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Cengage Advantage Books: Piano for the Developing Musician, Concise (Cengage Advantage Books)by Martha Hilley
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CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: ESSENTIAL PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN, Sixth Edition, is ideal for the music major who must take a one-year or one-semester class piano course and 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.
CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: ESSENTIAL PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN, Sixth Edition, is a streamlined edition that provides graduated piano skills and theory, with additional online tutorials that provide extra author guidance and practice music.
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. Lynn Olson was an award-winning composer of piano music for adult beginners.
Table of Contents
Preliminary Chapter on Rudiments. 1. Intervals. 2. Pentascales. 3. Root Position Triads. 4. Extended Use of Intervals, Pentascales, and Triads/Dominant Seventh. 5. Chord Shapes/Pentascales with Black-Key Groups. 6. Scalar Sequences/Modal Patterns/Black-Key-Group Major Scales. 7. White-Key Major Scale Fingerings/Blues Pentascale and the 12-Bar Blues. 8. White-Key Minor Scale Fingerings/Diatonic Harmonies in Minor. 9. The ii-V7-I Progression. 10. Secondary Dominants/Styles of Accompanying. 11. Harmonic Implications of Common Modes 12. Diatonic Seventh Chords in Major and Minor/ Secondary Seventh Chords 13. Altered/Borrowed Triads 14. Altered Seventh Chords/Extended Harmonies (Ninth, Thirteenth) Index of Titles. Index of Composers.
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