- Paperback: 40 pages
- Publisher: Music Sales Ltd (31 Dec. 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0711908818
- ISBN-13: 978-0711908819
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 21 x 30 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Complete Keyboard Player Songbook: 4 Paperback – 31 Dec 1985
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It also doesn't really give guidance on what to do with your left hand - yes it gives you the chord for the bar, but as a total beginner, i'd really like some help. Am i meant to play and hold the chord at the start of the bar? Play it broken? Playing the notes of the chord in sequence? I now understand that you can do whatever you want, but i don't think a beginners guide should assume this and at least should give you some idea rather than just "G".
The CD examples are also not great for the beginner. Rather than clearly playing the piano part there's little flourishes, lots of background parts - its feels like its showing off. As a beginner you need to hear clear piano ONLY with maybe a simple drum part to keep time.
In my opinion a much better absolute beginner guide is "Progressive Keyboards for Adults". This explains exactly what you should be doing clearly and concisely, tells you what to do with your left hand and the CD is very good. I'm working through both books to expand my range, but without the "Progressive" book would be very much struggling with the just the "Complete".
If you're an absolute beginner I really wouldn't recommend you only use this, but if you already know the basics of chords and reading music then the wide range of songs included will be useful.
Incidentely I came across the book due to a friend giving it to me after struggling through the first few pages, causing them to give up keyboard completely.
was a complete beginner to music and a keyboard and learnt lots and use this book
PS dont expect miracles with the book though! have now discovered it takes hours and hours/weeks/months of pratice and hard work to even start to follow and be able to play a simple song, there is no short cut even with this excelent book.
The following is the correct song list for book 4.
House of the rising sun
I dreamed a dream
Lady in red
Lollipops and roses
On the sunny side of the street
Upstairs down stairs
When you wish upon a star
Wonder of you.
I have been using theses books for sometime with my music teacher for some time now. you may not like some of the songs, but their excellent books to learn keyboards from, if you can read music.
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