Chord-Scale Improvisation for Keyboard

A Linear Approach to Improvisation

  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
  • Format: Book/CD
  • Pages: 112
  • Dimensions: 9 x 12
  • ISBN: 0-87639-116-1
  • SKU: 50449597
  • Publication Date: August 01, 2011

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Authors

Ross Ramsay

Ross Ramsay is an active pianist, composer, arranger, and educator who has taught and performed internationally and also served as…