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Piano and Keyboard Methods - Introduction


Welcome to our Piano and Keyboard Methods page.
The Pop Piano Book is the ultimate in-depth piano method focusing on contemporary pop styles, and is used by many thousands of musicians worldwide. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for this book's audio & midi file accessories). Please see our Download Books, Audio & Midi page for downloadable versions of The Pop Piano Book and accessories.
The Piano Styles of 23 Pop Masters book/CD combo shows you how to play the piano styles of today's rock, pop and jazz pianists. Get inside the styles of piano icons like Elton John, Ray Chales, Herbie Hancock, and many more!
The Rock Piano Chops book/CD combo is a unique combined approach to improving your voicing, technique and "in the pocket" groove skills. Develop your chops while playing modern rock grooves in multiple tempos, along with the rhythm section on the CD!
The Piano Fitness book/CD combo is a cutting-edge technical workout for the contemporary keyboardist. Play your scales and chords in all keys, along with the rhythm section on the CD!
The All About Piano book is a fun and beginner-friendly introduction to playing the piano in pop and classical styles, and includes over 40 famous songs for you to enjoy. Audio CD included.
The Stuff! Good Piano Players Should Know book is an "A to Z" guide for the beginning-to-intermediate piano player. Just dive into the alphabetical list of topics to learn about musical styles, piano techniques, music theory, music equipment, preparing for the gig, practice tips, and much more. Audio CD included.
The Stuff! Good Synth Players Should Know book is an "A to Z" guide for the beginning-to-intermediate synthesist/keyboardist and computer musician. Just dive into the alphabetical list of topics to learn about synthesis types and methods, synthesizer makes and models, digital audio workstations and virtual instruments, musical styles using synths, and much more. Audio CD included.
Piano and Keyboard Methods - Books, CDs, and Midi files
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The Pop Piano Book
This cutting-edge keyboard method is a total step-by-step approach to creating your own keyboard parts, in modern styles such as rock, pop, ballad, R&B/funk, new age, country and gospel. Suitable for serious beginners through to advanced, this 500-page book (with nearly 800 music examples) is endorsed by Grammy-winners, top educators and Keyboard Magazine.
$ 39.95
Piano Styles of 23 Pop Masters Book & CD
This book shows you how to play the piano styles of today's rock, pop and jazz pianists. You'll play along with a rhythm section as you get inside the styles of twenty-three iconic performers such as Elton John, Ray Charles, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Alicia Keys, and many others. Signature comping approaches and rhythms are presented for each artist, as well as soloing/improvisation examples. This book/CD is a unique resource for all keyboard players!
$ 19.95
Rock Piano Chops Book & CD
This book is a unique combined approach to developing your voicing, technique and "in the pocket" groove skills. You'll play along with a rhythm section as you practice authentic modern rock comping patterns in multiple tempos. In the "Groove Lab" section, you'll work on different comping treatments (ranging from simple to more advanced) for each chord progression, and in the "Phrases and Licks used by the Pros" section you'll get some famous signatures phrase from well-known rock songs under your fingers!
$ 16.95
Piano Fitness Book & CD
This book will give you a thorough technical workout, while having fun at the same time! Play along with a rhythm section as you practice your scales, chords, and arpeggios in all keys. You'll never be unsure about how to play each example, because all the fingerings are provided. Voicings and rhythmic settings used in various pop and jazz styles are also introduced.
$ 19.95
All About Piano Book & CD
This book is a fun introduction to playing the piano. You'll learn music notation, rhythm and fingering while playing some well-known songs. Then you'll learn how to play styles such as boogie-woogie, blues, pop, rock and classical. The book includes the music for many famous songs, and comes with a CD of examples and play-along tracks!
$ 19.95
Stuff! Good Piano Players Should Know
This book is an "A to Z" guide of techniques and tips for the beginning-to-intermediate piano player. The alphabetic list of topics includes styles (blues, boogie-woogie, funk, gospel, jazz, rock and more), piano techniques (arpeggios, crossover licks, improvisation, left-hand patterns, target notes and more), music theory (intervals, triads, seventh chords, modes, voicings and more), practice and performance tips (faking it, finding a teacher, gig preparation & promotion, live performances, practice habits and more) and so on. The CD is full of great stylistic examples and play-along tracks!
$ 19.95
Stuff! Good Synth Players Should Know
This book is an "A to Z" guide of techniques and tips for the beginning-to-intermediate synthesist/keyboard player. Both physical (stand-alone) keyboard synths and virtual software synths are explored in detail. The alphabetic list of topics includes synthesis types (analog, digital, softsynth and more), synthesis methods (additive, subtractive, sample-based, wavetable and more), synthesizer functions (attack, decay, envelope, filter, modulation and more), musical styles using synths (house, progressive rock, techno, trance and more) and so on. The CD is full of great stylistic examples and play-along tracks!
$ 19.95
The Pop Piano Book - Solo Piano Recordings
All 782 piano examples in The Pop Piano Book can be heard on these Solo Piano Recordings (a boxed set of five audio CDs). This is a great way to speed-up the learning process, as you get to hear (as well as see) every single example in the book! The Solo Piano Recordings are especially helpful if your sight-reading is at a beginning level.
$ 39.95
The Pop Piano Book - Playalong Backing Tracks
The Playalong Backing Tracks are the ultimate practice accessory for the Pop Piano Book! We chose 160 of the coolest music examples in the book, from across the whole range of keyboard styles and techniques. Then we recorded full-band backing tracks for each example, at three different style-specific tempos (slow, medium, and fast) so that you can play along with the band! The Playalong Backing Tracks come as a boxed set of five audio CDs.
$ 39.95
The Pop Piano Book Midi files CD
All 782 piano examples in The Pop Piano Book are also available as Standard Midi files (compatible with PCs and Macs). The Midi files are very useful because you can play them back at any tempo, and with any sound available in your computer music setup. Again a great way to speed up the learning process!
$ 29.95