The author of the book is piano teacher Damon Ferrante, who has a very specific and efficient pedagogy. He guides you step by step through the book, offering you more and more difficult lessons as you progress. In addition to the book, you also have 20 streaming video lessons.
This book was written by the famous author Ben Parker and is a very good introduction to the electronic piano. Aimed at piano beginners, the book covers a variety of topics such as an introduction to reading music, exercises, theory and technique.
This piano book devoted to jazz gives a very good overview of harmonic, melodic and rhythmic concepts. In order to learn jazz properly and evolve in this musical genre, you will need to know these concepts.
Compared to the other piano books in this ranking, this one is less easy to understand. Indeed, if you are a beginner or if you have evolved in the world of classical piano, this book may be a little complicated to read since it deals with concepts that are quite far from what you can learn in a classical music school.
Written for the very young (5 years old), this piano book presents to beginners different positions and postures of the hands and fingers, the movement on the piano keyboard but also more theoretical concepts such as reading notes.
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the time when Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a brave young queen risked her life to save her people.
A staple in the industry, this book is full of essential information, teaching you everything from the basics to advanced techniques. While the information is incredibly helpful, one of its criticisms is that it can be a bit of a dry read. There are no illustrations, just you and pages of notes about how to play the piano.
Yes. Books can serve pianists at all levels as a primary and secondary source for learning the piano. There are countless books available. Some are designed to teach basic to advanced techniques, while others serve as exercise books.
At its very simplest, music is a language just like you'd read aloud from a book. Think of the notes as the letters, the measures as the words, the phrases as the sentences and so forth. Follow our step-by-step introduction to the language of music and you'll be playing along in no time at all. 2b1af7f3a8