(Musicians Institute Press). Do you play acoustic piano? Electronic keyboard? Hammond organ? Clavinet? Is your preferred genre pop? Rock? R&B? Funk? Soul? Folk? If you answered yes to any of these, this publication is for you. Pop Keyboard Concepts is the go-to book for all keyboard practitioners of popular music. This book covers all the basics, from scales and chord progressions to rhythm and melody. But the real meat of the book comes in "Practical Application." Here, you'll learn about comping patterns, harmonized scales, and how to solo in a variety of styles from funk to dance groove to R&B. Topics include: scale types and application * chord types and progressions * rhythmic subdivision and syncopation * improvisation concepts * comping patterns * ideas for soloing * and more.