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Play piano in a flash ... for kids! / Scott Houston with Susan Stone Tidrow.

By: Houston, Scott.
Contributor(s): Tidrow, Susan Stone.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Hyperion, 2005Description: xii, 137 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781401308346(Pbk).Subject(s): Piano -- Methods -- Self-instruction -- Juvenile literature | Piano -- Instruction and study -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Scott 'The Piano Guy' Houston simplifies his unique and effective method of learning to play piano, making it accessible to even the youngest wannabe pianist. Highlighting popular, rather than classical, music, Houston fosters and nourishes an early love for music by giving children the tools they need to play their favourite popular songs. Kids will learn to play popular music on the piano without recourse to reading complex sheet music, using a simple professional technique and easy-to-follow instructions.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vi)
  • Chapter 1 Introduction (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 Which Key Is Which? (p. 7)
  • Chapter 3 The Key to Reading Music (p. 15)
  • Chapter 4 What Do I Do with My Right Hand? (p. 31)
  • Chapter 5 What Do I Do with My Left Hand? (p. 40)
  • Chapter 6 Yikes! How Can I Play Both Hands at the Same Time? (p. 60)
  • Chapter 7 Playing from a Fake Book Isn't Fake (p. 79)
  • Chapter 8 Some Fun Tricks that Sound Great! (p. 91)
  • Raising the Melody Line One Octave (p. 91)
  • Playing the Melody Line in Octaves (p. 95)
  • Filling in Chords with Your Right Hand (p. 95)
  • Playing Multiple Chords per Measure (p. 98)
  • Rhythmic Patterns with Chords (p. 101)
  • Playing Only Roots with Your Left Hand (p. 102)
  • Root First, Then Chord (p. 106)
  • Broken Chords (p. 107)
  • Chapter 9 Accompaniment-Style Playing or How to Play Along with Other People (p. 111)
  • Chapter 10 Now You're Starting to Play Like a Pro! (p. 115)
  • Appendix A List of Songs Included in the Book (p. 117)
  • Appendix B Nuts & Bolts Follow-Up Info for Chapter 2 (p. 118)
  • Nuts & Bolts for Chapter 3 (p. 125)
  • Nuts & Bolts for Chapter 4 (p. 127)
  • Nuts & Bolts for Chapter 5 (p. 130)
  • Nuts & Bolts for Chapter 6 (p. 133)
  • Nuts & Bolts for Chapter 8 (p. 136)
  • Appendix C Chord Charts for All Major, Minor, Seventh, Major Seventh, Minor Seventh, Augmented, and Diminished Chords (p. 138)