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Beginning Piano for Adults

Beginning Piano for Adults (The Grown-Up Approach to Playing Piano). Composed by Karl Mueller. For Piano. Book; CD; Method/Instruction; Piano Method. For Adults. Beginner. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40150).

ISBN 0739092731.

This fun and friendly step-by-step introduction to piano is written with the adult learner in mind. It is both a great self-teaching book and a great method for use with an instructor. Beginning Piano for Adults covers how to read music, how to use the pedals, and how to play chords, melodies, and songs. In addition, detailed photographs and diagrams help simplify the learning process. A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book is included.

  • 7 PM Breeze 
  • CHAPTER SIX: HARMONY AND MUSICAL ROAD MAPS 
  • Harmony 
  • Laid Back 
  • Twelve 3rds 
  • Frere Jacques 
  • Musical Road Maps 
  • Village Dance 
  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • CHAPTER ONE: Getting Started 
  • What a Piano Is and How It Works 
  • Posture 
  • Hand Position 
  • FInger Numbers 
  • The Musical Alphabet and the Keyboard 
  • Whole Steps and Half Steps 
  • CHAPTER TWO: THE BASICS OF READING MUSIC 
  • The Staff 
  • The Treble Clef and Ledger Lines 
  • Rhythm 
  • Measures and Bar Lines 
  • Time Signatures 
  • First Exercises 
  • The Bass Clef 
  • The Grand Staff 
  • Morning Cuppa Coffee 
  • CHAPTER THREE: TIES, DOTS, AND REPEATS 
  • Ties 
  • D Position 
  • Moon Over Burlingame 
  • Dots 
  • Silver Lining 
  • Shepherder's Hill 
  • Repeat Signs 
  • Minuetto 
  • CHAPTER FOUR: EIGHTH NOTES AND ACCIDENTALS 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Moderato 
  • Eighth Note Waltz 
  • Old German Dance 
  • Dotted Quarter Note 
  • March of the Ides 
  • Accidentals---Sharps and Flats 
  • The Rules for Accidentals; Naturals 
  • County Fair 
  • CHAPTER FIVE: THE MAJOR SCALE 
  • Changing Positions 
  • The Major Scale 
  • Cross En Garde 
  • Coda, Coda Cabana 
  • Little Brown Jug 
  • Really Blue Blues 
  • Dynamics 
  • Ode to Joy 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • Pyramids and Palm Trees 
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: CHORDS 
  • Basic Triad Construction 
  • The Primary Chords 
  • Castle in the Sky 
  • Castle in the Sky No. 2 
  • Chord Inversions 
  • Castle in the Sky No. 3 
  • Castle in the Sky No. 4 
  • Tempo 
  • Can't Get No Bluer Blues 
  • Inverse-Uns 
  • CHAPTER EIGHT: KEY SIGNATURES, PICKUPS, AND DOMINANT 7th CHORDS 
  • Key Signatures 
  • Russian Dance 
  • Flutter By and By 
  • Pickup Notes 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • Lullaby 
  • Dominant 7th Chords 
  • Shufflin' Blues 
  • Seven 7ths 
  • CHAPTER NINE: ARTICULATION 
  • Legato 
  • Staccato 
  • Rondino 
  • Bare Feet, Hot Sand 
  • Minuet (Reinagle) 
  • Minuet (Mozart) 
  • CHAPTER TEN: MINOR KEYS AND THE SUSTAIN PEDAL 
  • Relative Minor Scale 
  • Double Helix 
  • Fur Elise 
  • Minor Chords 
  • The Saddest of All Keys Blues 
  • The Sustain Pedal 
  • Pedal to the Metal 
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN: READING LEAD SHEETS 
  • Building Chords 
  • Largo (Lead Sheet) 
  • Largo (Arrangement) 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • Aura Lee 
  • CHAPTER TWELVE: AFTERWORDS 
  • Scales, Chords and Arpeggios 
  • Memorization 
  • A Sample Practice Regimen 
  • Finding a Teacher 

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