Synopses & Reviews
An essential handbook for the piano instructor. Covers theoretical, practical, and technical matters, as well as piano performance and basic keyboard skills for the young or adult beginner. Contains charts, glossaries, and bibliographies.
Table of Contents
v. 1. Foreword ; Elements of technique ; Tempo / Denes Agay -- The metronome / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Rhythm / Denes Agay -- Teaching rhythm / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Dynamics ; The riddle of the phrase ; Phrasing and articulation / Denes Agay -- Fingering / Walter Robert -- Pedaling technique / Joseph Banowetz -- Ornamentation : theory and practice / Denes Agay -- Theory : the elementary aspects : an overview and selected list of texts / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Theory : the basis of musicianship / Rosetta Goodkind -- Scales, modes, and related terms : a glossary ; Glossary of musical forms and dance types ; The fundamentals of music notation : Sight reading : the basics, step by step ; Memorization and performing from memory / Denes Agay -- Improvisation / Sylvia Rabinof -- The very young beginner / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- The adult beginner / Hadassah Sahr -- Group piano teaching / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- The piano teacher and the handicapped student / Anita Louise Steele -- Recitals / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs.