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Piano Chord Dictionary for Popular Music

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PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY

If you're trying to play popular sheet music, you need to know what all those chord symbols mean. 

Cm, Cm7, Cm7-5, Cdim, C+, C9, C11, C13, C7#5, C7 sus4, etc, etc? Finally, a no-nonsense book that deciphers the mysteries of the chord symbols found in popular sheet music and delivers much more to the dedicated beginner.

There's a strategy to playing popular sheet music, and if you've heard of a book like PLAY PIANO IN A FLASH, you'll have heard of BASIC LEAD SHEET STYLE.

To play BASIC LEAD SHEET STYLE, you put the chords in the left hand, and play the melody in the right hand, quickly allowing you to play almost any popular sheet music.

But there's a catch: you'll have to know how to read the sheet music for the chords, and most volumes have hard-to-understand regimes and complicated diagrams that allow you to find, at length, EVERY chord.

But now, with the PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY, you need no special knowledge of sheet music to play even the most complex chord. 

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All you have to do is put the numbered and lettered stickers on your keyboard, and you're ready to start playing the chords from popular sheet music.

Presented in easy-to-find book format, our dictionary will lie flat on your piano music stand, so you can have it right alongside the sheet music you are trying to play. Try that with those bulky "chord charts" and other volumes intended for experienced professionals.

PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY is specially designed for beginning pop pianists who need the basic knowledge to get started playing the chords from popular sheet music, and need to know which simpler chords to properly substitute for the more complex chords that usually are too difficult for beginners to play fluently.

Plus, we give you a strategy for learning BASIC LEAD SHEET STYLE: first you learn the chords in what is called "root" position, so that you have a firm foundation for going further into the complex world of popular sheet music chords when you have gained solid experience with the basic knowledge of "root" position. 

Put simply, "root" position is an arrangement of notes in which the name of the chord, say C, is the lowest, or furthest to the left, note in the chord.

CHORD SUBSTITUTION

In addition, we give you exhaustive references for chord substitution: suppose you see a symbol for a complex chord that is unplayable for the beginner? Perhaps not unplayable, but so complex that it will slow down your performance and enjoyment of that song to the point that you have to stop and lose the thread of the music altogether. 

In most methods, you have to follow impossible directions or omit that chord completely! 

But not with the PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY! 

We give you exact, acceptable substitutions for all complex chords that will allow you to play the song you want in a satisfying way without going beyond the skills you need as a beginner.

For example, suppose you see a symbols that requires C11, or C13? These are complex six and seven note chords that require difficult explanations and notations to explain properly. 

But did you know that each of these chords is easily substituted for with the simple C7 chord, a perfectly acceptable substitute to use until you have learned BASIC LEAD SHEET STYLE and have a firm enough foundation to proceed further into the world of chords beyond the seventh chord (C7, for example.)

The biggest mistake made by beginning players attempting to play popular sheet music is to try to play every chord, no matter how complex! 

WRONG! 

Learn the basics, that is, root position of all chords up through the seventh chord (C7) for example, and when you have mastered that, THEN set out a program to learn more complex chords.

Walk before you run, and you'll have success playing the chords of popular sheet music!

 

PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY BOOK PACKAGE INCLUDES:

PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 112 page illustrated book and removable numbered stickers. 

Every book package order of PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC. This fun, easy-to-understand music activity book is the best way to start learning how to play the melody of Popular Music songs. Click here for sample pages.

Every book package order of PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY includes a FREE copy of the 56 minute DVD video from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO. This video will have you playing simple chords (three piano keys played with the left hand) and fun, familiar songs with both hands right away. That's a $16.95 value free!

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PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY BOOK PACKAGE $39.95

PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY book package includes a 112 page book and removable stickers, plus free DVD and copy of the book  I CAN READ MUSIC.

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The Adult Piano Package

The Adult Piano Package has everything an adult or older child needs to begin an exploration of popular, folk and traditional music at the piano, using both hands, chords and PIANO BY NUMBER. Included are four illustrated books and a 56 minute DVD.

All books use the friendly PIANO BY NUMBER system and require no knowledge of note reading to get started playing fun, familiar songs right away.

Included in the Adult Piano Package are:

TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP: 133 page illustrated book with 56 minute DVD will teach you how to play simple songs, graduating to songs that include the black keys (flats and sharps) and finally "chords," which are groups of three keys played with the left hand.

THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER: The largest collection of PIANO BY NUMBER songs anywhere! 130 songs, 141 pages, with chord indications for all songs. You'll be playing right away. Click here for a list of songs.

PIANO CHORD DICTIONARY: An exhaustive, easy to follow dictionary of every chord you will ever need to play all contemporary pop music. Includes chord substitutions and simple diagrams using PIANO BY NUMBER. No more hunting for a chord for a song, even if you don't read music.

I CAN READ MUSIC: After you've gotten started playing PIANO BY NUMBER, you should try reading music. I CAN READ MUSIC is the easiest to follow introduction to reading music available today. We break the visual elements of musical notation into easy to grasp bits that anyone can  understand.

NOTE: YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE TITLES IN THIS PACKAGE: For example, if you want EASY CLASSICAL instead of I CAN READ MUSIC, just indicate that in the COMMENTS section of the order form, during the online order process.

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1. 107 page illustrated THE CHRISTMAS CAROL KIT Book with 44 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers   

2. 120 page illustrated PIANO IS EASY Book with 50 songs, Play Along Audio CD, and removable stickers 

3. 50 page I CAN READ MUSIC Book 

4. 132 page TEACH YOURSELF PIANO STEP BY STEP Book, 56 minute DVD Video and removable stickers 

5. 141 page THE BIG BOOK OF SONGS BY NUMBER Book with 130 songs, and removable stickers 

6. 88 page EASY CLASSICAL PIANO BY NUMBER Book with 10 songs, and removable stickers, and 29 minute Play Along Audio CD 

6 BOOKS, DVD AND 3 PLAY ALONG AUDIO CDS 

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Our Play Along Audio CDs are an important element in making the piano fun for kids, and are produced by Grammy Award winner (Sesame Street) Joe Castellon. 

Our colorful books and videos have been created by Emmy Award winning composer and teacher John Aschenbrenner and are guaranteed to get your child happily started at the piano.

Digitally engineered and mastered, these high quality educational recordings include fun, familiar songs that children love to hear and play along with, and are sure to give hours of musical enjoyment, entertainment and guidance to your child.

Special thanks to these schools recently joining our growing list of organizations using PIANO BY NUMBER:

Primrose Day School, Jumping Jacks Preschool, Valley Elementary, Kid's Korner, Play All Day Nursery School, Children's Development Center,  Springfield Child Time

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