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!