Author: Jake Jackson
Publisher: Flame Tree
Release Date: 2012-05-01
The perfect companion to Piano & Keyboard Chords, Advanced Piano Chords is a handy resource for those who feel they are ready to take the next step. The simple and clean layout provides 15 chords per key, with positions for left and right hand, covering majors, minors, 9ths, augmented 5ths, diminished 9ths, 11ths, 13ths and add 9ths. Ideal for playing genres such as jazz and musical theatre, this no-nonsense, easy-to-carry, spiral-bound book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or handbag with the minimum of fuss and will help musicians become more accomplished pianists.
Author: Ann Collins
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2005-05-03
An extremely useful volume for pianists who wish to expand their skills at playing chords or reading melody lines and adding their own accompaniment. Major and minor triads, dominant 7th chords, diminished triads, augmented triads and more are all clearly explained and diagrammed.
Author: Elizabeth C. Axford
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Intended as a guide, Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers lists hundreds of music-related apps organized by category, including singing, musical instruments, music theory and composition, songwriting, improvisation, recording, evaluating music performances, listening to music, music history and literature, music appreciation, and more.
Author: Valerie Cisler
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2005-05-03
This practical resource provides foundational tools for scale, chord and arpeggio playing; exercises for developing precision, speed, agility and clarity of tone; and exercises and etudes that focus on a variety of technical challenges.
Author: Bob Phillips
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Sound Innovations: Sound Development for Advanced String Orchestra continues the emphasis on playing with a characteristic, beautiful sound, but also focuses on 3-octave scales, particularly scales that students will need for regional auditions and all-states. Advanced technical skills are presented in four levels, consistent with the revolutionary Sound Innovations structure: (1) Sound Tone, (2) Sound Bowing, (3) Sound Shifting, and (4) Sound Scales and Arpeggios. The levels can be used in the order that is best for your students, as individual warm-ups, or as structured units. The perfect book to follow Sound Development for Intermediate String Orchestra, or for any advanced string ensemble or individual learner, your students will further refine the proper use of the bow, bow strokes, shifting, and 3-octave scales.
Author: Ferdinand Schulz
Publisher: Alfred Music
Written in the latter part of the 19th century, this volume remains one of the most useful books of scales and arpeggios. Palmer's fine edition discusses the construction of scales from tetrachords and the Circle of Fifths as preparatory material to a presentation of all the major and minor scales and their cadences. The chromatic scale and suggestions for practicing scales in varied rhythms conclude the work.
Author: Rosa Suen
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Piano Lesson Level 6: Learn This Trick to get Piano Bar MusicWe are now moving into more advanced piano playing in this Reharmonization Series. Many of my students love piano bar music and they want to capture those cocktail sounds in their music arrangement. Did you know that it is not difficult at all to create those sounds? If you are following this Reharmonization series, make sure you grasp the concept of Dominant Chords & Secondary Dominant Chords in Level 5.Here's the Secret: To get into cool jazzy style of playing, you need to focus on the dominant chords and secondary dominant chords. Learn to just alter one tone, and that tone will create that cocktail sound that you want to hear in your music. Cocktail style of music functions and moves in the Circle movement of 6-2-5-1. The TRICK is to alter a tone in some of these dominant chords.In this course, you are going to learn how to 25 Music Tips to alter a tone in the dominant chords to create the cocktail sound in piano bar music so that you can enjoy that relaxing smooth jazz sound. We will apply it to the song Away in a Manger.As a bonus, I am going to show you a few RUNS from simple to advanced to help you reach the cocktail runs so that you can put them freely into your music. This section is entirely a BONUS, a gift to you, as this section itself is already a course on its own.The following 16 Topics are covered:1. Know your Dominant 7 Chords2. Know your Dominant 9 Chords3. Know how to Alter Dominant Chords4. Dominant Chords - Can alter 2 tones - 5th and 9th5. To get the Cocktail sound - alter the 9th tone to b96. Music Formula for Dominant 7, Dominant 9, Dominant 7b97. Work on the 4 Dominant Chords in Away in A Manger8. Altering the Four Dominant 9 Chords - G7, C7, D7 A79. 