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A Beginners Guide  To 
Creating  Music

Book List:  Piano  Instruction 


How to Play Keyboards
by Roger Evans

The Piano Handbook
A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano  by Carl Humphries

Music Reading For Keyboard
The Complete Method  (Musicians Institute Essential Concepts)

Contemporary Class Piano
by Elyse Mach

Piano for Dummies
by Blake Neely

Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises
Complete: Piano Technique

Passionate Practice
The Musician's Guide to Learning, Memorizing, and Performing Passionate Practice  by Margret Elson

Basic Guide to How to Read Music
by Helen Cooper

Elements of Music
by Joseph N. Straus

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory
by Michael Miller


Basic Materials in Music Theory
A Programed Course  by Paul O. Harder


Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter
A Programmed Course in Elementary Music Theory, Introduction to Partwriting  by John Clough

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians  (Book & 2 CDs  by Andrew Surmani

Reading Your First Notes to Constructing Complex Chords
by Brooke Halpin

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals
(CD-ROM and Keyboard Booklet)  by William Duckworth

This Is Your Brain on Music
The Science of a Human Obsession  by Daniel J. Levitin

Hal Leonard Guitar Method
Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3  by Will Schmid

The "First Stage" Guitar Chord Chart
Learn How To Play The Most Commonly Played Guitar Chords  by Chris Lopez

Guitar Total Scales Techniques and Applications
Lessons for Beginner through Professional  by Mark John Sternal 

Fretboard Logic SE
The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning + Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete  by Bill Edwards

Guitar For Dummies
by Mark Phillips

Bass Guitar for Dummies
by  Patrick Pfeiffer

Totally Guitar
The Definitive Guide

Jazz Guitar Technique
by Andrew Green

Complete Handbook of Voice Training
by Richard Alderson

The Enjoyment of Music
An Introduction to Perspective Listening  by Joseph Machlis

Music Theory for Guitarists
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask  by Tom Kolb

Guitar Player Repair Guide
How to Set-Up, Maintain, and Repair Electrics and Acoustics  by Dan Erlewine

The Ultimate Guitar Songbook

Solo Guitar Playing/Book 1 with CD (Classical Guitar)
by Frederick Noad

Music in Theory and Practice Vol 1 w/ Anthology CD
by Bruce Benward

Jazz Guitar Structures
by Andrew Green

Estéban's Complete Guitar Course For Beginners
by Esteban

How to Write Songs on Guitar
A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course by Rikky Rooksby

Art of Saxophone Playing
by Larry Teal


The ABCs of Violin for the Absolute Beginner, Violin Book 1
by Janice Tucker Rhoda

Solutions for Singers
Tools for Performers and Teachers  by Richard Miller

Singing for the Stars
A Complete Program for Training Your Voice  by Seth Riggs

A Fanatic's Guide to Ear Training and Sight Singing
by Bruce Arnold

Guitarmaking:Tradition and Technology
A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar 
by William Cumpiano

Music, The Brain, And Ecstasy
How Music Captures Our Imagination  by Robert Jourdain

Classical Music for Dummies
by David Pogue

The Chord Wheel
The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians  by Jim Fleser

Ear Training
One Note Complete Method  by Bruce Arnold

Piano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding
for the Professional, the Student, and the Hobbyist  by Arthur A. Reblitz

Berklee Music Theory Book 1
by Paul Schmeling

The Guitarist's Guide to Composing and Improvising
by Jon Damian

Modern Conductor
by Elizabeth A. Green

Contemporary Chord Khancepts
by Steve Khan

A New Approach to Sight Singing
by Sol Berkowitz

Music with the Brain in Mind
by Eric P. Jensen

How to Play from a Fake Book
(Keyboard Edition)

On Piano Playing: Motion, Sound, and Expression
by Gyorgy Sandor

Edly's Music Theory for Practical People
by Ed Roseman

The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults
A Manual for Teachers of Singing and for Choir Directors  by James C. McKinney

Vocal Technique
A Guide to Finding Your Real Voice
BookTwo CDs

A Physical Approach to Playing the Trumpet
by Lynn K. Asper

The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory

Music for Sight Singing
(7th Edition)  |  by Robert Ottman

The American Songbook
The Singers, Songwriters & The Songs  by Ken Bloom

Wikipedia: Music Lessons

Wikipedia: Music Education


More  Book  Lists

Choosing  A Music Career Succeeding_In_Music
Music Careers:  Ttutorials & Advice Music Business:  Creating & Selling Your Songs
Music Copyright: Protect Your Music Creations Booking Agents: Managing Your Career
Music Production:  Music Studio Software Tutorials Music Audio: Digital Tools For The Creative Musician
MIDI: Composing & Recording Your Music MIDI Basics:  Tutorials For Beginners
MP3: The Music File Format That Changed History Computer Music: Digital Tools For Creative Musicians
Recording: Create Your Own Digital Music Studio Tools & Learning: Tutorials Covering Many Topics
Sequencing: Create and manage computer-generated music Synthesizers: Generating & Combining Signals (Music Tones)
Sound: Perception & Physics Of Sound Waves Electronic Music:  Electronica , Dance , Experimental
Composition: The Art Of Creating Music Composers: Their Life, Music & Careers
J S Bach:  Genius Music-Meister Of The High Baroque Beethoven:  Titan of the Classical Music Era
Music In Asia:  An Informal Survey Comp Instruments: Write Music For Piano, Sax, Trumpet, etc
Creative Process: Understanding Music Composition Avant-garde Composition:  Create Experimental Music
The Craft Of Songwriting Music Arranging: The Learning Tools You'll Need
Orchestration: Combining Instrumental Tone Colors Art Of The Blues
Blues Piano Jazz
Piano Instruction Elements Of Music
Rhythm Chord


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