Book + Online Audio/Video
Squareback Saddle Stitched
8.75 x 11.75
You Can Teach Yourself
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Developed by Robin Jarman to enable anyone to accompany songs on the piano without music, change key when a song is pitched too low or too high, and provide accompaniment when only the melody and chord symbols are given. It is ideal for teachers, students, parents, and members of the community who would like to accompany sing-alongs. The book does assume that the student can sing in tune, can read simple rhythm and notation, is familiar with the treble and bass clefs and the piano keyboard, and has a sense of humor and a desire to learn. Includes access to online audio and video recordings that walk you through the exercises, providing additional instruction and help.
The Concept of Key and Scale
4-Chord Songs(i7 Chord)
4-Chord Songs(ii7 Chord)
The Minor Chord
Augmented and Diminished Chords
Chording the Major Scale
Splitting the Right Hand
Chording the Minor Scale
Playing the Melody, Bass, and Chords Using a Fake Sheet
Playing a Melody by Ear
Appendix The Construction of Major Scales and Key Signature
The Key Signature
The Structure of the Minor Scale
Chords Built on the Scale of C
Songs to Play and Sing by Ear
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