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60 of the Funkiest Keyboard Riffs

60 of the Funkiest Keyboard Riffs

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60OF
THE·
ROBS773150
MUSICINF'CRMATlCNCENTER
FUNKIEST
KEYBOARfj'~~R1FFs
KNOWNTOMANKIND
BYANDREWD.GORDON
AComprehensiveguidetosomeofthebestFunkRiffsforKeyboardPlayers
copyrightc.1995A.D.G.ProductionsAllRightsReservedNopartofthispublicationmaybereproducedinanyformwithoutthewrittenpermissionofthecopyrightholder.PrintedintheU.S.A.
 
ABOUTTHISPRODUCT
ThankyouforbuyingthisbookandIhopeyoureceiveagreatdealofvaluefromit.Ihavereceivedmanyenquiriesfrommusiciansconcerninghowtoplayina
llfunky
sty/e"
andIhopethatthisbookservesitspurpose.Theobjectofthisproductistoshowinapracticalwayhowtoplaythevarioustechniques,bothfromarhythmicandsoloingstandpoint,thatmakeupthesefunkyriffs.The60riffscoveramultitudeofmusicalstylesincluding
Rhythm
&
Blues,Soul,Disco,utin,Jazz,Rock,Blues,GospelanaHipHop.
Thebookisdividedupintotwosections:Thefirstsectionconsistsof30riffsusinga
''clavinet''
soundproducingaveryrhythmicapproachtokeyboardplayingsimilartohowarhythmguitaristwouldplay.Exponentsofthesestylesinclude
StevieWonaer,HerbieHancock,BillyPreston,RamseyLewis
aswellasbandssuchas:
JamesBrown,Tower
01
Power,EafthWinaanaFire
etc.Thesecondsectionofthebookconsistsof30riffsusinganorgansoundsimilartoa
Hammonaorgan.
ExponentsofthesesoulfuVjau/bluesstylesofplayingincludeJimmySmith,JimmyMcGriff,CharlesEarland,StevieWinwood,RichardTee,JoeyDeFrancescoetc.ThisbookisidealfortheintermediatetoadvancedlevelofmusicianwhoisinterestedinplayingtheseFunkyriffsandwhoneednewideastostimulatetheircreativity.Thisbookisalsoveryusefulforimprovingyoursightreadingskillswithexamplesinmanydifferentkeysandrhythms.Therhythmicsyncopationbetweenthetwohands,inmanyoftheseriffs,willtakeawhiletomastersopleasepracticeeachhandseparatelybeforetryingtoputbothhandstogether.IhopethatyouwillbeabletousetheseriffsasabasistocreateyourownphrasesorcompositionsTheaudiocassette
iii
orCD..thatcomeswiththebookhasallthe60riffsrecordedwiththekeyboardlefthandpartontheleftchannelandthekeyboardrighthandpartontherightchannel.Thisenablesthekeyboardisttoisolateeachoftheleftandrighthandpartswhenlisteningontheirstereosystemthathasabalancecontrol.Whenyouturnthebalancecontroltotheleft,onlythelefthandpart(alongwiththebassanddrums)willsoundenablingyoutopracticetherighthandinconjunctionwiththecassetteorCDandviceversawiththerighthandpart.ThereisadrumpatternrecordedalongwiththekeyboardpartswithaFourbeatclickintrotohelptheindividualkeeptime.Also,eachofthe60riFfshavebeenrecordedwithjustbass
&
drumssothatyoucanplayalongwiththerhythmsection.ForthepeoplewhowanttoimprovetheireartrainingskillsyoumaywanttolistentotheindividualpartsandthentrytoduplicatewhatisplayedonthetapeorCD.Ipersonally~ndIamabletomemorizemusicquickerwhenIpickmusicoutbyearthanFrommusicalnotation.ObviouslythebookcanbeusedtolocatethenotesthatyouarenotabletoFindbylistening.
NOTICETOCOMPUTERANDSEQUENCERUSERS
ThisprogramcomeswithanoptionalMIDIFilediskandloadsintoyoursequencingsoftwarebyselecting"LOADMIDIFILE,"pleaserefertoyourmanualforfurtherinstructions.Loadintheriffyouwanttolistentoorpractice.lrack1
will
bethekeyboardrighthandMIDIch.1,Trac"k2willbethekeyboardlefthandMIDIch.
1,
Track3willbeabasslineMIDIch.2,Track
4
willbethebassdrumMIDIch.10,Track5willbethesnaredrumMIDIch.10,Track6will
be
thehi-hatMIDIch.10,andTrack
7
(onlyincertainexamples)will
be
apercussiontrackMIDIch.10.TheMIDIFILEdisksareFormattedFor
Ata,;,IBM,Madntosh
computersaswellas
GeneralMIDI
keyboardsandsequencerswithdiskdrives.IFyouboughtthisproductwithouttheMIDIdiskandrequireoneorhaveanyquestionspleasecontactusat(310)3791568
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