As I have mentioned in my previous post, the aim of this book is to give the student a complete knowledge of all chords and inversions. It is a visual aspect of the chords laid out on the keyboard (not notation) making it also useable by those who cannot read music.
Here is an example of some recent feedback I received from Dr. Ted Gould to give you an idea of what other people are saying about my book!
" I was particularly excited to discover this book. It is a comprehensive treatment of chords for the keyboard in a way that relates finger positions to their harmonic structure, enabling each chord and its inversions to be internalised visually as a shape. This provides users of the bewildering number of chords and their inversions with a technique for memorising patterns and finger placement. It is an extension of the usual musical notation layout of chords found in traditional chord books and transforms them into patterns. Once mastered, this technique is invaluable in transitioning through chords as presented in the modern chart notation in a smooth and efficient manner and encourages the user to visualise common modulations such as ii V I.
The book is equally valuable to beginners and experienced keyboard musicians alike as it contains not only the major, minor, 6ths and 7ths but dim, half dim, min/maj complete with their inversions but flat and sharp variations of these as well. Beginners would start with the simple three fingered major and minor chords and their inversions then progress to the four fingered 7ths and so on.
Experienced musicians would make use of the more exotic chords such as 11#9, Cmin #5 and their different inversions to speed up the process of providing voicing's particularly when accompanying singers.
Another group who may find this book of great benefit are non keyboard based arrangers. For example a brass player with little keyboard familiarity arranging for a concert band would have a ready made collection of chord structures simplifying the process of movement of notes in chord progressions.
In all, a throughly recommended addition to any chord using musician's library."
- Dr. Ted Gould, 7th November 2017.
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