Master chord theory … in minutes! The Chord Wheel is a revolutionary device that puts the most essential and practical applications of chord theory into your hands. This tool will help you: Improvise and Solo – Talk about chops! Comprehend key structure like never before; Transpose Keys – Instantly transpose any progression into each and every key; Compose Your Own Music – Watch your songwriting blossom! No music reading is necessary.”This is the kind of device that players of any instrument can use to enhance their musical understanding. Chord and key relationships are inseparable, and learning these relationships is a must in becoming a successful musician.”- Alan Remington, Orange Coast College Music Dept.
Get the rock-solid fundamentals of rhythm, pitch and harmony with this easy-to-use book and CD pack. Learn the universal language used by all musicians, regardless of instrument. It includes concise, detailed explanations, illustrations and written exercises with full CD examples and practice drills. The book will teach you how to: construct scales, chords and intervals; identify major and minor key centres and common chord progressions; accurately play various rhythm feels and figures; and; learn the basic principles of form and compositional analysis.
This book and double CD pack takes you step by step through MI’s well-known Ear Training course. Complete lessons and analysis include: basic pitch matching * singing major and minor scales * identifying intervals * transcribing melodies and rhythm * identifying chords and progressions * seventh chords and the blues * modal interchange, chromaticism, modulation * and more! Learn to hear and to visualize on your instrument. Take your playing from good to great! Over 2 hours of practice exercises – with complete answers in the back.
This fun, easy rock guitar method was designed specifically for kids, featuring cool riffs and licks in the style of some of today’s hottest rock stars. It covers the fundamentals needed to get started – how to hold the guitar, basic left- and right-hand technique, tuning the guitar, music notation – and gets you jamming on simple rhythm and lead patterns.
This pack gives essential instruction on open chords, barre chords, power chords, strumming; scales, rhythm playing, the blues, and moveable chord shapes. It includes inversions, ‘color’ chords, practice tips, chord charts, songs, and progressions.
A rhythm guitar method for today's hard rock guitarist! This book and accompanying CD will get you started with techniques and grooves in the styles of Creed, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool, Van Halen, and many more. Topics covered: Power Chords Single-Note Riffs, Picking, Muting, Accenting, Syncopation, Odd Meter, Drop D Tuning, Harmonics, Rhythmic Grooves, Cool Chords, Jam Track, Other Tips and Techniques. Each example in this book is demonstrated on the CD with a full rhythm section backing.
“The English bassist Paul Westwood is one of the most in demand bass players of our time. His Bass Bible is the ultimate method book for every bass player. It contains a fascinating journey through the world of techniques, styles, grooves, and their evolution, using more than 1000 musical examples in all! This book is designed like a dictionary of musical phrases, which can be opened at the point that interests you. Learning a whole series of musical phrases, riffs, rhythms and patterns provides the basic language for performing within a group. Each section of the book captures the essence of a particular style, providing a springboard from which to start improvising. In notation and tablature for 4-string bass.”
Offering an alternative to other methods, the Xtreme series is exciting, modern, and inspirational. It features core lessons, true stories, superstar tips, top tens, and a style guru. Not only an introduction to the techniques needed to play each instrument or learn a skill, Xtreme is designed to inspire a passion for music that will transcend many young adults’ fads. The reader will be guided through each area in a humorous and informative way.
The perfect beginners book to learn the piano. All the basics are covered including: sitting at the piano, basic chords, major and minor keys, playing chords, playing in different styles. Also includes how to play in the style of Elton John, Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Alicia Keys, Jools Holland and others. * CD included with each book
Learn the essential theory, history, various styles, and techniques that every aspiring pop and rock keyboardist should know. The accompanying CD includes 85 tracks with demos, play-along tracks, and original compositions by the authors.
A complete method for: notes, rhythms, keys, time signatures; treble and bass clefs; right and left-hand patterns and accompaniments; popular song styles; repeat signs, accidentals, codas; and more.