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Making Music at the Piano

Learning Strategies for Adult Students

Maris, Barbara English

(Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Making Music at the Piano
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Beginners can make music at the piano and play musically even during the earliest phases of piano study, and this books shows how. Written for early-level adult piano students of any age, the book enables students to play gratifying music while continuing to develop their skills steadily, whether they are working in a private studio or in a piano class environment. Throughout, the book features numerous Concepts to Consider (focusing on conceptual learning) and Activities to Explore (which build on the Concepts and emphasize ways to strengthen the kinesthetic aspects of learning). The author discusses nearly every aspect encountered by the beginner, from appropriate goals and good playing habits to the basics of how people learn and how the piano works. She provides a hands-on explanation of the characteristics of music playing and suggests specific strategies for using practice time effectively and for developing rhythmic security and technical control of sound. For studentswho to play as well as practice, this book is the ideal guide.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 0195123263
Branch Call Number: 786.2193 M342m 2000
Characteristics: ix, 242 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm

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Jan 31, 2012
  • میکائیل rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"All sounds are important, but not all sounds need to receive the same degree of emphasis:

alllettersareimportantbutnotalllettersneedtoreceivethesamedegreeofemphasis."

--Barbara English Maris

Jan 31, 2012
  • میکائیل rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Every technical problem actually is a musical problem. Technique and musicianship are so closely related that they
really cannot be separated. At the same time you build your
musical skills, you also strengthen technical skills that will
enable you to create the musical effects you seek. Whenever
you work on technical material, be aware of the expressive
sounds you create. Play music, not just notes. In solving
technical problems, you will resolve musical problems." --Barbara English Maris

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