Contemporary Class Piano

ISBN-10: 0195155149

ISBN-13: 9780195155143

Edition: 5th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Elyse Mach

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Contemporary Class Piano, 5/e, offers a creative, diverse approach to beginning piano. Colleges and universities throughout the country have found success with Elyse Mach's carefully constructed, step-by-step technique. The text balances the classical works of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, with a contemporary repertoire that includes jazz, rock, improvisation, and avant-garde pieces. More than sixty repertory pieces are new to this edition, including an increased number of pieces designed to let students enjoy immediate success. New and expanded sightreading in all major keys, teacher accompaniments, and teacher/student ensembles offer additional keyboard enrichment. Worksheets have been added to the end of the first four units to aid students in the mastering of techniques and skills.
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Book details

List price: $64.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/16/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 11.00" wide x 8.90" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

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.

Keyboard Basics
Keyboard Posture
Finger Numbers
Basic Note Values
The Keyboard
The Major Five-Finger Pattern
Reading Notes
Keeping Time
Slur and Phrase Markings
Key Signature
Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests
Drone Bass
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Whole-Tone Scale
Innovative Notations
Quartal Harmony
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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