A Hands-On Beginner's Course in Traditional Rock Styles. Keyboard Instruction. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Published by Homespun (HL.311012).
Item Number: HL.311012
ISBN 0634062212. 9x12 inches.
This easy play-along course will have you rockin' and rollin' in no time – even if you've never played this kind of piano before! David Cohen (The Blues Project, Country Joe and the Fish) starts you at the beginning, quickly getting you into the theory needed to understand the chord progressions, rhythm grooves and bluesy licks of rock. You'll soon be playing the riffs pioneered by Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard and other early piano greats! David helps you build coordination between left and right hand, teaching a variety of bass lines and treble licks and solos. You'll learn how to use techniques such as the glissando, the shuffle, Chuck Berry-style eighth note grooves, clavé (Bo Diddley) rhythms and the rock ballad. As he teaches, David passes on invaluable info on blues scales, turnarounds, ending licks, advice about playing in a band and much more. BONUS: Includes 3 backing tracks by a full rock rhythm section so you can practice what you've learned and play along! Level 1.