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PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN 6e delivers a wealth of performance music for the music major who must pass a piano proficiency before graduating. The Online Tutorials, which is a virtual second book, add author guidance and more practice music to the components of every chapter. The pedagogical structure divides every chapter into Exemplary Repertoire (the keynote composition), Topics to Explore and Discuss (musicology), Technique (skill at the piano), Reading (sight-playing), Keyboard Theory (theory), Harmonization (theory), Transposition (theory), Improvisation (theory and creativity), Ensemble (multiple pianos), Composition (theory and creativity), and Subsequent Repertoire (further exploration of the keynote concepts). With a flexibility that allows students or instructors to control individual or class progress, Hilley's expert pedagogical approach takes full advantage of Olson's music (much of which was written especially for this text), as well as music from the keyboard literature. Together, the authors have created a compelling and consistent text that synthesizes keyboard skills, music theory, and creativity in every chapter and coordinates with the theory curriculum.

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"The website, the thorough descriptions of new concepts, the high quality of the teaching exercises (particularly the harmonization and improvisation exercises in each unit), and the superior repertoire selections (particularly the ensemble repertoire) are the real strengths of this text. The website is wonderful! The visuals are great and the feedback is just what students need. The website is one of the best features of PDM! Thanks for initiating this resource for group piano teachers."

"This textbook supplies more curriculum than any other group piano textbook. I would never run out of things to teach using this textbook! It is a great source of inspiration."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534595456
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/23/2005
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Martha Hilley joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin School of Music in 1982 as Coordinator of Group Piano and Pedagogy. Throughout her career, she has been active in piano pedagogy, teaching on the national, state, and local levels, as well as internationally in Italy, Belgium, Australia, Norway, Austria, and Taiwan. Hilley has been the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching throughout her career, including the Texas Excellence Teaching Award, 1983; a Dad's Association Centennial Fellowship, 1988; and the Texas Music Teachers Association's Outstanding Collegiate Teacher,1997. In 1992, Hilley received the prestigious Orpheus Award presented by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in recognition of her contributions to the field of music. She was the first College of Fine Arts faculty member to be awarded the William Blunk Endowed Professorship (1998). In 2002, Professor Hilley was named as the first MTNA Foundation Fellow for the state of Texas. Ms. Hilley was inducted into the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers in the fall of 2005. Professor Hilley was honored with the Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Service Award at the 2008 MTNA National Conference in Denver, CO. This award recognizes an MTNA leader who has provided significant and lasting volunteer service to the association. Hilley is coauthor of two college piano texts: PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN and PIANO FOR PLEASURE, the first texts to embrace digital sequencer technology through disks and the first to provide Web-based computer tutorials.

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Table of Contents

Preliminary Chapter on Rudiments. 1. Intervals. 2. Pentascales. 3. Root Position Triads. 4. Extended Use of Intervals, Pentascales, and Triads/Dominant Seventh. 5. Chord Shapes/Pentascales with Black-Key Group. 6. Scalar Sequences/Modal Patterns/Black-Key-Group Major Scales. 7. White-Key Major Scale Fingerings/Blues Pentascale and the 12-Bar Blues. 8. White-Key Minor Scale Fingerings/Diatonic Harmonies in Minor. 9. The ii-V7-I Progression. 10. Secondary Dominants/Styles of Accompanying. 11. Harmonic Implications of Common Modes. 12. Diatonic Seventh Chords in Major and Minor/Secondary Seventh Chords. 13. Altered/Borrowed Triads. 14. Altered Seventh Chords/Extended Harmonies (Ninth, Thirteenth). Glossary. Index of Titles. Index of Composers.

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