Piano For Dummies

Piano For Dummies
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The fun and easy way to learn piano! 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 More than 90 recorded performances of the exercises and pieces featured in the book Pieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play along in time with the music Style samplers featuring riffs in jazz, rock, classical, country, and soul

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