We could all use a little more confidence in our lives. With a push in the right direction, you can discover how to carry yourself confidently at work, at home, and even in relationships. This friendly guide shows you what confidence is and where it comes from, and offers practical tips and techniques to build on your skills, challenge your fears, and channel your energy into a more effective you. Discover how to Recognise your strengths See things from a brighter perspective Say 'No' with confidence Build confidence in others Raise confident children
Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set! Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is aninvaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental pianoinstruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been atit awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling theivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you needto start playing today, including clear instruction andsupplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, likeclassical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfectteacher should you decide to expand your instruction. With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano isversatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the sametime. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the pianosuch a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rdEdition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction,written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style.For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductorycourse. For the more advanced player, it becomes a handy referenceto keep around for periodic refreshers. Topics include: Finding the perfect keyboard, and caring for your piano The intricacies of reading music, including notes, rhythm, andchange-ups Melody, harmony, and the building blocks of sound The role of individual technique, and finding your owngroove The book also includes advice on practicing efficiently andimproving your performance, as well as tips on how to pursue moreadvanced experiences. A great piano player is always the life ofthe party, and in high demand. If you're looking to become one withthe "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is theresource you want!
Hands-on, full-color instruction in this versatile painting medium Acrylic paint is easy to use, quick to dry, a cinch to clean up, and relatively inexpensive–which makes it a great medium for amateur artists. Following a simple step-by-step approach, Acrylic Painting For Dummies provides hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles, making the medium accessible to would-be artists at all levels. Featuring large-scale projects at the end of most chapters and ample additional opportunities for readers to paint along, this friendly guide will help anyone discover the artist within.
On a simple piece of paper, a fierce bird of prey can swoop down upon its terrified victim, an adoring father can share laughter with the infant daughter cradled in his arms, raindrops can glisten on the hood of a vintage sports car, a lightening bolt can cut across the night, offering a glimpse of trees ominously silhouetted against the blackness. Drawing can enrich your life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Drawing your everyday experiences can change how you and others see the world, while drawing from imagination can give rise to fantastic new worlds. And, despite what you may believe, it’s something just about anyone can learn to do. Drawing For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to learn drawing basics. Its author, professional illustrator and long-time art educator Brenda Hoddinott, has a simple philosophy—that only you can teach you to draw. With that in mind, she arms you with the tools you need to explore the basics and then coaches you through 30 hands-on drawing projects. You'll quickly Conquer the basics of line and shading Develop an eye for basic shapes and contours Discover how to create the illusion of three dimensions Render still-life subjects and landscapes Bring animals and people to vivid life on the page Brenda helps you tune into your right brain and see the world as an artist does. You’ll discover how to break things down into basic lines and shapes and then reassemble them on the page. Other topics covered include: Understanding and exercising the basic skills of drawing lines and shapes, adding life and depth with shading, and rendering textures Mastering the fundamentals of composition and planning drawings Creating lifelike doodles and cartoon characters Drawing the natural environment including both plants and animals Keeping a sketchbook and drawing from memory Drawing people, starting with babies and exploring the human face from childhood to old age It’s never too late to unleash the artist within. Let Drawing For Dummies put you on the road of discovery and self-expression through drawing.
A wild ride through Canadian history, fully revised and updated! This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin's shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical and archeological research. In his trademark irreverent style, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey at the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the recent sponsorship scandal.
From the Bavarian Alps to the Rhine, from Berlin to the Black Forest, Germany is packed with beer gardens, castles, timeless villages, great culture, and much more. There’s plenty to do, but where do you start? This fun and handy guide covers everything you need to know to plan the perfect Teutonic trip, including: Five great itineraries for whatever you’re into All the best shopping and nightlife in Berlin A handy guide to German food Ten great German museums A guide to Germany’s fairy-tale Bavarian castles Year-round events, from Oktoberfest to the Berlin Film Festival Like every For Dummies travel guide, Germany For Dummies includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps
Dating can be great or it can be the absolute pits, whether you're 17 or 70. The basic story of dating hasn't changed in thousands of years – boy meets girl and they make a connection. So why such sweaty palms if the dating game is so old? No, it’s not because you’re the nerd of the universe and everyone else is way cooler than you are. It’s because the rules have all changed. On top of that, dating can feel really scary because it has to do with big-ticket items: the opposite sex and rejection. Yikes! Dating For Dummies is your guide to the dating scene if you have never dated, have rarely dated, or if you've experienced a life change and want to start dating again. Whether you're a teenager, young adult, divorced, widowed, or an older adult, this useful reference can help you meet, date, and start a relationship with the person of your dreams. Discover ways to increase your confidence, polish your social skills, figure out what you want, and find out where the best places are to meet your future mate. Full of essential tips and dating wisdom, Dating For Dummies covers everything a single person in search of a date should know, including Selecting the right place for your first date Finding the best places to meet people Knowing how to protect yourself and understanding the myths and facts about date rape Ditching your date (politely) and exiting with style Finding dating tips for single parents, seniors, or those involved in office romances and long-distance relationships Knowing when not to date Meeting your online date, blind date, or personal-ad date Surviving a break-up and waiting out the rebound period Realizing that you are in love With a little help from Dating For Dummies, discover how to turn what could be a disastrous date into a good time (and a fabulous relationship). Author Dr. Joy Browne – licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and award-winning radio talk show host – guides you through it all.
From New England to the Oregon Coast, from Texas to the Tetons, America is full of fascinating and friendly places — and your RV is a great way to get to any one of them. This fun, friendly guide shows you how to get the most out of your RV vacations with fun itineraries and handy tips on: Choose the right route and the right season for travel Picking the RV that will get you where you want to go on a budget you can afford Eating and sleeping comfortably on the road Tying up the loose ends before you leave Planning ahead to take care of special travel needs Tips on fun museums and special getaways for snowbirds Like every For Dummies travel guide, RV Vacations For Dummies includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps