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Alfred's Teach Yourself Chords & Progressions at the Keyboard (Teach Yourself)
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Learn about chords and progressions at the keyboard and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Students of all ages can continue their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Carefully organized so that new ideas are introduced in a gradual manner, this book is all you need to become an accomplished pop, blues and jazz player. By following the step-by-step set of instructions, you will unlock the secrets of how chords are built and organized into progressions. Learn how to play left-handed accompaniments and how to transform a lead sheet into a full-sounding arrangement. With its chord symbols, mini music lessons, and modern keyboard techniques, this book will allow you to play like a pro!
The accompanying CD features examples of the pieces in the book with background arrangements by a live jazz combo, a helpful resource for play-along and practice.
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
Teach Yourself Chords and Progressions at the Keyboard will have you playing great chords and progressions right from the beginning. You will learn how to build and organize all the traditional jazz chords into progressions in every key. As you progress, you will learn how to comp, create new bass rhythms and improvise from chord symbols using blues and ii-V progressions. Also included are unique arrangements demonstrating how to play in the style of Meade Lux Lewis, Erroll Garner and Bill Evans.
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