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The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You'll Ever Need

Learn to Play--from Reading Your First Notes to Constructing Complex Cords

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Description

Lots of piano books offer either in-depth analysis or quick gimmicks that don't really teach music theory. But The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You'll Ever Need is different. For students who want to learn the basics and dive right into playing, this book skips all the unnecessary trivia on the history of pianos and avoids lengthy digressions on classical and contemporary musicians. Instead, it focuses specifically on piano instruction and includes the basics of musical terms, definitions, note-reading structure, and time and key signatures; the foundations for chords and more complicated note constructs; exercises and sample pieces of music that range from playing simple notes to combining harmony and melody; and much more! Perfect even for those starting from scratch, The Only Basic Piano Book You'll Ever Need makes learning to play a cinch.

Publishers Weekly Review

May 15, 2006 – Think of a song that resonates deep down in your being. Now imagine sitting down with someone who was there when the song was recorded and can tell you how that series of sounds was committed to tape, and who can also explain why that particular combination of rhythms, timbres and pitches has lodged in your memory, making your pulse race and your heart swell every time you hear it. Remarkably, Levitin does all this and more, interrogating the basic nature of hearing and of music making (this is likely the only book whose jacket sports blurbs from both Oliver Sacks and Stevie Wonder), without losing an affectionate appreciation for the songs he's reducing to neural impulses. Levitin is the ideal guide to this material: he enjoyed a successful career as a rock musician and studio producer before turning to cognitive neuroscience, earning a Ph.D. and becoming a top researcher into how our brains interpret music. Though the book starts off a little dryly (the first chapter is a crash course in music theory), Levitin's snappy prose and relaxed style quickly win one over and will leave readers thinking about the contents of their iPods in an entirely new way.
The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You'll Ever Need
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Music
  • Published: Jun 22, 2006
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Seller: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Print Length: 160 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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