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A piano method book for adults. This, my piano flunkies, is your book.
A piano method book for adults. This, my piano flunkies, is your book.
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    Thanks!

    You are acknowledging to yourself that you too suck at piano. Congrats. I’ll send you free updates and I will write you an email telling you how bad I imagine you are at piano.

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    YSAP Digital Book + Updates

    A digital copy of You Suck at Piano + access to updates.

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    YSAP Book + Bumper Sticker

    A physical copy of You Suck at Piano and a bumper sticker + access to updates.

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    Signed Book, Sticker + Personalized Note

    A signed copy of You Suck at Piano with a note written to whomever you wish regarding their piano playing, and a bumper sticker + access to updates.

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    Signed Book, Sticker + Digital Download

    Signed book, sticker, and a free digital download + access to updates.

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    Personalized Doodle + USBD

    USBD (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download), plus a crude drawing by my illustrator Kevin of you playing the piano on a napkin.

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    8.5 x 11 Personalized Drawing + USBD

    USBD (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download), plus an 8.5 x 11 drawing by my illustrator Kevin of anyone you choose being terrible at the piano.

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    Composer Mug + USBD

    USBD (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download), plus a coffee mug with the composer of your choice on one side and a “fun fact” about them on the other side.

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    "Know Your Composers" Poster + USBD

    USBD (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download), plus a 18” x 24” “Know Your Composers” poster.

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    Mug, "Know Your Composers" Poster + USBD

    USBD (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download), plus a coffee mug with the composer of your choice on one side and a “fun fact” about them on the other side AND an 18” x 24” “Know Your Composers” poster.

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    Personalized Bust + USBDMP

    USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus your bust (or someone else’s) drawn into the “Piano Wall of Shame” which will appear in the book.

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    Skype/FaceTime One-on-One + USBDMP

    USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus Joel will give you a call over Skype/FaceTime for an hour to either give you a piano lesson or to talk to you about music and failing in general. Includes a follow-up chat.

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    Comic Strip Dedication in Book + USBDMP

    USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus a 1-page comic strip dedicated to your terrible piano playing, which will appear in the book, or a short animation to appear in the digital version of the book.

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    Arrangement + USBDMP

    USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus Joel will arrange any piece of music you’d like for any level of piano difficulty.

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    Electronic Keyboard + USBDMP

    USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus a portable electronic keyboard with “You Suck at Piano” engraved on it!

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    Joel Plays Your Party, Drawing + USBDMP

    USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus Joel will travel to you and play piano at a party, all the while talking about how you wouldn’t have been good enough to play the party yourself. Receive a personal portrait drawing from Kevin. (US Continental only. Please contact prior to buying.)

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    Joel and Kevin Come to YOU! + USBDMP

    USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus Joel AND Kevin will come to you, anywhere in the world! Joel will play your party, and Kevin will draw portraits of your guests. USBDMP (Updates, Signed book, Bumper sticker, Digital download, composer mug and poster), plus Joel will travel to you and play piano at a party, all the while talking about how you wouldn’t have been good enough to play the party yourself. Receive a personal portrait drawing from Kevin. (Please contact prior to buying.)

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