Looking for a book that will help you teach piano students the basics of reading chords and arranging?
The Piano Chords Fun Book (24 Pages) makes arranging at the piano easy. The book includes the most popular left-hand accompaniment patterns like the boom chick and Alberti bass, and show students how to arrange lead sheet accompaniments if they are playing for singers and instrumentalists. The book also includes tips for chord voicing, eight traditional song lead sheets, and a piano chord chart.
48 Chord Piano Chord Chart (2 Pages)
Popular Accompaniment Patterns for the Left Hand
Accompanying Singers and/or Instrumentalists
The Basics of Voicing Chords
Eight Lead Sheets (Music, Chords, Lyrics of Traditional Songs)
Music Manuscript Paper (2 Pages)
The Piano Chords Fun Book makes accompanying fun. The book begins with learning to accompany simple songs, and a basic pattern – the boom-chick. Examples are provided, along with lead sheets so students can start their arrangement with the example and then complete an arrangement for the whole song. The second section provides student with examples of how to create arrangements for singers and instrumentalists. The third section introduces chord voicing. Voicing chords is the process of choosing which chord members to double, how thin or thick a chord should be, or how much space there should be between chord members. The last section of the book includes lead sheets – eight in all.
Includes Jesus Loves Me, Hot Cross Buns, Baby Bumblebee, Mary Ann, Brahms’ Lullaby, Jingle Bells, Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella and Simple Gifts
The lead sheets selected for the edition are perfect for getting students started with accompanying from lead sheets. After they complete this book, they should be ready to branch out to fake books, like:
The Easy Children’s Fake Book – Melody Lyrics & Simplified Chords In The Key Of C
The Easy Christmas Fake Book: 100 Songs in the Key of C (Fake Books)
The Easy Disney Fake Book – 100 Songs In The Key Of C
Free Piano Sheet Music for Beginners (PDF)
Free Piano Sheet Music | Easy/Level 1B
Free Piano Sheet Music | Easy/Level 2A
Free Piano Sheet Music | Easy/Level 2B
Free Piano Sheet Music | Easy/Level 3A
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