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How to Play Popular Piano in 10 Easy Lessons: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Learn to Play from Sheet Music or by Ear

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Publisher Comments:

"Anyone who can dial a telephone can learn to play popular piano quickly and easily."

So says Norman Monath, author of How to Play Popular Piano in 10 Easy Lessons. His 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

* 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.

Synopsis:

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 practic 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, how to creat 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 collaborated with Hal David and Sammy Cahn. 8-1/4 inch. x 10-3/4 inch.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 inch. x 10-3/4 inch.

About the Author

Norman Monath has taught piano and has professionally for more than 25 years. He has written numerous songs, some in collaboration with Hal David and Cahn. During his tenure as music editor at Simon and Schuster, he edited the songbooks of Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Burt Bacharach/Hal David, Cole Porter and many others.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Hal David

AUTHOR'S PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

The Principle Behind This Method

LESSON 1

The Piano Keyboard

LESSON 2

Playing Melodies

LESSON 3

First Chords and Songs

LESSON 4

Reading Black Keys From Music

LESSON 5

The Scales and Chords We Build On

LESSON 6

The Meaning of Tonality

LESSON 7

Altering Major Triads

LESSON 8

Four-Note Chords

LESSON 9

Jazz Piano Styles

LESSON 10

Playing by Ear and Improvising

APPENDIX

Checklist of Chord Symbols

Music Notation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671530679
Designed:
Hal, David
Author:
Hal, David
Designed:
Hal, David
Author:
Monath, Norman
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Piano
Subject:
Basic techniques
Subject:
Improvisation (music)
Subject:
Keyboard harmony
Subject:
Improvisation.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Techniques
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Fireside Books
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
141
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 11.9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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 practic 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, how to creat 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 collaborated with Hal David and Sammy Cahn. 8-1/4 inch. x 10-3/4 inch.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 inch. x 10-3/4 inch.
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