The Complete Church Pianist: A Piano/Keyboard Method with Tips for Inspired Improvisation and Worship (Paperback)

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The Complete Church Pianist: A Piano/Keyboard Method with Tips for Inspired Improvisation and Worship (Paperback)

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Basic yet all-encompassing guide for church pianists Today's church pianists face many challenges: They must prepare music quickly, work well with clergy, brides, choral directors, singers, guitarists, as well as other musicians, and find the best sounds on an electric keyboard or the occasional pipe organ. The pianist is often expected to interpret chord symbols on a basic lyric sheet, play by ear, improvise, and be able to sight read a six part choral score. This book contains a very practical approach with inside tips on what to expect when playing a wedding, funeral, Catholic Mass, traditional or contemporary church service. It is written for both volunteer and professional pianists who desire to make the most of their musical gifts. The Complete Church Pianist draws upon the vast performing and teaching experience of author Debbie Denke along with additional input given by knowledgeable representatives from a wide variety of houses of worship. Ideas are explained in a clear and easy to learn manner - This method is also suitable for both teachers and students to use as an introduction into understanding and applying music theory. A 41 track companion audio "The Complete Church Pianist" is available in both CD & MP3 formats - use together for best results.
Debbie Denke is a classically trained pianist with a passion for jazz improvisation and a dedicated music educator. She has worked as a professional church keyboardist since the age of 15, and is experienced with many church styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. Ms. Denke is the author of several fun & easy to understand books on keyboard improvisation featuring various styles of music including, The Aspiring Jazz Pianist, Amazing Phrasing - Keyboard. The Complete Church Pianist is her easiest introduction into unveiling the mysteries of improvisation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781468124811
ISBN-10: 1468124811
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 8th, 2012
Pages: 116
Language: English