Complete Improvisation, Fills & Chord Progressions Book (Book)
This book was written to provide a methodology for improvisation on the piano. Patterns are analyzed in and notated in all keys. Examples are given to illustrate how and where a fill fits. Then, step by step you can learn how to add the left hand accompaniment based on a lead sheet, or improvise with the right hand. While improvising, patterns may be woven into a beautiful tapestry of sound. Just as a kaleidoscope creates beautiful colorful patterns before your eye, the patterns in this book will enable you ...more
Product Number:
95761
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Pages:
228
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-1841-8
ISBN13:
978-07866-1841-5
Series:
Complete
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/2/1996
This book was written to provide a methodology for improvisation on the piano. Patterns are analyzed in and notated in all keys. Examples are given to illustrate how and where a fill fits. Then, step by step you can learn how to add the left hand accompaniment based on a lead sheet, or improvise with the right hand. While improvising, patterns may be woven into a beautiful tapestry of sound. Just as a kaleidoscope creates beautiful colorful patterns before your eye, the patterns in this book will enable you to create a kaleidoscope of musical sounds for your ears. Most of the book consists of short examples using familiar tunes.
Chapter 1:      Improvise with the Whole-Tone Scale 
  Examples 
The Water Fall 
Augmented chords with whole-tone scales 
Chapter 2:      Chords and Roman numerals
Every chord in every key 
Dominant 7 -Tonic in Every Key
Chapter 3:      The Scale used as a Fill 
Every major and minor scale
Examples of two-beat fills
Other Two-Beat Fills
Chapter 4:      Chimes
Harmonic Intervals
Examples of Chimes 
Chapter 5:      The AB  C's  oflmprovising 
A. Notes remain the same 
B. Notes Step 
C. Notes Skip 
Chapter 6:      Right-Hand  Whole Measure Fills                               
progressions in 3/4 time
Examples of whole measure fills 
Four-beat fills in every key                  
Three-beat fills in every key
Chapter 7:      Left-Hand Patterns in 3/4 Time
Examples
Amazing Grace
Brahms Lullaby  
Patterns in 3/4 Time in Twelve Keys

Chapter 8:      Left-Hand  Patterns in 4/4 Time
Examples 
Shenandoah   
Patterns in 4/4 Time in Twelve Keys 

Chapter 9:      Faster Left-Hand Patterns in 4/4 Time
Examples
Patterns in faster 4/4 Time in Twelve Keys
Chapter 10:    Special Effects
Broken Chords 
Chromatic Patterns
Diminished Scales
Secondary Sub-Dominant Chords
Dominant and Sub-Dominant Arpeggios
Major-Seven  Chords Voiced
Turnarounds
Substitution Chords 
Dominant to Tonic using the Blues Scale
Review 
Chapter 11:    Chord Progressions 
Right-Hand Add 9 Fill
Chord Progressions in Twelve Major Keys 
Right-Hand Patterns in Twelve Keys 
Twelve-Bar Blues Patterns
More Right-Hand Patterns in Twelve Keys
Chapter 12:    Faster Right-Hand  Riffs
The Twelve-Bar Blues Progression  (example)  
Twenty-four faster fills for the right-hand 
Chapter 13:    Minor Chord Patterns and Progressions
Chord Progression 
Improvisation 
Twenty-four  minor Right-Hand  Patterns in Twelve Keys 
Chapter 14:    Improv with the Left-Hand  (Fills for Roman Numeral Bass Progression)  
Four Chord Progressions 
Pachelbel's Canon as a progression
0  Come All Ye Faithful
Left-hand Patterns for basic chord
progressions in 4/4 time
Left-hand Patterns for basic chord
Chapter 15:    Fills for Both Hands together 
Chapter 16:    Pseudo-modulations
Pseudo-modulations in twelve keys
Chapter 17:    Happy Endings
  Twelve different endings in twelve keys
Chapter 18:    The "Two-Five-One" Progression 
The cycle of chords 
Review of patterns 
Final assignment  














































 
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