Music Instruction: Piano
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Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching
Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching
Paperback      ISBN: 0882846558

This reference book is an invaluable resource for teachers, students and performers for evaluating and selecting piano solo literature. Concise and thoroughly researched, thousands of works, from the Baroque through the Contemporary periods, have been graded and evaluated in detail. Includes an alphabetical list of composers, explanations of works, and much more.

You Can Teach Yourself Jazz Piano
You Can Teach Yourself Jazz Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 0786650079
Michael Aaron Piano Course: Lessons Grade 1
Michael Aaron Piano Course
Lessons Grade 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0898988551

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 Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
Paperback      ISBN: 0375758623

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.

Praise for The Piano Shop on the Left Bank

" Carhart's] writing is fluid and lovely enough to lure the rustiest plunker back to the piano bench and the most jaded traveler back to Paris."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"Captivating . . . Carhart] joins the tiny company of foreigners who have written of the French as verbs. . . . What he tries to capture is not the sight of them, but what they see."
-The New York Times

"Thoroughly engaging . . . In part it is a book about that most unpredictable and pleasurable of human experiences, serendipity. . . . The book is also about something more difficult to pin down, friendship and community."
-The Washington Post

"Carhart writes with a sensuousness enhanced by patience and grounded by the humble acquisition of new insight into music, his childhood, and his relationship to the city of Paris."
-The New Yorker

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Michael Aaron Piano Course - Technic Grade 2
Michael Aaron Piano Course - Technic Grade 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0760400024

A new addition to the successful Michael Aaron Piano Course lesson books. These new Technic books are centered around Michael Aaron's original Lesson books and are focused on his original teaching concepts.

John W. Schaum Piano Course: A-The Red Book : Leading to Mastery of the Instrument
John W. Schaum Piano Course
A-The Red Book : Leading to Mastery of the Instrument
Paperback      ISBN: 0769218148

A time-honored tradition just got better! The John W. Schaum Piano Course has been newly revised with 100 percent new engravings and typesetting, color highlighting for concept emphasis, updated song titles and lyrics, and full-color illustrations.

John W. Schaum Piano Course: Pre A - The Green Book
John W. Schaum Piano Course
Pre A - The Green Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0769236014

A time-honored tradition just got better The John W. Schaum Piano Course has been newly revised with 100 percent new engravings and typesetting, color highlighting for concept emphasis, updated song titles and lyrics, and full-color illustrations.

Preludes and Exercises: School of Scales for Piano
Preludes and Exercises
School of Scales for Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 0769295304

Muzio Clementi (1752--1832) was a famed composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Although born in Italy, he spent most of his life in England. In his time, he was known as "the father of the pianoforte," "father of modern piano technique," and "father of Romantic pianistic virtuosity." This collection progressive preludes and scale exercises in all major and minor keys.

Alfred's Basic Piano Theory Book: Level 3
Alfred's Basic Piano Theory Book
Level 3
Paperback      ISBN: 0739017349

Designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Lesson Books. Contains enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Books. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard.

John W. Schaum Piano Course: B - The Blue Book
John W. Schaum Piano Course
B - The Blue Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0769235816

A time-honored tradition just got better! The John W. Schaum Piano Course has been newly revised with 100 percent new engravings and typesetting, color highlighting for concept emphasis, updated song titles and lyrics, and full-color illustrations.