Learn to Play Piano / Keyboard with Filo & Pastry: A Beginners Book for Children & Very Silly Adults! This great little book is aimed at absolute beginners, particularly children, or adults with a sense of humor. This starts at the very beginning, assumes no musical knowledge and progresses at a fairy slow rate. Both informative, funny and very easy to read with many diagrams and pictures. Items covered are: ● Learning conventional music notation from scratch ● Correct seating and hand positions ● Fingering exercises and examples - with instant audio links ● Initial exercises, tunes and examples - with instant audio links ● Rhythm / timing exercises and examples ● Treble and Bass Clefs in easy charts ● On line audio examples ● FREE Link for printable pdf version ● Pre scale exercises followed by the first few scales - with instant audio links ● In all over 75 A4 pages of good information and fun!
The object of this book has been to produce a collection of original pieces (composed by the author) which are both easy and satisfying to play. I hope I've succeeded. I certainly enjoy playing all of them. The 16 original compositions in this collection range from moderately easy to intermediate, but certainly not difficult. Although I have indicated this in the overview they are not featured in any particular order of how difficult they are. In relation to the Associated Board grades, I would rate these pieces at between grades 1 to 5. All except one have been written with a 'chord line' so that they can alternatively be played easily using an electronic keyboard with auto accompaniment. Additionally, many of the pieces can be played on a four or five octave keyboard. Listen Before you Buy. All of the pieces can be heard in the link in the free preview of this book, please listen to these before purchasing - if you don't like them you'll not have to bother buying it! But I think you'll like them!
In The Piano Keyboard: An African-American Childrens Saga, author John Z. Reid not only grabs his young readers with inspiration, he keeps them bound on every page. Using his experiences as a pastor, substitute teacher and childrens protective worker, he skillfully provides a classic literature for their character development and enjoyment. His Keyboard also gives children essential keys to combat prejudice, chords to assuage the pain inflicted by racism, and principles on how to treat others. For young people in search of adventure, mystery, suspense, thrill and spiritual growth, this book is a must have.
Every Piano Scale and Arpeggio that you will ever need! Included in this book is the following: - An introduction to finger crossovers; - Every major and minor scale (melodic and harmonic) in both music notation and keyboard view; - Major and minor pentatonic scales in the most used keys in both music notation and keyboard view; - Blues scales in the most used keys in both music notation and keyboard view; - Scale modes in the most used keys; - An explanation of arpeggios and broken chords; - Major and minor arpeggios in every key in both music notation and keyboard view; - Audio links for each type of scale, arpeggio and broken chord; - Free Software; - Plus more; - All in all this is probably the most extensive scale / arpeggio book available.
Hi my name is Ken Davis, Author of "The Piano Professor Easy Piano Study." I am a professional working musician and have been in the music business for over 20 years. I have taught thousands of students to play the piano. The secret is my non-traditional approach. I realize that the average adult does not have 10 years to spare in order to sit down and study traditional piano. Let's face it. It takes literally years of practice and discipline to learn to play traditional piano. I take an accelerated approach in my book teaching you to play what everyone ultimately wants to learn, HOW TO PLAY REAL CHORDS AND SONGS QUICKLY. In my book I include tons of picture diagrams and charts showing you exactly where to place your hands on the piano keyboard. I will show you both LEFT AND RIGHT HAND POSITIONS. Over 200 pages of Diagrams and Charts. Learn to Play the Piano in only 10 days instead of 10 years.
Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes?from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the intermediate player. So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz.
Anyone with basic keyboard skills (equivalent to Alfred's Basic Piano, Lesson Book 2) can dig right in and begin learning blues right away. Learn what it takes to create the distinctive sound of the blues, including basic chords and scales, blues melodies, improvisation, turnarounds and intros. Other topics include the 12-bar blues form, walking bass and playing in a band. Full of fun blues tunes to play, Beginning Blues Keyboard provides a step-by-step enjoyable way to learn the blues.
A sound approach to learning the piano, with emphasis on reading music through interval and note recognition, clapping, singing and counting aloud for proper rhythmical performance, and on sight reading and ear training. Includes full-color illustrations.