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Boogie Woogie for BeginnersPrice: $7.95
Product Id: 120517
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
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.

Boogie-Woogie PianoPrice: $16.99
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 117067
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive book/CD will teach you the basic skills needed to play boogie-woogie. From learning the basic chord progressions to inventing your own melodic riffs, you'll learn the theory, tools and techniques used by the genre's best practicioners. The accompanying CD demonstrates most of the music examples in the book, with left- and right-channel tracks created for helpful hands-separate practice.

Brazilian Piano – Chôro, Samba, and Bossa NPrice: $19.99
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311469
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Brazilian Piano teaches elements of some of the most appealing Brazilian musical styles: choro, samba, and bossa nova. It starts with rhythmic training to develop the fundamental groove of Brazilian music. Next, examples build up a rhythmic and harmonic vocabulary that can be used when playing the original songs that follow. Besides providing audio for the examples in the book, the CD contains ensemble recordings that allow you to improvise through the middle chorus. Additional versions of the ensemble tunes are included on the CD-ROM section of the disc, accessible via computer. Features artist interviews and bios.

Contemporary Jazz Piano – The Complete Guide withPrice: $17.99
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311848
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive book/CD pack will teach you the basic skills needed to play the variety of styles that comprise contemporary jazz piano. 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 you can play along with the band!

Country PianoPrice: $17.95
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311052
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Ever wanted to play country piano, but weren't sure where to start? Country Piano will teach you the basic skills you need! From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, tools and tricks used by the pros to get that authentic country sound. At the end of the book, you'll get seven complete tunes to jam on. Listen to the CD, and start playing along! Covers: scales and chords; walkup and walkdown patterns; comping in traditional and modern country; bluegrass arpeggio styles; Nashville “fretted piano” techniques; and more.

David Bennett Cohen Teaches Rock'n'Roll PianoPrice: $19.95
A Hands-On Beginner's Course in Traditional Rock StylesProduct Id: 311012
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This easy play-along course will have you rockin' and rollin' in no time – even if you've never played this kind of piano before! David Cohen (The Blues Project, Country Joe and the Fish) starts you at the beginning, quickly getting you into the theory needed to understand the chord progressions, rhythm grooves and bluesy licks of rock. You'll soon be playing the riffs pioneered by Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard and other early piano greats! David helps you build coordination between left and right hand, teaching a variety of bass lines and treble licks and solos. You'll learn how to use techniques such as the glissando, the shuffle, Chuck Berry-style eighth note grooves, clavé (Bo Diddley) rhythms and the rock ballad. As he teaches, David passes on invaluable info on blues scales, turnarounds, ending licks, advice about playing in a band and much more. BONUS: Includes 3 backing tracks by a full rock rhythm section so you can practice what you've learned and play along! Level 1.

Dick Hyman's Century of Jazz Piano – Transcribed!Price: $27.99
Product Id: 312074
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This book presents a concise history, or “survey” of jazz piano. In 13 hands-on lessons and 4 bonus performances, Dick Hyman explores the styles, musical vocabulary, and performers who have defined and shaped this elusive American art form over the last century. Starting with the pre-ragtime music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and ragtime of Scott Joplin, and ending with the advanced scale types of Nicholas Slonimsky and music of McCoy Tyner, Mr. Hyman discusses and demonstrates the astonishing variety of jazz piano improvisation and the people and techniques that have shaped its evolution. The included DVD, showing all 13 lessons and 4 bonus performances, is filled with closeups of Mr. Hyman's hands as he plays and discusses these techniques. This fascinating package also features a preface and autobiography of Hyman.

“From the pre-ragtime genesis of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the modal post-bop of the great McCoy Tyner, this may be the finest lesson book not only in depth of material but in ease of use ... when you combine the publishing genius of Hal Leonard with the artistic brilliance of Dick Hyman then a five star recommendation is easy!”

Critical Jazz

Gospel PianoPrice: $17.95
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311327
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive book/CD pack provides you with the tools you need to play in a variety of authentic gospel styles, through a study of rhythmic devices, grooves, melodic and harmonic techniques, and formal design. The accompanying CD features over 90 tracks, including piano examples as well as the full gospel band to help capture the true flavor of the style.

Hal Leonard Pocket Piano Chord DictionaryPrice: $5.99
A Reference Guide for Over 1,300 ChordsProduct Id: 311918
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive reference guide provides: 1,300+ chords in treble and bass clef notation; 42 chord qualities with multiple voicings for most chords; keyboard diagrams for each chord; and music theory info to aid in chord construction. A must for every piano player!

Intro to Jazz PianoPrice: $16.99
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 312088
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive book/CD is the perfect Intro to Jazz Piano. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the 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. Covers: jazz chords and progressions; jazz swing and bossa nova comping; voicings and patterns; melodic treatment; soloing techniques; how to play from a fake book; and more. Get started today!

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