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Play Piano Today! Beginner's Pack

Book/Online Audio/DVD Pack

Piano/Keyboard, Keyboard (Piano)
Book/Online Audio/DVD Pack. Hal Leonard Play Today Instructional Series. Instructional. Softcover instructional book, examples CD and instructional video: DVD. 48 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.699545).

Item Number: HL.699545

ISBN 9780634052941. 9x12 inches.

The ultimate self-teaching method designed to offer quality instruction, terrific songs, and professional quality CD with 95 full-demo tracks as well as a DVD with even more instruction and demonstrations. This pack offers a complete guide to the basics, including: songs, chords, and scales; left- and right-hand fingerings; playing tips and techniques; bass and treble clef notation; and more. Also available: Play Piano Today! - Songbook, HL00842041.

  • Ratings + Reviews

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    Laird Scott
    Whitewater, WI
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  • October 27, 2007 Shoddy book - Sour CD - Superb DVD

    I was pleased with my beginning adult piano book. But there weren't enough songs, so I got this one to supplement it. I was disappointed. The authors seem to have forgotten what learning the piano feels like. PPT isn't truly sequentially arranged. Early on, there are simple-looking...

    , yet torturous, "pat-head/rub-tummy" (RH/LH control) songs. Some of the later songs are much easier! But not all of them. Some learning steps are far too steep. The C major scale is one page before a song requiring simultaneous RH/LH scales. The blues scale is thinly disguised as a simple song a page before the "Boogie Blues". The book seems carelessly put together. Type and notation are arbitrarily small, leaving a lot of white space on the pages. Some fingerings are physically impossible, which shows that this book wasn't even properly proof-read. The CD is out of tune! The DVD is excellent. Robbie Gennet overcomes the limitations of the book and shines in sharing tips on piano technique.

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