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Piano for Pleasure A Basic Course for Adults

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ISBN-10: 0534519628

ISBN-13: 9780534519629

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: Martha Hilley, Lynn Freeman Olson, Lynn Freeman Olson

List price: $190.95
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This text is an accessible, thorough introductory text for beginning pianists. The authors present vital keyboard skills in a smooth, carefully calibrated progression that makes students feel comfortable learning to play the piano. By the end of the first chapter, students can play three simple pieces-a Hilley arrangement of "Amazing Grace," and two songs written especially for this text by Lynn Freeman Olson. Subsequent chapters build students' confidence by offering a consistent synthesis of keyboard skills, music theory, and creativity. Olson's original and appealing musical selections consistently compliment Hilley's mastery of pedagogy and pacing. As a result, students learn difficult piano skills as they experience the excitement of playing old favorites.
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Book details

List price: $190.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/17/2001
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 400
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Martha Hilley joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin School of Music in 1982 as Coordinator of Group Piano and Pedagogy. Throughout her career, she has been active in piano pedagogy, teaching on the national, state, and local levels, as well as internationally in Italy, Belgium, Australia, Norway, Austria, and Taiwan. Hilley has been the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching throughout her career, including the Texas Excellence Teaching Award, 1983; a Dad's Association Centennial Fellowship, 1988; and the Texas Music Teachers Association's Outstanding Collegiate Teacher,1997. In 1992, Hilley received the prestigious Orpheus Award presented by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in recognition of her contributions to the field of music. She was the first College of Fine Arts faculty member to be awarded the William Blunk Endowed Professorship (1998). In 2002, Professor Hilley was named as the first MTNA Foundation Fellow for the state of Texas. Ms. Hilley was inducted into the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers in the fall of 2005. Professor Hilley was honored with the Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Service Award at the 2008 MTNA National Conference in Denver, CO. This award recognizes an MTNA leader who has provided significant and lasting volunteer service to the association. Hilley is coauthor of two college piano texts: PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN and PIANO FOR PLEASURE, the first texts to embrace digital sequencer technology through disks and the first to provide Web-based computer tutorials.

Black Keys
Simple Note Values
Key Names
Black Key Groups
Meter Signatures
Line and Space Notes
Steps and Skips
Seconds and Thirds
Treble and Bass
Grand Staff
Fourths and Fifths
Half Steps and Whole Steps
Sharps and Flats
Dotted Rhythms
Major Pentascales
Leger Lines
Sixths, Sevenths, Eighths
Major Scales
Key Signatures
Scale Fingering
Primary Chords
Chord Inversions
Guitar Symbols
Sixteenth Notes
Interval Quality
Dominant Sevenths
Compound Meter
Key Triads
Primary Chords in Minor
Holiday Repertoire
Supplementary Repertoire
Appendices: Major Keys
Major Scales
Minor Scales
Indices of Titles and Composers