Piano For Dummies (3rd ed.)

by Hal Leonard Corporation, Adam Perlmutter

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ISBNs
  • 1118900073
  • 9781118900055
  • 9781118900079
  • 9781118900062
Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set!

Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction.

With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano is versatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the same time. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the piano such a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction, written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style. For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductory course. For the more advanced player, it becomes a handy reference to keep around for periodic refreshers. Topics include:

  • Finding the perfect keyboard, and caring for your piano
  • The intricacies of reading music, including notes, rhythm, and change-ups
  • Melody, harmony, and the building blocks of sound
  • The role of individual technique, and finding your own groove

The book also includes advice on practicing efficiently and improving your performance, as well as tips on how to pursue more advanced experiences. A great piano player is always the life of the party, and in high demand. If you're looking to become one with the "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the resource you want!


  • Wiley; September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781118900079
  • Edition: 3
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Piano For Dummies
  • Author: Hal Leonard Corporation; Adam Perlmutter
  • Imprint: For Dummies
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1118900073
  • 9781118900055
  • 9781118900079
  • 9781118900062

About The Author

Hal Leonard Corporation is a United States music publishing and distribution company founded in Winona, Minnesota, by Harold "Hal" Edstrom, his brother, Everett "Leonard" Edstrom, and fellow musician Roger Busdicker. Currently headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the largest sheet music publisher in the world.

Adam Perlmutter is the author of Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition, published by Wiley.