Best Keyboard Books
Here you will get Best Keyboard Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. How To Play Keyboard: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners
Author: by Ben Parker
Published at: Kyle Craig Publishing (May 29, 2013)
New – from Amazon #1 best-selling music author Ben Parker ! This book is the perfect introduction to the electronic Keyboard for absolute beginners of all ages.! This great beginner’s guide also provides an easy introduction to reading and playing music – so whether you have no previous musical experience OR are simply new to the keyboard, this clear and concise guide will have you playing tunes on your new keyboard in no time!
Easy to follow instructions and illustrations * Simple exercises to follow and practice * Learn at your own pace * Fun and easy songs, chords and tunes to play * Simply follow the lessons in the book and you will be playing Keyboard in no time !
For kids under the age of 10, you may prefer Ben’s ‘My First Keyboard’ book instead – created especially for the youngest beginner. Check out Ben’s Amazon Author page for his other best-selling kids and adult tuition books for: Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Banjo, Recorder and Harmonica!
2. Play It! Children's Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Songs on Your Piano or Keyboard
Author: by Jennifer Kemmeter
Published at: Graphic Arts Books; Illustrated edition (October 29, 2019)
A fun and easy way to learn to play the piano or keyboard, with helpful instruction on classic and favorite songs. Written by the author of the best-selling Build It! Series in collaboration with an experienced piano teacher, the Play It!
Books teach how to play the piano or keyboard in a simple, effective way. Using color-coded notes and character icons, the books include piano sheets of popular and favorite songs as well as a primer on how to read sheet music and some basic techniques.
For beginners ages 5 and up, Play It! Is the perfect companion on your musical journey. Features these classic songs and includes color labels inside the book: Mary Had a Little Lamb Oh When the Saints Go Marching In The Itsy Bitsy Spider Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Clock Chimes Row, Row, Row Your Boat Yankee Doodle Dandy Skip to My Lou This Land is Your Land London Bridge is Falling Down Are You Sleeping?
Old MacDonald Had a Farm It’s Raining, It’s Pouring For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow Oh! Susanna If You’re Happy and You Know It Three Blind Mice Baa Baa Black Sheep Hickory Dickory Dock The Wheels on the Bus I’m a Little Teapot B-I-N-G-O The Muffin Man Pop Goes the Weasel Happy Birthday To You Five Little Ducks Home on the Range When Johnny Comes Marching Home
3. Piano Scales, Chords & Arpeggios Lessons with Elements of Basic Music Theory: Fun, Step-By-Step Guide for Beginner to Advanced Levels(Book & Streaming Video)
Author: by Damon Ferrante
Published at: Steeplechase Arts (December 15, 2013)
Rolling Stone Magazine recommends Damon Ferrante’s piano and guitar books as the #1 Best Piano and Guitar Books for Beginners! This new edition book and streaming video course is all that you will ever need for learning piano chords, scales, arpeggios, how to read music, and basic music theory!
Piano Professor Damon Ferrante guides you through 140 step-by-step lessons (for beginner to advanced levels) and 30 streaming video lessons. This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun. The lessons will greatly improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music.
Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level! Ask yourself this:1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play piano scales, chords, and arpeggios, but did not know where to start?2.
Did you start piano lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult?3. Are you struggling to follow online piano lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency?4. Would you like to expand your musical understanding and learn how to play the piano through an affordable, step-by-step book and streaming video course?
4. Easy Keyboard Pieces For Kids: 40 Simple Keyboard Pieces For Beginners -> Easy Keyboard Songbook For Kids (Simple Keyboard Sheet Music With Letters For Beginners)
Author: by Thomas Johnson
Published at: Independently published; Illustrated edition (July 23, 2019)
Fun And Easy Keyboard Sheet Music With Letters For Beginnerssimple and popular tunesmusic notes with letterschords for the left handfinger numbersbeautiful illustrationsperfect for beginnersgreat giftBuy and Play!:)40 Easy Keyboard Tunes With Letters:Mary Had a Little LambTwinkle Twinkle Little StarCan CanBaa, Baa, Black SheepOde To JoySkip To My LouThe Mulberry BushThis Old ManRow, Row, Row Your BoatThree Blind MiceWhen The Saints Go Marching InThe Grand Old Duke Of YorkThe Muffin ManLavender’s BlueJingle BellsKum Ba YahAlphabet SongOh!
