Beginning-intermediate level. For those with a desire to learn to play from lead sheets and unlock the mysteries of music harmony, this book will lead you on the way to playing by ear. A marvelous teaching manual for classroom, private teaching, or self-instruction. Playing well from written arrangements is an art that requires years of training and practice. Learning music harmony and theory provides a musician with understanding necessary to play creatively by ear. Learning to play from melody lines and chord symbols is imperative to round out one’s progress toward becoming a full fledged musician. It is an exciting adventure, not complicated if one learns it through a logical sequence of study material. This book will surprise and delight you, providing hundreds of hours of pleasure as you learn. Many songs are included that make crystal clear the text as it is presented step by step.