9780312287085

How to Play Piano Everything You Need to Know to Play the Piano

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312287085

  • ISBN10:

    0312287089

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-10
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Summary

Learning to play the piano has never been easier. With easy-to-follow illustrations and fun practice pieces, this comprehensive step-by-step guide will have you well on your way to playing the music of your choice-even if you've never played a musical instrument. You'll learn how to: --choose the right piano --read music --position fingers properly --play chords and runs of notes --develop effective practice techniquesand much more.Filled with a wealth of instruction and inspiration, How to Play Piano is like having your own personal piano tutor.AUTHORBIO: Roger Evans has helped nearly half a million readers learn to play an instrument on their own.His other books include How to Play Guitar and How to Play Keyboards.

Author Biography

Roger Evans has helped nearly half a million readers learn to play an instrument on their own. His other books include How to Play Guitar and How to Play Keyboards.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(1)
About the Piano 8(2)
How a piano works
10(2)
Checking your piano
12(1)
Having your piano tuned
13(1)
Finding a good piano tuner
13(1)
Taking care of your piano
14(2)
The best place for your piano
16(1)
Moving a piano
16(1)
Buying a piano
17(6)
Starting to play
23(4)
Playing with a beat
27(1)
Starting to play tunes
28(3)
Playing with all your fingers
31(1)
Training your fingers
32(3)
How to practise
35(1)
Starting to read music
36(7)
Starting to play chords
43(3)
More about music---Time Signatures
46(2)
Dotted Notes
46(1)
Tied Notes and Slurs
47(1)
More interesting left-hand parts
48(6)
Rests
54(2)
More notes to play
56(1)
Are you playing correctly?
57(1)
Notes for both hands
58(4)
More advanced music---Eighth Notes and Sixteenth Notes
62(8)
Dotted Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes
62(1)
Eighth Note and Sixteenth Note Rests
63(7)
Playing runs of notes
70(6)
Notes on the Black Keys---Sharps (#)
76(5)
Flats (♭)
80(1)
Natural Signs
81(5)
Music in different Keys---Key Signatures
86(10)
How to become a better pianist
96(3)
Learning to play new music
99(1)
How to read Sheet Music
100(2)
Playing to an audience
102(1)
Note Directory
103(1)
Music in this book
104

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