This is the first book that teaches piano practice methods systematically, based on my lifetime of research, and containing the teachings of Combe, material from over 50 piano books, hundreds of articles, and decades of internet research ...
Author: Chuan C. Chang
This is the first book that teaches piano practice methods systematically, based on mylifetime of research, and containing the teachings of Combe, material from over 50 pianobooks, hundreds of articles, and decades of internet research and discussions with teachersand pianists. Genius skills are identified and shown to be teachable; learning piano can raiseor lower your IQ. Past widely taught methods based on false assumptions are exposed;substituting them with efficient practice methods allows students to learn piano and obtainthe necessary education to navigate in today's world and even have a second career. See http://www.pianopractice.org/
This book presents answers to these questions by making important connections with current music education research, masters of the performance world, music philosophers, and the author’s 30-year career as a piano pedagogy instructor in ...
Author: Merlin B. Thompson
How can piano teachers successfully foster student participation and growth from the outset? How can teachers prepare and sustain their influential work with beginner student musicians? This book presents answers to these questions by making important connections with current music education research, masters of the performance world, music philosophers, and the author’s 30-year career as a piano pedagogy instructor in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. It investigates the multilayered role piano teachers play right from the very beginning – the formative first four to five years during which teachers empower students to explore and expand their own emerging musical foundations. This book offers a humane, emancipatory, and generous approach to teaching by grappling with some of the most fundamental issues behind and consequences of studio music teaching. More experiential than abstract and cerebral, it demonstrates how teaching beginner piano students involves an attentiveness to musical concerns like our connection to music, learning to play by ear and by reading, caring for music, the importance of tone and technique, and helping students develop fluency through their accumulated repertoire. Teaching beginner students also draws on personal aspects like independence and authenticity, the moral and ethical dignity associated with democratic relationships, and meaningful conversations with parents. Further, another layer of teaching beginners acknowledges both sides of the coin in terms of growth and rest, teaching what is and what might be, as well as supporting and challenging student development. In this view, how teachers fuel authentic student musicians from the beginning is intimately connected to the knowledge, beliefs, and values that permeate their thoughts and actions in everyday life. Fundamentals of Piano Pedagogy stands out as a much-needed instructional resource with immense personal, practical, social, philosophical, educational, and cultural relevance for today’s studio music teachers. Its humanistic and holistic approach invites teachers to consider not only who they are and what music means to them, but also what they have yet to imagine about themselves, about music, their students, and life.
Piano technique is a mental exercise for better communication between your brain, nerves, and muscles. Technique is the primary focus of many exercises for beginners. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn.
Author: Ryan Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Discover how to play the piano You're about to discover how to play the piano by using simple and effective methods. It involves the principles behind techniques and a number of exercises that you could work on at home. Additionally, it gives you a few things to take note of while practicing. The secret to becoming one is to understand proper piano playing techniques. By knowing and following these, you could speed up your progress in your piano playing journey. Piano technique is a mental exercise for better communication between your brain, nerves, and muscles. Technique is the primary focus of many exercises for beginners. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... What is the proper piano technique How to create a practice routine How to develop piano technique How to relax while playing piano How to break and prevent bad habits What exercise books to use Much, much more! Download your copy today! Tags : How to play the piano, playing chords, Piano Technique, Playing Melodies, piano exercises, Fundamentals of Piano Playing, piano lessons, piano exercises, piano practice, piano instruction books, piano for beginners, piano guide, piano for dummies, piano technique, piano books, piano lessons, piano lesson book, piano excercises, piano lesson book
A Step-by-Step Guide to Notes, Chords, and Playing Basics Margaret Ann Martin.
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Author: Margaret Ann Martin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Download play-along audio tracks at knackbooks.com/piano. Knack Piano for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with full-color photographs and musical notation. The book will teach readers everything a beginner should know about the instrument itself—the parts, different kinds of pianos, care for pianos—and then provide the basics of reading piano music and playing. Download play-along audio tracks at knackbooks.com/piano. The book will include: * An explanation of how the piano works. * An exploration of the instrument, sitting correctly, playing all over the keyboard on the black keys. * Finding familiar tunes on the piano. * Music notation, where it comes from, directions (up and down) on the keyboard and on the music page. Lessons will be geared toward achievable results for the reader without any prior knowledge of music, but also contain sidebars on various styles and techniques for the more advanced reader. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to play some basic songs, including some that will be provided in the Appendix.
