Contemporary Class Piano
ISBN10: 0195166884 ISBN13: 9780195166880 Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Published: Jul 29 2003 Pages: 576 Weight: 2.60lbs. Height: 11.25" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Highly acclaimed for its creative approach to beginning piano, Contemporary Class Piano presents materials in an engaging manner and in a logical progression of difficulty. Easily accessible to students with no prior music or keyboard experience, the book offers a well-rounded and abundant solo and ensemble repertoire--including classical pieces and folk, jazz, rock, pop, and blues tunes--with ample opportunities for students to improvise, transpose, harmonize, and compose accompaniments.
New to the sixth edition
. FREE TO INSTRUCTORS UPON ADOPTION: Packaged separately from the text, a set of four MIDI disks--containing approximately 200 orchestration accompaniments prepared by renowned composer Phillip Keveren--that can be used in class. These accompaniments motivate students to practice and complete their assignments more readily.
. A teacher's manual with suggested lesson plans and teaching tips available at www.oup.com/us/classpiano
. Thirty-one new solo repertoire and sixteen new ensemble repertoire pieces (arranged for four to eight hands)
. Thirteen new songs to harmonize, six of which make up a new "Famous Themes" section, with favorites such as Fur Elise and Liebestraum
. Eighteen new teacher accompaniments
. Easy-to-play arrangements of three patriotic songs in Appendix C
. Opportunities for students to experience aleatoric (chance) music in Unit 1"