Making Music at the Piano

Piano/Keyboard Methods/Series

Author: John W. Schaum

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781629060453

Category: Music

Page: 48

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Creative Approach for Teaching Ages 7 to 11 -- Presents glissando, rubato, double flats

Making Music at the Piano

And , finally , • You can use the piano as an instrument for creating music and
becoming a more musical person . Making music at the piano can be a highly
gratifying activity for you . In part I , “ Pianists and Pianos , " you will find five
chapters ...

Author: Barbara English Maris

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195123265

Category: Music

Page: 242

View: 449

Beginners can make music at the piano and play musically even during the earliest phases of piano study, and this books shows how. Written for early-level adult piano students of any age, the book enables students to play gratifying music while continuing to develop their skills steadily, whether they are working in a private studio or in a piano class environment. Throughout, the book features numerous Concepts to Consider (focusing on conceptual learning) and Activities to Explore (which build on the Concepts and emphasize ways to strengthen the kinesthetic aspects of learning). The author discusses nearly every aspect encountered by the beginner, from appropriate goals and good playing habits to the basics of how people learn and how the piano works. She provides a hands-on explanation of the characteristics of music playing and suggests specific strategies for using practice time effectively and for developing rhythmic security and technical control of sound. For students who to play as well as practice, this book is the ideal guide.

The Art of Practicing

Offers practical techniques for practicing a musical instrument, including the effect of posture, the efficient use of the hands and arms, using listening techniques to improve coordination, and cultivating rhythmic vitality

Author: Madeline Bruser

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 271

View: 178

Offers practical techniques for practicing a musical instrument, including the effect of posture, the efficient use of the hands and arms, using listening techniques to improve coordination, and cultivating rhythmic vitality

Creating Music at the Piano Lesson Book Book 2

You can make a new melody from any tune by turning it upside - down ( making
all the intervals go in the opposite direction ) . Here is " YANKEE DOODLE ”
upside - down : & 2 + Yan - kee Doo - dle up - side - down , Fall - ing off his po -
ny ...

Author: Amanda Vick Lethco

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457441882

Category: Music

Page: 48

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This volume surveys the major keyboard style periods with a variety of familiar compositions, each prefaced by a brief explanation. A unique aspect of this edition is the introduction it provides to music editing. Using facsimiles, the editors explain the importance of good editions and some of the steps involved in creating a performance edition.

Making Music

A . W . Benoy has a gift for making simple arrangements of the most unlikely
things , and his latest , Debussy ' s Petite Suite for piano duet ( called En Bateau )
, will make elementary players with the help of a good pianist feel they are
making ...

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Making Music Modern

The book also examines the persistent biases of the time, particularly anti-Semitisim, gender stereotyping, and longstanding racial attitudes.

Author: Carol J. Oja

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195162579

Category: History

Page: 493

View: 916

New York City witnessed a dazzling burst of creativity in the 1920s. In this pathbreaking study, Carol J. Oja explores this artistic renaissance from the perspective of composers of classical and modern music, who along with writers, painters, and jazz musicians, were at the heart of early modernism in America. She also illustrates how the aesthetic attitudes and institutional structures from the 1920s left a deep imprint on the arts over the 20th century. Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Virgil Thomson, William Grant Still, Edgar Varèse, Henry Cowell, Leo Ornstein, Marion Bauer, George Antheil-these were the leaders of a talented new generation of American composers whose efforts made New York City the center of new music in the country. They founded composer societies--such as the International Composers' Guild, the League of Composers, the Pan American Association, and the Copland-Sessions Concerts--to promote the performance of their music, and they nimbly negotiated cultural boundaries, aiming for recognition in Western Europe as much as at home. They showed exceptional skill at marketing their work. Drawing on extensive archival material--including interviews, correspondence, popular periodicals, and little-known music manuscripts--Oja provides a new perspective on the period and a compelling collective portrait of the figures, puncturing many longstanding myths. American composers active in New York during the 1920s are explored in relation to the "Machine Age" and American Dada; the impact of spirituality on American dissonance; the crucial, behind-the-scenes role of women as patrons and promoters of modernist music; cross-currents between jazz and concert music; the critical reception of modernist music (especially in the writings of Carl Van Vechten and Paul Rosenfeld); and the international impulse behind neoclassicism. The book also examines the persistent biases of the time, particularly anti-Semitisim, gender stereotyping, and longstanding racial attitudes.

Making Music at the Piano

Creative Approach for Teaching Ages 7 to 11 -- Includes an analytical sonata, descriptive fugue

Author: John W. Schaum

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780757926464

Category: Music

Page:

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Creative Approach for Teaching Ages 7 to 11 -- Includes an analytical sonata, descriptive fugue

Looks Easy Sounds Hard

Notes from Julie Hanney about Looks Easy, Sounds Hard: -The look on a musician's face when they begin making "real music" that sounds good to them - this is the motivation behind Looks Easy, Sounds Hard.

Author: Julie Hanney

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781481084789

Category:

Page: 46

View: 167

Most beginner songbooks aren't especially inspiring for pianists who are just getting started. Just because you are a beginner doesn't mean you don't want to make beautiful and moving music! This book allows beginners and early intermediate students to play songs that are interesting, emotional, jazzy, fun and engaging. Whether children or adults, pianists find themselves LOVING to play these songs and feeling like real musical artists, not just someone who can play "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and other simple melodies that lack rich musical textures and emotions. From songs that can be played by students in early level books to pieces that will be enjoyed by students in their second and third year of studies, "Looks Easy, Sounds Hard" will be a well-loved companion to your musical studies. Julie has recorded all of the songs from Looks Easy, Sounds Hard and put them on YouTube so that students can hear what they will sound like with practice. The information about how to watch/listen to the videos is at the bottom of each song. More books by Julie Hanney coming soon: Looks Easy, Sounds Hard - Duets Looks Easy, Sounds Hard - Jazzy Tunes Looks Easy, Sounds Hard - Classical Melodies Looks Easy, Sounds Hard - How to Write Your Own Songs Looks Easy, Sounds Hard - For Intermediate Pianists About the Composer: Julie Hanney is a performer, teacher, music director and published composer of works for many different instruments, including several for choir and piano that were published under her previous name, Julie Wheeler. She received a B.A. in Music from the University of Oregon where she studied piano with Victor Steinhardt. She also did graduate studies in composition with Dr. Robert Kyr. Julie maintains a private piano teaching studio and has released two solo piano albums: "Painting in Sound" and "A Peace-Filled Christmas." She loves inspiring her students of all ages to truly enjoy playing the piano. Expressing yourself through music is one of the great joys on earth, and it is Julie's hope that "Looks Easy, Sounds Hard" will inspire people young and old to play with freedom, passion, joy and creativity. To learn more about upcoming books, albums, concerts and projects, or to listen to Julie's solo piano albums please visit: www.juliehanneypiano.com. Julie's albums are also available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube and other streaming services. Her CDs can be purchased in physical and digital formats through the CD Baby Store or on Amazon.com. Notes from Julie Hanney about Looks Easy, Sounds Hard: - The look on a musician's face when they begin making "real music" that sounds good to them - this is the motivation behind Looks Easy, Sounds Hard. In the first year or two of lessons most of the songs in beginning books aren't particularly inspiring or beautiful. "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Yankee Doodle" are classics, but students of all ages yearn to play music that is intriguing, expressive, jazzy and/or sounds like music they would hear in a movie. The songs in this book fit the bill with a variety of moods and genres, each one accessible to beginning students.I hope you enjoy playing these songs and that they inspire you to play with joy, play often and share your musical gifts with the world. For more information about Julie's CD's and upcoming songbooks, please visit: www.juliehanneypiano.com. piano songbook songbook for beginners adult piano inventive piano songbook original piano solos songbook for keyboard

Any Sound You Can Imagine

Winner of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Book Award (1997) Recent innovations in musical instrument design are not simply a response to the needs of musicians, writes Paul Théberge; they also have ...

