Amateur at the Keyboard: A Practice and Study Guide for Nonprofessional Pianists

Amateur at the Keyboard: A Practice and Study Guide for Nonprofessional Pianists

by James Higson
     
 

Written to benefit and inspire the person who has had some early music exposure and would like to rekindle the flame, Amateur at the Keyboard speaks to busy people who must find the time for steady practice in order to achieve results.

The reader is taken step by step through the joys of selecting the instrument, choosing the perfect library of both piano scores

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Overview

Written to benefit and inspire the person who has had some early music exposure and would like to rekindle the flame, Amateur at the Keyboard speaks to busy people who must find the time for steady practice in order to achieve results.

The reader is taken step by step through the joys of selecting the instrument, choosing the perfect library of both piano scores and books about the piano, assembling the best CDs for each composer and redefining the practice goal so that it brings joy and excitement to each session.

Interspersed throughout the text are numerous brief musical examples from scores showing fingering tricks, phrasing, methods of shorthand markings and clues to inner voicings. The various editions of the classical repertory are discussed plus odd and little-known sources for hard-to-find material and study aids. A thorough index concludes the work.

Editorial Reviews

American Music Teacher
a manual for amateur pianists interested in rekindling their piano studies
The Keyboard Teacher
"I could not put it aside"
Booknews
Written to benefit and inspire the person who has had some early music exposure and would like to rekindle the flame. Covers motivation, piano buying and maintenance, practicing fundamentals, teachers, resources, repertoire, and other matters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899505893
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Pages:
222

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