Complete Improvisation, Fills & Chord Progressions Book composed by Gail Smith. For Piano. Perfect binding, Theory & Harmony. Complete. All Styles. Intermediate. Book. 228 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.95761).
ISBN 9780786618415. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This book was written to provide a methodology for improvisation on the piano. Patterns are analyzed in and notated in all keys. Examples are given to illustrate how and where a fill fits. Then, step by step you can learn how to add the left hand accompaniment based on a lead sheet, or improvise with the right hand. While improvising, patterns may be woven into a beautiful tapestry of sound. Just as a kaleidoscope creates beautiful colorful patterns before your eye, the patterns in this book will enable you to create a kaleidoscope of musical sounds for your ears. Most of the book consists of short examples using familiar tunes.