How to Play Popular Piano in 10 Easy Lessons. (The Fastest, Easiest Way to Learn to Play from Sheet Music or by Ear). For Piano/Keyboard. Book. 142 pages. Simon & Schuster #0671530674. Published by Simon & Schuster (HL.331241).
ISBN 0671530674. 8.38x10.88 inches.
This no-frills, no-drills method will have you playing simple tunes within 30 minutes – even if you don't know one note from another. The secret? Learning the basic chords and how to adapt them. With lots of clearly illustrated chord examples, keyboard diagrams and practice pieces ranging from “Silent Night” to “Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head,” Monath teaches you: the basic structure of music, how to alter the basic chords for creative accompaniment, how to read tunes from sheet music, how to improvise, how to play by ear, and how to create your own playing style – whether you lean toward pop, blues, jazz or rock. For everyone from rank beginner to experienced virtuoso, this step-by-step, uncomplicated guidebook makes learning to play popular piano the easy and enjoyable experience it should be. Norman Monath has taught and played piano professionally for more than 25 years. As a songwriter, he's collaborated with Hal David and Sammy Cahn. 8-1/4″ x 10-3/4″.
July 13, 2006
A good way to begin
I like this book because it taught me to play some tunes right off the bat. It moves kind of quickly, but if you take your time and practice each lesson you will be fine. Good training for learning by chords.
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