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Author: Christopher Berg
Practicing Music by Design: Historic Virtuosi on Peak Performance explores pedagogical practices for achieving expert skill in performance. It is an account of the relationship between historic practices and modern research, examining the defining characteristics and applications of eight common components of practice from the perspectives of performing artists, master teachers, and scientists. The author presents research past and present designed to help musicians understand the abstract principles behind the concepts. After studying Practicing Music by Design, students and performers will be able to identify areas in their practice that prevent them from developing. The tenets articulated here are universal, not instrument-specific, borne of modern research and the methods of legendary virtuosi and teachers. Those figures discussed include: Luminaries Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin Renowned performers Anton Rubinstein, Mark Hambourg, Ignace Paderewski, and Sergei Rachmaninoff Extraordinary teachers Theodor Leschetizky, Rafael Joseffy, Leopold Auer, Carl Flesch, and Ivan Galamian Lesser-known musicians who wrote perceptively on the subject, such as violinists Frank Thistleton, Rowsby Woof, Achille Rivarde, and Sydney Robjohns Practicing Music by Design forges old with new connections between research and practice, outlining the practice practices of some of the most virtuosic concert performers in history while ultimately addressing the question: How does all this work to m practice practices [ first word is in italics] ake for better musicians and artists?
This book can be used by students at all levels of development, and with all shapes and sizes of hands. The preparatory exercises allow students to begin using the book within their first year of lessons.
Author: Olga Conus
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Piano Instruction). Fundamentals of Piano Technique was developed by Leon Conus (1871-1944) and Olga Conus (1890-1976) during many decades of teaching and performing, and through association with the most prominent Russian musicians of the time including Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Medtner. The exercises in this method are concise and efficient, focusing on the elements of good playing: control, touch, nuance, and musicianship. This book can be used by students at all levels of development, and with all shapes and sizes of hands. The preparatory exercises allow students to begin using the book within their first year of lessons. A systematic approach allows the hands to develop gradually, avoiding dangerous tension or muscle damage. Topics include: preparatory exercises; extension exercises; five-finger exercises; flexibility of the thumb; trill exercises; scales & arpeggios; wrist development; double notes; and more.
Learn how to play piano. Music professor and acclaimed accompanist Hugh Sung has created a comprehensive video library of piano lessons and clear, over-the-shoulder shots of performances of classic tunes.
Learn how to play piano. Music professor and acclaimed accompanist Hugh Sung has created a comprehensive video library of piano lessons and clear, over-the-shoulder shots of performances of classic tunes. Watch at your own pace while you learn fundamentals like reading sheet music, finger placement, and posture, and practice playing melody and rhythm with the right and left hands. The piano exercises in this beginner-level course cover classics like "Greensleeves" and "Scarborough Fair" at different tempos, so you can slowly increase your pace as you get more comfortable at the keyboard. Hugh's enthusiasm for piano is contagious and his lessons emphasize learning to play popular songs using a step-by-step method that any level of player can follow. Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
This is an amazing opportunity. Afraid about instruction books that are too long and cumbersome? This book cuts to the chase and focuses on the fundamentals without wasting time or space: only 116 pages of pure intense study!
Author: Joel Parker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Performing artists, teachers, students, and dilettantes have to be efficient in their busy schedules to practice music. These short, comprehensive exercises stimulate, refresh, and challenge an intermediate to advanced musician by providing a broad introduction to fundamental technical and musical skills. Not sure about purchasing the book right away? NO WORRIES! You can download a pdf Of my book for FREE and decide for yourself if it is worth your money! It's easy, just go to www.meditationsonpianopractice.com and download or peruse the whole book online. All gains and no losses and no risks, what an amazing deal! This is an amazing opportunity. Afraid about instruction books that are too long and cumbersome? This book cuts to the chase and focuses on the fundamentals without wasting time or space: only 116 pages of pure intense study! Don't buy those expensive school books-get this low cost, high quality book which is a bang for that buck. Don't have the time or access to a piano? No problem! The exercises in the book don't need a piano and yet solve the broadest range of technical problems so that anybody can learn! WOW! To recap: 1. High value material at an unreal price. 2. Economic and clear writing: only 116 pages. 3. Covers fundamental skills that will help perform any style. 4. All exercises don't need a piano to be practiced! This is incredible! Still not convinced? Download a pdf. copy for free and make up your mind at www.meditationsonpianopractice.com. This is a crazy deal you can't miss. Get excited for "Meditations on Piano Practice" and order your copy today!
Why You Must Have This Book! > In this book you will learn how to use your hands and proper finger placement as well as correct fingering technique which is essential in playing the piano > This book will teach you the steps to improve your ...
