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Discovering Rock Piano - Volume 1

Chords, Rhythms, Melodies and Improvisation

By Hans Moser

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Chords, Rhythms, Melodies and Improvisation. Composed by Hans Moser. Piano. Softcover with CD. 132 pages. Schott Music #ED13069. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017641).

Item Number: HL.49017641

ISBN 1847610277. 9.25x12 inches.

Now available in an English version: possibly the most useful textbook for all budding ROCK keyboarders. If you have always wished to play like Elton John, Bruce Hornsby, Stevie Wonder or Alicia Keys, then this book is perfect for you.

To all those who want to have fun while further developing their performance skills, 'Discovering Rock Piano' shows what it is all about. Chord playing, rhythmic confidence and instructions for improvisation with systematic exercises and songs form the focus of this first volume.

  • Foreword 
  • Introduction to Rock Playing 
  • Chapter 1: Playing Chords 
  • Triads, Conctruction, Inversion 
  • C Major 
  • G Major 
  • Chords in Other Major Keys 
  • D Major 
  • A Major 
  • F Major 
  • B flat major 
  • Minor Keys 
  • 4-Note Chords 
  • Chord Colourings 
  • Chapter 2: Rhythm 
  • Preliminary Remarks 
  • Basic Rhythms 
  • Chords for the Left Hand 
  • Rhythms for the Right Hand 
  • Broken Chords 
  • Rock Ballad 
  • Triplets 
  • Jazz Rock Rhythms 
  • Shuffle 
  • Chapter 3: Melody and Improvisation 
  • Major 6 Scale 
  • Other Major 6 Scales 
  • Blues Scale 
  • Other Blues Scales 
  • Minor Scale (Dorian) 
  • Improvisation on 4-Note Chords 
  • Changing Scales 
  • Appendix 
  • Designation of Stepwise Chords in Major Keys 
  • Summary of Chord Symbols 
  • Pentatonic Scales 
  • Rhythms