea, a group comprised of friends that´s been around for years. He stopped by our studios to talk about the ins and outs of his first solo album, Boy on Bridge. After that, when life gives you lemons, sometimes you make lemonade. And sometimes you write, and bake and play piano at three 3 am. That´s what Dominique Browning did after she and her staff were let go when the magazine, House and Garden folded. She writes about getting to know herself in the book Slow Love.And finally, When people let go of religion, they often let go of the fellowship and community that go along with the faith. But Greg Epstein is trying to change that. As Harvard University´s Humanist Chaplain, he´s forging new models of community-building without God. [Broadcast Date: July 12, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130712/rt_tbon_130712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The (Well) Informed Piano:Artistry and Knowledge UPA Miguel G. Henriques
DescriptionNow available as a book and CD edition. The primary purpose of part four is to allow the pupil to develop efficiency and fluency in the application of knowledge gained in the earlier books. Several new keys are introduced, ledger lines are presented, the dotted crotchet is explained, and simple use of the pedal. The accompanying CD is a wonderful tool for enhancing this method with highly acclaimed midi-orchestrated backing tracks. Practice becomes so much fun! Each track is split to enable the pupil to hear both Piano part and accompaniment if the balance is centred, the accompaniment without the Piano is the balance control is all the way to the left, and the Piano part alone if it is all the way to the right! An ideal accompaniment to practice.
Pam Wedgwood’s Piano Basics 1 (Beginner to Pre-Grade Level 1) takes you on your first steps to becoming a pianist and well-rounded musician. This unique method provides the building blocks to develop a sound technique in an imaginative and practical way, whilst also establishing essential theory and general musical knowledge. Packed with plenty of Pam’s toetapping, irresistible pieces, there’s no better way to learn the piano! Warm-ups, fun exercises and great tunes throughout: from Pam’s own jazzy pieces plus well-known tunes. Theory quizzes and fact files help to develop a broad knowledge of music. Teacher’s piano accompaniments for many of the pieces bring the music to life. The accompanying CD contains complete performances and imaginative backing tracks to play along with. A host of online supporting resources is available to download from here
Kleeb, JeanJazzy PianoJean Kleeb is known for his highly sensitive and stylistically solid jazz piano arrangements of familiar tunes and even classical works.This new selection is based on sharply contrasting pieces that he has transformed into appealing jazz numbers. Among them are ´´El pueblo unido” (Sergio Ortega), ´´Jamaica farewell” (traditional), ´´Passacaglia Jazz” (Jean Kleeb), an English and a German folk song and a new Brahms arrangement.- Includes many well-known melodies- Typical jazz performance techniques- Contrasting styles are presentedThe authorJean Kleeb is a Brazilian pianist, choral conductor and arranger who lives in Germany. His concerts and workshops provide an exciting insight into his skills and knowledge. Edition no.: BA 10627ISMN: 9790006544233Volume / Series: Ready to PlayLanguage(s) of text: German, EnglishProduct format: Performance score(s), AnthologyIncludes the following individual parts: PianoBinding: StapledPages / Format: 28 S. - 30,0 x 23,0 cm
Noted jazz pianist, composer, recording artist and educator Andy LaVerne has drawn from his decades of experience playing with master musicians from Getz to Lovano to create this comprehensive compendium of contemporary moving voicings. Quartal, quintal, drop 2, dominant 7b9/diminished, triadic, whole tone and chromatic performance proven voicings pioneered by McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Andy himself are presented and fleshed out in all twelve keys. This book picks up where others leave off, enabling you to replace static chords with voicings that move melodically, dramatically, and gracefully over the entire range of the keyboard. Firmly rooted in contemporary jazz theory, the emphasis is on practical performance applications. Andy ties it all together with illustrations of comping choruses for five standard jazz tunes. Chords in Motion satisfies a long awaited need in actual comping situations, and shows you how to move chords through varying harmonic rhythms. FINALLY – a book that gives you moving voicings, and sets them in motion in all twelve keys. Chords in Motion is a valuable resource for all keyboardists, arrangers, and instrumentalists. Activate, animate, and energize your comping with this encyclopedic volume. 156 pages, spiral bound for easy opening.Andy carries the flame of jazz piano tradition and just great music. He always inspires me.Chick CoreaThis is a great book! I am going to sit down and play through this!! I am always telling my non-piano playing students how important it is to work with (and internalize) the sounds that we live with all our lives as Jazz musicians. Coltrane spent years sitting at the piano and so should all of us!!!John PatitucciBerklee College of MusicOne thing about Andy…he is complete as can be and has been consistently so for years in both his teaching materials and playing. He is completely knowledgeable in such a way that when I play with him, I know he KNOWS!! Plus he is one of the smoothest and polished of players around. Great book…encyclopedic in content.Dave LiebmanFounder, Artistic Director, International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ)I´ve played and recorded with Andy LaVerne many times over the years and in many different settings and he´s always come up with the hippest, most interesting chords in the most musical way! His way of playing and looking at chords inspires me as a drummer and his rhythm section partner to play things that are in turn inspiring to the rest of the band. This book, helps musicians, understand, in a clear thoughtful presentation, how to go about getting this together.Billy DrummondJazz Drummer, Educator, Juilliard, NYUChords in Motion is an outstanding and comprehensive guide by Andy LaVerne, whose encyclopedic knowledge, decades of experience and brilliance as a performer and educator make this an invaluable handbook of modern jazz piano harmony. Its user-friendly, intelligent design enables musicians to expand their harmonic palette and potentially transform their playing, writing and arranging. Chords in Motion is an invaluable contribution to jazz musicians!Lynne ArrialeJazz Pianist, Composer, Educator, Associate Professor of Jazz Piano, Director of Small Ensembles, University of North FloridaChords in Motion is exactly the book I´d expect from Andy LaVerne. It´s clear, openhearted and inspiring, as has been every conversation I´ve had with Andy over the years. Long a fan of his playing, I have enjoyed this look behind the curtain at how Andy LaVerne formulated his signature style. One other thing -- any pianist, no matter his/her approach, will gain insight into what will surely be new and exciting musical directions.Pete MalinverniJazz Pianist, Educator, Director of Jazz Studies, SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of MusicWhat a great resource for expanding the harmonic palette! Chords in Motion is a must have for the aspiring young jazz pianist as well as the seasoned veteran. Another winner from Andy!Paul SchmelingJazz Pianist, Educator, Chair Emeritus, Piano Department, Berklee College of MusicIn Chords in Motion, I recognize chords and sounds that have inspired me to compose and play: harmony from the music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. This book is well organized, and from the beginning gets you playing. Each chord structure is explained and developed. There is plenty to practice. I especially like the exercises using contrary motion, arpeggiation & pivot, and the application...