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Catalogue No: M060095375
ISMN: 9790060095375
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ISBN: 9780851620930
Essential Guide to Pop Styles for Keyboard

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Department: Tutor Methods - Keyboard

Instrumentation: Piano

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)

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An A-Z guide to pop styles. Each style is illustrated by a piece, notes about the style, performance tips and recommended listening guides. 28 styles including reggae, disco, house, rock 'n' roll, thrash and gospel.


Contents, Sound Samples and Reviews

  • Afro-Cuban (or Nanigo)
  • AOR (Adult Orientated Rock)
  • Beguine
  • Big Band (or Swing)
  • Bluegrass
  • Blues Shuffle (or Jive)
  • Boogie
  • Bossa Nova
  • Calypso
  • Conga
  • Country Rhythm & Blues
  • Dance
  • Disco 1
  • Disco 2
  • Doo-wop Rock
  • Funk
  • Gospel
  • Heavy Rock
  • House
  • Jazz Funk
  • Jazz Waltz
  • Latin Fusion
  • Mambo
  • Pop Ballad
  • Pop Rock
  • Reggae
  • Rhythm & Blues Shuffle
  • Rock 'n' Roll
  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Slow Blues
  • Swing
  • Tango
  • speaker2Thrash Metal

"Here's a great idea, extremely well executed, fun to play, exciting and, dare I say, educational.  If you want something to help you develop modern rhythms - this is it!"

(Keyboard Player)

"immense fun - discovering styles of music that I really didn't think I was capable of playing, and it's really inspiring too...This is the first book I've come across that covers the subject of playing modern styles on the keyboard and, quite frankly, as a guide, it would be hard to be better. Full marks!"

(Keyboard Review, April 1995)

"Never again need you confuse your salsa with your samba, your jazz funk with your ordinary funk, or your doo-wop rock with your heavy rock...a lot of fun lies in store..."

(Music Teacher, January 1995)