This is the definitive guide to playing funk keyboard for beginners, by the world-renowned author and educator Mark Harrison. You’ll get started right away, learning some essential funky grooves to use on your first (or next) R&B/funk keyboard gig! The material is organized and explained in the clearest possible way, and all of the twenty-two music examples are very authentic and fun to play. All fingerings for the music examples are also provided.
Once you have purchased this book, you can then email us to receive a FREE download of mp3 recordings and pdf versions for all of the music examples in the book. Most of the recordings include play-along tracks with a rhythm section, so you can have fun jamming along with the band!
Here is an overview of the sections contained in this book:
Section One – Creating Eighth-Note Triad Patterns
Section Two – Using Eighth-Note Triad Patterns for Funk Comping
Section Three – Creating Eighth-Note Pentatonic Patterns
Section Four – Using Eighth-Note Pentatonic Patterns for Funk Comping
Section Five – Creating Sixteenth-Note Triad Patterns
Section Six – Using Sixteenth-Note Triad Patterns for Funk Comping
Section Seven – Creating Sixteenth-Note Pentatonic Patterns
Section Eight – Using Sixteenth-Note Pentatonic Patterns for Funk Comping
Section Nine – Combining Triad and Pentatonic Patterns for Funk Comping
Mark Harrison is one of the highest-rated contemporary music educators and authors in the world today. His instruction books are endorsed by Keyboard Magazine, Jazz Times, and Performing Musician Magazine, and are used at numerous music colleges and universities. Mark’s books have helped many thousands of musicians in over twenty countries worldwide.
By Mark Harrison