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Author Perlmutter, Adam, author.

Title Piano for dummies / revised by Alan Perlmutter.

Edition 3rd edition.
Publication Info. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  786.219 PER    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series --For dummies.
Note Previous edition: published as by Blake Neely, 2009.
Includes index.
Contents Getting started with piano. Preparing to play a piano ; Meeting the keyboard family ; Finding the perfect keyboard ; Taking good care of your keyboard ; Eighty-eight keys, three pedals, ten fingers, and two feet -- Deciphering squiggles on paper to create sound. Reading lines and spaces ; Joining the rhythm nation ; Changing the beaten path -- One hand at a time. Playing a melody ; Scaling to new heights ; Hey, don't forget lefty! -- Living in perfect harmony. The building blocks of harmony ; Understanding keys ; Filling out your sound with chords -- Technique counts for everything. Dressing up your music ; Great grooves ; Perusing the aisle of style -- The part of tens. Ten ways to improve your practice and performance ; Ten ways to supplement this book ; Ten questions to ask prospective teachers -- Appendix. About the website: audio tracks and video clips.
Summary Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been playing awhile, this guide is packed with clear instruction and supplementary materials that will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro!
Subject Piano -- Methods -- Self-instruction.
Genre Methods Self-instruction.
ISBN 9781118900055 (pbk.)
1118900057 (pbk.)
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