Author: Jake Jackson
Release Date: 2012-06-15
The perfect companion to Piano & Keyboard Chords, for those who are ready to take the next step. It provides 15 chords per key, with positions for left and right hand, including diminished 9ths, 11ths, 13ths and add 9ths. Ideal for jazz and musical theatre. In a practical spiral-bound format.
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
In today’s digital age, learning and creating music has never been so easy and affordable. Anyone can enhance their musical knowledge, skills, and creativity with the multitude of music apps available. However, sifting through thousands of music apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play can be a daunting task for any musician or music instructor. But not anymore! Having spent countless hours researching the most interesting useful, educational, fun, and easy-to-use music apps, Elizabeth C. Axford in Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers surveys the landscape of music-related apps for both iOS and Android mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. 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. App developers are listed with each app, including links to their websites for updates and support. The book sections and chapters align with the newly revised National Standards for Music Education released in 2014 by the National Association for Music Education. Suggested activities for educators are provided, as well as key terms and a bibliography. Music Apps for Musicians and Music Teachers is for anyone interested in music, whether hobbyist or professional. It enhances the ability to learn on the go by offering musicians, music students, and music instructors a list of the most useful music apps available.
Author: Valerie Cisler
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2004-06-01
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.
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: 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: Jerome Taylor
Release Date: 2007-02
A Must-Have Handbook for Pianists and Organists! The musically talented and creative Jerome Taylor is a native of Chicago Illinois born with an unparalleled musical talent and has spent a lifetime perfecting his God-given gift. He has served as a church musician, minister of music, music professor and has now added author to his list of accomplishments. Recognizing that many musicians need to and wish to be able to play traditional hymns and gospel songs but are not able to do so because of their inability to read music, Mr. Taylor has written a manual to enable these musicians in their work. The manual, "Modern Chord Changes to Favorite Hymns" provides a vehicle for musicians to learn the chords and progressions that will revolutionize their ability to enhance their natural talent in music. The manual has been showcased at the prestigious Hampton University Ministers' Conference and Choir Guild and the Gospel Music Workshop of America and was well received. The ?rst printing of this valuable book was sold out in a matter of days upon its release! Hailed as a "must have" handbook for today's musician in the capacity of intermediate to advanced levels, "Modern Chord Changes to Favorite Hymns" has proven to be an asset for the keyboardist who ?nds it dif?cult to "?gure out" the complex chord voicings and progressions in today's Gospel and R&B music. Some of the hymns included are: Holy, Holy, Holy....Battle Hymn of the Republic........Near The Cross .......My Faith Looks Up To Thee......Pass Me Not.....What A Friend We Have In Jesus......Amazing Grace...Have Thine Own Way and many, many others. All chords are spelled out for the Right Hand, Left Hand and Bass Pedal.
Author: Teo Vincent 4th
Publisher: Teo Vincent
Release Date: 2010-02
Genre: Performing Arts
Very thorough and clear sheet music scores for classical piano solo, plus some for piano and small ensembles. Both modern and classical, Vincent balances technology and complex virtuosity with serene, flowing, lyrical melodies and harmonies. An amazing story about Vincent's discovery of the music in his genes. A few absolutely lovely songs, rhythmic studies that take you back to inspiring and energizing soul music days, complex chordal and technical music explorations, and latin / caribbean studies that include percussion charts and helpful rhythmic concepts. Many beautiful and eye-opening samples for you to learn from and deeply enjoy.
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: MISHA V. STEFANUK
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Release Date: 2010-10-07
This informative volume provides a chord reference for any pianist wanting to learn to play jazz. Starting with the most basic intervals, the text explains how chords are built and how they are used in different performance settings. After covering the basics, advanced chord types such as 9ths, 11ths, 13ths, drop voicings, and the blues chord are presented and explained. the functions of chords are described, as are substitutions, clusters, and polytonal clusters. Numerous charts are provided which can be helpful for practicing and for quick and easy reference as to which can be used with given bass notes. the Melody Harmonization Charts show chords based on fourths. Learning to use these chords will help the pianist play with more harmonic variety, color, and interest.Check out the All About Jazz Review.