Etudes for Piano Teachers: Reflections on the Teacher's Art

Etudes for Piano Teachers: Reflections on the Teacher's Art

by Stewart Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195148347

ISBN-13: 9780195148343

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Just as musical etudes focus on the development of skills and address the technical problems encountered in keyboard literature, the "etudes" in this volume also focus on ideas which prepare piano teachers for meeting the problems encountered in piano performing and teaching.

This collection of essays examines the many challenges involved in piano teaching -- not

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Just as musical etudes focus on the development of skills and address the technical problems encountered in keyboard literature, the "etudes" in this volume also focus on ideas which prepare piano teachers for meeting the problems encountered in piano performing and teaching.

This collection of essays examines the many challenges involved in piano teaching -- not only the technical tasks of teaching students how to play the instrument, but also the more general challenges of how to inspire and shape students' learning, growth, and personal identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195148343
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IFundamental Studies
1Recognition Patterns3
Teaching and Performing3
The Teaching Career7
Teaching and Mentoring11
2Basic Positions16
Performance Attitude16
The Performance-Career Dream20
The Extremely Gifted Student23
The Latecomer27
3Neglected Rudiments31
Inner Hearing31
Inner Pulse34
Harmonic Consciousness36
4Neglected Skills40
Sight Reading40
Collaboration43
Improvisation46
Pt. IIVirtuoso Studies
6Extension Exercises53
Scheduling Practice Time53
Strengthening Weak Areas57
Taking Stock60
6Repeated Notes64
Practice Procedures64
Concentration68
Technical and Musical Growth71
7Ricordanza (Memory)77
Types of Memorizing77
Memorizing for Performance82
8Pour les Trois Pedales ...87
The Damper Pedal87
The Sostenuto Pedal93
The Una Corda Pedal94
9Balancing Act97
Subjectivity versus Objectivity97
Performance Practice102
10Contemporary Challenge106
A Cue for the Defense106
Dealing with the Prosecution109
Pt. IIITranscendental Studies
11Mazeppa (The Way We Wear)117
Staying in Shape117
12Feux Follets122
Charisma122
Knowledge125
Transcendentalism128
13Eroica: A call for Activism131
14Vision140
The Physical140
The Intellectual143
The Emotional146
The Spiritual148
Index151

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