Musicarta Publications, the musicarta.com website and MisterMusicarta YouTube are dedicated to helping players of all ages and stages develop and enjoy their musical creativity at the piano keyboard.
Musicarta offers seven progressive home study courses. All are available as digital home-study downloads from the www.musicarta.com website and have content-rich sampler pages on the site so you can choose the course which best suits you. Click through on the first seven tabs on the website navbar to explore. The editions on offer here at Amazon are the ‘print-only’ versions.
The Pyramids Variations introduction to keyboard creativity shows you how to play a chord sequence and develop a basic keyboard pattern into an endless variety of pieces. Eight lessons fast-track you to an impressive Concert Performance, while Part Two models all the creative keyboard player’s insights and skills for you.
The Canon Project uses the same combination of text, illustrations and audio-visual learning support material to teach you how to play and create innumerable variations on this timeless and much-loved chord sequence - itself the basis for numerous popular music hits. Learn this sequence, and great swathes of modern pop music harmony will start to make sense!
Musicarta Key Chords Vol.1 is a fast-track approach to learning popular music harmony, and develops your chord vocabulary by teaching the four chords you're most likely to find together in music, in attractive rhythmic keyboard riffs. Musicarta Key Chords Vol.1 is also available as a Kindle e-book.
The Musicarta Modes Workbook is a practical guide to what’s musically useful in this beguiling pre-classical key system. Modal harmony is both more ancient than modern tonality and also refreshingly original, and a surprising amount of music you hear every day – from film soundtrack to the piped music – is based on modes.
The Musicarta Easy Piano Style (MEPS) shows you how to get your hands on the keys and start making music right away! With lots of graphics, full audio and MIDI support and all the solos on Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS playlist, players at any level will quickly get some beautiful pieces into repertoire– and learn how to ‘find the music in the keyboard’ for themselves.
Twelve-bar music comes in many forms, and a working knowledge of the basics is essential for the modern keyboard player. The Musicarta Twelve-bar Piano Styles workbook puts dozens of real 12-bar riffs and grooves into your repertoire and walks you through the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic building blocks of the 12-bar style.
Although popular music nearly always has a strong rhythmic component, the development of natural rhythm skills is often left to chance. The Musicarta Beat and Rhythm Workbook offers three tried-and-tested lesson series which have proved that, with the right material and methodical, incremental lessons, anybody can master syncopated rhythms
Musicarta Publication digital home-study downloads available direct from www.musicarta.com consist of an illustration-rich PDF file with audio and MIDI files for all the musical examples, a Windows OS desktop 'virtual keyboard' MIDI file player, and either include teaching videos or access to restricted videos online.
Please note again that the workbooks available here at Amazon are the ‘print only’ versions of these teach-yourself keyboard creativity projects. In some cases, accompanying audio and MIDI files are available as a separate item. See individual products for details.
Musicarta keyboard creativity projects also offer mainstream music teachers an ideal 'creative' supplement to traditional exam-syllabus lessons, and Musicarta's media-rich learning material means anyone can make good progress without being able to read music particularly well.
The 'Mister Musicarta' YouTube channel hosts project videos which keep these projects alive with periodic 'diary entry' to inspire your continuing explorations. Mister Musicarta YouTube also hosts many stand-alone videos covering everything from theory lessons (like inverting triads) to fun, ‘Riff of the Week’ solos to copy’
The Musicarta YouTube channel also showcases performances from the Musicarta 'Solos' album – available hare at Amazon. (Today’s young performers are increasingly demanding audio-visual performance reference as of right!) Check out the ‘Repertoire’ section of the site navbar for more repertoire offerings.
Musicarta on YouTube offers an ever-increasing number of music theory and repertoire video lessons, while the www.musicarta.com website has nearly 200 effective and entertaining music theory pages dedicated to making your practising more effective and putting pop music keyboard styles at your fingertips quickly and easily.
Visit www.musicarta.com, take the tour, and let Musicarta become your creative keyboard companion!