The Musicarta Easy Piano Style

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PIANO STYLE

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 Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS playlist, you’re sure to get some beautiful pieces into your repertoire quickly – and learn how to find the music in the keyboard for yourself.

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MEPS, with sixths

Sixths, like thirds, are a great off-the-shelf way of filling out the modern keyboard styles right hand. Working with familiar material (to make things a little easier!) MEPS now adds sixths to the 'One Fourth...' and 'Three Fourths and a Pair' studies.

Here are the original and with-sixths versions, so you can see the logical progression.

One Fourth and a Pair

With-sixths version

Three Fourths and a Pair

With-sixths version

Rely on Musicarta for fail-safe, step-by-step syncopation exercises you'll find nowhere else. With MidiPiano (and some other media players), you can slow down and repeat exercises segments until you can see just what to do and play along for practice. 

There is also a collection of sixths finger exercises designed especially for the modern keyboard styles player, so you don't have to go out and buy any additional material to make good, solid progress.

MUSICARTA EASY
PIANO STYLE

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 Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS playlist, you’re sure to get some beautiful pieces into your repertoire quickly – and learn how to find the music in the keyboard for yourself.

Key Chords Vol.1
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for only $14.95
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Click through to the MEPS YouTube playlist here

Variation and improvisation

Improvisation is just composing, speeded up! Very little improvisation is completely 'out of the blue'. Mostly, improvisations are pretty similar to something you played before - a variation, in other words.

Throughout the MEPS workbook, Musicarta offers variations on what you already know, so you get used to what is effectively 'slow-motion improvising'. Your very first 'Three Fourths and a Pair' study has an E minor, six-eight variation:

Both the with-sixths studies above have variations, too. (Watch them in the videos.) With just a little bit of nerve, you'll be doodling your own variations on MEPS chord sequences and melody lines, trying a different 'melodic contour' (see the workbook), starting in a different place on the keyboard or playing in a different rhythm... - 'composing at the keyboard', in fact!

Boot camp!

The next two modules in the MEPS workbook offer some real 'boot camp' challenges.

The 'Sixths Study - MEPS Diary 29-06-13' focuses on two-handed syncopation and advanced right hand rhythms. Here are the study itself and the syncopation drills.

With the written music in front of you, the syncopation drill offers a unique opportunity to really get to grips! It's something you'll want to come back to time and again - to be realistic, syncopation at this level can take years to master - but "A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step!"

Sixths Riff – MEPS Diary 12-11-13' is an accompaniment riff. the challenge here is 1. to keep going, and 2. to vary the pattern - so the band and your listeneres don't fall asleep. Here's the riff.


If you listen carefully, you'll hear that the right hand sixths go down-and-up or up-and-down, or any combination of the two.

What MEPS Diary 12-11-13 actually gives you is an 'aerial view' of your whole song-long accompaniment.

Here's a sketch of the first eight-bar phrase.

The whole song can be expressed in up-down sketches like this. (Listen to the performance and see if you can sketch the next eight-bar chorus in the same way.) It's a clever way of planning a performance and of scheming up enough music to fill a whole song.

Exercises and tricks-of-the-trade like these will give you the inside edge when it comes to popular styles music-making and will help you become real content creators, instead of just playing this riff by so-and-so or that riff by somebody else.

Musicarta is the brand leader in practical, results-driven keyboard home study. Your Musicarta Easy Piano Style download contains

  • An illustration-rich PDF workbook of around 135 pages;
  • The audio and MIDI files for all the musical examples; and
  • The MidiPiano application (to play the MIDI files).

The workbook has a full 45 pages of beautiful, playable piano music - the 21 studies and piano solos you can see-and-hear in advance on the Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS playlist (and using as a continuing practice guide).

Musicarta's home-study downloads are the result of hours of classroom teaching, and are designed to structure your efforts, maximise your progress and give a boost to your keyboard creativity.

And all for less than the cost of a single one-on-one piano lesson - assuming you can find a teacher within traveling distance who can teach you what you want to learn!

MUSICARTA EASY
PIANO STYLE

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 Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS playlist, you’re sure to get some beautiful pieces into your repertoire quickly – and learn how to find the music in the keyboard for yourself.

Key Chords Vol.1
Get the download
for only $14.95
Buy Now

LEARN MORE!
Click through to the MEPS YouTube playlist here

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Other Musicarta digital home study downloads

If the Musicarta Easy Piano Style material doesn't appeal to you, there are three other Musicarta digital home study downloads to choose from.

KEY CHORDS Vol. 1

Musicarta Key Chords builds your chord vocabulary by introducing the chords you are most likely to come across in any song. You practice the chord changes in contemporary riffs (drum backing tracks are included), with easy step-by-step rhythmic build-up of impressive keyboard syncopation.

Key Chords Vol.1
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The PYRAMIDS VARIATIONS

The Musicarta Pyramids Variations aims to exceed expectations by coaching beginners and re-starters to an impressive ‘Concert Performance’ in just eight lessons. After that, you learn a set of variations which model all the contemporary keyboard player’s knowledge and skills.

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The CANON PROJECT

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.

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Click through to the various download home pages using the ‘LEARN MORE’ links, and find sample content pages to help you decide which home study pack suits you best. All three home study downloads are designed to help you enjoy becoming a creative modern keyboard player!

If you're just looking for pieces to play, try the first Musicarta Piano Solos album:

PIANO SOLOS
Volume 1

Piano Solos Volume 1 is a collection of eleven solos from across the Musicarta spectrum. Each solo has a couple of pages of notes explaining how the music is put together and offering useful practicing advice. Easy-inter to inter-advanced. Comes with audio and MIDI files and player. 50pp (25 pp MS) A4 – will print to US Letter also.

Piano Solos Vol. 1
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Watch the solos on the MMYT Solos playlist.

Listen to the Mister Musicarta YouTube Solos playlist, and click through to the Solos page to check out the contents in detail.



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