SusannaLondon BridgeOld MacDonaldAre You Sleeping? Brahms’ LullabyAmazing GraceClementine (Oh, My Darling)A-Tisket, A-TasketDrunken SailorGirls and BoysBingoHickory Dickory DockHumpty DumptyMy Bonnie Lies Over The OceanHot Cross BunsPolly Put The Kettle OnPop! Goes the WeaselRock-A-Bye, BabyScarborough FairSilent NightOranges And LemonsRing a Ring o’ RosesHush, Little Baby
Easy Keyboard Songs For Beginners: 60 Fun & Easy To Play Keyboard Songs For Beginners (Easy Keyboard Sheet Music For Beginners)
Author: by Thomas Johnson
Published at: Independently published (November 4, 2019)
Fun And Simple Keyboard Sheet Music With Letters For Beginnerssimple and popular tunesmusic notes with letterschords for the left handfinger numbersbeautiful illustrationsperfect for beginnersgreat giftBuy and Play!:)60 Easy Keyboard Tunes With Letters:Mary Had a Little LambTwinkle Twinkle Little StarCan CanBaa, Baa, Black SheepOde To JoySkip To My LouDrink To Me Only With Thine EyesThis Old ManRow, Row, Row Your BoatThree Blind MiceWhen The Saints Go Marching InThe Grand Old Duke Of YorkThe Muffin ManLavender’s BlueJingle BellsKum Ba YahAlphabet SongOh!
SusannaLondon BridgeOld MacDonaldAre You Sleeping? Brahms’ LullabyAmazing GraceClementine (Oh, My Darling)A-Tisket, A-TasketDrunken SailorGirls and BoysHappy BirthdayHickory Dickory DockHumpty DumptyMy Bonnie Lies Over The OceanHot Cross BunsPolly Put The Kettle OnPop! Goes the WeaselRock-A-Bye, BabyScarborough FairSilent NightOranges And LemonsRing a Ring o’ RosesHush, Little BabyAll Things Bright And BeautifulJack and JillAu Clair De La LuneHey, Diddle DiddleMichael, Row The Boat AshoreComin’ Round The MountainPolly Wolly DoodleBingoSing A Song Of SixpenceWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasMinuetFor He’s a Jolly Good FellowThe Mulberry BushGood King WenceslasScotland The BraveHome On The RangeWe Three Kings Of Orient AreI Saw Three ShipsStreets of LaredoSwing Low, Sweet Chariot
6. Piano & Keyboard Chords: Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Carry, One Chord on Every Page
Author: by Jake Jackson
Published at: Flame Tree Music; Revised edition (November 15, 2011)
Teach yourself the essential piano chords plus many more! Organized as a chord per spread, for the left and right hands, this is a handy, comprehensive reference for jazz, pop, rock and soul musicians playing the piano or keyboard at any level.
This no-nonsense, easy to carry, wiro book will fit on a stand and into a music bag or hand bag with the minimum of fuss. Revised and updated version, replaces ISBN-13 9781844517152
7. Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies
Author: by Holly Day
Published at: For Dummies; 2nd edition (August 4, 2020)
The comprehensive go-to guide for building keyboard skills Being able to play a tune on the piano can bring you a lifetime of sheer aesthetic pleasureand put you in serious demand at parties! Whatever your motivation for tinkling the ivories, the latest edition of Piano & Keyboard All-In-One For Dummies gives you the essentials you need both to build your playing skills and expand your knowledge of music theory, from deciding what keyboard suits you best to musing on the science of what makes music so emotionally compelling.
This indispensable resource combines the best of Piano For Dummies, Keyboard For Dummies, Music Theory For Dummies, and Piano Exercises For Dummies and includes practice strategies, as well as access to streaming and downloadable audio to help guide your progress.
In addition to becoming acquainted with the latest in music theory, you’ll learn to develop your sight-reading skills and performance techniques until you can reproduce pieces flawlessly on request! Choose and care for your keyboard Practice until perfect Compose your own songs Hook up to speakers, computers, and more Learning to play the keys is a never-ending journey of new discoveries and joy, and there’s no better companion on your voyage than this friendly, erudite, and comprehensive guide.P.S.
