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Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
This comprehensive introduction to jazz, blues, and rock piano will offer easy-to-understand explanations of music theory, and guide you step by step as you develop your skills. Above all, Piano by Ear will help you to explore and develop your ability to improvise. Rather than focus on written notation, you'll learn to express yourself at the piano by relying on your ear and on your own creative instincts.
Building on the fundamentals introduced in Book One, Book Two introduces a whole new world of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic possibilities. Only basic piano technique and basic music-reading skills are needed. Includes access to online audio.
Major Triads & Major-Seven Chords
The Circle of Fifths Improvising Techniques featured in Book One Improvisation Workshop: Including Phrases that Flow Directly from One Scale into the Next
12/8 Time The Blues Scale Improvisation Workshop: Two Important Rhythms
Minor Triads & Minor-Seven Chords
From Book One: Learning Phrases by Ear Improvisation Workshop: Incorporating Phrases from the Recorded Improvisations/Incorporating Phrases You’ve Composed
Diminished Triads & Half-Diminished Chords
The Major Pentatonic (plus #3) Scale Improvisation Workshop: Experimenting with Articulation
Minor Tonality The Natural Minor Scale
Twelve-Bar Blues Grace Notes
Looking ahead to Book Three
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