If harmony is the colour of music, then piano players get to be the painters, all of their fingers ready to imbue their instrument with any hue and shade. This collection opens a door into the style of twenty-five pianists whose art has been to explore the harmonic possibilities of the piano and achieve an individual style.
As you go through the book, you will learn about their tools and techniques, pick up a few pointers, and take a turn playing in their styles. And by gaining a deeper appreciation for the possibilities of harmony, you might add a few more shades to colour your own chords!
Colour your chords like the masters of rock, blues, R&B, new age, and jazz piano! With advice on voicing, technique, feel, and other topics, you'll soon learn how to play in the chordal styles of some of the masters, including: Tori Amos, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Dr. John, Keith Emerson, Bill Evans, Donald Fagen, Vince Guaraldi, Herbie Hancock, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Thelonius Monk, Randy Newman, Laura Nyro, Bill Payne, Oscar Peterson, Richard Tee, John Tesh, MyCoy Tyner, George Winston, Stevie Wonder, and Joe Zawinul.