Offers the essentials you need to know, explaining pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures. You can then practise what you have learnt with the 'Play Along' sections containing simple, well-known examples of music. It comes with helpful diagrams, clear accessible text. The perfect companion to the other titles in the Pick Up & Play series (Play the Guitar, Play the Piano, Guitar Chords, Piano Chords), this is the ideal guide for those, of any age, who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the page.
Supported online by the Flame Tree Music website. Now you can see the chord, then reach for your phone and hear the chord or scale. Using any free QR code reader app (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows) a web site opens automatically and you can listen to the chord as a strum, an arpeggio (each note played separately) and hear it as a piano chord.
Jake Jackson is creator, editor or contributor to over 30 music books, including 'Guitar Chords', 'Piano & Keyboard Chords', 'Scales and Modes' and 'How to Play Guitar'. As guitarist and songwriter he has gigged in a number of bands, including Slice, The Harmonics and Starbank and studied a form of Flamenco guitar. A heavy user of Sibelius and Logic Pro.