The Complete Keyboard Player: Book 1 With CD (Revised Edition)

Books and CDs | Keyboard

Publisher: Wise Publications
Author: Kenneth Baker
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
The Complete Keyboard Player series will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of your electronic keyboard, in a fraction of the time it takes to learn a conventional instrument. Based on popular songs and with easy-to-follow text and diagrams, this excellent course assumes no prior knowledge of keyboards or music. All three books are available with an optional professional-quality CD, with full-band backing tracks and demosntrations of all songs. Book one contains:
  • Playing technique and style
  • About your keyboard
  • The accompaniment section
  • Single-finger and fingered chords
  • Major and seventh chords
  • 12 right hand notes
  • Note name stickers
  • A number of hit songs
ISBN: 9780711983564
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 08 August 2003
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: AM965965

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        Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
        9 out of 10


        Thatcham GB Piano and keyboard teacher
        Good explanations and starts very simply for the complete beginner. Good variety of music and can be used for a wide range of ages.
        Fingerings and note-names on music are too small to read!
        Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2018
        Published on: 16 June 2018

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        9 out of 10


        Thatcham GB Private piano/keyboard teacher
        Easy to use with enjoyable song arrangements
        The fingerings are too small to read!
        Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2015
        Published on: 10 December 2015
        10 out of 10


        Jersey GB
        I haven't yet completed book one, but it is so well presented I have already purchased books two and three to complete the series.
        What really impressed me was that the course uses modern well known tunes & songs. The CD is also of good quality & useful to hear how the sections should be played.
        The books are well designed with every thought being with the student. All in all a very good series, well recommended .
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 29 December 2014
        Published on: 18 February 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        As a complete novice at playing keyboard and piano I'm finding this book very helpful. It is in constant use.
        Anonymous - (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
        I am a complete beginner and I am now able to read very basic music. The CD, although I have not played it right through, plays the tunes you are learning which I found particularly helpful. I have downloaded from the internet one or two other learn to play keyboard for beginners and this one is by far and away the best!
        Anonymous - (Pattaya, Thailand)
        I have tried to use this book with many pupils, but have had to revert to the original book, as the print size in the revised edition is far too small for most pupils to read when it is sitting on the keyboard stand.
        Anonymous - (Alexandria, United Kingdom)
        This is an excellent teaching guide with easy to learn music. These were all well known to me and especially easy to follow due to the accompanying cd. This, I believe, is a necessary feature of this package. The cd gives you the rythmn and tempo in which to play the tunes and instills confidence as you play along with it. I would recommend this book highly.
        Anonymous - (Kinlochleven, United Kingdom)
        This book is very useful for people just starting to learn how to play keyboard. The CD is used to accompany you when playing a song from the book. Features some very good songs, my favourite is Yellow by Coldplay.
        Anonymous - (Dudley, United Kingdom)
        I found this very useful to teach somebody to play the keyboard as the first song you learn is the easiest, which is 'White Rose of Athens' and then you work your way down to 'Any Dream Will Do'. I would recommend this book to anyone. But watch out for the mistake on 'Imagine' where it says 'E' but it should be a 'B'.
        Anonymous - (Dudley, United Kingdom)
        The CD is very helpful for those like me that are unfamiliar with some of the music in the book become familiar. The book itself is ideal for those who have not played a keyboard before and gives a full introduction to your keyboard, as well as posture for comfortable playing of the keyboard, and easy songs to learn to play.
        Anonymous - (Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom)