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Piano For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-56139-3
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384 pages
January 2013
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Introduction.

Part I: Warming Up to the Keyboard.

Chapter 1: I Love a Piano.

Chapter 2: Meeting the Keyboard Family.

Chapter 3: Finding the Perfect Keyboard.

Chapter 4: Taking Good Care of Your Keyboard.

Chapter 5: Eighty-Eight Keys, Three Pedals, Ten Fingers, and Two Feet.

Part II: Getting Sound Down on Paper.

Chapter 6: Reading Lines and Spaces.

Chapter 7: Joining the Rhythm Nation.

Chapter 8: Changing the Beaten Path.

Part III: One Hand at a Time.

Chapter 9: Playing a Melody.

Chapter 10: Scaling to New Heights.

Chapter 11: Hey, Don’t Forget Lefty!

Part IV: Living in Perfect Harmony.

Chapter 12: The Building Blocks of Harmony.

Chapter 13: Understanding Keys.

Chapter 14: Filling Out Your Sound with Chords.

Part V: Technique Counts for Everything.

Chapter 15: Dressing Up Your Music.

Chapter 16: Great Grooves.

Chapter 17: Perusing the Aisle of Style.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

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

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Go Beyond This Book.

Chapter 20: Blake’s Ten Questions to Ask Prospective Teachers.

Appendix: About the CD.

Index.

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