Piano for Beginners Fifth Edition
Soft / Music Magazines 11-03-2016
Piano for Beginners Fifth Edition
Picking up any instrument for the first time can be daunting, but the new edition of Piano for Beginners will guide you through the learning process. From the correct way to sit at the piano to reading notation, we start with the basics before expanding your musical horizons with easy home recording and genre-specific tutorials. With a glossary of essential terminology, a list of chords and even access to free online resources, Piano for Beginners will be your go-to guide to mastering the piano or keyboard.

Everything you need to know to start playing the piano

Getting started
- Navigate the basics – from accessories to the pedals – with our ultimate guide

Understanding theory
- Lay solid foundations by getting to grips with theory essentials

Playing the piano
- Master your instrument with step-by-step tutorials

Play in the style of…
- Get to know the hallmarks of your favourite genres and replicate their style

Also inside...
- The ultimate guide to the piano
- How to sit correctly at the piano
- Learn the white keys
- Learn the black keys
- Using the piano's pedals
- What is musical notation?
- Introducing the staves
- Notes and their values
- How to read musical notation
- Understand time signatures
- Interpret key signatures
- Learn about ledger lines
- Change note lengths
- Alter a note's pitch with accidentals
- Navigate music notation
- Control the volume with dynamics
- Set and change the tempo
- Add articulations to notes
- Use musical ornaments
- Warm up your hands
- Introducing musical scales
- The C major scale
- The F major scale
- The G major scale
- The D major scale
- The A minor scales
- D minor scales
- Learn about intervals
- Understanding chords
- Using inversions
- Major chords
- Minor chords
- Suspended chords
- Augmented chords
- Diminished chords
- Dominant seventh chords
- Major seventh chords
- Minor seventh chords
- Use chord progressions
- Left-hand patterns
- Learn arpeggios
- Get to grips with recording
- Play through a computer
- Record on a Mac
- Record on a PC
- Improve your techniques with apps
- Pop
- Blues
- Jazz
- The Classical period
- The Romantic period
- Contemporary piano music
- Helpdesk
- Glossary
- Essential scales
- Chords list

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