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Pattern Play 3

Inspiring Creativity at the Piano

By Akiko and Forrest Kinney

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Inspiring Creativity at the Piano. Composed by Akiko and Forrest Kinney. Improvisation. Pattern Play series. Book. 40 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.PT03).

Item Number: FH.PT03

ISBN 978-1-55440-304-2.

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 3 explores world-music, classical, jazz, boogie, blues, and popular styles, and introduces improvisation using scales and modes with one flat and the major blues scale. Students also begin creating music with triads, and 7th, and 9th chords.