Author: Paul Théberge

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819563095

Category: Music

Page: 293

View: 189

Describes digital musical instruments, industries that supply and promote them, and the meanings they have for musicians.

The Making of Musicians

"There is only this horrid music that comes between us, mother," said the little boy in the Punch story, and his case is by no means a singular one.

Author: T. H. Yorke Trotter

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493783564

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 516

An excerpt from the beginning of the first chapter: I. FIRST PRINCIPLES MUSIC SHOULD BE THE MOST POPULAR ART WHICH should be the most popular of the arts ? Undoubtedly music, for it is natural to all men to express their feelings in rhythmic motion and in sound, and music is the art of rhythmic motion in sound. We hear on all sides the attempt at self-expression in musical sound. The boy whistles as he goes about his occupations, the working-girl sings at her work; to all of us alike the first means of self-expression are to be found in music. Moreover, we hear music everywhere in nature. We all know what a charm in life is given by the sweet songs of birds, while we seem to hear a music in the splash of the waves of the sea, and in the sighing of the wind. There is music all around us, though some of us are slow to hear it. And yet we must admit that the study of this art of music is not at the present time a joy to the pupil, but rather, in many cases, a wearisome task. "There is only this horrid music that comes between us, mother," said the little boy in the Punch story, and his case is by no means a singular one. Often do we hear people say they are unmusical and hate music; there is no universal wish to learn the secret of the art. THE REASON WHY THE STUDY OF MUSIC IS OFTEN SO MUCH DISLIKED Why is it that the study of music is not popular ? Why is it that there is so much unwillingness to give up time to learn to play on an instrument or to use the voice with good effect ? The answer is simply this, that, as a rule, the teaching of music has been merely a giving of facts — facts of notation, that is to say, imparting the knowledge of the symbols used to express musical sounds; and what I may call facts of technique — that is to say, the training of the muscles so as to obtain the best results in practical performance on an instrument, or in the production of the singing voice. The piano is the instrument that is most used in the teaching of music, and the methods adopted in teaching performance on the piano may be taken as emblematic of those used in other branches of musical education. The child is taught what are called " notes," that is, the symbols used to express musical sound, and the use of the keys on the piano, that, when pressed down, reproduce these sounds. The muscles are trained to be strong and pliable, and to answer quickly and readily the orders of the brain. This teaching is carried on until the pupil can read the notation of music, and can play pieces correctly, and possibly with good tone and proper attention to the phrasing, or articulation, of the music. At the same time the pupil may be taught what is incorrectly called the theory of music ; that is to say, he may be given the knowledge of all the symbols used, their meaning and effect, the construction of scales, the use of signatures at the beginning of a piece, and the like.

Cascade Method NoteMatch Book 1 Learn to Read Music for Piano Beginners

This piano reading book will teach you the same teaching framework throughout each group of notes being taught: A mini piece, a mini composer section, a fun flashcard section, and a Note Rush piano game section!

Author: Tara Boykin

Publisher:

