Maran Illustrated Guide to Piano

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Produced by the award-winning maranGraphics group, Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Piano is a valuable resource to a wide range of readers , from people who want to play a few songs for their family in the living room to those who aspire to become serious musicians. Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Piano shows you the best way to perform each task, while the full-color photographs, music examples and clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task from beginning to end. Thorough topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information and advice to help enhance piano experience. Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Piano is packed with essential information for those who are sitting down in front of a piano for the first time, and will provide more experienced players with a refresher course on the basics and the opportunity to add more advanced techniques to their repertoire. Maran" s Illustrated Guide to Piano will cost less than the price of one private piano lesson. Features:
  • A unique two-page spread, over 400 music examples, full-color photographs, songs, practice pieces, and color coding that appeal to and engage visual learners and simplify the learning process.
  • Using simple, easy-to-understand, and concise text, covers topics ranging from how to position your hands on the piano keyboard to more advanced topics such as performing trills and glissandos, playing the 12-bar blues, and how to improvise, making it a great reference for all skill levels.
  • Written using "Visual Grammar, " a proven method that combines instructions with full-color screen shots to provide the best synergistic learning experience available.
  • Full-color photographs are taken from a variety of different zoom settings and camera angles to maximize the impact of each photograph.
  • MP3 files for all chords, notes, exercises, and practice pieces featured in the book are available for download. ©2005, 304 pages.