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Piano For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-90005-5
Paperback
384 pages
September 2014
US $24.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book
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

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