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101 Keyboard TipsPrice: $14.95
Stuff All the Pros Know and UseProduct Id: 310933
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Ready to take your keyboard playing to the next level? This book will show you how. 101 Keyboard Tips presents valuable how-to insight that players of all styles and levels can benefit from. The text, photos, music, diagrams and accompanying CD provide an essential, easy-to-use resource for a variety of topics, including: techniques, improvising and soloing, equipment, practicing, ear training, performance, theory, and much more.

A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano ImprovisationPrice: $16.95
Product Id: 310979
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This keyboard instruction book is designed for the person who was trained classically but wants to expand into the very exciting – yet very different – world of jazz improvisation. Author Dominic Alldis provides clear explanations and musical examples of: pentatonic improvisation; the blues; rock piano; rhythmic placement; scale theory; major, minor and pentatonic scale theory applications; melodic syntax; the language of bebop; left-hand accompaniment; walking bass lines; thematic development; performance tips; and more.

Also available by Dominic Alldis:

A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano – Exploring Harmony

00220017/$19.95

Amazing Phrasing – KeyboardPrice: $16.95
50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational SkillsProduct Id: 842030
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Amazing Phrasing is for any keyboard player interested in learning how to improvise and how to improve their creative phrasing. This method is divided into three parts: Melody – From scales to arpeggios, from using licks, riffs and runs to playing “outside,” this section focuses on melodic strategies for improvisation; Harmony – Whether comping or soloing, harmony is essential to improvisation, and this section covers it in detail; Rhythm & Style – Swing, laying back, shaping your phrases with accents ... this last section puts the finishing touches on your improvisational technique. You'll learn approaches to working with and around other musicians, and you'll practice comping and soloing over progressions in various styles – from rock to bossa nova to swing to bebop. The companion CD contains 44 full-band demos for listening, as well as many play-along examples so you can practice improvising over various musical styles and progressions. Also available for guitar, tenor saxophone, and trumpet.

Bebop Jazz PianoPrice: $18.95
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 290535
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
In this book in the Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series, author John Valerio provides essential, detailed information for bebop and jazz pianists on the following topics: chords and voicings, harmony and chord progressions, scales and tonality, common melodic figures and patterns, comping, characteristic tunes, the styles of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and much more. The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book performed either solo or with a full band. Also included are combo performances of five of the tunes featured at the end of the book.

Bebop Licks for PianoPrice: $16.99
A Dictionary of Melodic Ideas for ImprovisationProduct Id: 311854
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Written for the musician who is interested in acquiring a firm foundation for playing jazz, this unique book/CD pack presents over 800 licks. By building up a vocabulary of these licks, players can connect them together in endless possibilities to form larger phrases and complete solos. The book includes piano notation, and the CD contains helpful note-for-note demos of every lick.

Beginning Rock KeyboardPrice: $14.99
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311922
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive book/CD pack will teach you the basic skills needed to play beginning rock keyboard. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, tools, and techniques used by the pros. The accompanying CD demonstrates most of the music examples in the book. The full-band tracks feature the rhythm section on the left channel and the piano on the right channel, so that you can play along with the band. Get started today!

Billy Taylor Piano StylesPrice: $12.95
A Practical Approach to Playing Piano in Various StylesProduct Id: 311325
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This book brings Billy Taylor's diverse piano-playing styles to life via technical analyses of bebop, boogie-woogie, Dixieland and mambo. Learn authentic playing through studies in rhythm, melody, harmony and improv, as well as examinations of several complete Billy Taylor solos.

Blues & Barrelhouse PianoPrice: $19.99
Product Id: 312319
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
No music reading is required for this book/DVD pack! The book covers topics such as: two-beat shuffle, box shuffle, linear boogie woogie, round boogie woogie, Yancy/Domino-inspired groove, and New Orleans-inspired groove. The intimate instructional DVD features Ann Rabson teaching her own brand of blues and barrelhouse piano with six in-depth lessons based on left-hand grooves. Along with these grooves you'll learn tasty fills, turnarounds, soloing ideas, and much more.

Blues PianoPrice: $17.99
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311007
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Ever wanted to play the blues, but weren't sure where to start? Blues Piano will teach you the basic skills you need. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and even the tricks that the pros use. And, you get seven complete tunes to jam on. Listen to the CD, then start playing along! Covers: scales and chords; left-hand patterns; walking bass; endings and turnarounds; right-hand techniques; how to solo with blues scales; crossover licks; and more.

Boogie Woogie for BeginnersPrice: $14.99
Product Id: 312559
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This bestseller is now available with a CD of demonstration tracks! A short easy method for learning to play boogie woogie, designed for the beginner and average pianist. Includes: exercises for developing left-hand bass; 25 popular boogie woogie bass patterns; arrangements of “Down the Road a Piece” and “Answer to the Prayer” by well-known pianists; a glossary of musical terms for dynamics, tempo and style; and more.

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