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Offline chopin2256

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I need a good piano tutorial book. Do you know of any good ones?
« on: December 08, 2004, 01:55:55 AM »
Hi all,

I was just wondering if there are any good books out there to help a decent piano player out.  For example, I can play the pieces I practice very well, however my sightreading is not so good, and I would like to be able to recognize and play chords, and scales on every single key on the piano with ease.  Are there any good books out there that can help me with this?

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Re: I need a good piano tutorial book. Do you know of any good ones?
«Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004, 03:53:50 AM »
What you need is a good piano teacher.  One that will be able to guide you.  One that will be able to take you where you are at and then further your development.

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Re: I need a good piano tutorial book. Do you know of any good ones?
«Reply #2 on: December 08, 2004, 06:15:29 AM »
To improve your sightreading, try Howard Richman's "Super sight-reading secrets".  To gain greater facility in chord recognition and production, check out "The 20-minute chords and harmony workout".  It takes you through a 35-day program, 20-minutes a day, of theory and exercises in harmony.
"Playing the piano is my greatest joy, next to my wife; it is my most absorbing interest, next to my work." ...Charles Cooke

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Re: I need a good piano tutorial book. Do you know of any good ones?
«Reply #3 on: December 08, 2004, 04:08:39 PM »
Have a look here:

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,5619.0.html

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)



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