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14 Contemporary Styles

By Andrew D. Gordon

Piano - Intermediate/Advanced
Composed by Andrew D. Gordon. Spiral bound. Rock/Piano Instruction. Book & CD. Duration 70 minutes. Published by ADG Productions (AD.ADG004-CD).

Item Number: AD.ADG004-CD

ISBN 1882146115. 11 x 8.5 inches.

14 Contemporary Styles by Andrew D. Gordon is a unique 78 page book packed full of examples of how to play in the following musical styles: Rock, Latin, R&B, Country, Calypso, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, New Age, and Hip-Hop. Each example is between 32 to 48 measures in length featuring melody line, rhythm keyboards, bass line and drums, perfectly notated, for studying how each musical part is put together in a "band like situation." Common chord progressions associated with each style are used. An explanation of each style is presented along with advanced chord theory and voicings. Play in the styles of todays most popular keyboardists including Herbie Hancock, Yanni, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Riley, Michael McDonald, Eddie Palmieri, Nicky Hopkins, Keith Emerson, Dr. John, Jimmy Smith etc. Book/CD.

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  • 4

    Susan Grant
    Austin, TX
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  • 2009-08-02 00:00:00.0 Covers a lot of ground

    Gordon's book covers a lot of styles, so this is a better general introduction than most of the other books available. His teaching experience is evident in how he has structured the book. He has two tempos for each sample and gives students the option of playing combinations of...

    rhythm/harmony/melody. The accompaniment disk has a highly synthesized funk sound to it, so not sure if that reflects British taste or that it was done in 1992.

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