How to Play the Piano, Rhodes

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Author: James Rhodes
Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: The Experiment (2019)
ISBN: 9781615195480

Do you have a piano and 45 minutes to spare every day? If so, spend the next 6 weeks with acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes and learn how to play a little Bach — no prior musical experience required!

In this guide, Rhodes provides step-by-step instructions on how to play the piano — how to read the treble and bass clefs, as well as sharp and flat notes, and how to practice. As you dive in, Rhodes introduces Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude No. 1 in C Major in bite-size segments, free of tedious drills and filled with inspiration.

Before you know it, you will have unleashed your creativity, exploring your mind and fingers and accomplishing something you never thought possible.

About James Rhodes:

James Rhodes was born in London in 1975. A keen piano player, at 18 he was offered a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama but went to Edinburgh University instead. He stopped playing the piano entirely and dropped out after a year, working for the City of London for 5 years. After a devastating mental breakdown, he took up the piano again. He is now a professional and applauded concert pianist, writer and radio presenter. His memoir, Instrumental, was published to great critical acclaim and was an international bestseller.