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Creative Chords 1 - hard copy
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Creative Chords 1 - hard copy
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Teach reading and improvising from lead sheets right from the start!

Creative Chords is a unique series designed to teach students with beginning keyboard skills how to improvise! Bradley Sowash demonstrates how to play well–known melodies by ear, improvise embellishments and variations, add chords and accompaniment styles, and create full–sounding arrangements from lead sheets.

Teachers, even those with a limited background in improvisation, will agree this is a must-have for balancing the ear and the eye for playing today’s music!

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Creative Chords 2 - hard copy
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Creative Chords 2 - hard copy
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Book 2 of this popular series that combines reading and improvising.

Build on the fundamentals learned in Book 1 of this unique all-in-one series designed to teach students who have mastered late – elementary keyboard skills how to improvise their own music from lead sheets.

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That's Jazz Method 1 - Getting Into It - hard copy
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That's Jazz Method 1 - Getting Into It - hard copy
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Welcome to the best-selling jazz piano method in the world!

That's Jazz is the perfect avenue for motivating late elementary & intermediate level students, while opening them up to the vital musical tradition and artistic expression of jazz. Whether teachers have limited jazz training or none at all, they can still feel confident leading students through their first experiences with jazz!

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That's Jazz Method 2 - Digging Deeper - hard copy
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Welcome to the best selling jazz piano method in the world!

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That's Jazz Method 3 - Let It Rip - hard copy
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That's Jazz Method 3 - Let It Rip - hard copy
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Book 3 of the best-selling jazz piano method in the world!

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Rhythm Board™
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Rhythm Board™
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Teach rhythm better!

Handcrafted in small batches.

Demonstrate hard-to-understand rhythms by placing marbles (or similar) in notches relating the location of individual notes to the beat. Note that wood color may vary and 16 optional marbles are randomly selected. Instead of marbles, you can also use wooden beads, candy (Skittles, M&Ms), or gum balls. Correlates to lessons in the Creative Chords keyboard improvisation series.

Rack dimensions: 8.25 x 3 x .75 inches

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(Free, no purchase necessary).

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Chord Stacker™ and Tiles
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Chord Stacker™ and Tiles
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Teach chords better!

Handcrafted in small batches.

The ability to recognize and play chords without hesitation benefits all musicians. For improvisers, chord fluency enables such practical skills, learning tunes by ear, transforming lead sheets to arrangements, jamming with others, and creating one’s own part in bands. For those who prefer to play written music, facility with chords improves learning literature through harmonic analysis, enhances sight reading by predicting what will come next, and facilitates memorization by internalizing underlying progressions.  Now your students can enjoy learning essential music theory concepts with their hands as mine do. 

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Wooden board - Handmade from reclaimed lumber with four precision-cut channels. Note that colors may vary. Size: 5.5 x 8.5 x 3/4 inches.

Wooden tiles - 58 total

  • 28 “white keys” - A, B, C, D, E, F, G (x 4) stamped on one side only which enables you to potentially customize the blank side.

  • 28 “black keys” Ab, A#, Bb, B#, Cb, C#, Db, D#, Eb, E#, Fb, F#, Gb, G# (x 4) stamped on both sides.

  • 2 blank tiles in case you lose some.

  • (Note that chord symbols are not included.)

Do it Yourself Option
Select Blank Tiles and write your own notes names and/or chord symbols with a permanent marker.

Download Chord Stacker Teacher's Guide

(Free, no purchase necessary.) 

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Toebourine™
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Toebourine™
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The tambourine you play with your foot!

Handcrafted in small batches.

music teachers * singer-songwriters * percussionists * music therapists * buskers * a cappella * accompanists * jazzers * fiddlers * jam sessions * practice * soloists

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Adult - Includes 3 jingles and fits almost any adult wearing shoes (sandals are not recommended).
Youth - Includes only 2 jingles and is designed for young children or adults with very narrow feet.

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