Technique Builders for Piano

Author: Hazel Cobb
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457406861
Release Date: 1999-12-13
Genre: Music

The ultimate objective is to train the student through repeated patterns and precise exercises, to acquire a conscious control in these techniques: the use of the whole arm for lateral freedom and arm weight, the forearm for rotation (Alberti bass and similar patterns) the wrist for flexibility in phrasing and the fingers for dexterity in passage work.

Basic Timing for Pianists

Author: Allan Small
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457440717
Release Date: 2005-05-03
Genre: Music

105 short exercises, leading to thorough and complete mastery of basic timing problems.

Especially for Boys

Author: Dennis Alexander
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457414627
Release Date:
Genre: Music

For years, piano teachers remarked that Dennis Alexander's pieces were great for boys and suggested that he write a book of pieces with boys in mind. Drawing on his own teaching experiences, and recalling the kinds of pieces he would have liked to play at a similar age, he composed these engaging late elementary piano solos that incorporate strong rhythms, athletic leaps of the hands and big sounds. A gratifying collection for students who need a little extra motivation to practice!

202 Checkmates for Children

Author: Fred Wilson
Publisher: Cardoza
ISBN: 1580421415
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: Games

Veteran chess teachers and authors, Wilson and Alberston, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 fascinating puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions will thrill kids as they work their way through the concepts while they have fun with chess. This book is perfect for kids! The authors should know - they have used these puzzles in their lessons for years.

Scott Joplin at the Piano

Author: Scott Joplin
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739017128
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Music

This outstanding collection of classic Joplin rags includes a concise guide to ragtime history, style and interpretation, plus a reprint of Scott Joplin's definitive document entitled School of Ragtime. Titles: The Cascades * The Chrysanthemum * The Easy Winners * The Entertainer * Heliotrope Bouquet * Maple Leaf Rag * Rag-Time Dance * Solace * The Strenuous Life * Sun Flower Slow Drag * Swipesy. "The Easy Winners" is a Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selection.

Easy Hanon

Author: Christos Tsitsaros
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495012860
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Music

(Educational Piano Solo). Since its first publication in 1873, Charles-Louis Hanon's Le Pianiste Virtuose ( The Virtuoso Pianist ) has became an undisputed classic, the staple of technical study in music schools and conservatories worldwide. Easy Hanon is a simplified version of the first part of the book (20 exercises), along with the major and minor scales, arpeggios, and additional excerpts. The exercises have been shortened and condensed to make them more accessible for the elementary to intermediate level pianist. A bonus practicing plan created by the editor includes suggested rhythmic and articulation variations to the exercises. Includes: exercises 1-20; exercises for turning the thumb under; preparatory exercises for the scale; major and minor scales; chromatic scales; arpeggios; practicing plan; and more!

Essentials of Music Theory Bk 3 Teacher s Activity Kit

Author: Andrew Surmani
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739044303
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Genre: Music

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the available ear-training CDs (sold separately), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. The Teacher's Activity Kit for Volume 3 includes five reproducible activities for each of the six units in Volume 3 of the Student Books. The wide variety of activities includes Music Crossword Puzzles, Note Naming, Matching Games, Musical Math, Word Scrambles, and others for a total of 30 Activities in all. There is also one Test per Unit that covers all the theory concepts introduced in that Unit. Each reproducible page includes scoring boxes to help the instructor grade the page. The complete line of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory includes Student Books, a Teacher's Answer Key, Ear-Training CDs, Double Bingo games, Flash Cards, Reproducible Teacher's Activity Kits, and interactive software for students and teachers in private study, studio and network environments.

Fundamentals of Piano Practice

Author: Chuan C. Chang
Publisher:
ISBN: 1523287225
Release Date: 2016-01-06
Genre:

This is the first book that teaches piano practice methods systematically, based on mylifetime of research, and containing the teachings of Combe, material from over 50 pianobooks, hundreds of articles, and decades of internet research and discussions with teachersand pianists. Genius skills are identified and shown to be teachable; learning piano can raiseor lower your IQ. Past widely taught methods based on false assumptions are exposed;substituting them with efficient practice methods allows students to learn piano and obtainthe necessary education to navigate in today's world and even have a second career. See http://www.pianopractice.org/

Celebrate Piano

Author: Cathy Albergo
Publisher: [Mississauga, Ont.] : Frederick Harris Music, c2003-c2004.
ISBN: 0887978452
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Piano


Meet the Great Composers Repertoire Book 1

Author: Maurice Hinson
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457412152
Release Date:
Genre: Music

The companion repertoire series to Meet the Great Composers features familiar piano compositions at the late-elementary to early-intermediate level. Contains original pieces and arrangements of beloved classics by the composers featured in Book 1.

The Pianist s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Concertos

Author: Karen Beres
Publisher:
ISBN: 147063810X
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Music

This textbook provides a unique resource to promote interest in and awareness of the available body of captivating concerto literature. It focuses on works suitable for pianists at the intermediate level, highlighting musically satisfying compositions from early Baroque masterworks through contemporary concertos written by today's best pedagogical composers. The book is arranged alphabetically by composer, with descriptions detailing information about publishers, tempo, key, instrumentation, and technical and musical content. The authors discuss the challenges and stylistic features of each selection and grade each movement using the 10-level grading system from Jane Magrath's The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature, a model for the textbook. This is an essential reference work for those interested in student concertos. Karen Beres teaches the undergraduate group piano classes and piano pedagogy class at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she serves as Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Music. Christopher Hahn is professor of piano at the University of Montana where he teaches applied piano and piano pedagogy at the undergraduate and graduate level. Beres and Hahn have been presenting innovative programs of duet and two-piano repertoire as the CanAm Piano Duo since 2002.