This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 4 concepts include: tarantellas; eighth note triplets; arpeggiated chords; first and second inversion triads in C; triads in all positions; major scales in parallel motion; two-part writing; seventh chords and inversions of seventh chords; E harmonic minor scale in contrary motion; primary chords in E minor; sixteenth notes; dotted eighth notes; primary chords in B-flat Major and G Minor; repeated-note warm-ups; and harmonic minor scales in parallel motion.For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. Coordinating supplemental books for Level 4 include: Classic Themes * Duet * Ear Training * Merry Christmas * Musical Concepts * Recital * Repertoire * Sight Reading * Technic * Theory and Top Hits Solo, Christmas and Duet books. Songs include: America the Beautiful (Ward) * The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Steffe-Howe) * Black Forest Polka * Blow, Winds, Blow * Calypso Holiday * Comedians' Dance (Kabelevsky) * Farewell to Thee (Aloha Oe) * Gypsy Dance * Haunted House * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * The Hokey-Pokey * The House of the Rising Sun * The Magic Piper * Musette (Bach) * Olympic Procession * Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (Elgar)* Prelude in A Minor * Space Shuttle Blues * Spinning Wheel * Swingin' Sevenths * Tarentella * Waltz in G Minor * Waves of the Danube (Ivanovici)
100 golden jazz standards arranged by greats such as Bill Evans, George Shearing, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Dave Brubeck, "Fats" Waller, and Duke Ellington. Titles include: Blue Moon * C Jam Blues * Ebb Tide * I'm in the Mood for Love * Mood Indigo * Satin
The Michael Aaron Piano Course Lesson books have been completely re-engraved, expanded (adding more definitions of musical terms and more musical pieces), updated (with modernized artwork), and re-edited (with less emphasis on fingerings and more on note-
The Schaum Note Speller has the unqualified testimonial of thousands of teachers who pronounce it 'The Best.' Musical facts, beginning with line and space numbers are taught. Students learn by doing, since this book is in workbook form. This saves
Walking his two young children to school every morning, Thad Carhart passes an unassuming little storefront in his Paris neighborhood. Intrigued by its simple sign--Desforges Pianos--he enters, only to have his way barred by the shop's imperious owner. Unable to stifle his curiosity, he finally lands the proper introduction, and a world previously hidden is brought into view. Luc, the atelier's master, proves an indispensable guide to the history and art of the piano. Intertwined with the story of a musical friendship are reflections on how pianos work, their glorious history, and stories of the people who care for them, from amateur pianists to the craftsmen who make the mechanism sing. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is at once a beguiling portrait of a Paris not found on any map and a tender account of the awakening of a lost childhood passion.
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Twenty-five great melodies as originally composed for piano solo. Titles: Belle of the Ball * The Bluebells of Scotland * Blue Tango * Bugler's Holiday * China Doll * Fiddle-Faddle * The First Day of Spring * Forgotten Dreams * The Girl in Satin * Jazz Le
Time honored and time tested, the Theory Lessons book has earned a face lift. Completely re-engraved, with color highlights on each page, the book is fresh and new-looking, while retaining the valuable theory studies which have made it an indispens