Piano for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764551051
ISBN-13: 9780764551055
Edition: 1998
List price: $24.99
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Description: Piano for Dummies guides the reader through scales, meters and other cryptic notations and assumes no basic knowledge at all. The authors cover everything around the subject of choosing, buying and playing pianos and portable keyboards.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Piano for Dummies guides the reader through scales, meters and other cryptic notations and assumes no basic knowledge at all. The authors cover everything around the subject of choosing, buying and playing pianos and portable keyboards.

Jon Chappell is a multistyle guitarist, arranger, and author. He grew up in Chicago, attended Carnegie-Mellon University, and earned his master's degree in composition from DePaul University. He was Editor-in-Chief of Guitar magazine and played and recorded with artists such as Big Walter Horton, Billy Branch, Pat Benatar, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, and Gunther Schuller. Jon has also contributed numerous musical pieces to TV and film. Jon served as Associate Music Director of Cherry Lane Music, where he transcribed, edited, and arranged the music of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Bonnie Raitt, and Eddie Van Halen, among others. He has more than a dozen method books to his name and is the author of Guitar For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and Rock Guitar For Dummies (both published by Wiley), Blues Rock Riffs for Guitar (Cherry Lane), as well as the textbook The Recording Guitarist - A Guide for Home and Studio (Hal Leonard). Please visit Jon's Web site at www.jonchappell.com for more info.

Introduction
Warming Up to the Keyboard
Meeting the Keyboard Family
What Your Parents Never Told You about Posture
Eighty-Eight Keys, Three Pedals, Ten Fingers, and Two Feet
Getting Sound Down on Paper
Following Horizontal and Vertical Lines
Joining the Rhythm Nation
Changing the Beaten Path
One Hand at a Time
Playing a Melody
Scaling to New Heights
Hey, Don't Forget Lefty!
Living in Perfect Harmony
The Building Blocks of Harmony
Understanding Keys
Filling Out Your Sound with Chords
Technique Counts for Everything
Dressing Up Your Music
Great Grooves
Perusing the Aisle of Style
So Many Toys, So Little Time
Finding the Perfect Keyboard
Raising Your Keyboard
The Part of Tens
Ten Types of Performers and Their Recordings
Ten Ways to Go Beyond This Book
Blake's Ten Teacher-Tracking Tips
Glossary of Musical Terms
About the CD
Index
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