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

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

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

"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.

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How To Play Popular Piano In 10 Easy Lessons 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."

About Norman Monath


Norman Monath has taught piano and has professionally for more than 25 years. He has written numerous songs, some in collaboration with Hal David and Cahn. During his tenure as music editor at Simon and Schuster, he edited the songbooks of Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Burt Bacharach/Hal David, Cole Porter and many others.

Table of Contents



CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Hal David

AUTHOR'S PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

The Principle Behind This Method

LESSON 1

The Piano Keyboard

LESSON 2

Playing Melodies

LESSON 3

First Chords and Songs

LESSON 4

Reading Black Keys From Music

LESSON 5

The Scales and Chords We Build On

LESSON 6

The Meaning of Tonality

LESSON 7

Altering Major Triads

LESSON 8

Four-Note Chords

LESSON 9

Jazz Piano Styles

LESSON 10

Playing by Ear and Improvising

APPENDIX

Checklist of Chord Symbols

Music Notation

Additional information

GOR001398669
How To Play Popular Piano In 10 Easy Lessons by Norman Monath
Norman Monath
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
1984-11-01
141
0671530674
9780671530679
N/A
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