Seven Studies in Pop Piano is a collection of short piano pieces that will help you learn the styles used by major pop pianists. The studies range from easy to intermediate. Each one comes with notes explaining the techniques used, the underpinning theory and harmony, and suggestions on how to develop your own improvisations.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Ten progressively advanced sections, each with notations and keyboard diagrams, make up a new approach to learning how to play the piano quickly and pleasurably, with no scale exercises and a minimum of memorization
Author: Scott Houston
Publisher: Hachette Books
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Getting a child to play piano has never been easier! As seen on public television nationwide, Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston is the leading authority on fast and fun piano instruction. In Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! he simplifies his unique and effective method of learning to play piano, making it accessible to even the youngest want-to-be pianists. Highlighting popular, not classical, music, this book fosters and nourishes an early love for music by giving children the tools to play their favorite popular songs. Your child will be able to: Learn the basics of piano playing using a simple technique that pros use, which focuses on becoming a good player versus becoming a good notation reader Use easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations that demonstrate each stage of learning Play popular music on the piano without having to learn how to read complicated sheet music It is a great book for kids who may have taken lessons previously but became frustrated by the long and complicated process. And all at a fraction of the cost of piano lessons! Both parents and children can have fun learning the piano or keyboard together, or children can work through the book on their own, with parents providing support only when needed. Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! is the perfect tool for parents or teachers to help their kids learn to play the piano quickly and easily.
"The Secrets of Exciting Piano Chords & Sizzling Chord Progressions!" is an ebook with links back to 39 individual piano lessons online, showing photos of all major chords, all minor chords, all diminished, augmented and many extended chords such as 7ths, 9th, 11th and 13th chords.
Author: Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2008
Continuing the incredible popularity of Alfreds Basic Adult Piano Course, this new book adapts the same friendly and informative style for adults who wish to teach themselves. With the Study-Guide pages that have been added to introduce the music, its almost like having a piano teacher beside you as you learn the skills needed to perform popular and familiar music. Five bonus pieces have been added: At Last * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Laura * Over the Rainbow * Singin' in the Rain. Also included is a CD containing the piano part and an engaging arrangement for each of the 60 musical examples. 192 pages.
Author: James Rhodes
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Learn to play one of Bach's most exquisite preludes in just 6 weeks, even if you have never played the piano before. An accessible and inspiring book by the pianist and international bestselling writer James Rhodes, who promises that it gives anyone with two hands, a piano or an electric keyboard and just 45 minutes a day the tools they need to learn to play Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C Major in 6 weeks, even if they know nothing about music and have never even touched a piano before. How often do we convince ourselves that it's just too late - too late to learn how to ride a bike, too late to know how to meditate, too late to travel the world... As we get older and time slips through our fingers like water, we become resigned, almost defeatist, about abandoning our dreams. For James Rhodes, after the inevitable "How many hours a day do you practice?" and "Show me your hands", the most common thing people say to him when they hear he's a pianist is "I used to play the piano as a kid. I really regret giving it up". Where does this mourned and misplaced creativity go? For Rhodes, it's still there to be tapped into by all of us, at any point. This inspirational book gives us the means to do this, by breaking up Bach's seminal Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier into manageable segments, teaching us the basics of piano playing - how to read music, the difference between the treble and the bass clef, sharp and flat notes, how to practice etc.. - and encouraging personal interpretation in a way that is guaranteed to soothe the mind, feed the soul and unleash creative powers we didn't know we still had. All of this will culminate in an ability to perform one of Bach's masterpieces. "If listening to music is soothing for the soul, then playing music is achieving enlightenment. It's going from kicking a ball around with a few pals to playing alongside Ronaldo."
Author: Tricia Tunstall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A tribute to the classical practice of piano instruction by a veteran music teacher reflects on the unique relationship between piano masters and their pupils, evaluates the challenges faced by most piano students, and surveys the influence of modern trends on music instruction. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Brian Chung
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2007-03-02
This unique text uses a step-by-step approach to guide the reader from fundamental concepts to advanced topics in improvisation. Each subject is broken into easy to understand segments, gradually becoming more complex as improvisational tools are acquired. Designed for the classically trained pianist with little or no experience in improvisation, it uses the reader’s previous knowledge of basic theory and technique to help accelerate the learning process. Included are more than 450 music examples and illustrations to reinforce the concepts discussed. These concepts are useful in all improvisational settings and can be applied to any musical style. For pianists interested in jazz, there are three chapters dedicated to introducing jazz improvisation, which can be used as the basis for further study in this idiom. Teachers using this text can go online to www.improvisationatthepiano.com to download lesson plans, ask specific questions about improvisation, and view answers to the most frequently asked questions about this book.
Author: Kenneth Baker
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
Release Date: 1982
(Music Sales America). Most complete set of chord charts, covering 576 chords in every key. Explains the use of modern chord symbols and the use in modern harmony of chords. Left-hand fingerings also provided. Includes chord charts of 576 chords, 261 keyboard diagrams, chord progressions, chord symbols, exercises with questions and answers.
Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date: 2011-01-12
The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.
Piano by Ear teaches how to play the piano by ear in simple steps, and how to improvise in an array of keys and chord patterns, by working through timeless favorites, folk songs, film music, Christmas songs, and contemporary songs. It also encourages an understanding of how music works from the inside out for any level of player.