Contemporary Class Piano

Contemporary Class Piano

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Contemporary Class Piano is designed for basic introduction to the piano courses, taken by non-music majors with no music background at all and by music majors with no piano experience. Piano pieces in the text include classical, folk, jazz, pop, and blues, providing a diversity bound to engage any beginner. In addition to classical repertoire, the text includes student-friendly contemporary pieces, with numerous examples and exercises that allow students to play with both hands early on. The text has been successful (it has consistently ranked 2nd or 3rd in the market through 5 editions since 1976) because of its richly diversified styles of repertoire and ensemble pieces and its abundance of creative materials, such as the 12-bar blues, pentatonic, and 20th-century more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 576 pages
  • 228.6 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 1,133.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • music examples throughout
  • 0195166884
  • 9780195166880

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"Four MIDI disks with accompaniments written and performed by Phillip Keveren are available to class piano teachers from the publisher at no cost. The professional orchestrations are clever and an added attraction for teachers looking for a new college class piano text. With the additional material, extra teaching resources, and flexible format, the revised edition of Contemporary Class Piano is a welcome publication and an excellent choice for adult group piano teachers."--Mary Beth Molenaar, Music Academy, Northwestern University (Clavier Magazine, May/June 2004)"Both my students and I have had numerous fun-filled and stimulating sessions due to the wide variety of materials presented from the earliest stages. The occasional inclusion of rock rhythms...modern music...exotic scale patterns...and Mexican style...are some of the diverse examples that create a very colorful learning environment."--Roberta Kraft, Hope College"I feel that Contemporary Class Piano is easily adapted to fit one's own curricular goals."--Peter Collins, Southwest Missouri State University"I am impressed with the opportunities the students have to transpose in a variety of keys...the careful introduction of scales, an excellent choice of repertoire, and the students' favorite, improvisation. Improvisation is a fun way to break the traditional norm of learning to play the piano. The results have led to some very exciting improvisations with some of the students continuing with applied lessons and playing jazz piano professionally."--Cassandra Hanna, Miami-Dade CC, Northshow more

About Elyse Mach

Elyse Mach is Professor of Music at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She has given concerts throughout Europe and the United States, appearing as a piano soloist with the NBC Symphony and the Netherlandische Philharmonic Broadcasting Orchestra. She has written nine books on piano and pianists and has been a contributing music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. She is active as a consultant, clinician, master class teacher, and frequent adjudicator. The first recipient of the Board of Governors Universities Distinguished Professor Award, she has guest lectured at Northwestern, Yale, The Juilliard School, and many other more

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