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The Complete Keyboard Player: Bk. 1 [Paperback]

Kenneth Baker
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31 Dec 1994
Based on popular songs and with easy-to-follow text and diagrams, this excellent course assumes no prior knowledge of keyboards or music yet right from the beginning, you will be playing arrangements which include a complete rhythm section with full sounding chords, bass and drums. You play 20 famous songs including 'Bright Eyes', 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' , 'I Left My Heart In San Francisco' and 'When I'm 64'. Instrumental effects include violins, jazz organ, trumpet and many others.
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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Music Sales Ltd (31 Dec 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071193648X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711936485
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does What It Says 19 April 2011
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I bought this book because i wanted to teach myself the rudiments of keyboard playing - I had completed the book in 24 hrs and moved onto the next one - it's a very easy-to-use book and does exactly what it claims to do. Hihgly recommended!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Keyboard Player 17 Aug 2012
By Stret
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Trying to learn how to play the keyboard in retirement knowing nothing about music found this book excellant and easy to follow. Well pleased with it.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for what was needed. 12 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
This was recommended by my son's keyboard teacher. My son is 10 and has recently started to learn the keyboard. He loves this book as he finds it easy to follow, and has some great tunes to spark his enthusiasm. All in all, a great, solid buy at a reasonable price.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well-known songs made easy 18 April 2005
Format:Paperback
These may not be the cool songs, but they're the ones that have been around forever and everyone knows.
I have a bit of a learning disability and find some instruction books a nightmare. I had very little trouble with this one though, even though I couldn't read a single note when I started. You may need other books later to fill in a few blanks, but in my opinion if you start with these books and some determination there's no way you're gonna quit.
The only knowledge I had of Kenneth Baker before buying this book was that he played jazz trumpet. Going from trumpet to keyboards isn't an obvious choice, but at this stage there's no problems. Later on, there's a couple of confusing points though but that's when you'd be at a stage to want a few actual lessons.
The playing part of the book starts you really gently with Merrily We Roll Along. It uses a total of 4 notes (middle C, the D above, E & G)and two chords (C & G), one of which at least you'll find in virtually all songs. Anything more complicated then is likely to make you chuck your keyboards out the window.
Once you've got that right, go on to Barcarolle. The only part of that music I heard was played really fast, whereas this little chunk is more of a waltz.
Then you go on to "Lightly Row", a nice little piece once you've mastered the chord patterns.
Other songs in this book vary as there are several editions. Whichever version you have though, you have some fun songs where virtually all are fun to play for years to come
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Dave S
Format:Paperback
In fairness I used this book in conjunction with How To Play Keyboards by Roger Evans. I found The Complete Keyboard Book advantageous in the tunes provided and the diagrams supplied. I cannot wait for the other books to be delivered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as I thought 16 Jun 2014
By Suey
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Good service, everything on time, postage charges ok. However this book was advertised as new and it was apparent when I started to use it that it was not new. A new book should have contained letters to stick on the keyboard keys and also a tutorial cd. I can manage without these, but I don't like being mis-sold items. I would not necessarily have chosen this buyer if I had known the book was used as I may have been able to get a better deal elsewhere
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It seems like a good book. 25 Aug 2012
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I have only looked at this book briefly but it seems easy to understand and clear to follow. I am a complete beginner and was able to follow the pages easily.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Keyboard Player : Book 1 2 Nov 2009
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Already recommended by my son's keyboard teacher. This book is a must have for any person learning the keyboard.
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