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by Jerald Simon

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100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Early Intermediate - Late Intermediate
Pages - 94 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $19.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy this series as a PDF set)
Book Summary


100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know is essentially two books combined into one. The two sections are:

1. 100 Left Hand Patterns, and
2. 100 songs written in Fake Book format(only using the treble clef or right hand notes with chords written above each measure).

Learn how to play the 100 left hand patterns in the first half of the book, and then try to play all 100 songs written in Fake Book format 100 different ways in every key signature.

The left hand patterns are divided as follows: 1. Basic Left Hand Patterns, 2. Jazz, Blues, and Boogie-Woogie Left Hand Patterns, 3. Rock and Pop Left Hand Patterns, and 4. New Age and Contemporary Left hand Patterns.

There are a few pages of practical application and then five sections featuring 100 different songs in Fake Book format. These are the five sections: 1. Children's Songs, 2. American Folk Songs/Patriotic Songs, 3. Christmas Music, 4. Classical Music, and 5. Gospel/Spiritual Religious songs.

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Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Late Beginner/Early Intermediate - Late Intermediate Pages - 288 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $29.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy series as a PDF set) Book Summary -


Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know is a big book of essential piano exercises in every key signature and in every inversion. Piano students need to learn the fundamental basics of playing the piano.

This book introduces piano students to intervals, pentascales, tetrachords, scales (major and minor), chords (triads, SUS chords {sus 4 and sus 2}, augmented {aug.}, diminished {dim.}, 6th, minor 6th, major 7th, minor major 7th, dominant 7th, minor 7th, minor 7th (flat 5), minor 7th (sharp 5), diminished 7th), chord progressions, and fun, cool piano exercises in all key signatures and inversions.

After presenting the traditional and essential piano exercises, Jerald presents a section featuring FUN and COOL exercises you won't find anywhere else. Jerald also explains why it is important to learn intervals, scales, and chords and then demonstrates what you can do once you have learned the theory. Jerald refers to it as the practical application of music theory. He often calls it "Putting FUN back into Piano FUNdamentals" (emphasis on the word FUN). Take your piano playing to a whole new level with these exercises in every key signature. Piano teachers are thrilled with the amount of exercises presented in this book.

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Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Early Intermediate - Advanced Pages - 266 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $29.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy series as a PDF set) Book Summary -

In this book, Jerald teaches the following:

Key Signatures – page 6, Basic Music Intro/Review – page 12, Most Common Chords – page 22, Blues Pentascales – page 38, 12 Bar Blues – page 48, The Major Blues Scale – page 76, 2 – 5 – 1 (ii7 – V7 – I7) – page 88, Jazz Modes – page 98, Whole – Half – Half Walking Bass Pattern – page 105, Using the Chromatics Scale – page 110, Using Jazz Chords – page 116, The Boogie-Woogie – page 138, Using 7th Chords – page 170, Improv Lessons – page 198, Modal Jazz Improvisation – page 222, 9th Chords – page 237, Modulating from one Key to Another – page 244, Over 100 Measures of RH Riffs and Improv PatternsCreated from the Minor Blues Scale – page 248, and Over 100 Measures of RH Riffs and Improv Patterns Created from the Major Blues Scale – page 252.

The entire book follows a pattern of: 1. teaching the jazz music theory concept, 2. presenting exercises that focus on implementing and applying the jazz music theory concepts, and 3. demonstrating how the theory and and jazz exercises can be combined together to create actual jazz music by having the piano student play jazz music that was composed using the exact jazz theory concepts the student has just learned.

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Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon

Level - Early Intermediate - Late Intermediate
Pages - 154 pages
Format - PDF book (you can buy the paper back on Amazon)
Retail Price - the paperback version of the book retails for $25.95 (this special PDF offer is the only place where you can buy series as a PDF set) Book Summary -

Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know is a book everyone can use to improve their understanding of new age basics, including left hand new age patterns, chord progressions, how to arrange, improvise, and compose in a New Age style, and learn original new age compositions for intermediate level piano students. Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know was created as one of the resources for the members of the Essential Piano Exercises Course.

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