George Gershwin´s works incorporate elements of jazz, creating a rich style that is unmistakably American. This volume contains 18 pieces, including songs later published for solo piano, seven preludes for piano, and more.
DescriptionDebussy´s two books of piano Preludes, written around the turn of the century, are widely regarded as being among his very best. They incorporate the superb harmonies and tonal palette which Debussy is famous for.This volume remains true to the original, and will delight all those pianists who are fond of Debussy´s music.SonglistPreludes
Ever since its premiere just over a century ago, The Mikado has consistently held the stages as one of the world´s best-loved comic operas. The story tells how Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado, overcomes all opposition to marry his sweetheart Yum-Yum. On the way he encounters such unforgettable characters as Ko-Ko, the timid tailor unexpectedly promoted to the rank of Lord High Executioner, and Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else, who is so proud that he refuses to lift a finger - except on payment of a small fee...This exquisitely illustrated Easy Piano Picture Book incorporates easy-to-play versions of the most famous songs from the show including Three Little Maids from School, The Moon and I and Tit-Willow.It will delight Gilbert and Sullivan fans of all ages.
George Gershwin´s own piano solo arrangement of his classic contemporary masterpiece for piano and orchestra. This masterful measure-for-measure two-hand adaptation of the complete modern concerto for piano and orchestra incorporates all orchestral parts and piano passages into two staves while retaining the clarity, sonority, and brilliance of the original. Advanced pianists will enjoy the experience of playing one of the 20th Century´s most famous compositions, arranged by the composer himself to retain all the grandeur and sparkle of the original work.
DescriptionCarol Barret´s Easiest Piano Course books have captured the imagination of young children everywhere! This Special edition incorporates sight-reading and warm-up exercises to enable the pupil to get to grips with these along the way. This fantastic piano method combines pictures, games and activities with clear tuition which really makes children want to get involved and learn. Progress is carefully paced to match the development of young pianists, while satisfying the demands of the professional teacher. Parents too are encouraged to join in and there are plenty of suggestions and recommendations for supplementary material.
* Cohesive approach to introducing fundamental piano techniques* Original material* Lively sporting theme* Wittily illustrated throughoutPiano Time Sports 2 is an imaginative collection of exercises which introduces a new range of fundamental techniques and develops further some of those found in book 1. Each section of the book introduces the beginner pianist to a different technique through two warm up exercises and a short piece. The pupil then gets the opportunity to demonstrate their new-found skill in an original piece which incorporates the technical point learned. Packed with witty cartoons, Piano Time Sports is a fun way to achieve pianistic super-fitness.Forces or Category : Piano technique book24 pages24 July 2003Contents :Broken chordsChromaticsTravelling fingersRepeated (staccato) sixthsPedalIndependence of handsOctavesFinger dexterityPreparation for turnsDeveloping scales
DescriptionWritten by Dominic Alldis, Jazz Piano Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, this is an invaluable tutor for those wishing to incorporate their previous classical training into learning the Jazz idiom. Divided into two parts, part one begins with improvisation using pantatonic scales, this encourages an exploration of the keyboard using a rudimentary melodic and harmonic framework. Part two begins with an introduction to bebop by applying the melodic syntax found in a Bach prelude to aharmonic progression of a jazz standard.Features explanations and examples of:Pentatonic ImprovisationThe BluesRock PianoRhythmic DisplacementScale TheoryMajor Scale Theory AppliedMelodic SyntaxThe Language of BebopMinor Scale Theory AppliedPentatonic Scale Theory AppliedLeft-Hand AccompanimentWalking Bass LinesThematic DevelopmentPerformance Tips.This book represents the culmination of hundreds of hours spent teaching jazz piano, and should be an enjoyable course of study for anyone who loves jazz piano and who wants to make steps towards understanding the vast array of possibilities open to the improvising pianist.
DescriptionThis special edition incorporates sight-reading and warm-up exercises to enable the pupil to get to grips with these along the way.Carol Barratt´s Easiest Piano Course books have captured the imagination of young children everywhere.Combining pictures, games and activities with clear tuition, they make children want to learn.Progress is carefully paced to match the development of young pianists, while satisfying the demands of the professional teacher.Parents are encouraged to join in and there are lots of suggestions of recommended supplementary material including Chester´s Easy-Peasy Theory Set 2 - a set of theory papers designed specifically to be used with this tutor book.
Comprised of singing and body movement activities which incorporate the principles of music educator Jaques Dalcroze and using the repertoire of the Suzuki Method®, Movement That Fits was written by Dalcroze educator Joy Yelin who is also knowledgeable about the Suzuki Method®. There is an introduction by the editor, Ken Guilmartin, director of the Center for Music and Young Children and himself a certified Dalcroze instructor. Movement That Fits consists of sequentially structured singing and movement activities presented in easy-to-read outline form. Lifelike drawings and other visual aids accompany each activity along with information about the Dalcroze approach to rhythm, movement and music reading. Suzuki Method® favorites such as Twinkle and Go Tell Aunt Rhody serve as the basis for the various activities.
DescriptionThis highly acclaimed, innovative approach for teaching keyboard is for very young children. The series incorporates creative cartoons, vivid color, and teaching techniques in an extremely workable and well-researched method.