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Introduction Chapter 1: Rock and Blues 101 History of the Blues Early Innovators Styles of Blues History of Rock Technological Advancements Styles of Rock Chapter 2: Let's Get Started Keyboard Layout Scale Degrees Sitting at the Piano or Keyboard Hand and Finger Placement Fingering in the Right and Left Hands Chapter 3: Notation as a Tool Notation Overview Range, Treble and Bass Clefs Pitches and Clefs Ledger Lines and Octaves Note Names and Rhythm Time Signatures Keeping Time and Counting Aloud Chapter 4: Keys, Scales, Pedaling, and Technique Building Key Signatures Major Scales Minor Scales Using the Sustain Pedal Technique Builders Chapter 5: Advanced Scales Blues Scales Pentatonic Scales Dorian Mode Mixolydian Mode The Dominant Scale and Chromatics Lydian Dominant Chapter 6: Harmony Major and Minor Triads Diatonic Triads of the Major Scale Dominant Seventh Chords Diminished, Half Diminished, and Augmented Chords Secondary Dominant Chords Borrowed Chords Types of Cadences Chapter 7: Extensions, Suspensions, Passing Chords and More Major and Minor Seven Chords Major and Minor Nine Chords Suspended Chords Altered Dominant Chords Tri-tone Substitution Chromatic Passing Chords Chapter 8: Combining Chords and Scales and Arpeggios Combining Chords with Scales Soloing with the Harmonic Minor Scale Using Arpeggios Soloing with the Dorian Mode Soloing with Major and Minor Pentatonics Soloing with Blues Scales Soloing with Dominant and Lydian Dominant Scales Chapter 9: Elements of the Blues I-IV-V Chord Progressions 12 Bar Blues The Left Hand Shuffle Boogie Woogie Walking Bass Lines Two-Beat Bass Lines Chapter 10: Riffs, Embellishments, Turnarounds, and Endings Common Riffs Call and Response Phrases Repetition Dynamics and Accents Embellishments and Decorations Tremolos Turnarounds and Endings Chapter 11: Blues Across America Mississippi Delta New Orleans Chicago blues Other Important Blues Regions Blues and Jazz in the Big Apple Creating Licks with 3rds Creating Licks with 6ths Chapter 12: Elements of Rock Distinguishing Rock from Pop Chord Voicings Structural Elements Defined Common Chord Progressions Spicing it up with Arpeggios Hooks Chapter 13: Rock-n-Roll and Rhythm & Blues The Dawning of a New Era Ray Charles Fats Domino Little Richard Jerry Lee Lewis Johnnie Johnson Chapter 14: The Development of Rock The Beatles The Doors Progressive Rock Stevie Wonder Southern Rock Synth-Pop Singer-Songwriters and Piano Pop Chapter 15: Study Pieces What is an Etude? Analyzing Chords Blues Etude #1 - Blues for Dr. John Blues Etude #2 - Tinsel Town Boogie Blues Etude #3 - Lazy Blues Rock Etude - Solar Wind for Polyphonic Synthesizer Pop Etude - For Kicks Chapter 16: Equipment The Piano Keyboards and Synthesizers Piano vs. Keyboard Buying the Right Piano Buying the Right Keyboard Chapter 17: Accessories and Learning Tools The Metronome Music Writing Software Band-in-a-Box Home Recording Recording Music for Educational Purposes Appendix A: Key Innovators and Recordings Appendix B: Resources
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Piano music (Rock) -- Instruction and study.
Piano music (Blues) -- Instruction and study.
Rock music -- Instruction and study.
Blues (Music) -- Instruction and study.