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The Contemporary Keyboardist

Author : John Novello
ISBN : 0634010913
Genre : Music
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(Instructional). This comprehensive, 562-page method, called "Solid, readable and relevant" by Keyboard magazine and "The major work for today's pianists" by International Musician , is divided into four sections. The first, "A Philosophy of Music," deals with communication, cause-effect principles and practice disciplines. The second section, "Mechanics," covers all the basics of keyboard music and playing (notation, harmony, improv, sight reading, etc.), as well as their applications. The third section, "The Business Scene," contains guidelines and industry advice for contemporary keyboardists. Section four, "Interviews," provides insights into the artistry and technique of famous players such as Herbie Hancock, Henry Mancini, Edgar Winter, Keith Emerson, Paul Shaffer and many more. Includes an index.
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John Novello The Contemporary Keyboardist Rhythm Improvisation And The Blues

Author : John (CRT) Novello
ISBN : 0634010948
Genre : Music
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An informative, organized approach to these three very important subjects. Topics covered include playing in time, sight reading rhythms, nine basic rhythms and their permutations, rushing and dragging, an innovative approach to the basics of improvisation and an overview of the blues and all its basic forms. 60 minutes.
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The Contemporary Keyboardist For Beginners Music Instruction

Author : John Novello
ISBN : 9781480350489
Genre : Music
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(Keyboard Instruction). This book presents a unique organization and application of keyboard instruction materials to help the student gain the skills necessary to be professional and competitive in the music industry today. The included audio contains recorded versions of all assigned repertoire pieces and examples, so there is no doubt what they should sound like. Rarely does an accomplished artist extend his musical passion to the area of teaching, but jazz composer/keyboardist John Novello is the exception. Novello began teaching in 1983, and released The Contemporary Keyboardist a few years later.
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The Contemporary Keyboardist And Expanded

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ISBN : 9781476863214
Genre : Music
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(Instructional). This comprehensive method, called "Solid, readable and relevant" by Keyboard magazine and "The major work for today's pianists" by International Musician , is divided into four sections. The first, "A Philosophy of Music," deals with communication, cause-effect principles and practice disciplines. The second section, "Mechanics," covers all the basics of keyboard music and playing (notation, harmony, improv, sight reading, etc.), as well as their applications. The third section, "The Business Scene," contains guidelines and industry advice for contemporary keyboardists. Section four, "Interviews," provides insights into the artistry and technique of famous players such as Herbie Hancock, Henry Mancini, Edgar Winter, Keith Emerson, Paul Shaffer and many more. Includes an index.
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John Novello The Contemporary Keyboardist The Working Musician

Author : John (CRT) Novello
ISBN : 0634010956
Genre : Music
File Size : 81.76 MB
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This volume defines the tools necessary for every working musician: live performance tips, advanced chords, reading and sight reading, equipment, learning from other musicians, and band playing. Features a dynamic live performance by John Novello's quintet! 60 minutes.
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John Novello The Contemporary Keyboardist The Basics

Author : John (CRT) Novello
ISBN : 063401093X
Genre : Music
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This step-by-step approach to the basics of keyboard playing includes drills and examples to teach the basic symbols and language of music. Designed for beginning to intermediate msuicians, this video will start them well on their way to becoming serious players. 74 minutes.
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The Song That Never Ended

Author : John Novello
ISBN : 1892138093
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When his jazz singer wife Gloria Rusch died of cancer in January, 2000, acclaimed keyboardist/author John Novello found he was not alone. Gloria was still there, shining resplendently from a higher reality, to guide him through his own spiritual awakening. One of the great love stories of our time, the book unfolds against the glittering backdrop of the Los Angeles music world of the 1980's and 1990's. Through its pages pass a dazzling array of celebrity performers: Stevie Wonder, Billy Sheehan, Donna Summer, Chick Corea, Ritchie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, A Taste of Honey, and many more. Master of the Hammond B3 organ John Novello and virtuoso jazz singer Gloria Rusch are a part of this glowing tapestry of gifted artists. During this period they meet, fall in love, marry and pursue their careers both individually and together -- until, in 1999, Gloria falls ill with a virulent form of breast cancer. For over a year, Gloria battles the disease with every spiritual weapon at her disposal. Never far from her side, her husband John seeks out a wide range of alternative and conventional treatments that take the couple as far afield as Mexico and Germany. Finally, Gloria succumbs.
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Jazztimes

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JazzTimes has been published continuously since 1970 and is the recipient of numerous awards for journalisim and graphic design. A large crossection of music afficionados and fans alike view JazzTimes as America's premier jazz magazine.In addition to insightful profiles of emerging and iconic stars, each issue contains over 100 reviews of the latest CDs, Books and DVDs. Published ten times annually, JazzTimes provides uncompromising coverage of the American jazz scene.
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The Piano

Author : Robert Palmieri
ISBN : 9781135949648
Genre : Music
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Dave Brubeck A Life In Time

Author : Philip Clark
ISBN : 9781472272485
Genre : Music
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An articulate, scrupulously researched account based on first-hand information, this book presents Brubeck's contribution to music with the critical insight that it deserves - ***** BBC Music Magazine This is the writing about jazz that we've been waiting for - Mike Westbrook The sheer descriptive verve, page after page, made me want to listen to every single musical example cited. A major achievement - Stephen Hough 'Definitive . . . remarkable. Clark writes intelligently and joyously.' - Mojo In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days, he shadowed the Dave Brubeck Quartet during their extended British tour, recording an epic interview with the bandleader. Brubeck opened up as never before, disclosing his unique approach to jazz; the heady days of his 'classic' quartet in the 1950s-60s; hanging out with Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis; and the many controversies that had dogged his 66-year-long career. Alongside beloved figures like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, Brubeck's music has achieved name recognition beyond jazz. But finding a convincing fit for Brubeck's legacy, one that reconciles his mass popularity with his advanced musical technique, has proved largely elusive. In Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time, Clark provides us with a thoughtful, thorough, and long-overdue biography of an extraordinary man whose influence continues to inform and inspire musicians today. Structured around Clark's extended interview and intensive new research, this book tells one of the last untold stories of jazz, unearthing the secret history of 'Take Five' and many hitherto unknown aspects of Brubeck's early career - and about his creative relationship with his star saxophonist Paul Desmond. Woven throughout are cameo appearances from a host of unlikely figures from Sting, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, and Keith Emerson, to John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Harry Partch, and Edgard Varèse. Each chapter explores a different theme or aspect of Brubeck's life and music, illuminating the core of his artistry and genius.
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Keyboard

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ISBN : UOM:39015033626170
Genre : Electronic musical instruments
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Category: Electronic musical instruments

Musician

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ISBN : UVA:X002051595
Genre : Popular music
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Category: Popular music

The Versatile Keyboardist

Author : Noah Baerman
ISBN : 0739052764
Genre : Music
File Size : 87.91 MB
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The complete course in a variety of music styles, The Versatile Keyboardist features a wide range of techniques and styles for keyboardists who know the significance of being well-rounded, adaptable, and open-minded. The book introduces the essentials of many styles, with examples based on actual songs. Learn the history and important players of each style and gain further understanding of the elements of a great keyboard part. The book also teaches general music theory and fundamental concepts to improve musicians in every style and unleash their potential to become flexible, adaptable, and versatile keyboardists! A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
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The Pro Keyboardist S Handbook

Author : Jon Dryden
ISBN : 0739011286
Genre : Music
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If you dream of having a career as a professional keyboard player, then this book is for you! Professional performer and studio musician Jon Dryden offers advice on playing the keyboard and surviving in the music business. Covering everything from getting into a band and touring to songwriting, choosing sounds and playing great solos, this comprehensive guide is the ultimate reference for any aspiring professional keyboardist. You'll be coming back to this useful reference book for years to come.
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Reading Lead Sheets For Keyboard

Author : Jon Dryden
ISBN : 0739011219
Genre : Music
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All keyboard players, hobbyists and pros alike, can have instant access to the music they want to play if they can read lead sheets. This comprehensive manual teaches everything you need to know to become proficient at interpreting this common form of writing songs. You'll learn what the symbols in lead sheets mean and what to do when you see them. This includes the theoretical, technical, rhythmic and improvisational concepts you need to know to create accompaniments on the spot. A must have for any contemporary keyboardist.
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Yes To The Mess

