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The "Why Play Series" is a series of 21 books focused on helping musicias choose the RIGHT instruments for their personality.
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Playing music can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a person's life. Accomplished musicians would tell you that they wouldn't trade this skill for anything in the world (except for money that is!)

The Why Play books focus on the key things everyone should know about taking on this rewarding skill. Most importantly, it will demonstrate how to use this book series to attain great musical success, as well as deciding which instrument is right for you based on a study of some of the world's most influential musicians. The "Why Play Books" focus on your personal characteristics, personality, zodiac sign and psychological makeup to decide which instrument is perfect for you, your child or your student.

Based on a calculated study of musicians from around the world, this series has been scientifically put together for you as an individual for the purpose of matching YOU with the right instrument for YOU! 

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Each book also comes with an easy learning CD highlighting the lessons in the back of the book, a practice chart, glossary of musical terms and a zodiac chart of musical instruments.

What are you investing in?

You are investing in the first publication of the "Why Play" book series (Why Play Piano). The funds from this campaign will be allotted strictly for "Why Play Piano" only. Although some of the funds will go toward purchasing barcodes and ISBN's for the whole 20 book series, the majority of the monies will be dedicated to WHY PLAY PIANO. 

Along with investing in this book, you are also investing into the worlds FIRST set of books dedicated to matching instruments with the correct personalities with the intentions on saving parents/adults and children TIME & MONEY when choosing the right instrument. Until now there has not been any other study published with as much detailed information on why we gravitate to certain music and musical instruments as this book series.

www.whyplaybooks.com     

How Many Books Will Be In This Collection

There will be a total of 20 books in this collection once the whole series is completed. Other books in the series will include WHY PLAY:

Bass, Drums, Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Clarinet, Tuba, Percussion, French Horn, Organ, Trombone, Cello, Harp, Violin, Viola, Flute, Xylophone, Oboe, Bassoon  

Fund Allocation $$$

The entire book series total budget is projected to be approximately $ 76,000

I want all of my pledgers to know that this project is totally legitimate and that funding will not be misappropriated so I am listing funds and allocations for you to verify if you like.

$2345.70 - Paying Booklogix Publishing Inc. to complete Why Play Piano.

Booklogix Publishing Services Inc.
1264 Old Alpharetta Rd.
Alpharetta Ga. 30005

$550 - Will go to purchasing ISBN #s (International Standard Book Numbers) for each book in the series.

$420 - Will go towards Purchasing 20 Barcodes at $21 per Barcode

$300 - Will go toward website maintenance and upgrades.

$450 - Will go towards making posters of the “Zodiac Chart of Musical Instruments” size 18x24 and 24x36

$500 - Will go toward making the book into an eBook for all formats. (Kindle, Nook, Ipad, Reader etc.)

$688.10 - Will go toward printing 100 books @ 6.881 per book

$246.20 - Will go toward shipping books to college professors and certified music educators for review and endorsments

A Few Pages In The Book

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Where are we now.... Whats Next?

The first book of the "Why Play" Series Vol. #1 (Why Play Piano) is about 90% completed but still needs more editing, updates, barcode, ISBN, CD sleeve etc.... to be completed and ready for the public. I have the completed "draft" copy which I have already solicited book stores, libraries, local schools and colleges about the concept. Every person I have approached about the books has agreed that this is a totally new revolutionary and much needed set of books for their library's (especially band directors). Most go on to explain how they've been in the music industry for years and has NEVER seen a compilation of books this informative and unique with as much information as these. I asked about pricing and most to all agreed that $19.95 per book is VERY reasonable for a book this informational, then when I mention it comes with a CD they are overwhelmed. WOW!!! 

We are currently working on "Why Play Bass" which is the second book of the series. Expected release date for this book is March, 2012. We anticipate releasing a subsequent book every 3 months until the series is finished. At that time we intend to start (Phase II) of the "Why Play Series". We also intend to solicit a MAJOR publishing deal and or to sale the rights as an encyclopedic publication.

Can we exceed the goal?

Yes! Any funds that exceed our goal will be used to print more books and complete the next volume in the book series. Also, extra funds will be used to turn the entire book series into an audio book and also an interactive DVD ROM for your computer or laptop to enjoy a fully animated musical learning experience. We also would like to create an app for the program that you can download on your Ipad, tablet or notebook and study on the go. 

We would like to push toward reaching the total book series fund goal of approx. $76,000 This will allow us to begin book production in multiple languages in several different countries. This will also help us to start (Phase II) which we will reveal in the updates to our backers as funding continues.  

We thank you for making the "WHY PLAY" Books a world wide phenomenon in next generation education.  

When will I get my gift?

Gifts will be awarded immediatly after the Fund Goal is met.

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    Satisfaction of knowing you contributed to an exclusive music encyclopedia set that inspires 1000’s of children and adults to learn musical instruments in a whole new way.

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