Item description for Instant Scale and Chord Guide for Keyboards by Gary Meisner & Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation...
Overview The Hal Leonard INSTANT SCALE AND CHORD GUIDE FOR KEYBOARDS provides all the information needed to understand the theory and structure of scales and chords. All keyboard players, from beginners to advanced, are certain to find this reference book an invaluable guide.
Publishers Description (Book). Key signatures and chord symbols are doors to facility at the keyboard doors too often locked by insufficient understanding. This guide unlocks them with clear, simple explanations. Features: major and minor scales * guidelines for scale fingering * chord charts which include major, minor, augmented, seventh, ninth, eleventh, major seventh, major nonth, minor seventh, sixth, minor sixth and diminished chords in all positions * formulas and symbols for altered chords a simplified forming complex chords * A glossary of music terms * The easy-to-read text, concise definitions, and illustrations provide an invaluable reference guide for your musical pursuits.
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Studio: Hal Leonard Corporation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 8.49" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1990
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN 0793500087 ISBN13 9780793500086 UPC 073999901665
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Reviews - What do customers think about Instant Scale and Chord Guide for Keyboards?
A very basic no-frills does what it has to do reference book May 10, 2008
Upon buying this book, I wanted to learn chords and scales so that I could begin to play improv piano. Unfortunately, the book was very simple. Each page is dedicated to one key (ie. C, C7, D, ect.) And really doesn't give any sense of how the chords work together. Currently, I'm still using it to memorize the chords and maybe in the long run it'll pay off, but it felt a bit too separated for me. As music seems to always work best when certain chords compliment each other, showing you a connection in your head has always been most successful at teaching me. This doesn't do that for me.
In conclusion, buy this book if you want a reference guide for finger placement for a chord you know. Don't buy it if you are interested in learning chords for the first time.
Great book from the Piano Guy Jan 7, 2008
If you want to quickly learn to play the piano, watch Scott Houston tv show on pbs "The Piano Guy". Well, this book is just as great teaching you the chords and techniques too.
C hord book Nov 19, 2007
It's a complete book of chords. I'll be using it forever and as long as I play piano I'll need it.
The scale & chord guide arrived within a week in great condition. Exactly as advertised, ordered, and expected.
instant sacale and chord guide for keyboards Jul 23, 2007
This is a great book for popular piano. It explains all different kinds of chords without a bunch of difficult theory. If you just want to learn to play from a fake book, get this book and get going! If you want to be a classical pianist, better hire a piano teacher.