Topics like Scales, Arpeggios, and Chromatic Scales have been explained such a way that you can understand these complex things easily. But what makes this book the most comprehensive one? It includes Memorizing techniques, A Brief History of Piano, and short biographies of greatest pianists of all time. Another great thing about this book is that you can start playing chords almost instantly after reading the very first chapter. Are you still thinking about the long boring hours of memorizing theories? Learning to play piano chords still seems like a pretty big challenge? Have you tried before using another method or book and unfortunately it didn’t work? Just put those negative thoughts behind you and grab this book now to start playing your very first song today!We’ll provide you a strategy by which someone looking to learn this musical instrument can learn quickly and efficiently. If you are looking to become a pianist, then this book is for you. It is written in simple and concise language; there is no obscure wording that gets in the way of your understanding. This is a must-have for people who are passionate about learning to play the piano, either for themselves or as accompanists. It is also an excellent tool for expert piano players who are looking to learn a thing or two about the history of their beloved instrument, as well as to refresh their memories about chords.In all, you can be sure that this book will set you up on the path towards becoming a great pianist. As long as you are willing to put in the work required, and to practice everything that is taught in the book, making beautiful music is in your future.Learn the basic terms used in music like tone, semitone, degrees, sharps, flats, arpeggios and key signatures. Develop proper posture and fingering technique. Teach yourself to play the basic musical scales in all 12 keys. Learn and apply a wealth of information on chords and where and when to play them. Get started on your journey into reading music. Acquire the basic knowledge and skills to finally take the plunge into the daunting yet wonderful world of improvisation. Benefit from useful tips on how to play different genres, how to maximize your practice sessions and how to develop good feel. Best of all, you’ll be getting all this from the perspective of a professional player who gigs, records, composes and simply plays music for fun.Whether you have aspirations to play music professionally or simply want to become a better player for the sheer joy of it, whether you have plans to hit the recording studio or simply want to impress and entertain family and friends, this book has you covered. You’ll also find useful bits of information and advice that will provide you with help and insight into desirable skills such as playing by ear, and into practical concerns such as cost. And don’t worry—everything will be broken down into bite-sized pieces so even an absolute beginner can benefit from it.So, what are you waiting for? Bust out the ol’ piano or that electronic keyboard, get comfortable and let’s go! Music beckons!
With more than 350 superb yet simple recipes for all occasions—and loaded with time-and-money-saving strategies for buying, storing, and recycling food in quantities that won’t get wasted—Going Solo in the Kitchen is for solo cooks who don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but who are tired of take-out, and who want to eat food that’s delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive.
Whether it’s a quick one-dish meal of Sautéed Beef with Mushrooms, a satisfying soup supper such as Vegetable Bean Soup with crusty bread, a summer night’s dinner of Avocado, Papaya, and Shrimp Salad, or a Sunday splurge of Chicken Breast Baked with Garlic (with enough leftovers for a sandwich at work the next day and a cold chicken salad later in the week), here is food that will lure beginners and seasoned cooks alike into the kitchen, putting a variety of flavors and a wealth of taste into every meal.Just because you are your household, don’t assume eating solo limits you to having pizza, pancakes, or meat loaf in restaurants; buying them already prepared; or having to file extra portions in the freezer or the dustbin. As Jane Doerfer proves in Going Solo in the Kitchen, with no more effort than when cooking for two or more, one person can eat well and dine beautifully.
Doerfer’s main strategies are to use fresh ingredients and to make friends with supermarket staff who can accommodate her needs in the land of large families. She gives detailed advice on storing foods–cooked chicken, for example, tastes better and has better texture when stored in liquid (like a sauce or broth), while potato salads and other prepared dishes keep better longer when left unsalted until just before serving.
Solo cooks do have advantages: you can eat what you want, as often as you want it, and the cost of a steak or lobster dinner is only for one.
Doerfer offers variations for recycling in case of leftovers. Her description of how to cut up a whole chicken is graphically clear (see “Chicken Management”) and will save you money.
The recipes and techniques Doerfer offers will brighten the lives of solitary diners who love variety, good food, and home cooking. She provides recipes for everything you might want, from Chicken Noodle Soup to elegant Halibut with Asparagus, Cream Scones, perfectly cooked rice, and fresh, hot berry pie, made in just the right way for one. –Dana Jacobi
Based on a solid foundation of the healing properties of good nutrition, this book empowers readers with the information they need to make the best choices and to gain control over their total health and well-being – physical, emotional, and spiritual. While addressing the specific needs of those with a diagnosis of cancer, Varona explores the key factors that science and experience have shown to influence the path of prevention and recovery. Grounded in documented research from leading medical institutions – along with studies of the world’s healthiest populations – nutrition educator Verne Varona has developed a breakthrough nutritional and lifestyle programme for immunity building and cancer prevention and recovery. This book provides detailed diet and lifestyle modifications that will reinforce the body’s immunity and reduce cell-damage to an absolute minimum. While the bulk of this book is devoted to physical nutrition, eating the right foods is not the whole picture. No matter what course of treatment a patient may choose, clinical research and anecdotal testimony have shown that those who have embraced a range of self-healing choices not only see a positive impact on their physical and psychological well-being but inevitably enhance their chances of survival. The most influential of these choices are: life purpose; positive attitude; managing stress; sense of humor; love and social support; emotional expression; and faith. Along with good nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and physical exercise, these choices contribute to a more comprehensive and complete healing.
- Perigee Books