Edit, 19 April: I’ve pushed by the publication date a bit, but we’re nearly there. More info here!
Several people having been asking me about the pop piano book I mentioned a few months ago (thanks especially to Greg for reminding me!). Anyway, I’m pleased to let you all know that Seven Studies in Pop Piano is going to be available as a digital download later this month or early in March, depending on how long it takes me to finalise the layout. If all goes according to plan a print edition will follow soon afterwards.
Right now it all looks a bit like this:
Seven Studies is going to be a little different from last year’s An Introduction to Cocktail Piano. That book took the cocktail style and looked at most of its characteristic sounds and techniques. That’s harder with pop piano, because it’s such a diverse style. So, instead, I’ve written a collection of short solo piano pieces (the “studies” of the title) of that demonstrate some of the important techniques and give you a chance to practise them.
Alongside each study will be extensive explanatory notes, and, as with Cocktail, there’ll be an accompanying video in which I play through each of the studies in turn and discuss it.
So, there we go – I’d better stop writing about it and actually get writing it. Feel free to post any questions below 🙂