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Contemporary Class Piano

ISBN-10: 0195166884
ISBN-13: 9780195166880
Edition: 6th 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Elyse Mach
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Description: Highly acclaimed for its creative approach to beginning piano, Contemporary Class Piano presents materials in an engaging manner and in a logical progression of difficulty. Easily accessible to students with no prior music or keyboard experience,  More...

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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Highly acclaimed for its creative approach to beginning piano, Contemporary Class Piano presents materials in an engaging manner and in a logical progression of difficulty. Easily accessible to students with no prior music or keyboard experience, the book offers a well-rounded and abundant solo and ensemble repertoire--including classical pieces and folk, jazz, rock, pop, and blues tunes--with ample opportunities for students to improvise, transpose, harmonize, and compose accompaniments. New to the sixth edition BL FREE TO INSTRUCTORS UPON ADOPTION: Packaged separately from the text, a set of four MIDI disks--containing approximately 200 orchestration accompaniments prepared by renowned composer Phillip Keveren--that can be used in class. These accompaniments motivate students to practice and complete their assignments more readily. BL A teacher's manual with suggested lesson plans and teaching tips available at www.oup.com/us/classpiano BL Thirty-one new solo repertoire and sixteen new ensemble repertoire pieces (arranged for four to eight hands) BL Thirteen new songs to harmonize, six of which make up a new "Famous Themes" section, with favorites such as Fur Elise and Liebestraum BL Eighteen new teacher accompaniments BL Easy-to-play arrangements of three patriotic songs in Appendix C BL Opportunities for students to experience aleatoric (chance) music in Unit 1

Elyse Mach is Professor of Music at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She has given concerts throughout Europe and the United States, appearing as piano soloist with the NBC Symphony and the Netherlandische Philharmonic Broadcasting Orchestra. She has written nine books on pianoand pianists and has been a contributing music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. She is active as a consultant, clinician, master class teacher, and frequent adjudicator, and she has guest lectured at Northwestern, Yale,The Julliad School, and many other institutions. She is the first recipient ofthe Board of Governors Universities Distinguished Professor Award and was honored by a proclamation issued by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Illinois.

Preface
Keyboard Basics
Keyboard Posture
Finger Numbers
Basic Note Values
The Keyboard
The Major Five-Finger Pattern
Dynamics
Reading Notes
Intervals
Keeping Time
Slur and Phrase Markings
Key Signature
Transposition
Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests
Drone Bass
Repertoire
Improvisation
Harmonization
Sightreading Studies
Technical Studies
Rhythmic Studies
Ensemble Pieces
Worksheet Review
The Five-Finger Pattern
Playing in Different Registers
Tempo Markings
More Dynamic Markings
Dotted Quarter Notes
Accidentals
Slurs
Parallel Motion
6/8 Time
Identifying Flat Key Signatures
Change of Dynamics
Contrary Motion
Major Triads
Five-Finger Studies and Triads in Major
The Minor Five-Finger Pattern
Minor Triads
Five-Finger Studies and Triads in Major and Minor
More Tempo Markings
Pieces Using Major and Minor Triads
The Dominant Seventh Chord
Block-Chord Accompaniments with I and V6/5
Music Chord Symbols
Five-Finger Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols for I and V6/5 Chord Accompaniments
The Subdominant Chord
Cadences
The Circle of Fifths and Major Key Signatures
Pieces with I-IV6/4-V6/5 Accompaniments
Five-Finger Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols for I, IV6/4, and V6/5 Chord Accompaniments
Changing Five-Finger Positions
Repertoire
Improvisation
Creative Music and Harmonization
Sightreading Studies
Rhythmic Studies
Technical Studies
Ensemble Pieces
Worksheet Review
Pieces with Easy Accompaniments
Major Scales
Major Scales in Tetrachord Position
Major Scales with Fingerings for Both Hands Together
Scale Studies in Clusters
Triads on Major-Scale Degrees
Intervals of a Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth (Octave)
Extending the Five-Finger Position
Sixteenth Notes and Sixteenth Rests
The Dotted Eighth Note
Musical Forms: AB and ABA
Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols for I, IV6/4, and V6/5 Chords
Broken-Chord Accompaniment Patterns
Arpeggio Accompaniment Patterns
Syncopation
The Damper Pedal
Other Accompaniment Patterns
Secondary Chords
Intervals Within the Scale
Melodic Lines with Intervals
Chord Inversions
The Damper Pedal (Indirect Pedaling)
Hymn Style
Augmented and Diminished Triads
Repertoire
Improvisation
Creative Music and Harmonization
Sightreading Studies
Rhythmic Studies
Technical Studies
Ensemble Pieces
Worksheet Review
Tonality and Atonality
Minor Scales
Minor Key Signatures
Natural Minor Scales in Tetrachord Positions
Harmonic Minor Scales
i-iv6/4-i-V6/5-i Chord Progression
Parallel Major and Minor Scales
Other Scale Forms (Modes)
The Chromatic Scale
Jazz
Pandiatonicism
The Whole-Tone Scale
Bitonality
Atonality
Innovative Notations
Quartal Harmony
Repertoire
Bitonal Improvisation
Sightreading Studies
Ensemble Pieces
Worksheet Review
Letter-Name Chord Symbols
Letter Names of I, IV, and V7 Chords
Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols
Famous Themes
Strumming Accompaniments
Arpeggio Accompaniments
Major and Minor Seventh Chords
Letter-Name Chord Chart
Ensemble Pieces
Twenty-Four Piano Classics
Rameau, Tambourin
Schein, Allemande
Corelli, Sarabande
Krieger, Minuet in A Minor
Witthauer, Gavotte
Telemann, Gigue
Mozart, L., Burleske (from Notebook for Wolfgang)
Haydn, Gypsy Dance (Trio)
Bach/Ricci, Risoluto
Mozart, W.A., Minuet in C
Beethoven, German Dance
Schumann, Melody (from 43 Piano Pieces for the Young, Op. 68)
Rebikoff, The Bear
Bartok, Springtime Song (No. 2 from For Children, Vol. 1)
Kadosa, Homage to Bartok
Kabalevsky, A Conversation (Op. 39, No. 7)
Hovhaness, Moon Dance (No. 2 from Mountain Idylls
Starer, Evens and Odds
Gillock, Autumn Is Here
Hartsell, Moonlit Shores
Mier, Sneaky Business
Tingley, Dreamscape
Tingley, Early Spring
Score Reading
Three-Part Texture
Four-Part Texture
Major and Harmonic Minor Scales in Two Octaves
Major Scales in Two Octaves
Harmonic Minor Scales in Two Octaves
Three Patriotic Song Arrangements
Carey, America
Bates/Ward, America the Beautiful
Key/Smith, The Star-Spangled Banner
Performance Terms and Symbols
Title Index
Composer Index
Subject Index

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