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Piano For Dummies

Hal Leonard Corporation


3. Auflage September 2020
384 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-70097-5
John Wiley & Sons

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The key to fast and fun piano proficiency!

Whether you're a wannabe Mozart or are an experienced hand at tinkling the ivories, the latest edition of Piano For Dummies has what you need to take you to the next level in making beautiful music using this much-loved and versatile instrument. Working as an introductory course--or as a refresher to keep those fingers nimble--you'll find information on getting started, improving your technique and performance, and the best ways to practice until you hit finely tuned perfection. And, along the way, you'll pick up the techniques for different styles, including classical, blues, and rock.

In an easy-to-follow style, the book also helps you sharpen your sight-reading. You can also tune in to audio and video online to help you improve your creativity and discipline, as well as hear and see that you're hitting the right notes.
* Choose the right piano
* Know your keys
* Scale up for success
* Care for your instrument

Whatever you want from your love affair with the old "88," you'll find enough right here to keep you hammering happily--and even more proficiently--away for years to come!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Piano 5

Chapter 1: Preparing to Play a Piano 7

Chapter 2: Meeting the Keyboard Family 17

Chapter 3: Finding the Perfect 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 2: 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 111

Part 3: One Hand at a Time 131

Chapter 9: Playing a Melody 133

Chapter 10: Scaling to New Heights 149

Chapter 11: Hey, Don't Forget Lefty! 165

Part 4: Living in Perfect Harmony 187

Chapter 12: The Building Blocks of Harmony 189

Chapter 13: Understanding Keys 209

Chapter 14: Filling Out Your Sound with Chords 221

Part 5: Technique Counts for Everything 241

Chapter 15: Dressing Up Your Music 243

Chapter 16: Great Grooves 267

Chapter 17: Perusing the Aisle of Style 287

Part 6: The Part of Tens 311

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Improve Your Practice and Performance 313

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Supplement This Book 319

Chapter 20: Ten Questions to Ask Prospective Teachers 333

Appendix: About the Website: Audio Tracks and Video Clips 339

Index 345
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