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How to Play Bass Guitar: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Bass Guitar (How to Play) by Laurence Canty
How to Play Drums (How-to-Play Series) by James Blades
How to Play Guitar: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Guitar by Roger Evans
How to Play Keyboards: Everything You Need to Know to Play Keyboards by Roger Evans
How to Play Piano: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Piano by Roger Evans
How to Play the Flute: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Flute by Howard Harrison

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  1. John W. Schaum adult piano course, Book 1 by John W. Schaum (1985)
  2. KP1B - Bastien Piano for Adults, 1 Book Only: A Beginning Course: Lessons, Theory, Technic, Sight Reading by Jane Smisor Bastien (1999)
  3. Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method: Grade 1 by Mel Bay (1948)
  4. How to Love Your Flute: A Guide to Flutes and Flute Playing, or How to Play the Flute, Choose One, and Care for It, Plus Flute History, Flute Science, Folk Flutes, and More by Mark Shepard (1980)
  5. The Piano Handbook: A Complete Guide for Mastering Piano by Carl Humphries (2002)
  6. Instant Keyboard Instruction (Instant) by Gary Meisner (1987)
  7. The Flute Book: A Complete Guide for Students and Performers by Nancy Toff (1985)
  8. Riffs : How to Create and Play Great Guitar Riffs by Rikky Rooksby (2002)
  9. John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano - Second Grade by John Thompson (1937)
  10. Learn to Play Piano in Six Weeks or Less by Dan Delaney (2009)
  11. Music from the Star Wars Trilogy [musical score] by John Williams (1997)
  12. Mel Bay's Fun With the Guitar by Mel Bay (1988)
  13. How to Play Piano Despite Years of Lessons: What Music Is and How to Make It at Home by Ward Cannel (1976)
  14. Total Piano Tutor by Terry Burrows (2002)
  15. Alfred's Basic Piano Library: Prep Course Lesson Level A by Willard Palmer (1988)

Series description


How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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