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Learning to play the piano has never been easier. With easy-to-follow illustrations and fun practice pieces, this comprehensive step-by-step guide will have students well on your way to playing the music of your choice--even if they've never played a musical instrument. How to Play Piano covers basics like: Choosing the right piano Reading music Positioning fingers properly Playing chords and runs of notes Developing effective practice techniques and much more Practice pieces range from "Ode to Joy" and "Yellow Rose of Texas" to "Yankee Doodle," making learning simple, fast and enjoyable.