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- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 42.99
Written by Joan Benson, one of the champions of clavichord performance in the 20th century, Clavichord for Beginners is an exceptional method book for both practitioners and enthusiasts. In addition to detailing the historical origins of the instrument and the evolution of keyboard technique, the book describes the proper method for practicing fingering... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
The memory feats of famous musicians seem almost superhuman. Can such extraordinary accomplishments be explained by the same principles that account for more ordinary, everyday memory abilities? To find out, a concert pianist videotaped her practice as she learned a new piece for performance, the third movement, Presto, of the Italian Concerto by J.S.... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
Skyhorse Publishing is proud to revive Playing Piano for Pleasure . With the wonderful writing one would expect from a longtime New Yorker reporter, Piano aficionado Charles Cooke, offers concrete routines for improving your piano performance. A pleasant and constant cheerleader, Cooke asks readers to practice every day, suggesting that they work... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 29.95
The Music History Classroom brings together essays written by recognized and experienced teachers to assist in the design, implementation, and revision of college-level music history courses. This single volume provides a systematic outline of practical teaching advice on all facets of music history pedagogy, including course design, classroom technology,... more...
- Georg Olms Verlag 2013; US$ 21.22
Hauptbeschreibung "Die Sonate ist kein Schema, sie ist ein Kunstbegriff, an dessen Feststellung Generationen gearbeitet, ein Formproblem, für das Unzählige immer neue Lösungen gefunden haben und das doch in seiner Grundidee jenseits aller Problematik steht als Erzeugnis einer ganz bestimmten Kunstanschauung." - So klarsichtig und nachvollziehbar... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 46.99
Presenting a new, comprehensive and highly original approach to piano technique with a fascinating series of exercises to help the reader put this approach into practice, this guide uses numerous musical examples and sketches to show how many common movement habits at the keyboard are counterproductive. Fraser provides a new way of manipulating the... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 29.99
Just as musical etudes focus on the development of skills and address the technical problems encountered in keyboard literature, the "etudes" in Stewart Gordon's new book also focus on ideas which prepare piano teachers for meeting the problems encountered in piano performing and teaching. This major new collection on the piano teacher's art opens... more...
- F+W Media 2006; US$ 12.95
Lots of piano books offer either in-depth analysis or quick gimmicks that don't really teach music theory. But The Only Basic Piano Instruction Book You'll Ever Need is different. For students who want to learn the basics and dive right into playing, this book skips all the unnecessary trivia on the history of pianos and avoids lengthy digressions... more...
- HarperCollins 2002; US$ 14.95
Businesses are sending their top managers to improvisational classes to learn how to give presentations, how to talk to clients, and how to finesse difficult situations. But those same skills can be mastered with the help of the simple and fun exercises found in this book. The authors explain how improvisation comes into play in our daily lives, and... more...