The first-ever method that teaches you how to play in a rock band.
Improve your improvisation, timing, technique, and reading ability, and master your role in the groove. Become the great keyboard player that everyone wants to have in their band.
Lessons throughout this book guide you through technique that is specific to playing keyboard in a contemporary ensemble. When you play in a band, your primary concern is chords, how to read and play them, how to progress from one to the next, and how they interact with other instruments, melodically and rhythmically. Daily practice routines are designed for practicing by yourself or with other musicians. Developed by the faculty of Berklee College of Music, the accompanying CD features outstanding Berklee players and covers a variety of styles including rock, funk, jazz, blues, swing, and bossa nova.
- Learning by ear
- Theory and technique
- Rhythmic interpretation
- Song form
- Interpreting lead sheets
This series coordinates methods for many different instruments, and all are based on the same tunes, in the same keys. If you know a guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, vocalist, horn player, etc., have them pick up the Berklee Practice Method for their own instrument, and jam together!