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This is a complete package for Class Piano under one cover—-textbook and audio CD. The engaging step-by-step approach to playing the piano will help you to understand how music works, and develop your keyboard skills-quickly.
Carolynn A. Lindeman (B.M., Oberlin College, DMA, Stanford University) is Professor of Music Emerita at San Francisco State University and past president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Active as a speaker and clinician, she has given presentations throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Israel, and South Africa. Dr. Lindeman is the author of The Piano Advantage: A Concise Introduction for Beginners (Thomson/Schirmer, 2006), coauthor of The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, 7th ed. and the compiler of Women Composers of Ragtime (a piano folio). She has published more than fifty articles in professional journals and served as series editor for sixteen publications (MENC, 1995-2003) related to implementing and assessing the National Standards for Music Education.
1. Exploring the Piano. 2. An Introduction to Music Reading and the Major Five-Finger Pattern. 3. Interval Reading and Accompanying with Chord Roots. 4. Performing Dotted Notes, Upbeats, and Major Triads. 5. An Introduction to the Minor Five-Finger Pattern and Minor Triads. 6. Performing Major Scales and I and V7 Chords. 7. The Primary Chords and 12-Bar Blues. 8. Performing and Harmonizing with Primary Chords (Major Keys). 9. An Introduction to the Minor Scales and Primary Chords in Minor. 10. Other Scales, Modes, and Tonalities. Supplementary Music. Appendices. Indexes.