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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard
  • Language:English
  • Pages:20
  • eBook ISBN:9781623095055

Pop Ballad Piano for Beginners

by Mark Harrison

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Overview
This is the definitive guide to playing pop ballad piano for beginners, by the world-renowned author and educator Mark Harrison. This book is also ideal for singer-songwriters needing to accompany themselves in a ballad style! You'll get started right away, learning some essential pop ballad comping patterns to use on your next gig or "open mic" night. The material is organized and explained in the clearest possible way, and all of the twenty-three music examples are very authentic and fun to play. All fingerings for the music examples are also provided. Once you have purchased this book, you can then email us to receive a FREE download of mp3 recordings and pdf versions for all of the music examples in the book. Most of the recordings include play-along tracks with a rhythm section, so you can have fun jamming along with the band! Here is an overview of the sections contained in this book: Section One – The Basic Pop Ballad Comping Pattern Section Two – Using Triad Inversions in the Right Hand Section Three – Comping on a Pop Ballad Progression Section Four – Adding Root-5th Arpeggios in the Left Hand Section Five - Adding Open Triad Arpeggios in the Left Hand Section Six - Adding Closed Triad Arpeggios in the Right Hand Section Seven – Playing the Melody with Right Hand Single Notes Section Eight - Playing the Melody with Right Hand Octaves Section Nine - Playing the Melody with Right Hand Triads Section Ten - Playing the Melody with Right Hand Sixth Intervals Mark Harrison is one of the highest-rated contemporary music educators and authors in the world today. His instruction books are endorsed by Keyboard Magazine, Jazz Times, and Performing Musician Magazine, and are used at numerous music colleges and universities. Mark's books have helped many thousands of musicians in over twenty countries worldwide.
Description
This is the definitive guide to playing pop ballad piano for beginners, by the world-renowned author and educator Mark Harrison. This book is also ideal for singer-songwriters needing to accompany themselves in a ballad style! You'll get started right away, learning some essential pop ballad comping patterns to use on your next gig or "open mic" night. The material is organized and explained in the clearest possible way, and all of the twenty-three music examples are very authentic and fun to play. All fingerings for the music examples are also provided. Once you have purchased this book, you can then email us to receive a FREE download of mp3 recordings and pdf versions for all of the music examples in the book. Most of the recordings include play-along tracks with a rhythm section, so you can have fun jamming along with the band! Here is an overview of the sections contained in this book: Section One – The Basic Pop Ballad Comping Pattern Section Two – Using Triad Inversions in the Right Hand Section Three – Comping on a Pop Ballad Progression Section Four – Adding Root-5th Arpeggios in the Left Hand Section Five - Adding Open Triad Arpeggios in the Left Hand Section Six - Adding Closed Triad Arpeggios in the Right Hand Section Seven – Playing the Melody with Right Hand Single Notes Section Eight - Playing the Melody with Right Hand Octaves Section Nine - Playing the Melody with Right Hand Triads Section Ten - Playing the Melody with Right Hand Sixth Intervals Mark Harrison is one of the highest-rated contemporary music educators and authors in the world today. His instruction books are endorsed by Keyboard Magazine, Jazz Times, and Performing Musician Magazine, and are used at numerous music colleges and universities. Mark's books have helped many thousands of musicians in over twenty countries worldwide.
About the author
Mark Harrison is a professional keyboardist, composer/arranger, and music educator/author based in Los Angeles. He has worked with top musicians such as Jay Graydon (Steely Dan), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby band), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and numerous others. Mark currently performs with his own contemporary jazz band (the Mark Harrison Quintet) as well as with the Steely Dan tribute band Doctor Wu. His TV music credits include Saturday Night Live, The Montel Williams Show, American Justice, Celebrity Profiles, America's Most Wanted, True Hollywood Stories, the British documentary program Panorama, and many others. Mark taught at the renowned Grove School of Music for six years, instructing hundreds of musicians from all around the world. He currently runs a busy private teaching studio, catering to the needs of professional and aspiring musicians alike. His students include Grammy-winners, hit songwriters, members of the Boston Pops and L.A. Philharmonic orchestras, and first-call touring musicians with major acts. Mark's music instruction books are used by thousands of musicians in over twenty countries, and are recommended by the Berklee College of Music for all their new students. He has also written Master Class articles for Keyboard and How To Jam magazines, covering a variety of different keyboard styles and topics.
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