CONTENTS (Keyboard Bk I)

Part One: Pop Symbols, Basic Voicings & Progressions

1. Introduction Keyboard Improvisation Bk 1

2A. Working with Major and Minor Triads

2B. Working with Major and Minor Sevenths

3. Three Plus One, Four Plus Two Voicing

4. Father I Adore You (I-ii-V-I; I-IV-V-I)

5. Mastering an Essential Progression: ii-V-I

6. Practicing God is So Good/Amazing Grace

Part Two: Extending Your Harmonic Options

7. Added Seconds

8. Quartals I

9. Quartals II

10. Sus Chords—Ways to Incorporate

11. Sus Extensions—Lush & Beautiful

12. Doubles—Alternating Harmonies

13. Chord Substitutions—Think Down in Fifths

14. Chord Substitutions—Thinking in Thirds

15. Chord Substitutions— Ninth (No Third)

Part Three: Advanced Harmonic Concepts

16. Dominant & Secondary Dominant Relationships

17. Chords that Never Made the Hymnbook

Part Four: Different Styles

18. Jazz Embellishments & Country Hammers

19. Slow & Fast Gospel, Latin & Salsa

Part Five: Fashioning Modulations

20. Establishing the New Key—Modulation I

21. Smoothing the Transition—Modulation II

22. Advanced Techniques—Modulation III

Part Six: Leading Worship from the Keyboard

23. Intros

24. Outros, Turnarounds, Loops

25. Word Painting—Supporting the Text

26. Altered Fifths

27. Leading & Accompanying from Keyboards

Appendix 1 Pop Symbols vs Roman Numerals

Appendix 2 Different Scales for Different Chords

Appendix 3 Chord Catalogue

Generated by Dr. Barry Liesch at Biola University

Draft, May 2012

16 thoughts on “CONTENTS (Keyboard Bk I)

  1. Dr. Barry, I want to thank you for all these valuable insights that you have given here. I want you to know that your expertise and your attitude is deeply appreciated. May the Lord make this site a blessing for many more people as it has been for me.

    • I discovered that a friend could not download the material. That surprised me. I’ll be looking into that
      during the Easter break. I’ll make an announcement if we are able to resolve any difficulties. Thanks, Barry.

      • Bonnie,
        Sorry for the year delay! Once you get to the file you want (use the search engine for best results), click the button at the top right corner (the pop out function). Then scroll down the first page of the chapter, and several icons will pop up above the file. Choose print.


    • I can’t produce a book for you at this time. But you can display it on your computer with proper formatting, or
      download it and print the pages.

      • Thank you for any other great post. The place else could anybody get that kind of information in such a perfect method of writing? I’ ve a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such info.

  2. WOW! Thank you so much for this fantastic material. I will be downloading every page I can.

    In Him,

  3. I’m having trouble finding any option to download these materials. Would love access to them! Do you have suggestions/directions?

    • Emily,
      AS I mentioned to Lydia, get to the file you want, click on the top right icon (the pop up icon).
      Once the chapter is displayed, go to page one & scroll down. Several icons will appear above the file. Choose print.

    • Lydia,
      I think we have been in contact via email within the last view days.
      I sent you a spiral-bound copy of Book One.
      Once you get to the file you want. Make sure you are on page one. Then scroll to the bottom of page one, and several pop ups will occur above the file. Choose print.

    • Lydia,
      Go to the search box at the top right of the my home page. Write in The New Worship.
      A bunch of files will appear. Choose the one you want. Then click the top right icon (pop out).
      You’ll see the file. Then go to page one. Scroll to the bottom of page one. You’ll see several icons above the file. Choose PRINT.

    • Pat,
      Book 1 is not published yet, thought completed.
      We want to make all the mp3 files available on this web site first.
      And we’ve found some problems with the web site. Sorry for delay.
      I’m teaching full-time, and very busy. Will try to attend to these details soon.

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