When it’s not working for you, just ‘trying-and-trying-again’ to get those tricky two-handed rhythms is plain unscientific, inefficient and frustrating.
The four thorough, methodical lesson series in the new Musicarta Beat and Rhythm Workbook prove that, with the right material and approach, anybody can master syncopated rhythms – especially when ‘just trying’ won’t work!
The modes are well known as scales for improvisation – and for generating intriguing chord sequences not available in the conventional major/minor key system. Here is a methodical, ‘lean’ approach to building a sound and productive knowledge of modes for the modern-styles keyboard player, packed with riffs which will expand your chord vocabulary and your repertoire of rhythmic keyboard skills.
The Musicarta Easy Piano Style shows you how to get your hands on the keys and start making music right away! With lots of graphics, full audio and MIDI support and all the solos on the Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS video playlist, you’re guaranteed to get some beautiful pieces into your repertoire quickly – and learn how to find the music in the keyboard for yourself!
Playing popular-styles chord material in the modern, syncopated way can
often seem to be the most difficult part of the enterprise. Musicarta is
the field leader is coaching keyboard syncopation skills in a
methodical way, with demonstrations of step-by-step build ups which will
make "It's no good! I can't do this!" a thing of the past!
Playing by ear automatically becomes much, much easier when you realize
that most of the music you hear, in any genre and any key, is built
around just four chords. Key Chords Volume I covers these chords and
builds 'in the bone' aural skills by drilling chord changes that will
improve your ability to nail that next chord a hundred-fold -
Key Chords Volume I covers the four chords you are most likely to find
in any piece of music in any key - not just theoretically, but
practically, with great off-the-shelf riffs that will put these
essential chord changes under your fingers in a fast-track to real
contemporary keyboard proficiency.
A two-hour-plus video course teaching beginners, continuers and
classical cross-overs to craft a unique arrangement of this timeless
classic from scratch – and learn a raft of 'really useful music theory'
along the way.
Pachelbel’s Canon in D is perhaps the most famous chord sequence of all time, and the basis of dozens of popular hits. If you can play and understand the Canon chord sequence, there isn’t much in popular music harmony you won’t be able to figure out! Its regular structure also makes it a great springboard for improvising and composition.
The Mariaan home-study course is designed to
fast-track a lovely piano solo into your repertoire, and with its many ‘stepping
stone’ performances, it’s guaranteed to expand your creative horizons every
time you sit down to play!
Modules One and Two of the Musicarta Easy Piano Style video reboot are now out and linked in the Musicarta Patreon Zone. MS for the first two 'Pairs of Chords' modules is also available for you weeken…