Teach Yourself Visually Piano

Teach Yourself Visually Piano

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This is a full-color guide that will have people tickling the ivories in no time. For anyone who's dreamed of playing in a band or imagined a family sing-along, "Teach Yourself Visually Piano" will make the joy of making music an achievable reality. With step-by-step instruction and full-color photographs, first-timers will learn how to play notes and melodies, build chords, navigate musical keys, and even master advanced techniques such as syncopation. In addition, the book details the anatomy of pianos and electronic keyboards, offers a piano buyer's guide, and delivers an introduction to various musical styles including jazz, country, pop, and soul. With words and music for a variety of songs as well as a companion Web site with downloadable MP3 files that people can listen to and play along with, this practical, user-friendly guide puts learning to play within anyone's reach. maranGraphics is the family-run company behind the bestselling Visual brand computer and technology books, which have more than 10 million copies in print.
Their first general interest titles, "Teach Yourself Visually Guitar" (0-7645-2581-6), "Teach Yourself Visually Yoga" (0-7645-2580-8), and "Teach Yourself Visually Weight Training" (0-7645-2582-4), were published to great success last year.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 200.66 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 861.82g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 0764569155
  • 9780764569159

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Piano Basics. Chapter 2: The Basics of Reading Music. Chapter 3: Basic Hand Positions. Chapter 4: Playing Scales. Chapter 5: Playing Chords. Chapter 6: Beyond the Basics of Reading Music. Chapter 7: Tips to Improve Your Playing. Chapter 8: Special Playing Techniques. Chapter 9: Improving and Playing with Others. Chapter 10: Styles of Music. Chapter 11: Buying and Caring for Your Piano. Chapter 12: Quick Reference.
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About Marangraphics

Frank Horvat is a composer, performer, and piano teacher. He has performed, directed, and arranged many styles of music for both soloists and ensembles. His work has been performed in a variety of live venues and on television networks like the CBC and Bravo. Horvat teamed with the maranGraphics Development Group to make Teach Yourself VISUALLY Piano easy to follow and adaptable to your personal skill level.
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