Basic Keyboard Workout

Books | Keyboard

Publisher: Music Sales
Author: John Dutton
Series: Basic
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
While it's one thing plugging in a Keyboard and playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, it's quite another discovering all the possibilities of harmony, chords and counterpoint. The key to being a successful Keyboard pro is versatility. Basic Keyboard Workout offers you a pocket-sized guide packed to capacity with everything the modern working Keyboard-player needs to play and understand to get the best from their instrument.

Beginning with the questions of posture and simple playing techniques, this book then becomes a full theory guide that takes you into the worlds of harmony, scales, chords and rhythms. The tutorials include lessons on:

  • Starting to read music
  • Basic rhythms and time values
  • Major and minor diatonic harmony
  • Inversions and intervals
  • Playing and recognising music by ear
  • Technical skills such as voicings, pedalling and developing your dexterity

A further series of chapters dives deeper into advanced harmony, with unusual and exotic chords, and Jazz-influenced progressions all explained in clear and simple English. You will then find a full and detailed guide to your equipment, including how to set up correctly, using and abusing MIDI, how to work with samplers and sequencers, and much more besides.
Soon you will be armed with the tools to become a formidable Keyboard player with the knowledge to succeed in any musical situation!
ISBN: 9781844920419
Published on: 06 January 2005
No of pages: 248
Language: English
Catalogue No: SMT1320

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        Musicroom Reviews

        This is a useful book but is largely a re-print of 2 other books by the same author - 100 Tips for Keyboards Parts 1 and 2. If I had known that in advance, I wouldn't have bought it.
        Anonymous - (Ayr, United Kingdom)

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