A brilliantly simple and effective method for the younger would-be keyboard player. Using plain language & clear exciting musical examples renowned UK teacher Mel Reeves shows you: The Basics - Sitting at the Keyboard, Naming the Notes, Fingering. Moving On - Reading Rhythm, Reading Notes, Playing Tunes. The Musical Athlete - Scales & Arpeggios. Playing & Singing - Chords & Songs.
This complete keyboard course brings together the entire Absolute Beginners series in a single multimedia package to provide a total learning system. It's easy to use and takes you from the basic playing positions and left-hand techniques to mastering minor keys and scales and advanced time signatures. In this great pack you'll get: a complete Keyboard Tutor/Songbook with both classic and contemporary hits to sing and play, a handy 'Guide To The Keyboard' Pull-Out Chart. Build your playing skills, master rhythms and develop right-hand techniques. The DVD features an expert teacher demonstrating proper playing techniques.
Enter the rich and exciting world of jazz harmony. This fascinating piano lesson from one of the greats in contemporary jazz is packed with musical insights, invaluable advice and detailed keyboard technique for players who are starting out in this idiom. All you need is a basic knowledge of the keyboard, and before long you’ll be comping evocative jazz chords and creating lush improvisations.
Critically acclaimed keyboard artist and educator Jordan Rudess takes a deep look inside the world of live keyboard performance and shares his knowledge of what it takes to become a true keyboard master. Get an in-depth look at his unique approach to performance with Dream Theater using examples spanning across the entire Dream Theater catalog, as well as Jordan's numerous solo projects. Enjoy watching the wizard at work, while learning how to harness the power of today's keyboard technology. Jordan also shares his warm-up routine through a series of technical exercises that will sharpen your skills and get you ready to play. Also included is close-up bonus footage of Jordan performing three songs from his solo album, "Rhythm of Time." This DVD is jam-packed with two hours of pure "keyboard madness."
KEYBOARD WIZARDRY by JORDAN RUDESS reveals useful hints and unique exercises to get you over the edge to become a versatile keyboard player. One of the most respected keyboardists in the industry, Jordan Rudess demonstrates his keyboard mastery on this full-length video. Topics covered include lead improvisation, rhythmic exercises, harmony and voice-leading exercises, finger exercises, synth-programming, bass-line construction, and more. Music from Jordan's current projects will be featured as well.
The Ultimate Beginner Series has helped thousands of aspiring musicians take their first steps towards experiencing the fun of playing music. Now you can experience both step 1 and step 2 together on DVD. On Keyboard Basics, you will learn proper body positioning, how to find notes on the keyboard, basic chords, blues progressions, arpeggios, how to use both hands together, how to play melodies by ear, major and minor scales, major and minor chords, beginning improvisation, and much more. Special features include interactive menus, random access scene selection, superior audio/video quality, Internet connectivity.
JORDAN RUDESS - KEYBOARD MADNESS (MASTERING LIVE PERFORMANCE) takes a deep look inside the world of live keyboard performance and shares Jordan’s knowledge of what it takes to become a true keyboard master. Jordan demonstrates an in-depth look at his unique approach to performance with DREAM THEATER using examples spanning across the entire DREAM THEATER catalog, as well as Jordan's numerous solo projects !!!