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Music Instruction Books
Below is a selection of music instruction books available at the Library in the music section MT and through the Library's Online Resources. See the Library of Congress Classification outline for a complete overview of the classification used to organize this collection.
The Everything Piano Book by Starting with the absolute basics of posture and proper hand placement, this easy-to-use guide progresses through reading basic musical notation, playing simple songs, and learning scales and music theory all the way up to techniques for playing by ear and with a group of musicians.
Call Number: MT248 .C788 2009
Publication Date: 2009-08-18
Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method by The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary.
Call Number: MT248 .D36 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Improvisation Step by Step by This book teaches the improvisation of classical piano music through a step-by-step method including the use of chord tone approaches, scales, arpeggios, non-chord tones, motivic development, ornamentation, modulation, stylistic variation, and more.
Call Number: MT68 .S724 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
The Jazz Piano Book by This book presents all the information a student of jazz piano needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced pianists, written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz piano playing.
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
Piano by This visual guide includes concise two-page lessons that show you all the crucial skills and are ideal for quick review.
Call Number: MT248 .T42 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-24
Piano and Keyboard All-In-One for Dummies by The go-to reference for aspiring pianists and keyboard players: If you don't know howto read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory, and applies it to playing the piano and keyboard.
Call Number: MT248.P53 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-28