The Bollywood Piano is a comprehensive guide that can mimic the same experience of instruction for students who can’t afford to hire a tutor.
Oakton, Virginia (March 26th, 2009) – As we know, there is no substitute for the one-on-one experience students receive in private music lessons. But what if these lessons are not affordable? The problem with most of the books on the market is that they are designed as a series, and still incomplete. There has been a void in music education for an effective self-help method. Today the market demands a comprehensive guide that can mimic the same experience of instruction for students who can’t afford to hire a tutor. The Bollywood Piano (Langdon Street Press; ISBN: 978-1934938355; Retail Price: $14.95; Date of publication: 2/09) is that book. If you want to learn to sight read (reading musical notes), articulate chord progressions, play your favorite song by ear, start to compose your own songs and do it all with one book, The Bollywood Piano is for you.
It is a complete method to learn keyboard based instruments like piano, accordion, Yamaha®, Casio®, etc. It is a logically laid out instructional book that is for everyone who can read and understand English and dedicated to learn music. The Bollywood Piano offers an accelerated and innovative method by employing old-fashioned songs like Jingle Bells to teach basic musical knowledge. Bollywood songs (hence the name, The Bollywood Piano) are integrated to significantly shorten the learning curve for the sight reading process. This will help build a base to prepare for more advanced topics as well as require students to accurately read musical notation instead of allowing them to simply “guess” the note and its duration, as they might do in playing well-known songs.
Sight-reading is just a fraction of what The Bollywood Piano has to offer. It covers almost every topic needed to become an accomplished musician and begin to compose music. It is intended to wholly understand music rather than just endlessly practicing. Therefore, students will learn to play the sixteenth note in the first few chapters while mastering the basic scale. “Most songs can be easily performed once students get accustomed to the sixteenth note”, confided Rajan Shah, the author of the book. Upon successful completion of the book, the absolute beginners, ages eight and up, will be able to perform all kinds of musical ventures. For instance, easily construct all major scales, minor scales and various minor modes, without memorizing them for each scale, effortlessly build all major, minor, dominant seventh and other popular chords, apply basic chords’ functions and progressions that are used in millions of songs, utilize simple chord substitutions, understand dynamics, play their favorite songs by ear, recognize chords’ sound, and provided finger numbers will help them become an expert pianist.
R S Productions is a Virginia; USA based music Production Company that is spearheaded by Rajan Shah - a composer, music arranger and a seasoned pianist with more than 30 years of experience. His music can be heard at various mp3 websites. Rajan shah can be reached via email at raj_sangeetyahoo.com. Log on to www.BollywoodPiano.com for more information.