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How To Play Popular Piano In 10 Easy Lessons - Norman Monath

How To Play Popular Piano In 10 Easy Lessons

Paperback Published: 1st November 1984
ISBN: 9780671530679
Number Of Pages: 141

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"Anyone who can dial a telephone can learn to play popular piano quickly and easily."

So says Norman Monath, author of How to Play Popular Piano in 10 Easy Lessons. His no-frills, no-drills method will have you playing simple tunes within 30 minutes -- even if you don't know one note from another.

The secret? Learning the basic chords and how to adapt them. With lots of clearly illustrated chord examples, keyboard diagrams and practice pieces ranging from "Silent Night" to "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," Monath teaches you:

* the basic structure of music

* how to alter the basic chords for creative accompaniment

* how to read tunes from sheet music

* how to improvise

* how to play by ear

* how to create your own playing style -- whether you lean toward pop, blues, jazz or rock

For everyone from rank beginner to experienced virtuoso, this step-by-step, uncomplicated guidebook makes learning to play popular piano the easy and enjoyable experience it should be.

Industry Reviews

Sammy Cahn President, Songwriter's Hall of Fame I have "High Hopes" this book can teach you to play -- "All the way" -- and you know you can't "Call Me Irresponsible."

Forewordp. 11
Author's Prefacep. 15
Introduction: The Principle Behind This Methodp. 17
The Piano Keyboardp. 23
Playing Melodiesp. 31
First Chords and Songsp. 37
Reading Black Keys From Musicp. 49
The Scales and Chords We Build Onp. 55
The Meaning of Tonalityp. 67
Altering Major Triadsp. 71
Four-Note Chordsp. 81
Jazz Piano Stylesp. 105
Playing by Ear and Improvisingp. 123
Checklist of Chord Symbolsp. 131
Music Notationp. 135
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ISBN: 9780671530679
ISBN-10: 0671530674
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 1st November 1984
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.3  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1