$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
About the Author
Relative Minor Scale
Bare Feet, Hot Sand
Minuet (Reinagle)
Minuet (Mozart)
CHAPTER TEN: MINOR KEYS AND THE SUSTAIN PEDAL
Introduction
CHAPTER ONE: GETTING STARTED
What a Piano Is and How It Works
Posture
Double Helix
Für Elise
Minor Chords
The Saddest of All Keys Blues
Hand Position
Eighth Notes
Shepherder's Hill
Repeat Signs
Minuetto
CHAPTER FOUR: EIGHTH NOTES AND ACCIDENTALS
Silver Lining
Ties
D Position
Moon Over Burlingame
Dots
The Major Scale
Changing Positions
Cross En Garde
7 PM Breeze
Rondino
CHAPTER TWO: THE BASICS OF READING MUSIC
Largo (Lead Sheet)
Finger Numbers
The Musical Alphabet and the Keyboard
Whole Steps and Half Steps
The Sustain Pedal
Pedal to the Metal
CHAPTER ELEVEN: READING LEAD SHEETS
Building Chords
Time Signatures
Scales, Chords and Arpeggios
Largo (Arrangement)
Amazing Grace
Aura Lee
CHAPTER TWELVE: AFTERWORDS
The Staff
The Treble Clef and Ledger Lines
Rhythm
Measures and Bar Lines
Harmony
Laid Back
Twelve 3rds
Frère Jacques
Musical Road Maps
Pickup Notes
Key Signatures
Russian Dance
Flutter By and By
When the Saints Go Marching In
Lullaby
Dominant 7th Chords
Seven 7ths
CHAPTER NINE: ARTICULATION
Legato
Staccato
Moderato
Eighth Note Waltz
Old German Dance
Dotted Quarter Note
March of the Ides
Castle in the Sky No. 4
Tempo
Can't Get No Bluer Blues
Inverse-Uns
CHAPTER EIGHT: KEY SIGNATURES, PICKUPS, AND DOMINANT 7th CHORDS
Changing Positions
Accidentals---Sharps and Flats
The Rules for Accidentals; Naturals
County Fair
CHAPTER FIVE: THE MAJOR SCALE
Shufflin' Blues
Dynamics
Village Dance
Coda, Coda Cabana
Little Brown Jug
Really Blue Blues
Ode to Joy
Scarborough Fair
Pyramids and Palm Trees
CHAPTER SEVEN: CHORDS
Basic Triad Construction
The Primary Chords
Castle in the Sky
Castle in the Sky No. 2
Chord Inversions
Castle in the Sky No. 3
CHAPTER THREE: TIES, DOTS, AND REPEATS
First Exercises
The Bass Clef
The Grand Staff
Morning Cuppa Coffee
Memorization
A Sample Practice Regimen
Finding a Teacher
CHAPTER SIX: HARMONY AND MUSICAL ROAD MAPS