Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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    Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author:
    Holly Day, Jerry Kovarsky, Blake Neely, David Pearl, Michael Pilhofer
  • Edition:
    2 edition
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  • Data:
    August 4, 2020
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  • Pages:
    640 pages
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Book Description
The comprehensive go-to guide for building keyboard skills 
Being able to play a tune on the piano can bring you a lifetime of sheer aesthetic pleasure―and put you in serious demand at parties! Whatever your motivation for tinkling the ivories, the latest edition of Piano & Keyboard All-In-One For Dummies gives you the essentials you need both to build your playing skills and expand your knowledge of music theory, from deciding what keyboard suits you best to musing on the science of what makes music so emotionally compelling. 
This indispensable resource combines the best of Piano For Dummies, Keyboard For Dummies, Music Theory For Dummies, and Piano Exercises For Dummies and includes practice strategies, as well as access to streaming and downloadable audio to help guide your progress. In addition to becoming acquainted with the latest in music theory, you’ll learn to develop your sight-reading skills and performance techniques ―until you can reproduce pieces flawlessly on request!  
  • Choose and care for your keyboard 
  • Practice until perfect 
  • Compose your own songs 
  • Hook up to speakers, computers, and more 
Learning to play the keys is a never-ending journey of new discoveries and joy, and there’s no better companion on your voyage than this friendly, erudite, and comprehensive guide.


Book 1: Piano & Keyboard 101
CHAPTER 1: Warming Up to the Piano and Keyboard
CHAPTER 2: Looking at the Different Keyboard Options
CHAPTER 3: Choosing and Buying Your Keyboard
CHAPTER 4: The Setup and Care of Your Instrument
CHAPTER 5: Getting Comfy at the Keyboard

Book 2: Understanding Theory and the Language of Music
CHAPTER 1: Looking at Notes and Beats
CHAPTER 2: Stopping for a Rest
CHAPTER 3: Tempo, Measures, and Time Signatures
CHAPTER 4: Navigating Sheet Music
CHAPTER 5: Varying Beats and Rhythms

Book 3: Beginning to Play
CHAPTER 1: Playing a Melody
CHAPTER 2: Working with Scales
CHAPTER 3: Adding the Left Hand
CHAPTER 4: Examining Form: Melody, Harmony, and Song Form
CHAPTER 5: Keys, Key Signatures, and the Circle of Fifths
CHAPTER 6: Building Chords to Accompany Melodies

Book 4: Refining Your Technique and Exploring Styles
CHAPTER 1: Adding Effects and Flair to Your Piano Playing
CHAPTER 2: Getting into the Groove
CHAPTER 3: Going Classical
CHAPTER 4: Perusing Popular Genres and Forms

Book 5: Exercises: Practice, Practice, Practice
CHAPTER 1: Developing Hand Technique
CHAPTER 2: Extending Your Scales
CHAPTER 3: Improving Finger Coordination and Footwork
CHAPTER 4: Jumping Across the Keyboard
CHAPTER 5: Exercising with Arpeggios and Alternating Hands
CHAPTER 6: Stepping Up to Octaves and Chord Progressions

Book 6: Exploring Electronic Keyboard Technology
CHAPTER 1: Choosing Sounds and Effects
CHAPTER 2: Adding Accompaniment, Rhythm Patterns, and Arpeggiation
CHAPTER 3: Recording and Editing Your Sounds
CHAPTER 4: Using Onboard Learning Systems
CHAPTER 5: Playing Along with Recordings and Using Music Software

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