8. Piano Literature – Book 4: Developing Artist Original Keyboard Classics (The Developing Artist)
Author: by Randall Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; Pap/Com edition (January 1, 2001)
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The Developing Artist Piano Literature Book 4 is a collection of authentic keyboard literature, complete with demonstration audio, for the late-intermediate pianist. The book consists of carefully selected repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. Historical text on the major periods of music history is presented at the beginning of the book.
This series complements The Developing Artist Piano Sonatinas Books 1 – 4. Contents: BACH: Bourree in E minor * Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 939 * Little Prelude in F Major, BWV 927 * Musett in G Major (Gavotte II from English Suite No. 3, BWV 808) * Prelude in C Major * BUTTSTEDT: Minuet in D minor * GRAUPNER: Intrada * PESCETTI: Presto * SCARLATTI: Folia * C.P.E.
BACH: Solfeggietto * W.F. BACH: Allegro in A Major * BEETHOVEN: Fur Elise * Minuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 * BENDA: Sonatina in A minor * CLEMENTI: Sonatina in G Major, OP.36, No. 2 * HAYDN: Concerto in C * KUHLAU: Sonatina in C Major, OP.55, No.
9. Piano Literature – Book 3: Developing Artist Original Keyboard Classics Intermediate Level (The Developing Artist Library)
Author: by Randall Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; Pap/Com edition (January 1, 1999)
(Faber Piano Adventures ). Consists of carefully selected repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods with audio demos provided. Contents: KRIEGER: Minuet in A minor * DUNCOMBE: Fanfare in C Major * LULLY: Minuet in D minor * ANNA MAGDALENA BACH NOTEBOOK: Musette in D Major * Minuet in G Major * Minuet in G minor (PETZOLD) * March in D Major (C.P.E.BACH) * J.C.
BACH: Solfeggio in D Major * GOSSEC: Tambourin * HASLINGER: Sonatina in C Major * HAYDN: German Dance in D Major * Minuet in G Major * Allegro in F Major * CLEMENTI: Sonatina in C Major, Op.36, No. 1 * DIABELLI: Sonatina in G Major, 1st Movement, Op.168, No.
2 * Rondo for Four Hands, Op.163, No. 6 * BEETHOVEN: Two German Dances * LEOPOLD MOZART: Allegro in A Major * GURLITT: A Little Flower * BURGMULLER: Arabesque, Op.100, No.2 * Ballade, Op.100, No. 15 * Harmony of the Angels, Op.100, No. 21 * SCHUMANN: Wild Rider, Op.68, No.8 * Melody, Op.68, No.
1 * ELLMENREICH: Spinning Song, Op.14, No. 4 * HELLER: Avalanche, Op.45, No. 2 * REINECKE: Gavotte, Op.183, No. 1 * REBIKOV: Chinese Figurine * Playing Soldiers, OP.31, No. 4 * FABER: The Moons of Jupiter * MCKAY: Song of the Range Rider * Cowboy Song * JACOBY: Sonatina
10. Piano Literature – Book 2: Developing Artist Original Keyboard Classics
Author: by Randall Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; Pap/Com edition (January 1, 1999)
(Faber Piano Adventures ). Each of these pieces is a proven favorite with students and is easily accessible at this level. Contents: CLARKE: King William’s March * PETZOLD: Minuet in G Major * RAMEAU: Menuet en Rondeau * SPEER: Air in D minor * GRAUPNER: Bourree * J.C.
BACH: Prelude in A minor * MOZART: Dance in F Major * Minuet in C Major, K. 6 * BEETHOVEN: Russian Folk Dance * Ecossaise * Sonatina in G Major * HUMMEL: Polka, Op.280, No. 2 * SZYMANOWSKA: Mazurka * GURLITT: The Return, Op.117, No. 24 * In the Garden, Op.140, No.
