The Keyboard Handbook
Steve Lodder and Janette Mason
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The Keyboard Handbook: The Complete Guide to Mastering Keyboard Styles
Steve Lodder and Janette Mason
Backbeat Books
Spiral / Hardcover
256 pages
March 2013
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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The Keyboard Handbook from Backbeat Books contains insightful, instructional and innovative content about playing keyboards. Chapters include

  • The Basics
  • Blues and the Piano
  • Early Keyboard Styles
  • Rock Keyboard Styles
  • Early Synthesizer Styles
  • Keyboard Styles of the 80s
  • Contemporary Keyboards
The content ranges from basic rudiments of reading music to playing various styles. The 80+ tab exercises cover a wide range of classic and contemporary examples. Additionally, there are professional insights about music theory, playing rhythm, scales, chords, arpeggios, and much more.

A CD features a range of analog and digital keyboards and includes audio samples of the all the examples printed in the book, allowing the reader to work through each section at a leisurely pace.

There are hundreds of books out there on playing the keyboard; this one certainly needs to be part of your library.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Steven Rosen, 2013

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