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Page: 76

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The Easiest Way to Learn How to Read Notes! The Cascade Method NoteMatch Book 1 is the only piano book you need to teach beginner students how to read sheet music all while having FUN! Learn how to Draw, Write and Read Music with NoteMatch Book 1: NoteMatch Book 1 gives children the freedom to explore all the notes on the piano with an easy-to-follow framework. This fun and interactive piano reading book teaches kids how to read music without feeling like they're studying sheet music! The Cascade Method uses playful teaching techniques that keep children engaged and excited to play piano. With fun practice games, drawing on the piano reading tool, and matching notes to the piano, all your beginner students are sure to have a blast, and read music at the speed of light! ***This book pairs directly with the piano reading tool, NoteMatch, and the music note reading game app, Note Rush!*** NoteMatch Book 1 sets the foundation for reading notes through weekly repetition and fun piano practice. You won't believe how quickly your students read notes with the help of this note reading book, NoteMatch, and Note Rush. This piano reading book will teach you the same teaching framework throughout each group of notes being taught: A mini piece, a mini composer section, a fun flashcard section, and a Note Rush piano game section! Here is the piano knowledge your beginner students will acquire from this book: NoteMatch Terminology Middle C Middle B and D Treble clef Line Notes: EGBDF Treble Clef Space Notes: FACE Bass clef Line Notes: GBDFA Bass clef Space Notes: ACEG Bonus pages in collaboration with Note Rush! It doesn't stop there! In addition to learning all these notes, students will also learn how to play fun, classics like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, the Happy Birthday song, and many more! There are even original Cascade Method pieces taught throughout this book! How do I get NoteMatch, the piano reading tool? You can head to TheCascadeMethod.Com and search "NoteMatch" in the Online Shop! MADE IN THE USA. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES. WE CAN SHIP INTERNATIONAL. Don't forget to download the note reading game app, too! Search Note Rush through the App Store or Google Play and download to get started! What is The Cascade Method? It's a revolutionary way to teach students how to play the piano with fun, positive, and interactive teaching concepts. Founder of the Cascade Method, Tara Boykin has been teaching piano for the past 18 years and counting. She started to develop her own teaching techniques with her students and saw major results. Now, The Cascade Method helps other piano teachers find excitement and success in their piano teaching career! What is The Cascade Method Piano Book Collection? The Cascade Method has a growing list of piano books for kids! From teaching Piano Theory to Student Duets to Christmas Songs, our collection has it all! Be sure to check out our full collection by searching "Tara Boykin" or "Cascade Method" in your Amazon Search Bar!

Making Music Fun

Why not play this music for your class and see if they are amused ? You could
also ... If a piano , portable organ , bell lyra , or melodica is available , see if your
pupils don ' t get a kick out of doing a glissando on one or all of these instruments
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Author: Marvin Stanley Adler

Publisher: Parker

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Making Music at the Keyboard

Author: J. Robert Welsh

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Category: Music

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Making Music Your Own

Teacher's Edition Beatrice Landeck. FINDING YOUR PLACE ON A KEYBOARD
The music alphabet goes from A to G , then starts over again . The black keys of
the piano will help you find your place on the keyboard . IL HILI .

Author: Beatrice Landeck

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Category: School songbooks

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Birds of a Feather

Our Mighty Musicians classes, geared toward 5- and 6-year-olds, allow children to have a positive and fun introduction to the world of music-making and give them a great start in learning to play the piano.

Author: Jennifer Boster

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781517632380

Category:

Page: 70

View: 978

Our Mighty Musicians classes, geared toward 5- and 6-year-olds, allow children to have a positive and fun introduction to the world of music-making and give them a great start in learning to play the piano. Children in our Mighty Musicians music classes will experience and learn about music through listening, singing, movement and play, and will also use their new found knowledge to work on their basic piano skills. Students will also learn about the great composers and their music, and have the opportunity to do some composing themselves! This class is appropriate for children who have taken the Early Explorers class, have had some piano or music experience, or for those who may not have had a class in the past but are eager to learn and get a jump-start into music!This fun lesson plan introduces seven feathered friends that help to learn the musical alphabet and the notes of the piano!Children will be introduced to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake; will sing a song, and learn a poem all about birds to help remember the notes on the piano; will be introduced to Johann Strauss's famous Blue Danube Waltz and will learn some fun lyrics about our feathered friends; will decorate their own duck craft and have fun making it "quack" to the music; will play a pre-staff notation piece on the piano using the newly-learned notes on the keyboard; will compose their own creative piano piece; and will have fun learning all about the musical alphabet through song, play, movement, listening and art.Each of our books includes a lesson plan for one one-hour class. Included in each are a teacher's guide, lesson materials and resources, sheet music, and several take-home materials which may be copied for students to take home. Lesson plans may be used together to create week-long or once per week piano camps. For more information, please visit www.theplayfulpiano.com.

Piano For Dummies 3rd Edition

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Piano For Dummies (9781118900055).

