Knack Piano for Everyone

Knack Piano for Everyone

A Step-by-step Guide to Notes, Chords, and Playing Basics

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Download play-along audio tracks at knackbooks.com/piano.

Knack Piano for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with full-color photographs and musical notation. The book will teach readers everything a beginner should know about the instrument itself—the parts, different kinds of pianos, care for pianos—and then provide the basics of reading piano music and playing. Download play-along audio tracks at knackbooks.com/piano.

The book will include:

* An explanation of how the piano works.

* An exploration of the instrument, sitting correctly, playing all over the keyboard on

the black keys.

* Finding familiar tunes on the piano.

* Music notation, where it comes from, directions (up and down) on the keyboard and

on the music page.

Lessons will be geared toward achievable results for the reader without any prior knowledge of music, but also contain sidebars on various styles and techniques for the more advanced reader. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to play some basic songs, including some that will be provided in the Appendix.



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Download play-along audio tracks at knackbooks.com/piano.

Knack Piano for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with full-color photographs and musical notation. The book will teach readers everything a beginner should know about the instrument itself?the parts, different kinds of pianos, care for pianos?and then provide the basics of reading piano music and playing. Download play-along audio tracks at knackbooks.com/piano.

The book will include:

* An explanation of how the piano works.

* An exploration of the instrument, sitting correctly, playing all over the keyboard on

the black keys.

* Finding familiar tunes on the piano.

* Music notation, where it comes from, directions (up and down) on the keyboard and

on the music page.

Lessons will be geared toward achievable results for the reader without any prior knowledge of music, but also contain sidebars on various styles and techniques for the more advanced reader. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to play some basic songs, including some that will be provided in the Appendix.


Knack Piano for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs and more than fifty exercises in musical notation. By Margaret Ann Martin, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music who has taught piano and composition for more than twenty years and performs widely, it shows everything one needs to know about the instrument itself?the parts, different kinds of pianos, care for pianos?and provides the basics of reading piano music and playing. Lessons are geared toward achievable results, and sidebars address various styles and techniques. Plus, there are 100 play-along audio tracks available for free at knackbooks.com/piano.



Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Knack, c2010
ISBN: 9781599217819
1599217813
Branch Call Number: 786.2193 M364k
Characteristics: xii, 243 p. : ill., music ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Keefe, Julie

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