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How to Play Keyboards: All You Need to Know to Play Easy Keyboard Music Paperback – 25 Jan 1990

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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (25 Jan. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 024112655X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241126554
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 0.6 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roger Evans has helped nearly half a million readers learn to play an instrument on their own. His other books include How to Play Piano and How to Play Guitar.


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This book is absolutely brilliant. I am a beginner who has struggled with Keyboard ending up making noises rather than music.This book got me going in less than an hour(mainly because it was written with Casio keyboard and mine was Yamaha).

His concepts are simple and the steps very easily followed and delivered in a particular way adding a layer on top of another.This books seems to be in the very British tradition of "Lecture notes on...." , and succeeds very well.
Some of the introduction to new information is very intuitive.For example, saying that the "E" note is the bottom line of the staff, the gap above is F and one below is D.Others have tried to make it easy by mnemonics as "Every good boy.." or "FACE" or where "G" starts, in all those cases you have too scan to find the line or space and in doing so, a beginner loses whatever music they had.E is the bottom line is easy it hits you as you go up the C.

The voices or instruments are suggested as well because everything in the Grand Piano voice on a half decent keyboard and the ambition of a beginner is not very melodious.

This book is somewhat dated but manageable as regards technical terms relating to keyboard and does start with Casio keyboard as the instrument.However, the very first chapter does intsruct you to understand your keyboard from its manual.

There are hints on working out the music by ear for hear and play.There is an index as well.
Overall, I found this book very helpful.
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I am a total beginner but I find this book very, very helpful and easy to follow. Highly recommended for those who have absolutely no knowledge of how to play the piano or how to read music.
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within a few lessons I could play simple tunes using the auto rythm and cords with both hands. Not awfully keen on some of the arrangements. When I get better shall have to get a more interesting book.However this book was cheap and does explain how to use all those features on my keyboard that previously mystified me. Good for someone like me who is at an almost complete beginner stage.Probably more suitable for an older player rather that a budding rock star.
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Out of all the beginner keyboard books I have seen/tried I think this is the best. As an absolute beginner I found it very clear and well presented and the pace of learning is just right. I would recommend it highly to anybody learning the keyboard.
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Music reading very rusty,used to play piano a little but keyboards are different so felt the need for a specific tutorial book. This is just right for me. Takes one gently through the written music, very quickly building up to a recognisable tune. Despite my having previously read music I feel that this book will be just as beneficial to a complete beginner of any age as long as they can read simple English
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This book is very well put together so much saw that at 77 I can under stand most off it thank you Roger
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It's simple. It's easy to follow. You don't have to be highly educated to learn from it. In short, an ideal purchase for the novice - or even the intermediate - the chord matrix section was worth the money on its own! Highly recommended
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I am a novice when it comes to playing the keyboard, but I found this book to be very helpful, giving clear instructions and advice on playing the Keyboard. The book doesn't throw you into the deep end but takes you through the various stages a step at a time. the key is to practice and be disciplined to rehearse the piece before moving on.
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