In the front of most stores you will observe the most enticing items, gadgets that lure customers into the store for a “look around”. It should be no surprise that when entering a music store, this is where the electronic keyboards are located. There is something so tempting about sounding like a one man rock, jazz, polka or salsa band that many get the urge to give it whirl. Electronic keyboards are one of the best values for recreation and can be enjoyed at any level. These “fun-filled” instruments are sometimes referred to as “home keyboards” which more accurately describes their purpose. The electronic keyboard is geared towards entertaining in the home and the Complete Electronic Keyboard Method by Robert Moore will have you sharing this activity with family and friends in eight easy lessons.
Promises that manufacturers and retailers make are difficult to keep. It may seem effortless when that “Super XYZ 4000” is demonstrated, but when it’s home you’re faced with dozens of buttons and a manual written in incomprehensible English. All the guesswork has been removed in this popular title from Santorella Publications. Complete Electronic Keyboard provides invaluable information for playing and operating electronic keyboards. Any novice should treat the book as a self-guided keyboard course and read it from cover to cover.
Advanced players should use this guide as a source of reference for all aspects of playing. To follow are examples the information you will discover in this “Most Complete Method”.
Introduction to Electronic Keyboards • Tips and Advice for Better Playing • Fundamentals of Music Reading • Basic Keyboard Technique • Chords, Keys and More • Advanced Keys & Rhythmic Concepts • Over The River And Through The Woods • Ode To Joy • Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair • Michael Row The Boat Ashore • Amazing Grace • Oh! Susanna • Billy Boy • First Bossa Nova • Tom Dooley • All Through The Night • Liza Jane • Jingle Bells • When The Saints Go Marching In • 10 Songs You Really Should Know: America The Beautiful • The Star Spangled Banner • Pomp And Circumstance • Danny Boy • Entertainer • Fur Elise • Deck The Halls • We Wish You A Merry Christmas • For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow • Auld Lang Syne • Introduction to MIDI
About the author
Robert Moore is a performer, composer and educator in Port Washington, N.Y. specializing in electronic music. Mr. Moore teaches at an annual workshop in Midi & Computers at Hofstra University. His articles on the subject have appeared in the Music and Computer Educator, the School Music News and the Music Educators Journal. He is also the author of “A Teach Yourself Guide To Playing Electronic Keyboard”, “What is Midi?” and the “Complete Electronic Keyboard” method distributed by Santorella Publications.
Mr. Moore was the New York State School Music Association Manual Chairperson for Synthesizer for many years and developed the adjudication standards and practices for the celebrated and highly regarded NYSSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival.