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Piano For Dummies
For Dummies | 2009 | ISBN: 0470496444 | 384 pages | Language English | only Audio CD in MP3 | 53 mb
The long-awaited update to the bestselling Piano For Dummies-featuring a new audio CD Have you always wanted to play piano? This revised edition of the popular Piano for Dummies makes it easier and more fun than ever. If you don't know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory and applies it to playing the piano. And if you've been playing piano for a while C or took piano lessons when you were a child but haven't played since C you can pick up some valuable tips to improve your playing or use the book as a refresher course. This new edition features fresh and updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and musical examples, as well as a new audio CD with examples for all pieces presented in the book. You get expert information on
left- and right-hand piano techniques; playing scales, melodies, harmonies, and chords; and practicing to improve your technique.
Everything you need to start playing piano today
Plenty of popular musical pieces and songs, with companion audio CD to play along with
Instruction in playing various musical styles, from classical and rock to blues and country
Blake Neely is an Emmy-nominated composer and accomplished pianist who has composed numerous TV and movie scores If you've always wanted to tickle the ivories like a pro, Piano For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!
At first glance, a piano may seem like an intimidating instrument that would be very difficult to learn how to play, but despite what your seventh-grade piano teacher may say, playing piano isn't brain surgery. It just takes time, practice, and patience.
Piano For Dummies starts at the very beginning and walks you through everything you need to know to turn that oversized hunk of furniture into an instrument that can make beautiful music. If you don't know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory and applying it to playing the piano. And if you've been playing piano for a while C or took piano lessons when you were a child but haven't played since C you can pick up some valuable tips to improve your playing or use the book as a refresher course.
Here are some of the topics you'll find in Piano For Dummies:
* Buying a piano: Acoustic versus electronic
* How a piano works, and how to care for one
* Left- and right-hand piano techniques
* Examining keys, scales, melodies, harmonies, and chords
* Plenty of musical examples to play
* The history of piano musical styles
* Advice for piano teachers
* A Top Ten list of pianists you should know about
Piano For Dummies also includes a glossary and a free CD, which includes audio of all of the examples in the book so that you can play along.
So if you've always wanted to learn to play piano, but you don't have the time to take piano lessons, you can pick up the basics in Piano For Dummies; you'll be tickling the ivories with ease in no time! (Wiley Publishing)
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