EZKEYS : Meet your new pianist !Songwriting made easy!EZkeys is a revolutionary plugin and stand-alone instrument that combines a world-class piano player, songwriting partner, arranger and a meticulously sampled instrument - all in one package! Aside from breathtakingly rich tonal qualities, EZkeys allows the user unlimited creativity through its groundbreaking functionality.Drag & drop MIDIEZkeys comes with an extensive MIDI library performed by a professional session pianist. Played with increasing complexity in full song sections and covering all major genres such as rock, pop, country, gospel, blues and funk, this library is not only a creative boost, it´s an untapped source of inspiration for your yet unwritten songs. Drag, drop and lay down the foundation to a track in no time!Smart songwriting featuresEZkeys includes a host of revolutionary and creative songwriting features. Transpose full MIDI tracks on the fly, use any MIDI file and transform it with playing styles found in other MIDI, use the groundbreaking EZkeys Chord Wheel to customize chord voicing and harmonic color with just one mouse-click - and much, much more.Timeless soundsThe EZkeys Upright sound library is a carefully sampled Östlind & Almquist piano. This classic and award winning Swedish brand dates back to late 1800s and delivers a characteristic, rich and warm tone unlike any other instrument of its kind. It was sampled in painstaking detail at a world-class studio using only the best of the best in modern and vintage recording equipment.EZkeys Upright Piano - Sound Library Overview> A carefully sampled Östlind & Almquist upright piano> Recorded at Studio 9, Sveriges Radio, Sweden using only the best of the best in modern and vintage equipment> All sounds are designed to be mix-ready. Just pick a preset and the sound will sit right in your mix!> Uncompromising dynamic response for great playability> Includes Sympathetic Resonance based on real samples> Due to our proprietary loss-less compression algorithm TPC, EZkeys Upright Piano is extremely low on system resources and only needs 500 MB of RAM. Normal loading time from launch to ready-to-play is less than ten secondsEZkeys - MIDI Overview> Extensive MIDI library played by a professional session pianist> All major styles covered (pop/rock, soul/RnB, country, gospel, jazz, blues, boogie, funk)> All songs performed in full song structure blocks> All songs performed with increasing intensity as intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus and bridge variations> Single, rhythmical and broken chords in different variations as well as FX and endings> Straight/swing variations in 4/4 and 6/8> Intuitive browser that lets you add you own favorites and arrange them in foldersEZkeys - Feature Overview> 32- and 64-bit VST, AU and RTAS instrument as well as low latency stand-alone application> Drag and drop the included MIDI straight to the built-in song track> Drag and drop support for your own or third party MIDI straight into EZkeys> Drag and drop MIDI from the song track or directly from the song browser to your DAW or to your desktop> EZkeys will analyze and chord-separate any MIDI on the fly> Record or overdub MIDI directly in EZkeys> Use your own, the included or any third party MIDI/chord progressions and transform with playing styles found in other MIDI files> Quickly add basic chords to the timeline or drag and drop any chord from the Chord Wheel> Real-time chord display that enables you to instantly see what chords you are playing> Chord selector, based upon the circle of fifths, allowing you to change chords instantly> Presets for the most commonly used chord types> Customize the coloration of any chord by opening up the detailed view> Alter the voicing of a chord on the fly by clicking the - or + buttons in the Chord Wheel> Humanize any pre-quantized MIDI upon import in EZkeys> Transpose individual song blocks or full songs> Export songs or files as wave files straight from the EZkeys interface> Comes with an easy to understand music theory document including MIDI examples> Possibility to tune the piano by octave, semitone or cents> Dynamics controls that let you adjust the velocity response to match your keyboard or playing style> Three pedals: sustain, sostenuto and damping> MIDI-learn and automation> Ready-made presets utilizing high-quality effects from Overloud. The presets range from raw and unprocessed to heavily distorted and tweakedSystem requirementsPC : Windows XP SP3 or newer,...
Seven Studies in Pop Piano is a collection of short piano pieces, with accompanying notes, that helps you to learn how to play pop piano - the style of piano playing associated with major names like Ben Folds, Elton John, Sara Bareilles, Lady Gaga and many more. It´s a very diverse style of music, but the studies in book demonstrate some of the most important ideas and techniques. Each of the studies comes with detailed notes and explanation of the harmonic structures, chords, techniques and expression used, and suggestions on how to improvise on the chord progressions in the studies. To get the most out of the book you need to be able to read piano sheet music and understand basic music theory concepts like key and time signatures. If you haven´t done much previous work with pop chords (which are often overlooked in traditional piano lessons) the book offers some detailed information and advice on how to develop your knowledge. Whether you want to improve your general piano skills, write your own pop, rock, or ballad-style piano songs, or just play your favourite songs with added style and flair, Seven Studies in Pop Piano will help you.
