Mark Harrison - R&B Keyboard
Mark Harrison R&B Keyboard PDF. Mark Harrison is one of the best teachers in keyboard style methods, perhaps even the best. His approach is always logical, playable and error free. Above all he explores styles quite deeply. This is far more than most other self-teaching approaches. Most books you get out there are shabby interpretations that are not researched, poorly fingered and don't touch on many aspects of the real thing.
In this book Harrison takes you through a lot of styles and unpacks them so logically that you can see where all the periods or R&B history fit in. Styles such as Memphis Soul and Neo Soul are presented so you understand them.
This book includes important information about scales and modes, voicings, chords, inversions, comping, harmony, and much more. It goes through early R&B, Motown soul, Memphis soul, Philly Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B Ballads, Dance/Pop, and even into Neo-Soul. This book covers any generation that you may have grown up in and brings something new to the table for those just starting. The book moves quickly but provides the information that is important for those of us looking to play. It comes with a very handy CD which allows to hear what it's supposed to sound like.This comprehensive book with CD will teach you the basic skills you need to play R&B keyboard. From soul to funk to disco to pop, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the tricks used by the pros. The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book, including seven complete songs performed either solo or with a full band.
- Scales and chords
- Harmony and voicings
- Progressions and comping
- Rhythmic concepts and syncopations
- Characteristic stylings
- The history and development of the R'n'B sound.
Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 84 pages