Play Piano in a Flash

Play Your Favorite Songs Like a Pro - Whether You've Had Lessons Or Not!

Author: Scott Houston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316287289

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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As seen on public television stations nationwide, a revolutionary new approach to playing non-classical music on the piano. Have you ever wished you could play the piano Well, now you can! Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston teaches you to play the way the pros play, in a style enormously simpler than traditional classical piano and with an absolute minimum of note-reading. By focusing on playing the melody with the right hand (one note at a time) and simple chords with the left hand, Houston gives you the tools you need for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Best of all, your tour guide to this adventure forces you to have fun along the way!

Play Piano in a Flash

Play Your Favorite Songs Like a Pro -- Whether You've Had Lessons Or Not!

Author: Scott Houston

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401307660

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 2793

Presents a simple and effective method for learning to play popular music on the piano, covering basic musical notation, chords, melody, and simple techniques, and includes an extensive section of chord charts.

Play Piano in a Flash

Author: Scott Houston

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285637153

Category: Piano

Page: 160

View: 3709

Typical piano lessons teach the piano through reading notes, while this is ideal for the aspiring concert pianist it complicates things for the person who just wants to play his or her favourite songs. To play pop music all you need is to learn some basic rules and techniques and you will be able to play the chords used by professional musicians. Within hours you will know the chords needed for any pop song. The book is fully illustrated to give visual tools to the learner and each chapter has a summary at the end to ensure that the learner knows what the chapter taught and how it fits in with the previous chapters.

Play Piano in a Flash for Kids!

A Fun and Easy Way for Kids to Start Playing the Piano

Author: Scott Houston

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305725

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 8230

Getting a child to play piano has never been easier! As seen on public television nationwide, Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston is the leading authority on fast and fun piano instruction. In Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! he simplifies his unique and effective method of learning to play piano, making it accessible to even the youngest want-to-be pianists. Highlighting popular, not classical, music, this book fosters and nourishes an early love for music by giving children the tools to play their favorite popular songs. Your child will be able to: Learn the basics of piano playing using a simple technique that pros use, which focuses on becoming a good player versus becoming a good notation reader Use easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations that demonstrate each stage of learning Play popular music on the piano without having to learn how to read complicated sheet music It is a great book for kids who may have taken lessons previously but became frustrated by the long and complicated process. And all at a fraction of the cost of piano lessons! Both parents and children can have fun learning the piano or keyboard together, or children can work through the book on their own, with parents providing support only when needed. Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! is the perfect tool for parents or teachers to help their kids learn to play the piano quickly and easily.

Your Intelligence Makeover

An Easy Way to Learn All You Need to Know

Author: Edward F. Droge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743274746

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 3523

Have you ever wished you could give your mind an upgrade, just as you can give one to your computer, car, kitchen, or wardrobe? Or that you could remember all-important phone numbers or shopping lists without fumbling with multiple slips of paper? Or speed-read or do lightning-fast everyday math calculations? Or that you could be a Renaissance man or woman and dazzle your friends at dinner with your mastery of dates and facts, artists and albums, presidents and policies? Now there is a way to give yourself this intellectual attention and improvement: With Your Intelligence Makeover you'll enjoy a makeover that is more than just skin deep. With this book's three-week master plan, you'll learn the skills you need to nip and tuck your own knowledge -- you'll double or triple your reading speed and dramatically improve your memory. Then you'll have access to a wide body of information to kick it up a notch and rise to a higher intellectual plane. Whether you want to start a new career, complete your education, brush up your cultural literacy, increase your knowledge of a favorite subject, or simply chat up friends, family, and associates with a fascinating array of anecdotes, you can use the easy-to-learn secrets of education specialist Dr. Edward F. Droge, Jr., to launch new chapters in your own life. A former New York City police officer who went to Yale in his thirties as an undergraduate and then on to Harvard to earn a master's and a doctorate, Dr. Droge reveals the "Super Tools," which he developed to fuel his own success, to help you create your unique, personalized makeover plan. Take the entertaining self-assessment quizzes to find the areas in which you need to brush up and then use the Super Tools to immerse yourself in virtually any subject. Filled with mind-expanding sidebars and a vast reservoir of resources for learning in multiple subject areas (including History, Literature, Grammar, Math, Art, Science, Sports, Music, and much more), Your Intelligence Makeover promises to put you on the right track to tapping the limitless power of your intelligence for satisfaction and gain.

Scott The Piano Guy's Favorite Piano Fake Book (Songbook)

Author: Scott Houston

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458427951

Category: Music

Page: 154

View: 7735

(Fake Book). Next time your friends see your piano and say, "Play 'Misty' for me," impress them and really do it! This fake book includes 74 popular song arrangements from Scott Houston, the Piano Master of PBS. Includes: All the Things You Are * Blueberry Hill * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Crazy * Endless Love * The Girl from Ipanema * Heart and Soul * Hey Jude * I Will Remember You * Imagine * Let It Be * Misty * Moon River * My Funny Valentine * Satin Doll * Somewhere Out There * Stand by Me * and more. Includes Scott's unique "simple chord frames" for each song.

How to Play from a Fake Book

Author: Michael Esterowitz

Publisher: Shacor, Inc.

