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The Total Rock Keyboardist

A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Rock Keyboard Playing

By Joe Bouchard

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A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Rock Keyboard Playing. Keyboard/Piano; Method/Instruction. The Total Keyboardist. Instructional, Learn To Play and Rock. Instructional book and examples CD. Standard notation, fingerings, chord names and instructional text. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26066).

Item Number: AP.26066
ISBN 0739043129. With standard notation, fingerings, chord names and instructional text. Instructional, Learn To Play and Rock. 9x12 inches.

The Total Rock Keyboardist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of rock keyboard playing. This book is ideal for all skill levels, from absolute beginners to experienced prog-rockers. You'll learn everything you need to become a well-rounded player, from rhythm parts that support the band to flashy improvised solos. Along the way, you'll gradually learn important music theory such as chords, diatonic harmony, and scales. This book covers practicing tips, warm-ups, easy-to-understand theory, discussion of various keyboard instruments and their place in music history, left-hand bass lines in a variety of styles, tips for improvising melodies and keyboard solos, a wide variety of chords, and great songs and examples in the styles of innovative rock keyboardists-present and past. A CD is included with backing tracks to make practicing fun and easy.

  • About the Authors 
  • Introduction 
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started 
  • Sitting at the Keyboard 
  • Standing at the Keyboard 
  • The Keyboard 
  • Music Notation - Pitch 
  • Music Notation - Time 
  • Other Important Symbols and Info 
  • Half Steps and Whole Steps 
  • The Major Scale 
  • Intervals 
  • Chapter 2: Rock Music Theory 
  • Keys, Key Signatures, and Why We Use Them 
  • Cycle of 5ths 
  • Major Scale Fingerings 
  • The 12 Major Scales 
  • Minor Scales and the Relative Minor 
  • The 12 Minor Scales 
  • Chapter 3: Chords 
  • The Workhorse of Rock: the Triad 
  • Babylon 
  • Minor Chords 
  • House of the Rising Sun 
  • Major and Dominant 7th Chords 
  • First Call 
  • Minor 7th Chords 
  • Isle of Dreams 
  • Chapter 4: An Introduction to Rock Rhythms 
  • Syncopation 
  • Rhythmic Independence 
  • Over the Top 
  • Under the Depths 
  • Chapter 5: Basic Bass Lines 
  • Get 'Em Up 
  • Chapter 6: Arpeggios and Chord Inversions 
  • House of the Rising Sun: Arpeggios 
  • Chord Inversions 
  • Slash Chords 
  • Back to Babylon 
  • 7th Chord Inversions 
  • Down to Earth 
  • Pedal Tones 
  • Chapter 7: More Left-Hand Positions 
  • Boogie-Woogie Patterns 
  • Walkin' & Talkin' 
  • This Rock 'n' Roll Thing 
  • Octaves 
  • Almost There 
  • Broken Octaves 
  • All Night Station 
  • Boogie Lines in Octaves 
  • Saloon Spider 
  • Chapter 8: Pentatonic Scales and Beginning Improvisation 
  • Major Pentatonic Scales 
  • Deeper River 
  • Far As You Like 
  • Minor Pentatonic Scales 
  • New Life 
  • Off the Main Highway 
  • Chapter 9: The Blues 
  • The Blues Scale and Blue Notes 
  • See the Light 
  • The Grace Note 
  • Diatonic Triads 
  • The 12-Bar Blues 
  • Variations on the 12-Bar Blues 
  • Take to the Road 
  • Blues Line in the Bass = Rock Power Riffs 
  • Chapter 10: Funky Sixteenths 
  • Explosive Soul 
  • Chapter 11: In a Modal Mode 
  • The Dorian Mode 
  • Pure Magic 
  • The Mixolydian Mode 
  • Switch-a-Roo 
  • Chapter 12: Rock Ballads 
  • Roll On 
  • Pedal Technique 
  • Chapter 13: Electronic Keyboards 
  • Electric Piano 
  • Lucky 
  • Ping Pong 
  • The Rock Organ: The Mini and the Mighty 
  • Good Time Comin' 
  • Chapter 14: Important Rock Chords 
  • Power Chords 
  • Fingers on Flame 
  • Sus Chords 
  • Walk in the Sun 
  • Major 6 and Major 7 Chords 
  • Extensions: Major 9, Sharp 11, and Major 13 
  • No More Clouds 
  • Voicing 
  • Glow-in-the-Dark 
  • Voice Leading 
  • Time in Motion 
  • Chapter 15: Chord Progressions 
  • I-V-I 
  • I-IV-V-IV and V-IV-I 
  • Go Geppetto 
  • Shake it Up 
  • Why I-IV-V-I Rules Rock 'n' Roll 
  • Substitutions for I-IV-V-I 
  • I-vi-IV-V 
  • Sixteen Angels 
  • A Mixolydian Chord Progression (the Flat VII) 
  • My Friend Zippy 
  • Progressions East 
  • Chapter 16: Diatonic Soloing 
  • Diatonic 7th Chords 
  • Analyzing a Song 
  • Applying the Major Scale to a Solo 
  • Oolong Tea 
  • Phrasing, Chord Tones, and Passing Tones 
  • Oolong Groove 
  • Point of View 
  • Harmonizing Your Line 
  • Streetsweeping Troubadour 
  • Licks and Tricks 
  • 195 Relics 
  • Chapter 17: Minor Chord Extensions 
  • Minor 9, 11, and 13 Chords 
  • Voicing Minor Extensions 
  • Madman's Minors 
  • Chapter 18: Developing Bass Lines 
  • More Pedal Tones 
  • Rolls Like a Wave 
  • Walking Bass 
  • Walkin' Bass 
  • The Falling Bass 
  • Tip Jar Waltz 
  • Going for Baroque 
  • Chapter 19: More Scales and Modes 
  • Phrygian 
  • Wagons to Phrygia 
  • Lydian 
  • Lydian Mood 
  • Aeolian 
  • Galaxy of Love 
  • Harmonic Minor 
  • Harmonic Detective 
  • Chapter 20: Styles 
  • In the Style of Pink Floyd 
  • Full Moon Frenzy 
  • In the Style of Steely Dan 
  • Blue Mercedes 
  • Blues Rock 
  • Evenin' Dew 
  • Chapter 21: More Soloing and Harmonic Theory 
  • Solo Examples 
  • All I Need 
  • In Search of the Broken Chord 
  • Technically Tuneful 
  • Serendipity 
  • Relating Diatonic Harmonization to the Modes 
  • Arpeggios 
  • Pentatonic Scales 
  • Diatonic Harmonization of the Melodic and Harmonic Minor Scales 
  • Modal Interchange and Parallel Modes 
  • Modal Interchange Cadences 
  • Someday 
  • Moon Beams 
  • Chapter 22: Progressive Rock 
  • Odd Meter 
  • Sub-Plots 
  • Forces of Heaven 
  • Wake Up 
  • Conclusion 

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A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Rock Keyboard Playing

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