Basic Keyboard Workout
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While it's one thing to plug in a keyboard and play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” it's quite another to discover all the possibilities of harmony, chords and counterpoint. The key to being a successful keyboard pro is versatility. Basic Keyboard Workout offers you a pocket-sized guide packed to capacity with everything the modern working keyboard player needs to play and understand to get the best from their instrument. Beginning with the questions of posture and simple playing techniques, this book then becomes a full theory guide that takes you into the worlds of harmony, scales, chords and rhythms. Lessons include: Starting to read music; Basic rhythms and time values; Major and minor diatonic harmony; Inversions and intervals; Playing and recognizing music by ear; Technical skills such as voicings, pedalling and developing your dexterity; and more, all explained in clear and simple English. You will then find a full and detailed guide to your equipment, including how to set up correctly, using and abusing MIDI, how to work with samplers and sequencers, and much more besides. Soon you will be armed with the tools to become a formidable keyboard player with the knowledge to succeed in any musical situation!