This easy to understand guide for learning to create and play piano accompaniment features 39 specially produced play-along tracks embedded into the pages, allowing the user to perform the exercises along with professional musicians. Covers important music fundamentals such as how to read basic music notation, understand rhythms and the key system in music. Beginners learn how to play the 24 Major and Minor triads in music, how to create and play rhythm patterns, and how to put it all together to play songs in a wide variety of styles. Includes 18 different accompaniment patterns, from very easy to moderately difficult. Also includes an appendix with valuable musical tables and worksheets for study. Get playing right away and start your musical experience with this easy to follow volume!