Titel: Teach Yourself Visually Piano:
Autor/en: Mary Sue Taylor, Tere Stouffer Drenth
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
April 2006 - kartoniert - 289 Seiten
"Teach Yourself VISUALLY Piano replaces the MaranGraphics version of the same title, which is no longer available. The piano is one of the most popular musical instruments played. Every style of music, from classical and country to rock and blues, can be played on the piano. "Teach Yourself VISUALLY Piano will be a valuable resource to a wide range of readers from people who want to learn how to play a few songs to those who played as children and want to pick up the hobby again as adults. This information-packed guide will cover all the basics of playing the piano and reading music. The book will also explain about what to look for when purchasing a piano or piano accessories. "Teach Yourself VISUALLY Piano will feature full-color photographs of the techniques being covered, from playing basic notes to performing intermediate techniques, along with clear, step-by-step instructions.
Chapter 1: The Piano. The History of the Piano. The Sounding Board. Pedals. The Keyboard. Playing Position, Posture, and Hand Position. Chapter 2: Reading Music and Playing Notes. The Staff. Notes on the Staff. Sharps, Flats, and Naturals. Key Signature and Time Signature. Ledger Lines and Octave Signs. Some Exercises. How to Practice Your Fingering. Chapter 3: Steps and Intervals. Steps on the Piano Keyboard. Keyboard Intervals. Exercises in Steps and Intervals. Arpeggios. Answers to Intervals Test. Chapter 4: Dynamics and Tempo. Dynamics. Ties. Syncopation. Phrases. Tempo. Chapter 5: Warming Up. Right-Hand Five-Finger Warm Ups with Numbers. Left-Hand Five-Finger Warm Ups with Numbers. Right-Hand Five-Finger Warm Ups with Note Names. Left-Hand Five-Finger Warm Ups with Note Names. Playing a Solo with Your Right Hand. Playing Both Hands Together. Playing without Finger Numbers or Note Names. Chapter 6: Chords. C Chord. F Chord. G Chord. Solid and Broken Chords. Crossing Fingers Over and Under. Exercises. Inversions. Lead Sheets. Three Jazz Pieces to Practice Chords. Chapter 7: Meter, Harmony, and Movement. Playing in Waltz Time. Sight Reading. Playing Four-Part Harmony. Parallel Motion. Upbeats. Contrary Motion. Chapter 8: Advanced Musical Terms. Staccato and Legato. Repeat Signs. How Fast and How Loud? Triplets. Additional Exercises. Chapter 9: Advanced Chords. Major-Minor Keys: Memorizing Key Signatures. Major-Minor Triads: Building Thirds. Suspended Fourth Chord. Flat-Five Chord. Sixth Chord. Seventh Chord. Chord Dictionary. Playing Three Old Favorites. Chapter 10: Musical Styles. Ragtime. Jazz. The Blues. Boogie Woogie. Country. Rock 'n' Roll. New Age. Improvising a Melody with Chords. Making Up a Solo. Additional Piano Pieces. Famous Composers, Pianists, and Compositions. Glossary. Index.
Mary Sue Taylor has taught beginning piano, jazz, improvisation, chord study, and other related topics to a diverse array of students since 1956. She has also filled her share of musical requests, having played piano in the Atlanta area since 1954. Over the years, she has dusted the keys of nearly every piano in the Atlanta area, from formal society clubs to dim, smoke-filled jazz bars to the hottest house parties. She lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband, Jimmy. Tere Stouffer is a freelance author and editor who has now broken into the double digits-this is her tenth book. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her chocolate Lab, Maxine, who kept her feet warm on many a late winter night spent working on this manuscript.