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Whether you've only ever admired the piano or are looking to rekindle a past hobby, Piano For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you everything you need to make beautiful music with confidence and ease. You'll get practical, easy-to-follow guidance on how to read music, keep rhythm, and use your fingers and feet to play tons of popular pieces and songs.
Warming up to the keyboard — discover the differences (and similarities) between acoustic and electric keyboards and get tips on finding the keyboard that's right for you
Getting sound down on paper — learn the many symbols, lines, and dots that make up written music and understand how they're translated into actual songs
One hand at a time — practical guidance on how to play the melodies of well-known songs, starting with just your right hand and gradually inviting your left hand to join the party
Living in perfect harmony — find out what harmony is, how it's made, and how you can use it to fill out songs
Open the book and find:
Practice lessons, teaching techniques, and examples
Ways to make the most of your practice time
Tips on how to count rhythms
Exercises for playing with your left hand
Tricks, techniques, and stylish embellishments to dress up the music you play
Scales and chords in major and minor keys
Handy accompaniment patterns, intros, and outros
Bonus CD Includes
I am grateful for all the help I can get! I hit paying offbeat and was lost! A flat lopsided tire sound would have helped on the eighth notes. Syncopation was clear. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. liverman
Brand new, quick shipping! Purchased for a gift and was well-received.Published 3 months ago by SweetnSassy
Got this for my Nephews B Day,... he says he loves it, its really helping him to clarify quite a few hang-ups that he had.Published 10 months ago by Rhome
A great book. Gives you a better understanding of the piano or keyboard. My grandson is playing songs already and its been about 2-3 weeks.Published 10 months ago by JohnT