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