My First Keyboard - Learn to Play

Kids

My First Keyboard - Learn to Play

"Aimed at complete beginners, children can easily follow the clear and simple diagrams and pictures to learn their first notes, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first Keyboard! This great beginner's book also provides a fantastic introduction to reading and playing music, includes a fun pull-out Wall Chart to help with practice, and will have kids playing their first tunes in no time! " --P. [4] of cover.

My First Piano: Learn to Play: Kids

My First Piano: Learn to Play: Kids

New from Amazon #1 best-selling music author Ben Parker ! This book is the perfect introduction to the piano for kids of all ages! Kids can easily follow the clear and simple diagrams and photos to learn their first notes, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first piano! * Easy to follow instructions and illustrations * Simple exercises to follow and practice * Learn at their own pace * Fun and easy songs and tunes to play * Learn how to read and understand music notes and symbols * Tons of tips and playing techniques Simply follow the lessons in the book and kids will be playing piano in no time! Ben Parker is an established professional musician, songwriter and producer with over 10 years of musical teaching experience. His best-selling series of music tuition books for adults and children include Banjo, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano and Keyboard.

How to Play Keyboard

A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners

How to Play Keyboard

The perfect introduction to the electronic keyboard, and ideal for the absolute beginner getting started with their first instrument. With absolutely no musical knowledge required, this simple yet comprehensive guide is perfect for adults and children alike.

The Kid from Budapest

The Kid from Budapest

The turbulent life of a kid growing up between the two world wars in Hungary, and his subsequent survival under Fascism and Communism

Urban Music Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers

Urban Music Education

The prevailing discourse surrounding urban music education suggests the deficit-laden notion that urban school settings are "less than," rather than "different than," their counterparts. Through the lens of contextually-specific teaching, this book provides a counternarrative on urban music education that encourages urban music teachers to focus on the strengths of their students as their primary resource. Through a combination of research-based strategies and practical suggestions from the author's own experience teaching music in urban settings, the book highlights important issues for teachers to consider, such as culturally relevant pedagogy, the "opportunity gap," race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, musical content, curricular change, music program development, student motivation, and strategies for finding inspiration and support. Throughout the book, the stories of five highly successful urban music teachers are highlighted, providing practical, real-world advice for music teachers across the domains of general, choral, band, and string music teaching. Recognizing that the term "urban" can encompass a wide variety of different school and community settings, this book challenges all teachers who work in under-served and under-resourced settings to take a critical look at their own music classroom and work to tailor their pedagogy to meet the particular needs of their students.

Mother Shock

Tales from the First Year and Beyond -- Loving Every (Other) Minute of It

Mother Shock

According to Andrea Buchanan, "Mother shock" is the state in which many new parents exist during those first confusing, chaotic and often comical years of parenting. It is the clash between expectation and result, theory and reality. It is the twilight zone of 24-hour-a-day living; where life is no longer neatly divided into day and night; the triple-impact of hormonal imbalance, sleep deprivation, and physical exhaustion. It is the stress of trying to acclimate quickly to the immediacy of mothering; a new conception of oneself, one’s role in the family and in the world; a fearful new level of responsibility, and a new delegation of domestic duties. In this much-needed and delightfully funny collection of essays, Buchanan shares the insight she gains as she moves through the stages of mother shock. From "Fear of the Double Stroller" and "Confessions of a Bottle Feeder" to "I’m an Idiot" and "Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Playgroup," Buchanan details the unimaginably difficult and unbelievably rewarding process of becoming a mother.

Beginner's Guide to Reading Music

Easy to Use; Easy to Learn; A Simple Introduction for All Ages

Beginner's Guide to Reading Music

A companion to "Chords for Kids" and "My First Recorder Music." Suitable for children aged between 8 and 10, it explains the essentials: pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures, followed by practice pieces. Features helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical spiral-bound format.

Learn from the Legends: Blues Keyboard

Learn from the Legends: Blues Keyboard

Fulfill your dreams and play like a legend! You can stop simply dreaming about playing like a star and learn to play like one of the greats. Now you can learn from legendary performers who describe, in their own words, the early years of their paths to stardom. Licks in the style of each performer are included to help you make your dream a reality. These books are great tools for any keyboard player whether performing on a piano, synthesizer or organ.

Learn from the Legends

Rock Keyboard

Learn from the Legends

Rock is heard by more people worldwide than ever before. Now you can learn about six legendary rockers who describe their early years on their way to stardom. You'll play licks in their style while learning or reviewing basic music theory, chords and a wealth of techniques that will help you sound great. A play-along CD is available recorded by a live band.