4 Chord Substitutions in Away in A Manger10. Step 1: Substitute G7b911. Step 2: Substitute C7b912. Step 3: Substitute D7b913. Step 4: Substitute A7b914. Voicing Tricks to Play 5 Tone 7b9 Chords15. Understand Diminished 7 Chords16. Rolling Runs Techniques-----------------------------------------38 Music TipsMusic Tip 1: Altering Only One tone in dominant chordsMusic Tip 2: Major 7 vs Dominant 7Music Tip 3: Major 9 vs Dominant 9Music Tip 4. Dominant 7 vs Dominant 9Music Tip 5: Altered Dominant Chords - can alter 2 tonesMusic Tip 6: Flat the 9th toneMusic Tip 7: C9 and C7b9 in Written Music - 5 notesMusic Tip 8. Formula Patterns in Dominant ChordsMusic Tip 9: Piano Demo to the Dominant Chords FormulaMusic Tip 10: G9, C9, D9 A9Music Tip 11. G9 to G7b9Music Tip 12: D9 to D7b9Music Tip 13: A9 to A7b9Music Tip 14: C9 to C7b9Music Tip 15: Start susbstituting with Primary Dominant ChordMusic Tip 16: Find places to substitute G7b9Music Tip 17: Two melody tones clash with G7b9Music Tip 18: Substitute G7b9 into Away In A MangerMusic Tip 19: Transfer G7b9 into chord chartMusic Tip 20: Finger Trick to play 7b9 - 5 tone chordsMusic Tip 21: Finger Tricks to play G7b9Music Tip 22: Big Secret Tip: Right Hand plays diminished 7 ChordsMusic Tip 23: Different ways to write diminished chordsMusic Tip 24: Symmetrical diminished 7 Chords: WWWB, WWBW, WBWW, BWWWMusic Tip 25: Playing symmetrical diminished ChordsMusic Tip 26: Finger Tricks: LH plays bass + RH plays diminished 7 chordsMusic Tip 27: Distinguish between a C Major Chord & C7Music Tip 28: Find the 2 C7s in Away in A MangerMusic Tip 29: The 2 tones that clash with C7b9Music Tip 30: Substitute C7b9 in Away in A mange
JAZZ TIME is a collection of 15 original Jazz piano pieces representing different styles and eras in Jazz history. The book consists of pieces for easy- intermediate to advanced level pianists. Friendly and charming musical language equally appeals to all age groups from children to adults. Each piece paints a colorful picture of some moment in time, sometimes in the past, other times in the future, and creates a wonderful Jazzy mood. The collection represents Ragtime, Blues, Big Band, Swing, Jazz Waltz, New Age, Funk, Bebop, Boogie Woogie and a Ballad. Titles include Sunny Day Rag, Bluer Than Blue, Doing The Town, Friday Jive, Melancholy Waltz, Water So Clear, Carnaval in Brasil, Necessary Jam, Autumn Dance, Broken Circles, Rocking on Through, Artistry In Rhythm, Flowing Dreams, Canada Rag and Moon Dance.CD Accompaniment is available from www.sheetmusicpress.com
The Heinemann Advanced Music series covers A Level specifications. The combination of student book, teacher's resource file and double CD pack covers performing, developing musical ideas and composing, listening, and understanding and analysis. This student book provides printed musical access with commentaries to help students develop analysis skills. Exercises and questions are provided to help the students with composing, listening and performing.
Author: Michael Aaron
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 1999-11-24
The interest in piano and the desire to play, has increased tremendously in the past few years. Especially is this noticeable among adults who have either had some elementary piano instruction in their youth or have been denied this study for various reasons. This increased interest is partly due to the widespread influence of radio. Hearing music almost daily has become an integral part of our lives and it is this constant influence which has awakened a keen and natural desire to become an active participant. it is to the furtherance and stimulation of this natural desire that this course was planned. The adult approach has been kept constantly in mind, however not to the exclusion of certain basic principles which are necessary in order to make rapid and satisfactory progress. The logical and stepwise manner of progression in this course should prove of inestimable aid to both the student and teacher.
