First Instruction in Piano Playing One Hundred Recreations

Author: Carl Czerny
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457473585
Format: PDF
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Carl Czerny (1791–1857) was an Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. Today he is best remembered for his volumes of études for the piano. Czerny's music was greatly influenced by his teachers, Clementi, Hummel, Salieri and Beethoven. This book contains Czerny's "First Instruction in Piano Playing," ("100 Recreations"), Exercises 1-100.

Note by Note

Author: Tricia Tunstall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416540512
Format: PDF
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A tribute to the classical practice of piano instruction by a veteran music teacher reflects on the unique relationship between piano masters and their pupils, evaluates the challenges faced by most piano students, and surveys the influence of modern trends on music instruction. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Singing Like Callas and Caruso

Author: A. S. Karin Wettig
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 384821234X
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Behind every weakness hides a talent!" is Dr. Karin Wettig's personal revelation. With her divorce came an almost total loss of her speaking voice. When voice therapy didn't heal her, she decided to look for a cure in singing. Mozart Arias & her passion for Belcanto, Maria Callas, Adelina Patti and the divas of Caruso's time found a home in her heart, never to depart. She left her home, her career, her husband, her friends and her business in northern Germany to pursue her dream to be a Belcanto singer. Once settled in Munich, her adventurous journey from a lost speaking voice to becoming a coloratura soprano began. Personal voice trainers, Belcanto teachers & Opera Schools from all over Europe were as disillusioning as her experience in a famous local choir. An inspiring master class with Ann Reynolds gave her the impulse to write her first Belcanto Guide for singing. Still not satisfied with her voice, she started modeling Maria Callas and exploring body therapies such as Alexander Technique, Rolfing, Cantieni and Yoga. The way to her authentic voice was a path paved with lonely nights in dark churches, practicing Belcanto repertoire from Farinelli to Mozart, Bellini, Rossini and Verdi. Studying Belcanto videos, she dove deeply into the physical aspects of opera singing, while her musicological curiosity made her travel to the origins and sources of Belcanto in the Renaissance. Suddenly miracles started happening: Her teeth aligned, her chin and jaw movement became smoother, her stiff tongue melted. In the end, she enjoyed an upright posture, better proportions, 1.5 cm more in height, emotional balance, cured sinusitis and healthy self-esteem. Her efforts were rewarded with a brilliant coloratura soprano voice. Asked for a transcript of her voice classes, she wrote her personal method down. The result is this book: An intuitive, heartfelt, yet practical approach to achieving excellence in Belcanto through effortless singing. "Body & voice awareness is the ke

The Piano Handbook

Author: Carl Humphries
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879307271
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Enhanced by an audio CD of selected examples and pieces, a course in playing all major styles of piano covers a history of the instrument and offers progressive instruction in all areas of technique, including posture, fingering, pedalling, scales, and exercises.