Author: Hal Leonard Corporation

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119700973

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 997

Explore the basics of the piano keyboard Read music and understand keys and time signatures Play melodies and hone your techniques If you've dreamed of playing piano, here's where to start! There's no better way to start learning music than by learning how to play piano. It doesn't matter if you've never had a lesson or need a refresher on piano basics, this book helps you discover the joy of making music on the most versatile instrument of all. Simple step-by-step instruction gets you started, guiding you from basic beginner tunes into more advanced techniques. Get acquainted, or reacquainted, with how to read music, play chords, and build your own playing style. Inside... Play your first notes Find Middle C and beyond Get started with beginner tunes Approach old lessons in a new way Navigate sharps and flats Learn more with online audio and video

Making Music

When Annie, her mother, and baby brother move to a new home, they have a lot of work to do, but Annie finds joy at the house of a neighbor who plays piano.

Author: Susan Bonners

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374347321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

View: 283

When Annie, her mother, and baby brother move to a new home, they have a lot of work to do, but Annie finds joy at the house of a neighbor who plays piano.

Family Health

Of Course You Can Be Successful Imagine sitting down at the piano and having
fun making music - popular songs , folk songs , hymns , Christmas carols , swing ,
jazz , whatever you like - as easily as you " make " music with your radio , tape ...

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Piano and Keyboard All in One For Dummies

Your complete guide to playing the keys Making beautiful music on a keyboard or piano requires some know-how and practice. This book offers guidance on how to get the most out of your time learning to play the keys.

Author: Holly Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119700841

Category: Music

Page: 640

View: 404

The comprehensive go-to guide for building keyboard skills Being able to play a tune on the piano can bring you a lifetime of sheer aesthetic pleasure—and put you in serious demand at parties! Whatever your motivation for tinkling the ivories, the latest edition of Piano & Keyboard All-In-One For Dummies gives you the essentials you need both to build your playing skills and expand your knowledge of music theory, from deciding what keyboard suits you best to musing on the science of what makes music so emotionally compelling. This indispensable resource combines the best of Piano For Dummies, Keyboard For Dummies, Music Theory For Dummies, and Piano Exercises For Dummies and includes practice strategies, as well as access to streaming and downloadable audio to help guide your progress. In addition to becoming acquainted with the latest in music theory, you’ll learn to develop your sight-reading skills and performance techniques —until you can reproduce pieces flawlessly on request! Choose and care for your keyboard Practice until perfect Compose your own songs Hook up to speakers, computers, and more Learning to play the keys is a never-ending journey of new discoveries and joy, and there’s no better companion on your voyage than this friendly, erudite, and comprehensive guide.

Mountains and Hills

Our Mighty Musicians classes, geared toward 5- and 6-year-olds, allow children to have a positive and fun introduction to the world of music-making and give them a great start in learning to play the piano.

Author: Jennifer Boster

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781517632229

Category:

Page: 38

View: 222

Our Mighty Musicians classes, geared toward 5- and 6-year-olds, allow children to have a positive and fun introduction to the world of music-making and give them a great start in learning to play the piano. Children in our Mighty Musicians music classes will experience and learn about music through listening, singing, movement and play, and will also use their new found knowledge to work on their basic piano skills. Students will also learn about the great composers and their music, and have the opportunity to do some composing themselves! This class is appropriate for children who have taken the Early Explorers class, have had some piano or music experience, or for those who may not have had a class in the past but are eager to learn and get a jump-start into music!In this lesson, students learn that musical notes move up and down on the staff!Children will enjoy climbing their own "musical mountain" while learning how notes move up and down on the staff; will be introduced to Copland's "Appalachian Spring" through fun listening and movement activities; will love singing and moving to "Simple Gifts;" will play a five-finger scale on the piano; will compose their own piece with notes moving up and down; and will have fun learning all about notes on the staff through song, play, movement, listening and art!Each of our books includes a lesson plan for one one-hour class. Included in each are a teacher's guide, lesson materials and resources, sheet music, and several take-home materials which may be copied for students to take home. Lesson plans may be used together to create week-long or once per week piano camps. For more information, please visit www.theplayfulpiano.com.