Progressive Rock Piano Practice Sessions Volume 1 In All 12 Keys MIDI files
Progressive Rock Piano Practice Sessions Volume 1 In All 12 Keys
Catalog Number: ADG235
Author: Andrew D. Gordon
Publisher: ADG Productions
I have created various Progressive Rock riffs and has transposed them into all 12 keys along with backing tracks to practice with giving you the student a fun way of learning how to play in all keys. This is the largest book I have written totaling 107 pages.
We all learned how to play our scales in all 12 keys so I have taken that concept and applied it to learning to play Progressive Rock so that you can try to become equally adept at playing in as many keys as possible.
Each of the riffs are either 2, 4 or 8 measures in length that are notated and recorded around the cycle of 4th.s Also, there is a notation page whereby the riff is being used in a typical rock chord progression so that you can see how to apply the riff to a real world situation.
Each riff has been recorded 4 times:
1. Piano with rhythm tracks recorded around the cycle of 4th.s
2. Rhythm tracks recorded around the cycle of 4th.s to practice with
3. Piano with rhythm tracks recorded in a Rock chord progression in a designated key.
4. Rhythm tracks recorded in a Rock chord progression in the same key.
Reasons for practicing in all 12 keys.
Often a singer cannot reach certain notes in the key that you have learned the song in, therefore you will probably be asked to change the key of the song which you can do with confidence knowing all 12 keys.
Having the knowledge of playing in all 12 keys, it will then become easier to learn new songs, whatever key they are in.
Taking riffs, chord progressions etc. through all 12 keys is a great ear training tool relying on your ears to play in keys that you are not used to before the muscle memory sets in.
Practicing in all 12 keys is a great exercise for the brain, it is obviously hard work but the more you do it the benefits will become apparent.
By practicing in all 12 keys you will start to see various musical patterns evolve that will help you speed up the process of learning music. It is my hope that as you practice playing in the various keys you will eventually not need the music and be able to transpose in your head.
Excellent for sight reading.
Review from Keyboardist Extraordinaire Mike Garson www.mikegarson.com
Andrew Gordon has written his best book to date.
It has wonderful licks in all 12 keys for someone who wants to learn rock piano. Andrew lays out so many possibilities with high-quality licks.
This is a very useful companion for any pianist who wants to play in a band.
Andrew was a student of mine in the early to mid 1980’s and to see how far he’s come with his writings and books makes me very proud. Do enjoy.