South-American, Cuban and Spanish rhythms for the intermediate pianistInstrument : pianoType : edition with 2 CDsNombre de Pages : 272The latest publication in this award-winning series. This unique collaboration between two of the UK´s top pianist/educators offers intermediate pianists a detailed introduction to the highly rhythmic music of Latin America and Spain, featuring a wide range of styles from many countries, including:â€¢ Cuba â€´´ son, montuno, mambo, cha-cha-chÃ¡, bolero, danzÃ³nâ€¢ Brazil â€´´ bossa nova, samba, baion, afoxÃ©, frevo, chorinhoâ€¢ Argentina and Uruguay â€´´ tango, milonga, zamba, chacarera, candombeâ€¢ Venezuela â€´´ joropo, valsâ€¢ Colombia â€´´ cumbiaâ€¢ Dominica â€´´ merengueâ€¢ Spain â€´´ flamenco, rumba, buleriaOver 50 pieces to play, including Oye CÃ³mo Va, BÃ©same Mucho, SÃ² DanÃ§o Samba, El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor), Mambo No 5, Mambo Influenciado, Mas Que Nada, Berimbau, The Girl from Ipanema, ManhÃ£ de Carnaval, Upa Neguinho, A Media Luz, Vals Venezolano #2 and Alfonsina y El Mar. Original compositions by the authors feature copious assignments to help with syncopation and coordination, and key rhythms such as clave, montuno and partido alto are given in-depth treatment. All pieces are included on the two accompanying CDs, which contain authentic rhythm section tracks and invaluable play-along opportunities.Content : Introduction - Harmony - How to Use the CDs - Bar Numbering - Introduction to Latin Styles - Cuban Styles - Brazilian Styles - Other Latin Styles - Appendices: Chord Symbols - Classical Piano Pieces with a Latin influence - Latin Jazz - Index - Photo Index - CDs Track Listing
Theory and Practice of Piano Construction:With a Detailed, Practical Method for Tuning William B White
Whole NotesA Piano MasterclassConcerned with how as well as what to play, Whole Notes is both a piano method book per se and, more importantly, a guidebook to accompany the reader´s personal journey into music.Posture, practicing, mental and physical health, using weight and force, economy of movement and expression are some of the topics addressed. These themes are amply explored through detailed piano arrangements of Armen Donelian´s compositions, and they are clearly connected to principles of physics, anatomy and holistic development as well as music theory, rhythm, analysis and composition.These themes and principles are of universal interest to all musicians. As a practical inquiry, Whole Notes offers many options for creatively applying and integrating them for individual use. For this reason, the needs of non-pianists are also discussed.Nombre de pages :212
Piano WorksInstrumentation : pianoDescription : This collection of easy pieces by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) contains the works ´The little negro´, ´La Fille aux cheveux de lin´, ´La Cathédrale engloutie´ and the collection ´Children´s Corner´. A detailed preface by the editor Wilhelm Ohmen introduces the specific problems arising in connection with the interpretation of Debussy´s works, such as pedalling. A second volume (ED 937) with further piano works, such as 2 Arabesques, Clair de lune, Des pas sur la neige, is available as a supplement.Contenu : The Little Negro - Children´s Corner - La fille aux cheveux de lin - La cathédrale engloutie (Préludes)Date de parution : 20/02/2001Nombre de pages : 40Format : New Edition portrait
DescriptionThe CD edition of The Easy Piano Collection: Joplin Gold features a fine selection of the most famous masterpieces by Scott Joplin. Every piece has been composed for or arranged for easy Piano and all accompanied by high quality demonstration performances on a specially commissioned music CD.Learning to play these classic compositions has never been easier to do.These books use the same notation as Carol Barratt’s Classic Piano Course and are presented in a brand new, easy-to-read style, complete with fingerings and detailed composer biographies.Suitable for pianists between Grade 1-3 standard.SonglistCleophaElite SyncopationsFig Leaf RagHeliotrope BouquetMagnetic RagMaple Leaf RagOriginal RagsPalm Leaf RagPeacherine RagPineapple RagRagtime DanceThe CascadesThe ChrysanthemumThe Easy WinnersThe EntertainerThe Strenuous LifeWeeping Willow
