Author: Kenneth Baker
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Release Date: 1997
Book 5 of this popular series will teach you new skills and techniques while reinforcing skills already learned. You will learn more about phrasing and how dynamics in music can transform your playing. Four new keys are introduced and new left hand techniques are introduced.
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.
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.
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
Publisher: The Experiment
Release Date: 2019-04-02
A witty, easy-to-read guide that enables anyone to master one of Bach’s most beautiful preludes—in 6 weeks!—even if they’ve never touched a piano before Acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes has translated his genius to the page so that anyone with access to a piano and 45 spare minutes each day can master Bach’s “Prelude No. 1 in C Major” in six weeks . . . even if they have no musical experience! How to Play the Piano breaks down everything aspiring pianists need to know. Dividing Bach’s prelude from The Well-Tempered Clavier into short segments, the book teaches the basics of piano step by step—the treble and bass clefs, sharp and flat notes, how to practice—in a way that encourages personal interpretation, soothes the mind, and unleashes creativity. How to Play the Piano doesn’t just culminate in a reader’s ability to perform one of Bach’s most beloved masterpieces; it teaches a skill to enjoy one’s whole life long.
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.
Author: Carl Humphries
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2002
Enhanced by an audio CD of selected examples and pieces, a course in playing all major styles of piano covers a history of the instrument and offers progressive instruction in all areas of technique, including posture, fingering, pedalling, scales, and exercises.
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: Andrew Higgins
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Tracing the steps taken by the author on his musical journey, So You Want to Learn to Improvise? offers teachers and students a step-by-step guide to acquiring the skills needed to improvise at the piano. The book is deliberately stylistically non-specific, working from the premise that once the basics are secured, choices about style can be personal. The content is drawn from material assembled over the author's 25 years of teaching experience in the classroom and at the piano, and his 15 years of workshops, seminars, and lectures across the world. The ideas are clear and specific, but demand a creative approach from the start, inculcating a mindset that is both inquisitive and musical from the outset. The practice schedule is extensive and progressive, demanding the student fully understand each process before moving on. The objective is to free students from the "tyranny" of notation, setting them free to explore music on their own terms. Most lapsed pianists who return to the piano in later life cite "just playing whatever I feel like" as being the one quality they aspire to---So You Want to Learn to Improvise? offers them that opportunity and more.
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: Bill Irwin
Release Date: 2000-02-01
(Creative Concepts Publishing). 27 favorites as arranged by Bill Irwin for piano solo with lyrics and chords, including: April in Paris * Can't Take My Eyes off of You * Candy * Dream a Little Dream of Me * A Good Man Is Hard to Find * I've Got the World on a String * It Had to Be You * Paper Doll * They Didn't Believe Me * You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) * and more.