ISBN: 9780943748191

Category: Music

Page: 166

View: 2638

For keyboard players of all levels. Fake books are used by professional musicians at cocktail lounges, weddings, and many other performing situation. They are invaluable because they contain a thousand or more songs in one compact volume. But in order to use them one must know how to look at a kind of musical shorthand--a skeleton of each song which gives only melody, lyrics and chord symbols--and "fake" a full accompaniment. Now, anyone can! This book will teach you how to play any chord symbol you will find in pop, jazz or rock; how to create stylish arrangements on your own; and how to sound like a "pro" even when reading sheet music for the first time. Topics include bass lines, counter-melodies, intros and endings, rhythmic patterns, and embellishing a melody.--From publisher description.

Guitar Zero

Author: Gary Marcus

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741006

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 7200

On the eve of his fortieth birthday, renowned cognitive scientist Gary Marcus decided to fulfil a lifelong dream and learn to play the guitar. He had tried many times before – failing miserably. This time, he decided to use the tools of his “trade” to see if he might suceed. On his quest he jams with twelve-year-olds and takes master classes with guitar gods. A groundbreaking exploration of the allure of music, Guitar Zero is also an empowering case for the mind’s ability to grow throughout life.

Learn to Play Piano in Six Weeks Or Less

Author: Dan Delaney,Bill Chotkowski

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402731563

Category: Music

Page: 110

View: 1943

Many people wish they could sit down at the piano and simply play, their hands flying over the keys as melodies pour out. With this simple, achievable program that’s just six weeks. Using Dan Delaney’s innovative chord playing techniques, as opposed to more classical methods, musical newcomers and lapsed musicians can quickly and easily gain skills. Each of the six weeks’ worth of lessons contains several exercises. The classes build on each other, becoming progressively more difficult as the player’s ability improves, and every lesson includes sheet music, practice advice, and an evaluation at the end. Plus, MP3 audios of the lessons will be available for free on Delaney’s website.

My First Guitar - Learn to Play


Author: Ben Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908707130

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 5546

This book is the perfect introduction to the Guitar for kids of all ages. With no sheet music to follow, kids can easily follow the clear and simple diagrams and photos to learn their first chords, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first guitar! * Easy to follow instructions and illustrations * Simple exercises to follow and practice * Learn at their own pace * Fun and easy songs, chords and tunes to play * Simply follow the lessons in the book and kids will be playing guitar in no time !

The Everything Piano Book with CD

From popular songs to clasical music - learn to play in no time

Author: Evan A Copp

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 9781598699760

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 7708

Learning the piano can be both fun and easy. Professional pianist Evan A. Copp takes students through the basics—from choosing an instrument to playing favorite songs. Starting with the absolute basics of posture and proper hand placement, this easy-to-use guide progresses through reading basic musical notation, playing simple songs, and learning scales and music theory all the way up to techniques for playing by ear and with a group of musicians. This guide features: Easy-to-follow instructions for beginners The basics of reading music notation Tips on finding the right teacher Exercises to help build up skill level The accompanying CD provides audio examples every step of the way, so students can hear exactly how each practice piece should sound. Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions, finger position diagrams, music examples, and tons of professional tips, this guide will have students playing their favorite songs in no time at all!

The Piano Advantage

A Concise Introduction for Beginners

Author: Carolynn A. Lindeman

Publisher: Schirmer Books

ISBN: 9780495001263

Category: Music

Page: 138

View: 9437

Brief, inviting, inexpensive, and written by a brand-name author, this new book provides an introduction to piano for the adult beginner. Its length, price, and approach make it less intimidating and more accessible to students because no background in music is assumed - just a genuine interest in learning to play the piano. The book is organized in ten units with reviews at the end of each unit that allow students to check their progress. Answer Keys to the end-of-unit reviews are provided in Appendix E. This step-by-step text includes nearly double the music of the competition, including a section titled "Extending the Challenge," which offers 14 additional pieces for the student to explore. Nearly all of the musical selections in the text are included on the free practice CD, and many have been recorded at both a practice and performance tempo.

How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons

What Music is and how to Make it at Home

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780385142632

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 6784

Ten progressively advanced sections, each with notations and keyboard diagrams, make up a new approach to learning how to play the piano quickly and pleasurably, with no scale exercises and a minimum of memorization

The Classic Piano Course

Book 1, Starting To Play: The Complete Course For Older Beginners

Author: Carol Barratt

Publisher: Amsco Music

ISBN: 9780825633256

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 4220

This new, user-friendly course means you can take up the piano at any age! Whether you're learning from scratch, or starting again, these three books will guide you gently into the pleasure of piano playing. You learn as you play. The course is based on familiar favorites from the classical repertoire, themes from opera and ballet, folksongs and blues, music by contemporary classical composers, and original pieces by Carol Barratt herself. The books include fascinating items of musical history and biography, an easy-to-follow introduction to the theory of music, and suggested listening to enhance your musical appreciation.

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course

Lesson book

Author: Willard A. Palmer,Morton Manus,Amanda Vick Lethco

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780882848327

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 6381

More than 3-million adult students have learned to play the piano using this well-sequenced course. Perfect for beginners who prefer a chord approach, students learn how to play chords in either hand in order to move beyond simply playing single note melodies. The course contains outstanding songs such as "The Entertainer," "Scarborough Fair," "Greensleeves" and "Amazing Grace."

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 6940

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.