Item description for Mel Bay You Can Teach Yourself Gospel Piano (You Can Teach Yourself) by Gail Smith...
Seasoned piano educator Gail Smith offers this beginning-level piano method employing gospel, Christmas and sacred tunes. This volume begins with an introduction to elementary note reading on the piano. A brief dictionary of musical terms and basic piano chord encyclopedia are included. Carefully sequenced exercises and arrangements allow the student to progress gradually from simple arrangements to more elaborate settings, gradually incorporating right and left hand fills and patterns. In order to illustrate various arranging concepts, some tunes are shown in two settings-one simple, the other more complex. This is a great book to be used with or without lessons to learn the art of piano improvisation. On the 99-track CD (sold separate or in a book/cd set), the author talks and plays through the entire book. The author's goal is to encourage students to create their own gospel piano arrangements.
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Studio: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.82" Width: 8.78" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1998
Publisher Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
ISBN 0786634200 ISBN13 9780786634200 UPC 796279048606
Reviews - What do customers think about Mel Bay You Can Teach Yourself Gospel Piano (You Can Teach Yourself)?
can be of help Feb 11, 2007
Tries to cover a lot in a short time. Not clear why the teaching is unique to gospel. Plenty of sheet music but short on lyrics. Binding makes the book quite difficult to keep open on the music stand. Still, I go to it now and then for a bit of different practice.