2007
Improvisation on
Christian Music by
Fran Toney Young

As the learner becomes familiar with the contents of Improvisation on Christian Music, they should be able to improvise and arrange music on their own. The book is also a very effective springboard for creating your own compositions.

Book Overview

• A practical step-by-step approach to improvisation on Christian music

• Minimal music background required

• Designed for piano/keyboard students of all ages

• Excellent for study by the self-motivated individual

• Multiple levels and stylings of worship music and hymns

• Includes a chapter of theory review and basic facts to prepare the learner for improvisation

• Opens the door for creative expression by preparing the hands with patterns and the mind with pertinent information

PART ONE

• A foundation of theory, patterns and concepts is laid for all levels

• Introduces exercises to train the left hand for broken chord and flowing bass patterns

• Includes lyrics, leadlines and chord symbols for 17 timeless hymns and choruses

• Each song has an information page showing blocked chords, an appropriate broken chord pattern, and flowing bass patterns

PART TWO

• Includes patterns and exercises for the more advanced student

• Has 38 favorite fully arranged praise and worship songs

• Includes a leadline with lyrics and chord symbols for the less advanced learner

• Includes information pages for each song which contain help for the less advanced learner as well as an analysis of the full arrangement for the more advanced learner

• A chapter on hymn stylings

• A chapter on improvisation from scratch

• A chapter on modern chord charts for the ensemble keyboardist

 

SEE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS

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