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The piano improvisation handbook, Carl Humphries

Label
The piano improvisation handbook
Title
The piano improvisation handbook
Statement of responsibility
Carl Humphries
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The piano improvisation handbook, Carl Humphries
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A practical guide to musical invention."
  • Companion CD contains recordings of 80 exercises in the text
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. The history and practice of piano improvisation -- Basic theory. The keyboard ; Notation ; Timing ; Scales ; Chords ; Keys -- Basic technique. Posture and hand shape ; Finger independence ; Fingering ; Controlling sound ; Legato & staccato ; Practising scales ; Practising chords ; Pedal --
  • Exploring melody. Melody and improvisation ; Scale theory ; Simple melodic movement ; Simple melodic continuation -- Exploring chords. Chord layout ; Connecting chords ; Progressions -- Exploring keys. Key relations ; Major and minor ; Transposition ; Modulation -- Exploring rhythm. Counting ; Syncopation and swing ; Coordinating the hands ; Rhythm and melody ; Rhythm and harmony --
  • The classical approach. Solo melody ; Countermelody ; Melody and bass ; Chords and bass ; Extended harmony ; Melody and chords (I) ; Melodic variation ; Melody and chords (II) -- The jazz approach. Jazz harmony and scale theory ; The II-V-I progression ; Left-hand voicings ; Licks and improvised melodies ; Standards and lead sheets ; Reharmonisation ; Alternative structures ; Alternative voicings --
  • Developing material. The goal-note approach ; Phrase structure ; Improvising from scratch ; Melodic and harmonic reduction ; Working with ideas ; Colour and texture ; Arranging and improvising -- Form & style in improvisation. Form in classical music ; Style in classical music ; Form in jazz and rock ; Style in rock, jazz, and blues
Control code
359890762
Dimensions
29 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780879309770
Isbn Type
(hbk. : spiral bdg.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Publisher number
  • HL00332750
  • HL00332750
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky228298807
  • (CaEvSKY)sky108874093
  • (OCoLC)359890762
Label
The piano improvisation handbook, Carl Humphries
Publication
Note
  • "A practical guide to musical invention."
  • Companion CD contains recordings of 80 exercises in the text
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. The history and practice of piano improvisation -- Basic theory. The keyboard ; Notation ; Timing ; Scales ; Chords ; Keys -- Basic technique. Posture and hand shape ; Finger independence ; Fingering ; Controlling sound ; Legato & staccato ; Practising scales ; Practising chords ; Pedal --
  • Exploring melody. Melody and improvisation ; Scale theory ; Simple melodic movement ; Simple melodic continuation -- Exploring chords. Chord layout ; Connecting chords ; Progressions -- Exploring keys. Key relations ; Major and minor ; Transposition ; Modulation -- Exploring rhythm. Counting ; Syncopation and swing ; Coordinating the hands ; Rhythm and melody ; Rhythm and harmony --
  • The classical approach. Solo melody ; Countermelody ; Melody and bass ; Chords and bass ; Extended harmony ; Melody and chords (I) ; Melodic variation ; Melody and chords (II) -- The jazz approach. Jazz harmony and scale theory ; The II-V-I progression ; Left-hand voicings ; Licks and improvised melodies ; Standards and lead sheets ; Reharmonisation ; Alternative structures ; Alternative voicings --
  • Developing material. The goal-note approach ; Phrase structure ; Improvising from scratch ; Melodic and harmonic reduction ; Working with ideas ; Colour and texture ; Arranging and improvising -- Form & style in improvisation. Form in classical music ; Style in classical music ; Form in jazz and rock ; Style in rock, jazz, and blues
Control code
359890762
Dimensions
29 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
488 pages
Isbn
9780879309770
Isbn Type
(hbk. : spiral bdg.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Publisher number
  • HL00332750
  • HL00332750
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky228298807
  • (CaEvSKY)sky108874093
  • (OCoLC)359890762

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