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Piano for Pleasure

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This text is an accessible, thorough introductory text for beginning pianists. The authors present vital keyboard skills in a smooth, carefully calibrated progression that makes readers feel comfortable learning to play the piano. By the end of the first chapter, readers can play three simple pieces-a Hilley arrangement of "Amazing Grace," and two songs written especially for this text by Lynn Freeman Olson. Subsequent chapters build readers' confidence by offering a consistent synthesis of keyboard skills, music theory, and creativity. Olson's original and appealing musical selections consistently compliment Hilley's mastery of pedagogy and pacing. As a result, readers learn difficult piano skills as they experience the excitement of playing old favorites.

About the Author

Martha Hilley joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin School of Music in 1982 as Coordinator of Group Piano and Pedagogy. Throughout her career, she has been active in piano pedagogy, teaching on the national, state, and local levels, as well as internationally in Italy, Belgium, Australia, Norway, Austria, and Taiwan. Hilley has been the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching throughout her career, including the Texas Excellence Teaching Award, 1983; a Dad?s Association Centennial Fellowship, 1988; and the Texas Music Teachers Association?s Outstanding Collegiate Teacher,1997. In 1992, Hilley received the prestigious Orpheus Award presented by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in recognition of her contributions to the field of music. She was the first College of Fine Arts faculty member to be awarded the William Blunk Endowed Professorship (1998). In 2002, Professor Hilley was named as the first MTNA Foundation Fellow for the state of Texas. Ms. Hilley was inducted into the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers in the fall of 2005. Professor Hilley was honored with the Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Service Award at the 2008 MTNA National Conference in Denver, CO. This award recognizes an MTNA leader who has provided significant and lasting volunteer service to the association. Hilley is coauthor of two college piano texts: PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN and PIANO FOR PLEASURE, the first texts to embrace digital sequencer technology through disks and the first to provide Web-based computer tutorials.

Table of Contents

1. Listening/Dynamics/Black Keys. 2. Simple Note Values/Key Names/Black Key Groups. 3. Meter Signatures/Rests/Line and Space Notes/Steps and Skips/Seconds and Thirds. 4. Recap. 5. Treble and Bass/Grand Staff/Fourths and Fifths/Half Steps and Whole Steps/Sharps and Flats. 6. Dotted Rhythms/Phrases. 7. Upbeats/Major Pentascales. 8. Recap. 9. Extensions/Triads/Leger Lines. 10. Syncopation/Sixths, Sevenths, Eighths/Major Scales/ Key Signatures. 11. Scale Fingering/Primary Chords/Harmonizing/Transposing. 12. Recap. 13. Chord Inversions/Guitar Symbols. 14. Sixteenth Notes/Interval Quality/Dominant Sevenths. 15. Compound Meter/Key Triads. 16. Recap. 17. Triplets/Primary Chords in Minor. 18. Holiday Repertoire. 19. Supplementary Repertoire. Appendices: Major Keys. Major Scales. Minor Scales. Indices of Titles and Composers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780314126900
Subtitle:
A Basic Course for Adults (with CD-ROM)
Author:
Hilley, Martha
Author:
Freeman Olson, Lynn
Author:
Olson, Lynn Freeman
Author:
Olson, Lynn F.
Publisher:
Schirmer
Location:
Belmont, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
Piano
Subject:
Music theory
Subject:
General Music
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
20010917
Binding:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
11.91x9.67x.80 in. 2.32 lbs.

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