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Modern Band Method - Keyboard Book 1

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Authors: Scott Burstein, Spencer Hale, Dave Wish, and Mary Claxton

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Keyboard
Basic Technique
Iconic Notation
SECTION 1
Playing Chords: Adding Bass Notes
Improvisation: Two-Note Solo
Music Theory: The Song Chart
Composition: C, Emi, And G
FULL BAND SONG: I GOTTA FEELING
SECTION 2
Playing Chords: One-Chord Song
Music Theory: Naming The Black Keys
Instrument Technique: Balancing The Fingers
Music Theory: Minor Vs. Major
Improvisation: Four-Note Solo
Music Theory: Whole Notes And Half Notes
FULL BAND SONG: HEATHENS
SECTION 3
Instrument Technique: Separate Hands
Playing Chords: The D Chord
Music Theory: Quarter And Eighth Notes
Playing And Resting A Chord
Improvisation: The Major Pentatonic Scale
Composition: Composing A Riff
SECTION 4
Instrument Technique: Learning New Riffs
Playing Chords: Chord Review And New Songs
Composition: Writing Lyrics
FULL BAND SONG: STIR IT UP
SECTION 5
Instrument Technique: Arpeggios
Music Theory: Notes, Chords, And Scales
Improvisation: The Full Minor Pentatonic
Stepwise And Skipping Motion
SECTION 6
Instrument Technique: Phrasing—Legato And Staccato
Improvisation: Applying Legato And Staccato
Music Theory: Notes On The Staff
FULL BAND SONG: SOMEONE LIKE YOU
SECTION 7
Playing Chords: Various Comping Patterns
Composition: Introduction
Music Theory: Transposition
FULL BAND SONG: OYE COMO VA
SECTION 8
Music Theory: Melodic Note Reading
Music Theory: Syncopated Patterns
FULL BAND SONG: WAKA WAKA (THIS TIME FOR AFRICA)
SECTION 9
Music Theory: Notating Riffs
Music Theory: Inversions
Composition: Verse And Chorus
Improvisation: Comparing Major And Minor Pentatonic Scales
FULL BAND SONG: BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
SECTION 10
Music Theory: A Pentatonic Melody
Music Theory: Ledger Lines And Bass Clef
Instrument Technique: Playing Bass Lines
FULL BAND SONG: KICK, PUSH
SECTION 11
Music Theory: The Blues Scale
Music Theory: Common Tones
Composition: Composing With Inversions
FULL BAND SONG: UMBRELLA
SECTION 12
FULL BAND SONG: ZOMBIE

The Modern Band Method series provides a guided lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and many popular songs by the biggest artists of the day embedded right into the digital book for easy use! This keyboard method works in tandem with the other instrument methods in the series, allowing students to play the same songs together as a full band!

Keyboard lessons include:

• Proper playing posture

• Reading notes and rhythms

• Scales, chords and arpeggios

• Syncopation

• Rock, pop, Latin, funk, hip hop and island styles

• Articulations

• Composing a song

• Writing lyrics

Songs include: Bad Romance • Best Day of My Life • Can't Stop the Feeling! • I Gotta Feeling • Imagine • Oye Como Va • Shake It Off • Sunshine of Your Love • 25 or 6 to 4 • Umbrella • Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) • Zombie • and more.

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