How Rockmaster System Works

How Rockmaster System Works

Learn how to accompany any music on the piano using Rockmaster System Visual Piano Learning Method

How Rockmaster System Works explains the Visual Piano Learning Method.

How Rockmaster System Works

The Rockmaster System uses piano chord tablature (tab), rather than standard notation, to represent chords.

This visual component will simplify the process of identifying and remembering chords. Tablature (tab) also shows the relatinship between notes in adjacent chords which allows for smooth finger movement between chords. Each finger on a chord will only move up or down a half tone or one tone to to get to the next chord. Also one note might be common to several chords and can be used as an anchor note when changing chords.

Fig. 1 is a typical song music sheet for voice, guitar and piano. The top staff is the melody line and is used by the vocalist. The second staff is the chord notes and is played with the right hand. The bottom staff is the bass line and is played with the left hand. Above the staves you will see letters and a diagram. The letters indicate the name of the chord to be played. Below the chord name is the diagram of a fret board. The fret board diagram tells the guitar player what string to press and on which fret, to play the desired chord. This has been a invaluable tool for guitar players for a long time. Do you think something like this for the piano player would be helpful?

Piano Chord Tabs

Fig. 1

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Well there is nothing like this for the piano player. Until now. Take a look at Fig. 2. See the piano keyboard diagram above the chord name indicating which keys to play to get the desired chord.
This would be helpful but would be very cumbersome as the piano keyboard diagram would be much larger than the fret board diagram and would not fit very well on the song sheet if there is more than one chord in the measure.

Fig. 2

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Look below the keyboard diagram and you will see X’s and ▬‘s. The X indicates a white key to be played and the ▬ indicates a white key to be skipped. Now we can fit this much smaller diagram on the song sheet to help the piano/keyboard player with the chords. This smaller diagram will fit even if there is more than one chord in the measure. See Fig.3.

Fig. 3

How Rockmaster System Works
How Rockmaster System Works

Many song books now don’t even have the piano notes, just the melody line and the guitar chords. See Fig. 4.

Fig. 4

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Piano chord tabs work very well with those songbooks. See Fig. 5.

Fig. 5

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What is the Rockmaster SystemHow Rockmaster System Works
Who Needs Rockmaster SystemWhy the Rockmaster System
Rockmaster ApproachWhat Is Rock Style Piano
Prelude A Look Inside the BookThree Chord Theory
Three-Chord Theory2Two -Chord-Types Theory
What Is Rock Piano TabThree Chord Songs

 

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