Robin Jarman has put together a nice learning experience in YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF PIANO BY EAR, which comes with a play-along CD. There are 17 lessons in the book and each addresses a different topic.
Lesson 1 is "The Concept of Key and Scale," and the other lessons are equally enjoyable learning experiences such as "Bass Runs," and "Rhythms." Chords, augmented and diminished chords, bass, chording the minor scale, playing a melody by ear, are among many other topics covered.
This instruction book gives the learner what he or she needs to learn to play by ear, and it is well worth the investment. Well-written, and entertaining.Ever wonder how it is so easy for somebody to sit down at a piano and listen to a song being hummed or sung, then proceed to play it on the keys? Then perhaps YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF PIANO BY EAR is the perfect instruction book for you!