Piano for the Developing Musician Media Update

Author: Martha Hilley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495572187
Format: PDF, ePub
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PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN, Sixth Edition, is ideal for the music major who must pass a piano proficiency before graduating. This intuitive, flexible text synthesizes functional keyboard skills, repertoire, ensemble, and creativity in every chapter, all while coordinating with theory curriculum. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kindling the Spark

Author: Joanne Haroutounian
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195156386
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Haroutounian offers a concise synthesis of the psychological, musical, and educational research on musical talent--what it is, how to recognize it, and how to nurture it. Sparkler exercises throughout the book offer parents and teachers activities to do with children to help spot and develop musical potential.

Music in Western Civilization Media Update

Author: Craig Wright
Publisher: Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780495573319
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presenting music in its cultural context in a way that is clear and easy to understand, MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE offers detailed discussions of 224 works of music, covering all the major musical styles, genres, and composers in 83 brief yet intriguing chapters. The book places music in the context of the politics, personalities, arts, and humanities of each period of Western history. The importance of the cultural setting of many composers and genres is evidenced by such chapters as "Richard Strauss in Berlin," "Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig," and "Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame."

A Natural History of the Piano

Author: Stuart Isacoff
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307279332
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The award-winning founder of Piano Today magazine presents a historical tribute to the piano that evaluates the roles of forefront composers and pianists while exploring the artistic development of various genres and the influence of the piano on Western musical traditions.

The Piano Advantage

Author: Carolynn A. Lindeman
Publisher: Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780495001263
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Brief, inviting, inexpensive, and written by a brand-name author, this new book provides an introduction to piano for the adult beginner. Its length, price, and approach make it less intimidating and more accessible to students because no background in music is assumed - just a genuine interest in learning to play the piano. The book is organized in ten units with reviews at the end of each unit that allow students to check their progress. Answer Keys to the end-of-unit reviews are provided in Appendix E. This step-by-step text includes nearly double the music of the competition, including a section titled "Extending the Challenge," which offers 14 additional pieces for the student to explore. Nearly all of the musical selections in the text are included on the free practice CD, and many have been recorded at both a practice and performance tempo.

Jazz Piano Voicings

Author: Rob Mullins
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476840652
Format: PDF, Docs
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(Keyboard Instruction). The jazz idiom can often appear mysterious and difficult for musicians who were trained to play other types of music. Long-time performer and educator Rob Mullins helps players enter the jazz world by providing voicings that will help the player develop skills in the jazz genre and start sounding professional right away without years of study! Includes a "Numeric Voicing Chart," chord indexes in all 12 keys, info about what range of the instrument you can play chords in, and a beginning approach to bass lines.

Piano for Pleasure

Author: Martha Hilley
Publisher: Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780495897736
Format: PDF, Docs
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This compact edition of BASIC PIANO FOR PLEASURE is an accessible, thorough introductory text for beginning pianists. The authors present vital keyboard skills in a smooth, carefully calibrated progression that makes students feel comfortable learning to play the piano. By the end of the first chapter, students can play a Hilley arrangement of "Amazing Grace," and a piece written especially for this text by Lynn Freeman Olson. Subsequent chapters build students' confidence by offering a consistent synthesis of keyboard skills, music theory, and creativity. Olson's original and appealing musical selections consistently complement Hilley's mastery of pedagogy and pacing. As a result, students learn difficult piano skills as they experience the excitement of playing old favorites.

Plugged In

Author: Patti M. Valkenburg
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300228090
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media—thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today’s youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.

Jazz

Author: Henry Martin
Publisher: Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780028647890
Format: PDF, ePub
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Compact disc coordinates with the text so you can hear the key terms, basic musical concepts, and jazz instruments discusssed in the book.

The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

Author: Siu-Lan Tan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199608156
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Psychology of Music in Multimedia is the first book dedicated to the scientific research on how we integrate sound and image when engaging with film, television, video, interactive games, and computer interfaces. The focus on empirical research and strong psychological framework make a unique and distinct contribution to the field. The international roster of contributors present rich and diverse perspectives from a wide range of disciplines includingpsychology, musicology, neuroscience, media studies, film, and communication. Collectively, the rich chapters in this edited volume present a comprehensive treatment of research on the multimedia experience,with the aim of disseminating this knowledge base and inspiring future scholarship.