Author: James Peterik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-12-11
This edition shows readers how to develop songwriting skills and take their skills to the next level. It addresses the new face of the recording industry and its shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as covering the numerous social media networking sites.
Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood's Me and My Piano series is probably the UK's most widely-used and biggest selling piano method. It is now published in a new edition including a new larger size, improved layout making it easier to read, a clean new look with new typesetting and music-setting and the instantly recognizable cover designs have been updated for extra vibrancy. This excellent book of first repertoire pieces builds on the solid technical and musical foundations established in the highly successful tutors Me and My Piano Parts I and II, which it is designed to complement. Here is a wealth of new material, ranging from simple five-finger pieces for separate hands on C major, to move advanced pieces introducing changes of hand position, new notes and rhythms, simple chords, and the key signatures of G and F major. Enchantingly illustrated, this essential and irresistible book will encourage the young pianist to expand his or her repertoire in the most enjoyable way.
Author: Marion Harewood
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 1992
This is the second of two books of easy, attractive duets for the young beginner, specially designed to complement the technical progression of Me and My Piano Books I and II. Some of the 17 pieces in this collection have interchangeable parts of equal difficulty, so that the young pianist can play alongside a teacher, parent or another student, while others are intended for student/teacher performance. A lively and stimulating mixture of new and familiar material, drawn from many different countries, this book will prove irresistible to teachers and students alike.
Easy, attractive duets designed to complement the progression of Parts 1 and 2. Some of the 20 pieces in this collection have interchangeable parts of equal difficulty, so that the young pianist can play alongside a teacher, parent or another student, whilst others are intended for pupil/teacher performance. A lively and stimulating mixture of new and familiar material, drawn from many different countries.
Me and My Piano Superscales is a sound and refreshingly different introduction to piano scales. Designed to contemplate Part II of the highly successful tutor Me and My Piano, it will be invaluable for any younger beginner. There are simple 'Under and over' exercises to establish fingering patterns, and the scales themselves are brought to life with 16 imaginative scaley pieces complete with teacher accompaniments. The numerous 'musical detective' quizzes will keep every pupil on their toes! Enchantingly illustrated, this book adopts a friendly yet methodical approach that will ensure a rapid, musical grasp of scales in a most enjoyable way.
Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell
Author: Blake Neely
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008
Kaum ein Instrument fasziniert so wie das Piano, sei es als Klavier, Keyboard oder Orgel. Blake Neely bringt Ihnen in "Piano für Dummies" alles bei, was Sie zu den 88 Tasten, drei Pedalen, zehn Fingern und zwei Füßen wissen müssen. Das Buch ist eine Einführung in die Rhythmen, Melodien und Harmonien, die Tonarten und Akkorde. Neely erklärt, wie Sie am Piano die richtige Körperhaltung einnehmen und bald erste Melodien klimpern. Außerdem gibt er Ihnen Tipps zu den Stilrichtungen, die gerne auf dem Piano gespielt werden, und wie Sie das richtige Instrument für Ihre Bedürfnisse finden. Als kleine Motivation und Inspiration werden die erfolgreichsten Pianisten der verschiedenen Musikstile von Wladimir Horowitz bis Jerry Lee Lewis vorgestellt.
Author: Hamish MacCunn
Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Song cycles
Britain, long revered for its choral music and partsongs, had largely neglected art songs since the Elizabethan era. The middle of the nineteenth century witnessed efforts to revive the genre, particularly in the works of Sir C. Hubert Parry and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. The following generation, including the Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn (1868–1916), built on the foundations laid by Parry and Stanford and served as the bridge to the vocal music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir Edward Elgar, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, and ultimately Benjamin Britten. Though best known for his Scottish-influenced compositions, MacCunn composed over 100 songs that, free from national constraints, are some of the most refined and sophisticated examples of his music. Almost no modern editions of MacCunn’s song exist, though many were published during the composer’s lifetime. The current two-part edition presents the composer’s 102 extant songs. Part 1 contains 53 individual songs; part 2 presents the songs that were first published as sets.
Author: Neil Miller
Publisher: THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK
Release Date: 2007-12-08
THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK by Neil Miller provides the essential information required to excel at playing the piano: what you should be learning in piano lessons so you can play to your full potential.It is the piano student's guide for getting the most out of practicing, lessons, your teacher and yourself. Whether your preferences are towards classical, jazz or popular music, THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK will show you organized practicing methods that take the mystery out of music, revealing how music is put together and easing the challenges of piano playing.THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK combines Neil Miller's creative teaching techniques and experiences with practicing and performing, comprehensively covering topics extremely useful to anyone taking or planning to take lessons.In THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK, Neil Miller recounts relevant personal incidents and informative historical accounts, to enlighten and entertain. Hundreds of illustrations and musical examples enhance the explanations.
DescriptionAngel Just-Rights tells of a plethora of mortifyingly unhealthy, demoralising, ritualistic and compelling behaviours that manifest deeply in a fragile life so touched by the world around her. This is an exclusive account, based on the remarkable and true story of Rebecca Parker (also known as Micci), the Protagonist and Author. Laugh! Shout! Cry, as we're finally invited to join this incredible quest for freedom. Delving into issues relating to everyday living such as dealing with strict family values, loyalty and devotion, the author intermittently riddles with her reader in efforts to gain the yearned-for rationality and reassurance she so desperately seeks. During chaotic deciphering, Parker encounters incongruence in evaluations as, how can implicitly pure intentions - living life selflessly protecting those you love - precipitate such devastating results? Parker gradually learns how coping in silence can cruelly fester, hastening devastating consequences: severe eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia), post-traumatic stresses and flash-backs, self-harm and suicidal desires, problems with extreme over-exercise and increasing obsessions, rituals, distorted beliefs leading to incredibly debilitating episodes of low self-esteem, depression, hospitalisations, sectioning under the Mental Health Act and associated inequitable treatments enforced.