The book “BASICS”, written by Mark Adams is a new comprehensive approach to learning the basic concepts to music theory, piano techniques, keyboard harmony, jazz techniques and improvisation all in one book. The book also comes with a play-along cd as well. This book is designed to teach anyone how to read music, learn how to play piano and learn how to construct and play all chords with a basic harmonic approach to an advance harmonic approach. This book is also excellent for teaching a student of jazz how to learn tunes and improvise on them. It comes with a play-along cd, which will be helpful for anyoneplaying any instrument of all ages and all levels.