Author: Paul Noddings
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Music Theory Illustrated on Piano: Advanced is an easy to understand text on advanced topics of music theory, colored stickers to place on your Piano and two colorful, laminated chord wheels that make learning the Piano chords of the 12 major scales and other advanced music theory topics on the Piano easy.
Author: Dan Delaney
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2009
Many people wish they could sit down at the piano and simply play, their hands flying over the keys as melodies pour out. With this simple, achievable program that’s possible...in just six weeks. Using Dan Delaney’s innovative chord playing techniques, as opposed to more classical methods, musical newcomers and lapsed musicians can quickly and easily gain skills. Each of the six weeks’ worth of lessons contains several exercises. The classes build on each other, becoming progressively more difficult as the player’s ability improves, and every lesson includes sheet music, practice advice, and an evaluation at the end. Plus, MP3 audios of the lessons will be available for free on Delaney’s website.
Author: Rosa Suen
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Rosa's Fake Book 2 Songs is a unique Fake Book for all piano players. In a normal 'Fake Book', we get only the music score with the RH melody and the chords above it. This Special Fake Book No. 2 has an additional element that adds interest and fun to a piano player. Chord Movement Diagrams of the same song in its basic chords for beginners and rich sounding chords for the advanced piano players. Rosa's Fake Book No. 2 has 10 Standards & Popular Songs:1. Love Me Tender2. Some Enchanted Evening3. Yesterday - Beattles4. Misty5. The Way We Were6. For All We Know7. Over The Rainbow8. The Way You Look Tonight9. Love Story: Where Do I Begin?10. All I Ask Of YouThere are 3 sections for each Song so that students can do 3 things:1. Basic Chord Charts With Lyrics:I give you a chord chart with the song lyrics. In order to abide to the copyright issues, I slightly changed some of the words.The lyrics with chord chart is to show you where to put the basic chords (I, IV, V7) into the song so that you can start playing the song using only basic chords.Sometimes the song has accidental tones, so I need to harmonize it with other chords and I give you the explanation at the bottom of the chart.What you need to learn is that visually, you can see distinctive patterns in the song just by looking at the basic chord chart. You can also see repetitve chord progressions in the song. This will help you play the song in the flow because you learn to think in chord progression and not chord by chord. Just like when you talk, you don��t think in words (word by word), but your thoughts come out in sentence form. This is what chord progression is about.When you look at these basic chord charts, you can try to play the song by ear just looking at these chords. If you cannot, then you can go to the Music Score Cheat Sheet.2. Music Score Cheat Sheet:This is not a complete lead sheet because I want you to learn to play the song by ear. I purposely put only the first note of each bar in the song to guide you along. Once you hear the first note of the bar, you will be surprised how easily it is to pick out the melody tones in between. This is called Music Score Cheat Sheet.For some piano players, they need the complete lead sheet to play the song. There is a site called Wikifonia that provides free distribution of lead sheets.For your convenience, I provide a link for you in each section so that you can click on the link to download the full score lead sheet in pdf format for your resources.3. Reharmonization: Places to put in Chord Substitutions:Reharmonization is a music technique that uses an existing melodic line of a song and alters the harmonic progression to give the song a new color. It is like putting a new paint job on an old car. The most basic form of reharmonization is using chord substitution and chord extensions. The new chord changes provide new musical interest and variety. They can sometimes alter the mood of the original melody.If you want to learn Reharmonization Skill, you need to take a complete course from Reharmonization Method 1 Kits on how to do reharmonization chord substitutions. You will find this method in my Reharmonization Method 1 Course. I won��t be able to explain to you why I use those chords but I will give you the follow summary of what chord substitutions I use.There are 10 Level of Chord Substitutions that I use:I reharmonize the songs with the following advanced chords:C, C6, CM7, C6/9, F6, FM7, F6/9, FM9, G7, G9E Am7, Dm7, Em7E C7, A7, D7,E C7b9, D7b9, G7b9, A7b9E C#dim7, D#dim7, Ebdim7, F#dim7E C+, G+, A+, D+E G7sus, C7sus, A7sus, D7susE Db7, Eb7, Gb7, Ab7, Bb7E Cm7b5, Fm7b5, Bm7b5, Am7b5, Dm7b5, Gm7b5