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Instruct: to provide with knowledge, especially in a methodical way. That is, in fact, what Phillips and Chappel of Cherry Lane Music do in this logical, pedagogic introduction to keyboard instruments, music theory, and piano technique. The chapter on the famous?or is it infamous??"Part of Tens" includes information about past and present masters of the instrument, ways of expanding your interest beyond the scope of the book, and tips on finding a teacher. Printed musical examples are plentiful, and an accompanying audio CD is included. This book intends to be fun and funny and succeeds in a vaudeville sort of way. Students are encouraged "to continue to seek knowledge about your instrument long after you tire of the jokes" and told that "piano teachers and method books shouldn't be forsaken forever." The do-it-yourself phenomenon has made the "Dummies" books very popular. This one is particularly appropriate for school media and public libraries.?Janet Brewer, Murray State Univ. Lib., KY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Play-along audio CD included! The fun and easy way to get started on the piano
A Reference for the Rest of Us!
Perfect for all keyboards?not just piano
Find out how to have some fun with your piano
Don't leave your keyboard in the corner collecting dust! Open the book, run through a few simple exercises with virtuoso Blake Neely, and soon you'll be tickling the ivories with the best of them. From basic scales to old favorites, classical themes, blues, boogie-woogie, and more, this friendly beginner's guide and songbook doesn't miss a beat.
All 97 songs and exercises from the book on audio CD
Play along with "Oh Sussannah." " The Beautiful Blue Danube." "Swanee River," " Ode to Joy," " Greensleaves," " Danny Boy," Berry-style blues, a boogie-woogie bass line, " Hank the Honky-Tonk" riff, and much, much more
Discover how to:
Familiarize yourself with the keyboard
Understand the language of music
Have fun when you practice scales
Impress friends with great grooves and riffs
Play classical, rock, blues, and country
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I'm relearning the piano after 20+ years. Didn't think it would be this tough. So thankful that these books are available. Easy to order, quick in the mail. Thank so much!Published 18 months ago by Sandra Dyer
I like this book very much. I myself can play the piano up to grade 5, but I still like to read this kind of books to improve my skills. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004
I tried to read this book. I really did try, but I gave up on page 52 because I couldn't take Mr. Neely's pathetic attempts at being amusing. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2003 by Jed Pokojowiec
I wish they had a zero star rating, but I was forced to give at least one star. This book is overly lengthy, boring, condescending, and not even appropriate for a five year old. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2002 by B. KURTZ
This book is GREAT! It is helpful to have some type of background before reading it but still a very helpful book. Read morePublished on March 31 2001