$19.99
Beginning Piano for Adults
The Grown-Up Approach to Playing Piano
By Karl Mueller
Item: 00-40150
UPC: 038081448428
ISBN 10: 0739092731
ISBN 13: 9780739092736
PRICE: $19.99
Series: For Adults
Category: Piano Method
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Beginner
This fun and friendly step-by-step introduction to piano is written with the adult learner in mind. It is both a great self-teaching book and a great method for use with an instructor. Beginning Piano for Adults covers how to read music, how to use the pedals, and how to play chords, melodies, and songs. In addition, detailed photographs and diagrams help simplify the learning process. A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book is included.
TITLE COMPOSER
CHAPTER ONE: GETTING STARTED
Dominant 7th Chords
CHAPTER SEVEN: CHORDS
Basic Triad Construction
The Primary Chords
Castle in the Sky
The Musical Alphabet and the Keyboard
Staccato
What a Piano Is and How It Works
Posture
Hand Position
Finger Numbers
Shufflin' Blues
Seven 7ths
CHAPTER NINE: ARTICULATION
Legato
Castle in the Sky No. 2
Largo (Lead Sheet)
Largo (Arrangement)
Amazing Grace
Aura Lee
Shepherder's Hill
CHAPTER TWELVE: AFTERWORDS
D Position
Moon Over Burlingame
Dots
Silver Lining
Pyramids and Palm Trees
Really Blue Blues
Dynamics
Ode to Joy
Scarborough Fair
Repeat Signs
Minuetto
CHAPTER FOUR: EIGHTH NOTES AND ACCIDENTALS
Scales, Chords and Arpeggios
Memorization
A Sample Practice Regimen
Eighth Notes
Finding a Teacher
Frère Jacques
Musical Road Maps
Village Dance
Coda, Coda Cabana
Little Brown Jug
The Treble Clef and Ledger Lines
Minuet (Mozart)
Whole Steps and Half Steps
CHAPTER TWO: THE BASICS OF READING MUSIC
The Staff
Rondino
Bare Feet, Hot Sand
Minuet (Reinagle)
First Exercises
Minor Chords
CHAPTER TEN: MINOR KEYS AND THE SUSTAIN PEDAL
Relative Minor Scale
Double Helix
Für Elise
Rhythm
Measures and Bar Lines
Time Signatures
The Saddest of All Keys Blues
The Sustain Pedal
Pedal to the Metal
CHAPTER ELEVEN: READING LEAD SHEETS
The Bass Clef
The Grand Staff
Morning Cuppa Coffee
CHAPTER THREE: TIES, DOTS, AND REPEATS
Ties
Building Chords
7 PM Breeze
CHAPTER SIX: HARMONY AND MUSICAL ROAD MAPS
Harmony
Laid Back
Twelve 3rds
About the Author
Introduction
Flutter By and By
Pickup Notes
When the Saints Go Marching In
Lullaby
Can't Get No Bluer Blues
Moderato
Eighth Note Waltz
Old German Dance
Dotted Quarter Note
March of the Ides
Accidentals---Sharps and Flats
The Rules for Accidentals; Naturals
County Fair
Inverse-Uns
CHAPTER EIGHT: KEY SIGNATURES, PICKUPS, AND DOMINANT 7th CHORDS
Key Signatures
Russian Dance
Chord Inversions
Castle in the Sky No. 3
Castle in the Sky No. 4
Tempo
Cross En Garde
CHAPTER FIVE: THE MAJOR SCALE
Changing Positions
The Major Scale
Changing Positions