Author : Frank J. Barrett
ISBN : 9781422183953
Genre : Business & Economics
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What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Here’s what the world’s best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net that guarantees specific outcomes. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they don’t dwell on mistakes or stifle each other’s ideas. In short, they say “yes to the mess” that is today’s hurried, harried, yet enormously innovative and fertile world of work. This is exactly what great jazz musicians do. In this revelatory book, accomplished jazz pianist and management scholar Frank Barrett shows how this improvisational “jazz mind-set” and the skills that go along with it are essential for effective leadership today. With fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, as well as probing accounts of the wisdom gleaned from his own experience as a jazz musician, Barrett introduces a new model for leading and collaborating in organizations. He describes how, like skilled jazz players, leaders need to master the art of unlearning, perform and experiment simultaneously, and take turns soloing and supporting each other. And with examples that range from manufacturing to the military to high-tech, he illustrates how organizations must take an inventive approach to crisis management, economic volatility, and all the rapidly evolving realities of our globally connected world. Leaders today need to be expert improvisers. Yes to the Mess vividly shows how the principles of jazz thinking and jazz performance can help anyone who leads teams or works with them to develop these critical skills, wherever they sit in the organization. Engaging and insightful, Yes to the Mess is a seminar on collaboration and complexity, against the soulful backdrop of jazz.
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Rocking The Classics

Author : Edward Macan
ISBN : 0195356810
Genre : Music
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Few styles of popular music have generated as much controversy as progressive rock, a musical genre best remembered today for its gargantuan stage shows, its fascination with epic subject matter drawn from science fiction, mythology, and fantasy literature, and above all for its attempts to combine classical music's sense of space and monumental scope with rock's raw power and energy. Its dazzling virtuosity and spectacular live concerts made it hugely popular with fans during the 1970s, who saw bands such as King Crimson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Jethro Tull bring a new level of depth and sophistication to rock. On the other hand, critics branded the elaborate concerts of these bands as self- indulgent and materialistic. They viewed progressive rock's classical/rock fusion attempts as elitist, a betrayal of rock's populist origins. In Rocking the Classics, the first comprehensive study of progressive rock history, Edward Macan draws together cultural theory, musicology, and music criticism, illuminating how progressive rock served as a vital expression of the counterculture of the late 1960s and 1970s. Beginning with a description of the cultural conditions which gave birth to the progressive rock style, he examines how the hippies' fondness for hallucinogens, their contempt for Establishment-approved pop music, and their fascination with the music, art, and literature of high culture contributed to this exciting new genre. Covering a decade of music, Macan traces progressive rock's development from the mid- to late-sixties, when psychedelic bands such as the Moody Blues, Procol Harum, the Nice, and Pink Floyd laid the foundation of the progressive rock style, and proceeds to the emergence of the mature progressive rock style marked by the 1969 release of King Crimson's album In the Court of the Crimson King. This "golden age" reached its artistic and commercial zenith between 1970 and 1975 in the music of bands such as Jethro Tull, Yes, Genesis, ELP, Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, and Curved Air. In turn, Macan explores the conventions that govern progressive rock, including the visual dimensions of album cover art and concerts, lyrics and conceptual themes, and the importance of combining music, visual motif, and verbal expression to convey a coherent artistic vision. He examines the cultural history of progressive rock, considering its roots in a bohemian English subculture and its meteoric rise in popularity among a legion of fans in North America and continental Europe. Finally, he addresses issues of critical reception, arguing that the critics' largely negative reaction to progressive rock says far more about their own ambivalence to the legacy of the counterculture than it does about the music itself. An exciting tour through an era of extravagant, mind-bending, and culturally explosive music, Rocking the Classics sheds new light on the largely misunderstood genre of progressive rock.
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William Joseph Within

Author : William Joseph
ISBN : 0634099434
Genre : Music
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(Piano Solo Personality). 11 pieces from the 2004 debut release by this contemporary keyboardist. Includes original compositions as well as classical and pop remakes: Ave Maria * Butterflies & Hurricanes * Dust in the Wind * Kashmir * Stella's Theme * Within * more.
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