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Author Perlmutter, Adam.

Title Piano For Dummies
Edition 3rd ed
Published Hoboken : Wiley, 2014


Description 1 online resource (388 pages)
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started with Piano; Chapter 1: Preparing to Play a Piano; Knowing Why the Piano Is So Special; Advantages to playing the piano; Advantages to studying music at the piano; A skill and an art; Understanding Why People Take Piano Lessons (And Why They Often Quit); Getting to Know Your Instrument; Comprehending the Language of Music; Developing an ear for horizontal and vertical music
Getting to know musical forms and styles; Starting to Play the Best Way; Being Aware of What You Already Know about Playing the Piano; Chapter 2: Meeting the Keyboard Family; Looking at the Acoustic Ones; Pianos; Harpsichords; Pipe organs; Identifying the Electric Ones; The nuts and bolts of electronic sound; Synthesizers; Digital keyboards; Chapter 3: Finding the Perfect Keyboard; To Hum or Not to Hum: Electric or Acoustic (Or Both)?; Buying an acoustic; Buying a digital; Buying a hybrid; Picking the Perfect Acoustic Piano; Taking location into account; Getting all the pedals you deserve
Finding good buys (and avoiding scams); If you've heard one, you haven't heard them all; Looking at some specific piano brands; Selecting a Digital Keyboard That Lasts; Digital pianos and organs; Arrangers; Stage pianos; Workstations; Synthesizers; Avoiding obsolescence; Knowing the digital features you want; Browsing some specific keyboard brands; Other electric keyboards; Before You Drive It Off the Lot: Sealing the Deal at the Store; Taking it for a spin; Loving and leaving it; Refusing to pay the sticker price; Shopping online; The MIDI Places You Can Go; A MIDI primer; Keyboard to computer
Keyboard to keyboard; MIDI and music notation; Chapter 4: Taking Good Care of Your Keyboard; Providing a Good Place to Live; Making It Shine: Cleaning Your Keyboard; Calling In a Pro for General Checkups and Serious Repairs; Tuning acoustic keyboards; Keeping digital keyboards happy; Dealing with serious keyboard problems; Taking the Worry Out of Moving Your Acoustic Piano; Chapter 5: Eighty-Eight Keys, Three Pedals, Ten Fingers, and Two Feet; Finding the Keys, Easy Peasy; The white keys; The black keys; Discovering What Your Parents Never Told You about Posture
To sit or not to sit: That's the real question; Sitting down: Chairs versus benches; Using stands and racks; Paying Attention to Hand Positioning; Arch those hands and fingers; Fingering; Giving your hands and fingers a rest; Pedal Power: Getting Your Feet in on the Action; Piano pedals; Digital keyboard pedals; Part II: Deciphering Squiggles on Paper to Create Sound; Chapter 6: Reading Lines and Spaces; Your Guide to a Piano Score; Employing a staff of five lines; Hanging from a clef; Double Your Staff, Double Your Fun; Grand staff and ledger lines; Climbing up the staff and beyond
An octave above, an octave below
Summary Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set! Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you''re brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction. With the wides
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Subject Music.
Piano -- Instruction and study.
MUSIC -- Musical Instruments -- Piano & Keyboard.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Percussion.
Piano -- Instruction and study.
Genre/Form Programmed instructional materials.
Methods (Music)
Programmed instructional materials.
Matériel d'enseignement programmé.
Form Electronic book
Author Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation.
ISBN 9781118900079