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Pattern Play 1

Inspiring Creativity at the Piano

By Akiko and Forrest Kinney

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Piano
Inspiring Creativity at the Piano. Composed by Akiko and Forrest Kinney. Improvisation. Pattern Play series. Book. 48 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.PT01).

Item Number: FH.PT01
ISBN 978-1-55440-302-8.

By using this intuitive and fun series, students can improvise in classical and popular styles with ease! From the first experience, Pattern Play introduces technique in an enjoyable way, including scales, modes, intervals, and chords, and helps to build an understanding of theory. An ideal complement to traditional piano study.

Pattern Play offers students of all ages and levels an opportunity to create, explore, and enjoy making music. Four progressive volumes provide a sequential collection of the patterns from which music is made. By playing with these patterns, students will learn to improvise and compose music in a wide variety of styles, including classical, jazz, and popular! This intuitive approach to improvisation gives students a solid foundation in musicality and theory, making it an ideal complement to traditional piano study. Pattern Play 1 explores world-music, classical, and popular styles, and introduces improvisation on all black and all white keys, major, minor, and blues scales, intervals, and triads.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    México Puebla
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • July 10, 2014 excelent book

    Pattern play 1, is a very simple didactic book that takes you by the hand, step by step, from the initial creative ideas begin to improvise. I like the method and highly recommend it is fun and entertaining thanks to Master Forrest Kinney thank you for this contribution to music...

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  • 5

    Location:
    Round Rock, Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • November 25, 2012 remove book

    In group class, You must remove the book of the student that plays the treble part. This helps them to understand that they must make up the melody. This book is for level 3.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Round Rock, Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • October 26, 2012 great!

    Students love this. I was never taught improvisation, and this allows me to teach improvisation. I use it in group class. It's wonderful! It's level 3.

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  • 5

    Location:
    California
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 16, 2012 Pattern Play 1 Review

    I met the author of Pattern Play 1 at a conference, and saw a wonderful demonstration of people playing from the book. Since then I have been using this book to teach improvisation to piano students. It offers basic musical ideas in various styles of performance, and suggests how to...

    work with these ideas. Pattern Play 1 starts on the black keys and moves to the white keys. The book is very helpful. I recommend Pattern Play 1 for anyone who can read music. I am also using Pattern Play 2, and I recommend that book for more advanced pianists.

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  • 5

    Location:
    USA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • November 04, 2011 Excellent Resource

    Pattern Play 1 is an excellent tool for teaching improvisation to the beginning student. While I had taught the pentatonic scale to my beginners, and this starts with F sharp pentatonic scale, this makes it much easier to move beyond the initial steps. Because I was never taught improv as...

    a child or teen, I find this helps me a great deal, and the students find it helps them break thruogh the "I can't do improv" barrier.

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