(Book & CD)Blake Neely - Mel Bay Publications Inc.
If you're looking for an informative and entertaining overview of all that goes into playing the piano, this is the book and CD for you! Piano for Dummies is packed with highly useful information: the history of keyboard instruments; instruction on correct posture; and chapters on how to read music, how to play the piano, and music theory. Lots of styles are covered, including classical, rock, country and blues. You'll also get useful tips on how to find and purchase the perfect keyboard instrument for your needs. There's a terrific overview of great pianists and recommended recordings. The enclosed CD offers musical examples and accompaniments of what's covered in the book. It's all presented in a down-to-earth, humorous manner. Piano for Dummies offers a basic understanding of the piano and encourages the reader to continue their study with a piano teacher and/or a piano method book. 340 pages.