4 * SCHUMANN: Soldier’s March, Op.68, No. 2 * The Happy Farmer, Op.68, No. 10 * TCHAIKOVSKY: Old French Song, Op.39, No. 16 * MCKAY: Long Gone Blues * REBIKOV: The Bear * FABER: Waltz Macabre * POE: Yiki
11. Piano Literature – Book 1: Developing Artist Original Keyboard Classics
Author: by Randall Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; Revised edition (January 1, 1999)
(Faber Piano Adventures ). This collection of 21 authentic keyboard works represents the major periods of music – from Baroque to Contemporary – and serves as an excellent introduction to classical keyboard literature. Contents: VON DER HOFE: Canario * PRAETORIUS: Procession in G * TELEMANN: Gavott in C * MOURET: The Highlander * HOOK: Bagatelle * Minuet * TURK: Little Dance * DIABELLI: Morning * HAYDN: Quadrille * ATTWOOD: Sonatina in G * J.C.
BACH: Adagio and Allegro * SCHYTTE: Little Prelude * Melody for Left Hand * SPINDLER: Two Preludes * WOHLFAHRT: Waltz for Four Hands * GURLITT: The Hunt * LYNES: Tarantella * ALT: On the Ocean Floor * DUBLIANSKY: The Busy Machine * SALUTRINSKAYA: Shepherd Pipes * FABER: Pantomime
12. Jazz Keyboard Harmony: A Practical Voicing Method for All Musicians, Spiral-Bound Book & CD
Author: by Phil DeGreg
Published at: Alfred Music; Reprint edition (February 1, 2015)
A practical and systematic method that teaches how to practice jazz piano voicings so that they become automatic and intuitive. The method progresses step-by-step from 2- to 7-voice chord structures with fourths and upper-structure triads. Each chapter presents essential harmonic progressions written and spelled out in all keys, along with fingerings to help non-keyboardists.
Also provided are songs written out for both hands, which utilize the techniques and voicings just learned. Includes comping rhythms, bass line techniques, and practice strategies. Excellent for both classroom and individual study. Strongly endorsed by Mark Levine, Bobby Shew, Denis Diblasio, and many others.
The included play-along CD allows you to practice the piano exercises in the book with bass and drum accompaniment. You can also practice comping along with a saxophone soloist. A demonstration piano track on one channel, played with a stylistic comping feel, gives you an idea of how the piano voicing exercises should sound.
13. Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Electronic Keyboard: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now! (Teach Yourself Series)
Author: by Morton Manus
Published at: Alfred Music; 2nd ed. edition (November 1, 1987)
Learn to play the electronic keyboard and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Beginning with the fundamentals, you will learn about MIDI, position at the keyboard, preparing your instrument for use, and proper hand position.
You will then move right along to learning about the different keys on the keyboard and basics of standard musical notation. You will immediately dive into playing notes and transforming them into well-known songs, all while continuing to increase your ever-growing knowledge of reading and understanding standard musical notation and keyboard functions.
Throughout the book, you will be introduced to a variety of styles, including pop, rock, country, blues, classics, folk favorites, hymns, spirituals and ragtime and upon completion you will know how to use chord symbols to play from pop sheet music, fake books and lead sheets.
14. Intro to Jazz Piano: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series
Author: by Mark Harrison
Published at: Hal Leonard; Pap/Com edition (September 1, 2011)
This comprehensive book/CD is the perfect Intro to Jazz Piano. If you want to learn how to play the enduring standards that make up the Great American Songbook, then you’ve come to the right place! Whether comping, playing the melody, or soloing, you’ll learn the theory, the tools and the techniques used by the pros.
The accompanying CD demonstrates almost all of the music examples in the book. The full band tracks feature the rhythm section on the left channel and the piano on the right channel, so that you can play along with the band!
15. Children's Songs: 20 Pieces for Keyboard
Author: by Chick Corea
Published at: SCHOTT MUSIK INTL MAINZ (June 1, 2005)
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16. The Billy Joel Keyboard Book: Note-for-Note Keyboard Transcriptions (CLAVIER)
Author: by Billy Joel
Published at: Hal Leonard; 1St Edition (October 1, 1993)
(Keyboard Recorded Versions). A new addition to our popular Note-for-Note Keyboard Transcriptions series, this beauty features 16 megahits from the Piano Man himself! Includes: Allentown * And So It Goes * Honesty * Just the Way You Are * Movin’ Out * My Life * New York State of Mind * Piano Man * Pressure * She’s Got a Way * Tell Her About It * and more.