Between the Lines
Between the Lines is a comprehensive print and audio course for pianists and keyboard players desiring to learn chords, voicings and contemporary rhythm styles.
If you’re comfortable with standard music notation, this book was written for you! There are 126 music notation examples that will take you from the basics through advanced chord harmony, covering all the rhythm styles you need to know, and all within your comfort zone.
"I love piano! Dean Slocum is an exceptional musician and I enjoy singing with his wonderful accompaniment. I have watched Dean work on his book, Between the Lines, as we have toured together. I know it will become a valuable asset for any keyboard player."
“Between The Lines, authored by
Dean Slocum, will soon be considered the definitive study and illustration
for any player wishing to become a consummate contemporary musician
in any genre. Every single word and illustration is gloriously expressed,
with the sole intent to skyrocket a keyboard player’s knowledge
and playing capabilities far beyond the norm. This text will certainly
be a staple in our performance library.”
“Between the Lines is a great addition
to other texts available on the topic. I especially found the last half
to be very comprehensive and useful to my students at Belmont University.
The thoroughness of Dean’s chord repository and the various examples
of diverse styles are on the mark. The recordings on the CD are great
examples of those styles.”
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here to read the Table of Contents and part of Chapter One,
Click here to see 2- and 3-note jazz voicings from Chapter Six, Voicings: Sixth, Seventh, and Other Four-Note Chords.
Click here to see a sample of Chapter Nine, Rhythm and Performance Styles. It includes a complete and very contemporary arrangement of It Is Well with My Soul, and examples of Rock and Roll, contemporary ballad and Southern Gospel styles.