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Creative Chords, Book 1

Keyboard Improvisation Method

By Bradley Sowash

Piano - Early Intermediate
Keyboard Improvisation Method. Composed by Bradley Sowash. Spiral-bound. Method Book. 120 pages. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #JP50. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.JP50).

Item Number: KJ.JP50

ISBN 978-0-8497-9794-1.

This is the first book of a unique series designed for learning and teaching keyboard improvisation. Student who have mastered late-elementary level keyboard skills and who know basic theory concepts learn to play well-known melodies by ear, improvise embellishments and variations, add chords and accompaniment styles, and create full-sounding arrangements based on their tastes and preferences. To be studied either along side with traditional materials, or as a new direction of study, this series balances the ear and the eye for playing today's music. Teachers, even those with a limited background in improvisation, will find this series approachable and fun! The Kjos Interactive Practice Studio (IPS) technology provides access to orchestrated accompaniments (backing tracks), select video lessons with the author, additional detailed information/downloads, and more!

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  • 5

    Laurel Carroll
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  • September 01, 2018 Creative Chords, Book 1

    Fabulous book for teaching chords, improv and harmonization...even for teachers who are learning it themselves! The composer has such great ideas for learning to improvise that ANYONE can do it!! There is nothing superfluous here... everything is very practical and useful. Even the exercises are preparing students for playing...

    real music. I love the "Scaling the Chords" workout! If you want to learn how to play real music with I, IV, V chords in LH and tunes in the RH, and how to improvise off those tunes, this is your book!

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