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Functional Piano for Music Therapists and Music Educators

An Exploration in Styles

Josh Massicot (author)

ISBN: 9781937440374

Publication Date: Jul 2012

Format: Spiral bound

Also available as: Spiral bound  

An ideal resource for students, professionals, and anyone looking to develop their functional piano skills. Using a step-by-step approach, the book demystifies such diverse styles as blues, country, gospel, rock, pop, Latin, and jazz, explores modal and pentatonic improvisation, and provides a process for simplifying written scores through characteristic song leadsheets, examples, and exercises.
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An ideal resource for students, professionals, and anyone looking to develop their functional piano skills–from basic harmonic accompaniments to stylistic renditions and improvisations. It can be used as a collegiate text, a supplement to classroom or private instruction, or for self-guided practice. Using a step-by-step approach, the book demystifies such diverse styles as blues, country, gospel, rock, pop, Latin, and jazz, explores modal and pentatonic improvisation, and provides a process for simplifying written scores through characteristic song leadsheets, examples, and exercises. Projects at the end of each chapter challenge the user to take the content in creative directions. Chapter summaries and an appendix of accompaniment patterns are provided for easy reference.
Pages 242
Dimensions 279 x 229
Date Published 30 Jul 2012
Publisher Barcelona Publishers
Subject/s Keyboard instruments   Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama)   music tutorials  

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