DescriptionThis CD edition of Beethoven Gold, from the Easy Piano Collection, features a fine selection of the most famous masterpieces by Ludwig van Beethoven composed for or arranged for easy Piano. An essential addition to your Piano library. These books use the same notation as Carol Barratt’s Classic Piano Course and are presented in a brand new, easy-to-read style, complete with fingerings and detailed composer biographies. Suitable for pianists between Grade 1-3 standard. Other books in the series include: Bach Mozart Chopin Baroque Classical Early Romantic Classic FilmSonglistBagatelle In G Minor Op.119 No.1Concerto For Violin, Cello & Piano ´Triple Concerto´ Op.56 (2nd Movement: Largo)Ecossaise In G MajorEgmont Overture (March) Op.84Fidelio Op.72Funeral March (From Piano Sonata Op.26)Fur EliseGerman Dance In G MajorMinuet In GPiano Concerto No.1 Op.15 (3rd Movement: Rondo)Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 (1st Movement Themes)Piano Concerto No.5 ´Emperor´ Op.73 (2nd Movement: Adagio Un Poco Moto)Ritterballett No.3 (Hunting Song)Ritterballett No.6 (Drinking Song)Sonata No.17 In D Minor ´Tempest´ Op.31 No.2 (2nd Movement: Adagio)Sonata No.2 ´Moonlight´ Op.27 (1st Movement: Adagio Sostenuto)Sonata ´Pathetique´ Op.13 (2nd Movement: Adagio Cantabile)Sonatina In G Major (1st Movement)Symphony No.3 ´Eroica´ Op.55 (Theme)Symphony No.5 Op.67 (1st Movement)Symphony No.6 ´Pastoral´ Op.68 (1st Movement)Symphony No.9 ´Choral´ Op.125 (4th Movement: ´Ode To Joy´)The Ruins Of Athens No.4 Op.113 (Turkish March)Three Country DancesViolin Concerto Op.61 (1st Movement)
DescriptionThis CD edition of Early Romantic Gold, from the Easy Piano Collection, features a fine selection of the most famous masterpieces from the Early Romantic period composed for or arranged for easy Piano. An essential addition to your Piano library. These books use the same notation as Carol Barratt’s Classic Piano Course and are presented in a brand new, easy-to-read style, complete with fingerings and detailed composer biographies. Suitable for pianists between Grade 1-3 standard. Other books in the series include: Bach Mozart Chopin Beethoven Baroque Classical Classic FilmSonglistAu Fond Du Temple Saint (Duet From ´The Pearl Fishers´) [Bizet, Georges]Ave Maria [Schubert, Franz]Barcarolle (From ´Les Contes D´Hoffmann´) [Offenbach, Jacques]Dance Of The Sylphs (From ´La Damnation De Faust´) [Berlioz, Hector]Entr´acte (From ´Rosamunde´) [Schubert, Franz]Flower Duet (From ´Lakme´) [Delibes, Leo]Habanera: L´amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (From Carmen) [Bizet, Georges]Impromptu No.3 Op.142 [Schubert, Franz]Liebestraume No.3 (Dream Of Love) [Liszt, Franz]Nocturne (From String Quartet No.2) [Borodin, Alexander]O, For The Wings Of A Dove (From Hear My Prayer) [Mendelssohn, Felix]Panis Angelicus [Franck, Cesar]Prelude In Db Major ´Raindrop´ Op.28 No.15 [Chopin, Frederic]Prelude In E Minor ´Suffocation´ Op.28 No.4 [Chopin, Frederic]Prelude Op.2 No.4 [Bizet, Georges]Promenade (From ´Pictures From An Exhibition´) [Mussorgsky, Modest]Radetsky March [Strauss, Johann]Rakoczy March [Liszt, Franz]Symphony No.3 ´Scottish´ (1st Movement Theme) [Mendelssohn, Felix]The Can-Can (From ´La Gaite Parisienne´) [Offenbach, Jacques]The Ride Of The Valkyries (Die Walkure) [Wagner, Richard]To The Evening Star (Tannhauser) [Wagner, Richard]Traumerei (Kinderszenen) [Schumann, Robert]Trout Quintet Op.114 (4th Movement: Andantino) [Schubert, Franz]Valse Lente (Coppelia) [Delibes, Leo]
DescriptionThis fine selection contains some of the most famous masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach composed for or arranged for easy Piano. Including a CD with full performances of every piece, this is an essential addition to your Piano library. These books use the same notation as Carol Barratt’s Classic Piano Course and are presented in a brand new, easy-to-read style, complete with fingerings and detailed composer biographies. Suitable for pianists between Grade 1-3 standard.SonglistAir On The G String (Orchestral Suite No.3 In D) Aria Di Giovannini (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)Badinerie (From ´Orchestral Suite No.2´)Brandenburg Concerto No.6 (2nd Movement: Adagio, Ma Non Tanto)Chorale (Lento) (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)Concerto For Two Violins (2nd Movement: Largo Ma Non Troppo)Gavotte (French Suite No.5)Gavotte (From ´French Suite No.5´)Harpsichord Concerto No.5 (2nd Movement: Largo)In Tears Of Grief (From ´St. Matthew Passion´)Italian Concerto (2nd Movement: Andante)Jesu, Joy Of Man´s Desiring (From ´Cantata 147´)Little Prelude In CMarch In D Major (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)Minuet In C Minor (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)Minuet In G Major (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)Minuet In G Minor (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)Musette In D Major (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)O Sacred Head, Surrounded (From ´St. Matthew Passion´)Passepied No.1 (From ´Orchestral Suite No.1´)Polonaise In G Minor (From ´Anna Magdalena´s Notebook´)Prelude In E Minor (From ´Wilhelm Friedemann Bach´s Clavier Book´)Prelude No.1 In C Major (From ´The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I´)Prelude No.9 (From ´The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I´)Rondo (From ´Suite No.2´)Sheep May Safely Graze (From ´Cantata 208´)Sleepers, Wake! (From ´Cantata 140´)Toccata And Fugue In D Minor