Easy Keyboard Harmony Book 4 Author:Wesley Schaum This series provides practical keyboard training leading into improvising an accompaniment from standard chord symbols...those commonly found in pop, folk, contry and sacred music...the same as used for guitar, organ, chord organ and piano accordion. Basic melody improvising is presented beginning in book 4. — A background of at least grade 1 1/2... more » pianistic ability is necessary before starting book 1. Harmonic analysis is purposely avoided. It is intended that practical keyboard experience be allowed to develop prior to analytical work.
This fourth book presents the use of passing tones and neighboring tones in accompaniments. Melody improvising with chord tones, passing tones, and neighboring tones is introduced. Major 7th and minor 7th chords are taught in all keys.
At least one album and several pieces of sheet music, with chord symbols, should be used to reinforce the chords, accompaniments, and improvising ideas taught here.
When playing any music with chord symbols, read only the treble clef melody; bass clef notes are not to be used. The left hand is to improvise an accompaniment based on the chord symbols as taught in this series.« less