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New Age PianoPrice: $16.99
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 117322
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive book/CD pack will teach you the basic skills needed to play new age piano. From melodic development to chord progressions to left-hand accompaniment patterns, you'll learn the theory, the tools and the techniques used by the pros. The accompanying 96-track CD demonstrates most of the music examples in the book. The tracks feature the right-hand part on the right channel and the left-hand part on the left channel for easy “hands-separate” practice, an important skill for any style of playing.

Oscar Peterson – Jazz Exercises, Minuets, Etudes Price: $12.99
Product Id: 311225
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson has long been devoted to the education of piano students. In this book he offers dozens of pieces designed to empower the student, whether novice or classically trained, with the technique needed to become an accomplished jazz pianist.

Piano AerobicsPrice: $19.99
A Multi-Style, 40-Week Workout Program for Building ReaProduct Id: 311863
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Written by Kansas City's first-call keyboardist Wayne Hawkins, the Piano Aerobics book/CD pack is a multi-style, 40-week workout program for building real-world technique. Often when students decide to play in contemporary styles, they lack the chops for the job. The exercises in Piano Aerobics will introduce students to styles such as jazz, salsa, swing, rock, blues, new age, gospel, stride and bossa nova, and help them play with more musical flair.

Concepts covered include: keeping time; hand independence; articulations; building a better touch; strengthening weak fingers; accompanying; using the thumb; ear training; and more. The CD features professional musicians performing accompaniment tracks in each style.

Piano FitnessPrice: $19.99
A Complete WorkoutProduct Id: 311995
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This book will give you a thorough technical workout, while having fun at the same time! The accompanying CD allows you to play along with a rhythm section as you practice your scales, arpeggios, and chords in all keys. Instead of avoiding technique exercises because they seem too tedious or difficult, you'll look forward to playing them. You'll never be unsure about how to play each example, because all the exercises have fingerings provided. Various voicings and rhythmic settings, which are extremely useful in a variety of pop and jazz styles, are also introduced. Mark Harrison is a professional keyboardist, composer/arranger, and music educator/author based in Los Angeles. His many music instruction books are used by thousands of musicians in over 20 countries. He runs a busy private teaching studio, and performs with his own contemporary jazz band, as well as the Steely Dan tribute band Doctor Wu.

Piano for SingersPrice: $16.99
Learn to Accompany Yourself and OthersProduct Id: 311771
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
How can the piano help a singer? Developing piano skills will help you learn repertoire, gain self-sufficiency, rehearse and perform by yourself, understand music better, be more creative with it, and teach others. And you don't have to be a great sight-reader, play scales all day, or become a classical pianist who can perform Bach and Mozart. It's much simpler than that. You can be on your way quickly. Topics include: sheet music and forms, playing melodies, harmony, styles, arranging and more.

Piano Styles of 23 Pop MastersPrice: $19.99
Secrets of the Great Contemporary PlayersProduct Id: 842705
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Learn to play the piano styles of today's top rock, pop, and jazz artists! Here are the melodic and harmonic techniques of 23 iconic performers, including Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Elton John and Stevie Wonder, to name just a few. The accompanying CD is designed to allow maximum flexibility when practicing: you can highlight the piano part, the rhythm section, or both – according to your needs. A must for players who really want to get inside the styles of their favorite artists.

Picture Chord Encyclopedia for KeyboardPrice: $19.95
9″ x 12″ EditionProduct Id: 290528
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Weighing in with nearly 400 pages, the Picture Chord Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive keyboard resource ever! It includes easy-to-see photos, easy-to-read chord diagrams and treble and bass clef notation for over 1,600 keyboard chords, plus basic chord theory, a chord symbol chart, and more! Also available in a 6″ x 9″ Edition (00310978).

Picture Chord Encyclopedia for KeyboardPrice: $16.95
Photos, Diagrams and Music Notation for Over 1,600 KeybProduct Id: 310978
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
Weighing in at nearly 400 pages, the Picture Chord Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive keyboard resource ever! It includes easy-to-see photos, easy-to-read chord diagrams and treble and bass clef notation for over 1,600 keyboard chords, plus basic chord theory, a chord symbol chart, and more! Also available in a 9″ x 12″ Edition (00290528, ISBN 0-634-03290-9).

Post-Bop Jazz Piano – The Complete Guide with CD!Price: $17.95
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311005
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
This comprehensive book and CD package will teach you the basic skills you need to play post bop jazz piano. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the tricks used by the pros. The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book performed either solo or with a full band. THE HAL LEONARD KEYBOARD STYLE SERIES provides focused lessons that contain valuable how-to insight, essential playing tips, and beneficial information for all players. Comprehensive treatment is given to each subject, complete with a companion CD.

Progressive Rock KeyboardPrice: $17.95
Hal Leonard Keyboard Style SeriesProduct Id: 311307
  
Series: Keyboard InstructionPublisher: Hal Leonard
  
From the classic sounds of the '70s to modern progressive stylings, this book/CD provides you with the theory and technique to play and compose in a multitude of prog rock styles. You'll learn how soloing techniques, form, rhythmic and metrical devices, harmony, and counterpoint all come together to make this style of rock the unique and exciting genre it is. Also included is an introduction to classic and contemporary keyboard instruments and sounds, and how they can be used in different combinations to produce authentic-sounding keyboard parts. The accompanying CD features many of the examples covered in the book, as well as six complete progressive rock songs recorded by a real band.

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