Eric Starr is an accomplished composer, drummer, and recording artist who has been playing music for more than twenty years. Starr, who has established himself in the music community, has played sold out shows at Lincoln Center. Starr is the author of The Everything Drums Book. He lives in New York City.
The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book: Master Riffs, Licks, and Blues Styles from New Orleans to New York Cityby Eric Starr
Are you ready to take your piano playing beyond the basic? Would you like to learn how the musicians on your favorite CDs create the rock and blues you love? The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book with CD teaches you the fundamentals of rock and blues piano playing in a fun, easy-to-follow manner. Written by an experienced musician, recording artist, and music journalist, this practical guide is packed with advice on playing in this exciting style, including:
- How to play with soul
- Basic and advanced techniques for playing rock and roll
- How to play 12 Bar Blues, Shuffle, and Boogie-Woogie
- Ways to tap into your creative self and improvise
- Tips on writing songs for the piano, playing in a band, and recording your own music
Music lovers and students will enjoy learning the rich history and development of blues and rock music while mastering the art and science of piano playing. With practical exercises and an audio CD with professionally played examples of rock and blues, you'll be playing like a pro in no time!
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