Beginning Piano for Adults

Beginning Piano for Adults
The Grown-Up Approach to Playing Piano

By Karl Mueller Piano Book & CD Item: 00-40150

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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.


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Contents

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

Additional Information

Series: For Adults
Author: Karl Mueller
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-40150
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9273-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9273-6
UPC: 038081448428

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