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Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set! Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction., With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano is versatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the same time. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the piano such a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction, written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style., For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductory course. For the more advanced player, it becomes a handy reference to keep around for periodic refreshers. Topics include: Finding the perfect keyboard, and caring for your pianoThe intricacies of reading music, including notes, rhythm, and change-upsMelody, harmony, and the building blocks of soundThe role of individual technique, and finding your own groove The book also includes advice on practicing efficiently and improving your performance, as well as tips on how to pursue more advanced experiences., A great piano player is always the life of the party, and in high demand. If you're looking to become one with the "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the resource you want!

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Learn to:

  • Master the basics of piano
  • Read music notation and understand notes and rhythms
  • Play melodies, create harmonies, and hone your techniques
  • Explore different styles and perform popular pieces and songs

Your easy-to-use instruction set for learning to play piano

Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been playing awhile, this fun and accessible guide is packed with clear instruction and supplementary materials that will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! With the help of Piano For Dummies, you'll discover how to read music, improve your playing skills, develop your style, and much more.

  • Key up on the keyboard -- get to know the types of acoustic and electric keyboards and find helpful advice on finding the best one for you
  • Take note -- discover how to read lines and spaces, get up to speed on rhythms and tempo, listen for those sounds of silence, and perfect your pick-up beats and measures
  • Let your fingers do the walking -- figure out proper position, find handy tricks for maneuvering your fingers, and start playing melodies with your right hand
  • Put your right foot in, put your right foot out -- get easy-to-follow instruction on exploring the keyboard's west side and start adding some pedal action to your playing
  • Happiness is harmony -- uncover the building blocks of harmony, play songs with key signatures, and fill out your sound with chords

Open the book and find:

  • How to choose and properly care for a piano
  • Common time signatures
  • Guidance on playing songs with key signatures
  • Ways to dress up your music
  • Great left-hand accompaniment patterns
  • Strategies to improve your practice and performance
  • Tons of video clips that demonstrate the instruction in the book
  • Questions to ask prospective piano teachers

About the Author:

Hal Leonard Corporation is a United States music publishing and distribution company founded in Winona, Minnesota, by Harold "Hal" Edstrom, his brother, Everett "Leonard" Edstrom, and fellow musician Roger Busdicker. Currently headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. Adam Perlmutter is the author of Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition, published by Wiley.

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