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The Piano Handbook

A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano

By Carl Humphries

A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano. Book. Hardcover Media Online. 290 pages. Backbeat Books #0879307277. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.330987).

Item Number: HL.330987

ISBN 0879307277. 9.25x11 inches.

With clear and easy-to-understand exercises, The Piano Handbook is perfect for anyone interested in learning the piano or improving their skills. It provides fresh material and techniques in styles ranging from classical to jazz, rock, bebop and fusion, and gives new players everything they need to learn and enjoy the piano. This book's innovative tutorial approach covers classical and contemporary music styles in an integrated way, and the companion audio brings the playing techniques and concepts to life. A full-color photo gallery illustrates the history of the piano and its essential recordings. The book also includes access to audio downloads of selected examples and pieces. This hardcover, deluxe edition also features semi-concealed spiral binding so the book stays open on the piano. The Piano Handbook prepares you not just to play, but to perform – and not just as a pianist, but as a complete musician.

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  • 5

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  • 2012-08-07 00:00:00.0 Great book

    Started to learn the piano after 25 years absence from playing electric organ as a kid and this book is just great. It progresses at a perfect pace from beginner to what I think is fairly difficult (for an amateur like me). It's very informative about music in general...

    and is so well written that it's fun to just read it. By far the best book I've ever used, this is all one needs to get back into playing.

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  • 5

    "An American In China & Older Beginner Pianist"
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2011-05-15 00:00:00.0 The Piano Handbook

    VERY COMPREHENSIVE BOOK! VERY VERY GOOD BOOK! A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY SERIOUS PIANIST! This is a great book for people, especially college level or older beginners to use. It's got all these nice photos of "how to do" all of your etudes, studies, special repertore - with a very...

    nice performance CD that you can listen to all of the repertore! It's an exhaustive very very extensive training book, has better studies then you'd get from just Czerny alone. It's far better then the "I Used To Play The Piano" refresher course. Level is: Late Elementary - Advanced.

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