Author: Tanya Mosier
WANT TO PLAY THE PIANO BUT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW OT START? Learn everything you need to know about basics of playing the piano This book is for children and adults who have the interest to play the piano. Likewise this is for instructors and piano teachers to help them in teaching their students about piano but would want to simplify the lessons. It is for everyone who wishes to learn more about this instrument. You will learn the fundamentals of playing the piano, the proper hand and body postures to adapt and the meaning of various terms you might encounter when learning piano lessons. Moreover you will going to learn that piano sessions are not actually boring and can help you express yourself. You don't have to be afraid of mean piano teachers as playing piano is fun! By the time you finish reading this book you are going to be able to read music sheets, understand chords and scales and interpret notes. Likewise you will be able to differentiate whole steps and half steps and how to use them. Why You Must Have This Book! > In this book you will learn how to use your hands and proper finger placement as well as correct fingering technique which is essential in playing the piano > This book will teach you the steps to improve your fluidity, memory and fingering skills as well as the strategies in memorizing a certain piece. > In this book you will learn how to become a good pianist by practicing in short but frequent piano sessions. > This book will guide you through proper posture to avoid injuries, cramps and exhaustion while playing the piano for longer period of time. > This book will teach you that practice is way too important than having a brand new piano to start with > In this book you will learn how to build major and minor scales What You'll discover from the Book "Piano for Beginners: Learn to Play Piano with Easy to Follow Piano Lessons, Piano Chords, and Piano Techniques That Will Boost Your Progress!" ** Why you need to familiarize yourself with the piano keyboards and its other parts ** How to read music signs and what a certain music symbol represents ** Step by step instructions on how to improve your techniques with various practice methods **The importance of adequate rest in improving your playing skills and when to stop playing **What to expect when you play piano for longer periods of time **How to properly position your arms, shoulders, back and hands while playing the piano to avoid body pains Let's Learn Together! Hurry! For a limited time you can download "Learn to Play Piano with Easy to Follow Piano Lessons, Piano Chords, and Piano Techniques That Will Boost Your Progress!" for a special discounted price of only $2.99 Download Your Copy Right Now Before It's Too Late! Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. ----- TAGS: Piano - Piano for Beginners - Piano Lessons - Piano Chords - Piano Techniques - How To Play Piano - Piano Sheet Music
Fundamentals of Holistic Care Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh, Emma Briggs, Fiona
Smith ... Age • Preferences, e.g. 'I am keen on music', or 'I am going to be a nurse'
• Performance, e.g. 'I am good at football/sums/ playing the piano' (Miell 1990).
Author: Chris Brooker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references
No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the electronic keyboard is required to teach yourself to learn to play keyboard from this book.
Teach yourself how to play keyboard with our easy electronic keyboard lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free keyboard videos and audio for all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and keyboard animation for easy music learning.*** "What an amazing book! I recently bought it for my son and he loves it. Starting with the basics, you learn keyboard essentials very quickly. Before long, you can make your keyboard sound like a full band!" - John Litoris, Phoenix AZ Progressive Beginner Electronic Keyboard contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great electronic keyboard player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson electronic keyboard tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of musical keyboard, electric piano and electronic piano with an auto-chord function including Yamaha keyboards, Casio keyboard and other digital keyboard. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the electronic keyboard is required to teach yourself to learn to play keyboard from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play electronic keyboard notes and electronic keyboard chords - both full fingered and automatic chords using the auto accompaniment function • How to play keyboard scales, melodies and rhythms • All the fundamental techniques of electronic keyboard playing including correct posture, hand positions and fingering technique • A fast and easy system for learning the keyboard theory required to read piano music for beginners including scales, sharps and flats, ties, rests, key signatures and time signatures • Electronic keyboard tips and electronic keyboard tricks that every player should know when learning keyboard • Shortcuts for how to learn keyboard fast by getting the most from keyboard practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the keyboard today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners keyboard lessons written by a professional electronic keyboard teacher • Easy-to-read keyboard music and keyboard chords for beginners • Full color photos and diagrams • Keyboard chord chart containing formulas and chord diagrams for all important keyboard chords • 50+ electronic keyboard exercises and popular easy keyboard songs for beginners in rock keyboard, blues keyboard, folk keyboard and classical keyboard styles Beginner keyboard lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the keyboard, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's electronic keyboard lessons for beginners are used by students and electronic keyboard teachers worldwide to learn how to play keyboard. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted keyboard lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.