Customer Reviews


14 Reviews
5 star:
 (7)
4 star:
 (3)
3 star:
 (4)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent course for the electronic keyboard
My wife and I are both using this course to learn the keyboard. She has virtually no musical experience. I have been performing on wind instruments for over forty years.
This course is ideal for the complete beginner and for experienced musicians learning the electronic keyboard as an additional instrument. The lessons are easy to understand for the beginner but not...
Published on 21 May 2002 by Chris Hardy (chrishardy@36park...

versus
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
It's a very complete manual for keyboard beginners. But I would have expected more patterns, improvising hints and some simple written songs - both hands, instead that the usual right hand-with-chords.Otherwise very good.
Published on 1 Nov 2009 by Acirne


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent course for the electronic keyboard, 21 May 2002
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
My wife and I are both using this course to learn the keyboard. She has virtually no musical experience. I have been performing on wind instruments for over forty years.
This course is ideal for the complete beginner and for experienced musicians learning the electronic keyboard as an additional instrument. The lessons are easy to understand for the beginner but not too plodding for the experienced muscian. The grading of the pieces is about right as they introduce the material of the last lesson.
The range of music is wide although mainly from the popular genre. They include some of the great classics of the sixties and the early rock and roll scene.
There always is a down side. In this case it is the format. The book is too small for comfortable reading after years of orchestral scores and with older eyes. I personally would prefer larger print and a stay open binding. This is a minor quibble.
Generally a good course with excellent taste in music, but why, oh why, is the Birdie Song included.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for the beginner or veteran, 29 Nov 2004
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
There is something in this book for every keyboard (or would be)keyboard player at all levels and all in plain english. It breaks you in gently without getting your fingers in knots and without playing MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE or THREE BLIND MICE like most keyboard tutorials GREAT! You'll be playing in no time.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners, 1 Nov 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
It's a very complete manual for keyboard beginners. But I would have expected more patterns, improvising hints and some simple written songs - both hands, instead that the usual right hand-with-chords.Otherwise very good.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Most Customers Who Viewed This Book Then Went On ..., 28 Aug 2013
By 
Godot (Boston, Lincolnshire) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
... to buy a large bulldog-clip! A feature of Amazon's system is that reviews for different editions tend to be confused. Search and you will find another set of (generally less favourable) reviews that in fact apply to the only edition presently in print. [As of now (AUG'13) you will receive what the publishers list as the 'compact' edition.] Eight of those other reviewers complain that the book is too small and cannot be opened properly on a music stand, but the size of the book is less of a problem than the way it has been printed. It has quite clearly been designed for a different format and the central margins in this 'compact' version have been pared away almost to nothing. For a paperbacked novel it would be a quite dreadful design; for a book of music it is unforgivable. On some pages the music all but disappears into the spine. I ignored the warnings because I have plenty of music pocket-books that are OK, but the problem here is with the margins.
If you can live with that failing, it is not a bad book, but in one way its strength is also its weakness. Depending on your taste (and I dare say your age!) it offers a much more attractive collection of songs than do most books for beginners. That is why I bought it and, because sheet music is expensive, it's well worth buying as a source of popular songs. The music has helpful notes on fingering; it progresses and 'builds' in a sensible fashion; and there is plenty of good, basic advice. The weakness (if it can fairly be called a weakness) is that there's a temptation to attempt ones favourites out of sequence ... and that is clearly not a good idea. This is a GOOD selection of tunes and there is plenty of USEFUL advice, but it has the feel of a book built around the songs ... rather than the songs being included as part of a well-thought-out course. It is by no means terrible in that respect, but there are other, better, if less attractive tutors. In the end, it's a choice between the genuinely popular tunes here and the more traditional 'Three Blind Mice' approach. I'd recommend this as a book to dip into for 'treats' (we all need to be motivated!) but I've two other, more old-fashioned books for structure and progression.
[Incidentally, I am a TOTAL beginner, but I do read and understand music. This book provides only JUST enough theory to get you started. If you want to know more about things like how chords are formed, you WILL need a second book. This is not a book of scales, exercises or detailed explanations.]
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars The complete keyboard player, 10 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
Product arrived promptly and in good condition. The instructions are clear and concise, and with considerable practice and enjoyment I hope to be able to master the art of the keyboard.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Good tutor book for beginners, 13 July 2013
By 
David Tremayne (London, UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
Good structured book for beginners gradually increasing in difficulty. The book has the melody line for the right hand and chord symbols for the left. If you want to learn to play using the grand staff you will need a piano book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 8 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
takes you from beginner to competent in an easy fashion. would recommend to any beginner out there, well thought out. Excellent value for money.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected, 3 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
Same layout as the earlier edition but didn't realise when looking to buy it that it was a smaller format. Easier to carry around though.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best keyboard tutor., 20 Feb 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
I used this when I worked as a keyboard teacher. I have yet to come across a better series of manuals for anyone who wants to learn the basics of keyboard technique.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Keyboard player, 13 Feb 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) (Paperback)
A very good book for the beginner. easy to follow, choice of music ok, a good buy for the price
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...)
The Omnibus Complete Keyboard Player (The Complete...) by Kenneth Baker (Paperback - 15 Sep 1997)
£11.99
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews