The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano

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Alpha, 2006 - Music - 265 pages
Whether you are an aspiring concert pianist or just want to play keyboards in your own band, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano, Third Edition, gives you just what you need to know. From reading music and learning chords, to understanding music notation or buying an instrument, expert author Brad Hill tells you how to get started. Learn posture, positioning, fingering, notations, drills, and advice from a master. And this new edition comes with a CD, which has all of the music in the book in audio format.

In the Third Edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano, readers will find-

  • An introduction to music notation.
  • How to use the pedals.
  • Strategies for mastering major and minor scales.
  • A CD with all of the music in the book in audio format.

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this book taught me more about piano and music theory than i had ever known. overall, this book is super easy to follow and it teaches so much about music and pianoplaying fundamentals. the author is ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Brad Hill is a seasoned pianist, teacher, and writer. He has written dozens of books on keyboard playing, MIDI, and music, and has recorded several albums of original keyboard music. He has appeared extensively on radio and television, and has been interviewed for dozens of publications such as the "New York Times, Billboard," and "Christian Science Monitor.

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