Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano (The Complete Idiot's Guide)

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9780028649252: Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano (The Complete Idiot's Guide)

Learn to play the piano with this easy-to-follow guide Ever wanted to play the piano but thought it looked too hard? This book will open the door to your musical side, introducing the basics of playing all variety of pianos and electronic keyboards. Using simple exercises and a sampling of popular songs in a range of styles, this book teaches the beginner who has never played or read music how to do both with proficiency. Witty sidebars and abundant illustrations make this book a fun read and the perfect "user-friendly" reference for the child or adult beginning keyboard player. Z Features examples in all styles of playing, from classical to rock and jazz Z Includes checklists of popular books, instructional material, and piano makers Brad Hill is a well-known music author and keyboardist. His books include The Virtual Musician, Going Digital (Schirmer Books) and Internet for Dummies. As a pianist, he has worked as a lounge player and has made two CDs of his own music, written for film and radio, and has performed as a soloist.

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If you've always had a yen to tickle the ivories but never had the time for lessons, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Piano and Electronic Keyboards is for you. Geared toward--you guessed it--the absolute beginner, this book takes you by the hand and leads you through a tour of the piano and its history, the anatomy of keyboard instruments, and music theory. The most abstruse aspects of playing the piano--reading music and understanding the role each hand plays--are clearly and cogently explained, with enough practice pieces to get you playing a few simple tunes in no time.

Like all books in this series, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Piano and Electronic Keyboards is written in light-hearted prose that helps make a difficult subject less daunting while still giving you everything you need to know to get started on the road to keyboard proficiency. It may not make you the next Van Cliburn, but who knows? Maybe you can give John Tesh a run for his money.

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