Making Music at the Piano

Making Music at the Piano : Learning Strategies for Adult Students

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Beginners can make music at the piano and play musically even during the earliest phases of piano study, and this books shows how. Written for beginning adult students of any age, the book enables students to play gratifying music right away while continuing to develop their skills steadily, whether they are studying on their own or with an instructor. Throughout, the book features numerous Concepts to Consider (focusing on conceptual learning) and Activities to Explore (which build on the Concepts and emphasize ways to strengthen the kinesthetic aspects of learning). The author discusses nearly every aspect encountered by the beginner, from appropriate goals and good playing habits to the basics of how people learn and how the piano works. She provides a hands-on explanation of the characteristics of music playing and suggests specific strategies for using practice time effectively and for developing rhythmic security and technical control of sound. For students who to play as well as practice, this book is the ideal more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 210 x 278 x 12mm | 598.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • music examples
  • 0195123263
  • 9780195123265
  • 1,115,542

About Barbara English Maris

Barbara English Maris directs the graduate degree programs in Piano Pedagogy at the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) where she is a Professor of Music. She has worked with students from six continents and taught piano to students of all ages and more

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Maris presents a feast of positive images, designed to encourage optimum performance of mental and physical dexterity * Piano * This is a book what will recharge and refresh any musician, and encourage the exploration of a new and highly rewarding hobby * Piano * Although the book is aimed at adult students, it is also one to run out and buy if you are a professional pianist, teacher of any age group, or the parent of a child who is having lessons * Piano *show more

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