Piano For Dummies: Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (3rd Edition)

Piano For Dummies: Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (3rd Edition)

By: Consumer Dummies (author), Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (author), Adam Perlmutter (author)Paperback

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Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set! Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction. With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano is versatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the same time. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the piano such a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction, written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style. For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductory course. For the more advanced player, it becomes a handy reference to keep around for periodic refreshers. Topics include: Finding the perfect keyboard, and caring for your piano The intricacies of reading music, including notes, rhythm, and change-ups Melody, harmony, and the building blocks of sound The role of individual technique, and finding your own groove The book also includes advice on practicing efficiently and improving your performance, as well as tips on how to pursue more advanced experiences. A great piano player is always the life of the party, and in high demand. If you're looking to become one with the "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the resource you want!

Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Piano 5 Chapter 1: Preparing to Play a Piano 7 Chapter 2: Meeting the Keyboard Family 17 Chapter 3: Finding the Per fect Keyboard 29 Chapter 4: Taking Good Care of Your Keyboard 51 Chapter 5: Eighty-Eight Keys, Three Pedals, Ten Fingers, and Two Feet 59 Part II: Deciphering Squiggles on Paper to Create Sound 75 Chapter 6: Reading Lines and Spaces 77 Chapter 7: Joining the Rhythm Nation 91 Chapter 8: Changing the Beaten Path 113 Part III: One Hand at a Time 133 Chapter 9: Playing a Melody 135 Chapter 10: Scaling to New Heights 153 Chapter 11: Hey, Don't Forget Lefty! 169 Part IV: Living in Perfect Harmony 193 Chapter 12: The Building Blocks of Harmony 195 Chapter 13: Understanding Keys 215 Chapter 14: Filling Out Your Sound with Chords 229 Part V: Technique Counts for Everything 249 Chapter 15: Dressing Up Your Music 251 Chapter 16: Great Grooves 275 Chapter 17: Perusing the Aisle of Style 297 Part VI: The Part of Tens 321 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Improve Your Practice and Performance 323 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Supplement This Book 327 Chapter 20: Ten Questions to Ask Prospective Teachers 341 Appendix: About the Website: Audio Tracks and Video Clips 347 Index 353

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118900055
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781118900055
  • weight: 486
  • ISBN10: 1118900057
  • edition: 3rd Edition

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