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Learn to:
  • Choose the right keyboard for your needs
  • Play, program, and perform with a wide variety of keyboard effects
  • Connect your keyboard to your computer, tablet, and various forms of amplification

Get keyed up on the keyboard

Keyboard For Dummies helps budding musicians fully realize the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. You discover the ins and outs of modern keyboards and get the most out of their capabilities, from working with keyboard technology and applications to using amps, computers, and tablets — and so much more.

  • Keyboard 101 — get to know the major categories of keyboards available today, the benefits and features that are right for you, and the details on setting up and caring for your keyboard
  • Decipher musical language — discover how to read written music, develop your fingering technique, and pick up basic chords
  • Start playing sounds — find tips on working with common electronic keyboard features, from using effects to enhance your sounds to grooving along with drums
  • The sky's the limit — make the most of your keyboard's features to record your playing, edit sounds, connect with your MP3 player, and more

Open the book and find:

  • The major keyboard "food groups"
  • The basics of reading music and playing the keyboard
  • How to select different sounds (and use more than one at a time)
  • Ways to get the most out of onboard learning systems
  • The lowdown on using music software
  • Expert tips on using auto-accompaniment, tweaking sounds, and learning new songs
  • Essential tips for keyboard shopping

Synopsis:

The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboard

Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology.

Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes: an overview of the types of keyboards available today and how they differ from acoustic pianos; expert advice on choosing the right keyboard for your wants/needs and how to shop and compare the various models; a close look at the types of sounds an electronic keyboard offers and how to achieve them; step-by-step instruction on how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets; guidance on how to use keyboard software and applications to get the most out of keyboard technology; and much more.

  • A multimedia component for this title will be hosted at Dummies.com and includes companion audio tracks that demonstrate techniques and sounds found in the book
  • Step-by-step instructions make learning keyboard easy and fun
  • Introduces you to the musical possibilities of the keyboard

If you're new to the keyboard or looking to take your skills to the next level, Keyboard For Dummies is a thorough guide to the ins and outs of this popular instrument.

Synopsis:

Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps readers get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes:
  • An overview of the types of keyboards available today (personal/portables, digital pianos, synthesizers, organs, etc.) and how they differ from acoustic pianos
  • Expert advice on choosing the right keyboard for your wants/needs (for yourself, for a child, to learn to play piano, to have fun, etc.); and how to shop and compare the various models
  • A close look at the types of sounds an electronic keyboard offers and how to achieve them
  • Information on understanding and using a wide range of common keyboard effects (such as reverb, chorus, etc.), as well as onboard drum rhythms and other accompaniment features
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to connect and use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets
  • Guidance on how to use keyboard software and applications to get the most out of keyboard technology

Beyond the book: The multimedia component for this title will be hosted at Dummies.com and includes companion audio tracks and video content that demonstrates techniques and sounds found in the book, helping readers to better understand concepts and examples in the text. These audio and video assets can also be used in the creation of alternate formats such as enhanced e-books and a mobile app.

About the Author

Jerry Kovarsky is a regular columnist for Keyboard magazine and longtime product management guru with Casio, Korg, and other companies who have been instrumental in bringing keyboard technology into people's homes and onto stages and studios around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Keyboards  5

Chapter 1: Living in a Keyboard World 7

Chapter 2: So Many Keyboards, So Little Time 15

Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Keyboard for You 41

Chapter 4: Setting Up and Caring For Your Keyboard 61

Part II: Dipping Your Toes Fingers into Music Basics 81

Chapter 5: Musical Notation: Decoding the Musical Language 83

Chapter 6: Developing Your Fingering and Basic Technique 105

Chapter 7: Going Chord Crazy 121

Part III: Using Common Keyboard Features 133

Chapter 8: Selecting and Playing Sounds 135

Chapter 9: Using Effects to Enhance Your Sound 153

Chapter 10: Jamming with the Drummer: Playing Along to Rhythm Patterns 167

Chapter 11: Join The Band! Adding Accompaniment 181

Chapter 12: Exploring Arpeggiation 203

Part IV: Moving into More-Advanced Keyboard Features  213

Chapter 13: Laying Down Tracks: Recording Your Playing 215

Chapter 14: Editing Sounds 237

Chapter 15: Teacher Included: Using Onboard Learning Systems 257

Chapter 16: Sitting In with the Stars: Playing Along with Recordings 275

Chapter 17: The Computer Connection: Using Software to Enhance Your Music Making 287

Part V: The Part of Tens  305

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Keyboard Shopping 307

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Enhance Your Playing Experience 313

Appendix: Discovering What’s on the Audio Tracks 319

Index  325

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9781118705490
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Kovarsky, Jerry
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For Dummies
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"Synopsis" by , The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboard

Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology.

Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes: an overview of the types of keyboards available today and how they differ from acoustic pianos; expert advice on choosing the right keyboard for your wants/needs and how to shop and compare the various models; a close look at the types of sounds an electronic keyboard offers and how to achieve them; step-by-step instruction on how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets; guidance on how to use keyboard software and applications to get the most out of keyboard technology; and much more.

  • A multimedia component for this title will be hosted at Dummies.com and includes companion audio tracks that demonstrate techniques and sounds found in the book
  • Step-by-step instructions make learning keyboard easy and fun
  • Introduces you to the musical possibilities of the keyboard

If you're new to the keyboard or looking to take your skills to the next level, Keyboard For Dummies is a thorough guide to the ins and outs of this popular instrument.

"Synopsis" by , Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps readers get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes:
  • An overview of the types of keyboards available today (personal/portables, digital pianos, synthesizers, organs, etc.) and how they differ from acoustic pianos
  • Expert advice on choosing the right keyboard for your wants/needs (for yourself, for a child, to learn to play piano, to have fun, etc.); and how to shop and compare the various models
  • A close look at the types of sounds an electronic keyboard offers and how to achieve them
  • Information on understanding and using a wide range of common keyboard effects (such as reverb, chorus, etc.), as well as onboard drum rhythms and other accompaniment features
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to connect and use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets
  • Guidance on how to use keyboard software and applications to get the most out of keyboard technology

Beyond the book: The multimedia component for this title will be hosted at Dummies.com and includes companion audio tracks and video content that demonstrates techniques and sounds found in the book, helping readers to better understand concepts and examples in the text. These audio and video assets can also be used in the creation of alternate formats such as enhanced e-books and a mobile app.

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