(Book). The latest installment in Backbeat's successful Handbook Series, The Keyboard Handbook is a step-by-step course in keyboard playing for musicians of all levels. Beginning with the basics of posture and technique, it offers a series of more than 80 specially written exercises and covers a wide variety of classic and contemporary musical styles-from blues to rock, soul to funk, gospel to synth-pop. The accompanying CD showcases a range of different electric and electronic keyboards, and features audio tracks of all of the examples shown in the book, allowing readers to work their way through each section at their own pace, while the lay-flat binding means the book is easy to use at the keyboard or with a music stand. The Keyboard Handbook also includes a straightforward guide to reading music, and covers various aspects of music theory, including rhythm, scales, chords, and more.