Cengage Advantage Books: Piano for Pleasure, Concise, 4th Edition
- Martha Hilley
- Lynn Freeman Olson
- ISBN-10: 0495897736
- ISBN-13: 9780495897736
- 228 Pages | Spiralbound
- COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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.
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. Treble and Bass/Grand Staff/Fourths and Fifths/Half Steps and Whole Steps/Sharps and Flats.
5. Dotted Rhythms/Phrases.
6. Upbeats/Major Pentascales.
7. Triads/Sixths, Sevenths, Eighths.
8. Extensions/Leger Lines.
9. Syncopation/Major Scales/ Key Signatures.
10. Scale Fingering/Primary Chords.
11. Chord Inversions/Guitar Symbols.
12. Compound Meter/Dominant Sevenths.
13. Triplets/Key Triads.
Indices of Titles and Composers.
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