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How to Really Play the Piano

How to Really Play the Piano

The Stuff Your Teacher Never Taught You

  • Author: Bill Hilton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780956220400
  • Category:
  • Page: 138
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The Complete Piano Player

The Complete Piano Player

  • Author: Kenneth Baker
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 9780711961647
  • Category: Piano
  • Page: 226
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Book 5 of this popular series will teach you new skills and techniques while reinforcing skills already learned. You will learn more about phrasing and how dynamics in music can transform your playing. Four new keys are introduced and new left hand techniques are introduced.

Seven Studies in Pop Piano

Seven Studies in Pop Piano

  • Author: Bill Hilton
  • Publisher: Carrier Books
  • ISBN: 9780956220417
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Seven Studies in Pop Piano is a collection of short piano pieces that will help you learn the styles used by major pop pianists. The studies range from easy to intermediate. Each one comes with notes explaining the techniques used, the underpinning theory and harmony, and suggestions on how to develop your own improvisations.

A Natural History of the Piano

A Natural History of the Piano

The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between

  • Author: Stuart Isacoff
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307279332
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 361
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The award-winning founder of Piano Today magazine presents a historical tribute to the piano that evaluates the roles of forefront composers and pianists while exploring the artistic development of various genres and the influence of the piano on Western musical traditions.

Play Piano in a Flash for Kids!

Play Piano in a Flash for Kids!

A Fun and Easy Way for Kids to Start Playing the Piano

  • Author: Scott Houston
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 1401305725
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 192
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Getting a child to play piano has never been easier! As seen on public television nationwide, Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston is the leading authority on fast and fun piano instruction. In Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! he simplifies his unique and effective method of learning to play piano, making it accessible to even the youngest want-to-be pianists. Highlighting popular, not classical, music, this book fosters and nourishes an early love for music by giving children the tools to play their favorite popular songs. Your child will be able to: Learn the basics of piano playing using a simple technique that pros use, which focuses on becoming a good player versus becoming a good notation reader Use easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations that demonstrate each stage of learning Play popular music on the piano without having to learn how to read complicated sheet music It is a great book for kids who may have taken lessons previously but became frustrated by the long and complicated process. And all at a fraction of the cost of piano lessons! Both parents and children can have fun learning the piano or keyboard together, or children can work through the book on their own, with parents providing support only when needed. Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! is the perfect tool for parents or teachers to help their kids learn to play the piano quickly and easily.

The Piano Handbook

The Piano Handbook

  • Author: Carl Humphries,Robin Meloy Goldsby
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780879307271
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 278
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Enhanced by an audio CD of selected examples and pieces, a course in playing all major styles of piano covers a history of the instrument and offers progressive instruction in all areas of technique, including posture, fingering, pedalling, scales, and exercises.

How to Play the Piano

How to Play the Piano

  • Author: James Rhodes
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • ISBN: 1615195491
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 64
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A witty, easy-to-read guide that enables anyone to master one of Bach’s most beautiful preludes—in 6 weeks!—even if they’ve never touched a piano before Acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes has translated his genius to the page so that anyone with access to a piano and 45 spare minutes each day can master Bach’s “Prelude No. 1 in C Major” in six weeks . . . even if they have no musical experience! How to Play the Piano breaks down everything aspiring pianists need to know. Dividing Bach’s prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier into short segments, the book teaches the basics of piano step by step—the treble and bass clefs, sharp and flat notes, how to practice—in a way that encourages personal interpretation, soothes the mind, and unleashes creativity. How to Play the Piano doesn’t just culminate in a reader’s ability to perform one of Bach’s most beloved masterpieces; it teaches a skill to enjoy one’s whole life long.

The Jazz Piano Book

The Jazz Piano Book

  • Author: Mark Levine
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1457101440
  • Category: Music
  • Page: N.A
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The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.

Alfred's Self-teaching Adult Piano Course

Alfred's Self-teaching Adult Piano Course

The New, Easy and Fun Way to Teach Yourself to Play

  • Author: Willard A. Palmer,Morton Manus
  • Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780739052051
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 192
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Continuing the incredible popularity of Alfreds Basic Adult Piano Course, this new book adapts the same friendly and informative style for adults who wish to teach themselves. With the Study-Guide pages that have been added to introduce the music, its almost like having a piano teacher beside you as you learn the skills needed to perform popular and familiar music. Five bonus pieces have been added: At Last * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Laura * Over the Rainbow * Singin' in the Rain. Also included is a CD containing the piano part and an engaging arrangement for each of the 60 musical examples. 192 pages.

Note by Note

Note by Note

A Celebration of the Piano Lesson

  • Author: Tricia Tunstall
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416540512
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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A tribute to the classical practice of piano instruction by a veteran music teacher reflects on the unique relationship between piano masters and their pupils, evaluates the challenges faced by most piano students, and surveys the influence of modern trends on music instruction. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons

How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons

What Music is and how to Make it at Home

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780385142632
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
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Ten progressively advanced sections, each with notations and keyboard diagrams, make up a new approach to learning how to play the piano quickly and pleasurably, with no scale exercises and a minimum of memorization

So You Want to Learn to Improvise?

So You Want to Learn to Improvise?

  • Author: Andrew Higgins
  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 9781470611705
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  • Page: N.A
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Tracing the steps taken by the author on his musical journey, So You Want to Learn to Improvise? offers teachers and students a step-by-step guide to acquiring the skills needed to improvise at the piano. The book is deliberately stylistically non-specific, working from the premise that once the basics are secured, choices about style can be personal. The content is drawn from material assembled over the author's 25 years of teaching experience in the classroom and at the piano, and his 15 years of workshops, seminars, and lectures across the world. The ideas are clear and specific, but demand a creative approach from the start, inculcating a mindset that is both inquisitive and musical from the outset. The practice schedule is extensive and progressive, demanding the student fully understand each process before moving on. The objective is to free students from the "tyranny" of notation, setting them free to explore music on their own terms. Most lapsed pianists who return to the piano in later life cite "just playing whatever I feel like" as being the one quality they aspire to---So You Want to Learn to Improvise? offers them that opportunity and more.

Piano Book for Adult Beginners

Piano Book for Adult Beginners

Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Songs, Read Music, Theory and Technique (Book and Streaming Video Lessons)

  • Author: Damon Ferrante
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692926437
  • Category: Piano
  • Page: 122
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Learn how to read music, play with both hands at the same time, play chords and scales, as well as many more exciting piano techniques!.

The Pop Piano Book

The Pop Piano Book

  • Author: Mark Harrison
  • Publisher: Harrison Music Education Systems
  • ISBN: 9780793598786
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 498
  • View: 2439
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(Piano). This cutting-edge keyboard method is a total step-by-step approach to creating keyboard parts spontaneously. Rhythmic and harmonic concepts are applied in all keys, and are then used as a basis for developing specific solutions in rock, pop, ballad, funk, new age, country and gospel styles. Endorsed by Grammy winners, top educators, and Keyboard magazine.

Piano by Ear

Piano by Ear

Learn to Play by Ear, Improvise, and Accompany Songs in Simple Steps

  • Author: Lucinda Mackworth-Young
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571539024
  • Category: Piano
  • Page: 128
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By renowned piano pedagogue Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Piano by Ear is suitable for beginners through to experienced pianists.

Piano Chords & Progressions

Piano Chords & Progressions

The Secret Backdoor to Exciting Piano Playing!

  • Author: Duane Shinn
  • Publisher: Keyboard Workshop
  • ISBN: 9780912732688
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 96
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"The Secrets of Exciting Piano Chords & Sizzling Chord Progressions!" is an ebook with links back to 39 individual piano lessons online, showing photos of all major chords, all minor chords, all diminished, augmented and many extended chords such as 7ths, 9th, 11th and 13th chords.

How to Play Piano

How to Play Piano

Everything You Need to Know to Play the Piano

  • Author: Roger Evans
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312287085
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 112
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Illustrated with charts and diagrams throughout, this guide teaches the fundamentals of piano--from buying a piano and understanding its mechanisms to reading music and playing chords

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

  • Author: Karen Hesse
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545517125
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Your First Fake Book

Your First Fake Book

  • Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780793585038
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 160
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(Easy Fake Book). An entry-level fake book! This book features larger-than-most fake book notation with simplified harmonies and melodies and all songs are in the key of C. An introduction addresses basic instruction in playing from a fake book. Includes over 100 songs, including: Ain't Misbehavin' * All the Things You Are * America the Beautiful * Beauty and the Beast * Bewitched * Blueberry Hill * Can't Help Falling in Love * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Edelweiss * Getting to Know You * Heart and Soul * It Only Takes a Moment * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Let It Be * Love Me Tender * Maria * Mood Indigo * Satin Doll * Somewhere Out There * Try to Remember * When the Saints Go Marching In * Young at Heart * and more.

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

  • Author: Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393079364
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.