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"The Piano Improvisation Handbook" offers a comprehensive overview of the practical skills and theoretical issues involved in mastering all forms of piano improvisation.

Author: Carl Humphries

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879309776

Category: Music

Page: 488

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"The Piano Improvisation Handbook" offers a comprehensive overview of the practical skills and theoretical issues involved in mastering all forms of piano improvisation. It explores a wide range of styles, including classical, jazz, rock and blues. Whereas other books on improvisation typically offer little more than models for imitation and exercises for practising, this one adopts an approach specifically designed to encourage and enable independent creative exploration. The book contains a series of graded tutorial sections with musical examples on CD, as well as an extensive introductory section detailing the history of keyboard and piano improvisation, an appendix listing useful scales, chords, voicings and progressions across all keys, a bibliography and a discography. In addition to sections outlining how melody, harmony, rhythm, texture and form work in improvised piano music, there are sections devoted to explaining how ideas can be developed into continuous music and to exploring the process of finding a personal style. A key feature is the distinctive stress the author puts on the interconnectedness of jazz and classical music where improvisation is concerned. This book is best suited to those with at least some prior experience of learning the piano. However, the rudiments of both music theory and piano technique are covered in such a way that it can also serve as an effective basis for a self-sufficient course in creative piano playing.
2009 By Carl Humphries

Author: Carl Humphries

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ISBN: OCLC:593879502

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Page: 488

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2009 By Carl Humphries

Enhanced by an audio CD of selected examples and pieces, a course in playing all major styles of piano covers a history of the instrument and offers progressive instruction in all areas of technique, including posture, fingering, pedalling, ...

Author: Carl Humphries

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879307277

Category: Music

Page: 296

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Enhanced by an audio CD of selected examples and pieces, a course in playing all major styles of piano covers a history of the instrument and offers progressive instruction in all areas of technique, including posture, fingering, pedalling, scales, and exercises.
2002 By Carl Humphries

200 of 1829 (Czerny 1983: 3), he describes improvisation as a “special obligation and a crown of distinction [Pflicht und Zierde]” for every keyboard virtuoso. But by the time of his Pianoforte-School op. 500 just ten years later, ...

Author: Alessandro Bertinetto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000397840

Category: Philosophy

Page: 756

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Over the last few decades, the notion of improvisation has enriched and dynamized research on traditional philosophies of music, theatre, dance, poetry, and even visual art. This Handbook offers readers an authoritative collection of accessible articles on the philosophy of improvisation, synthesizing and explaining various subjects and issues from the growing wave of journal articles and monographs in the field. Its 48 chapters, written specifically for this volume by an international team of scholars, are accessible for students and researchers alike. The volume is organized into four main sections: I Art and Improvisation: Theoretical Perspectives II Art and Improvisation: Aesthetical, Ethical, and Political Perspectives III Improvisation in Musical Practices IV Improvisation in the Visual, Narrative, Dramatic, and Interactive Arts Key Features: Treats improvisation not only as a stylistic feature, but also as an aesthetic property of artworks and performances as well as a core element of artistic creativity. Spells out multiple aspects of the concept of improvisation, emphasizing its relevance in understanding the nature of art. Covers improvisation in a wide spectrum of artistic domains, including unexpected ones such as literature, visual arts, games, and cooking. Addresses key questions, such as: - How can improvisation be defined and what is its role in different art forms? - Can improvisation be perceived as such, and how can it be aesthetically evaluated? - What is the relationship between improvisation and notions such as action, composition, expressivity, and authenticity? - What is the ethical and political significance of improvisation?
2021-07-22 By Alessandro Bertinetto

"[Student will learn the following:] open a fake book/sheet music with chord symbols and play a tune, accompany vocalist/instrumentalist on any type of tune, get a solo piano/vocal gig, use the piano as a helpful tool to practice vocal ...

Author: Michele Weir

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739047957

Category: Music

Page: 128

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"[Student will learn the following:] open a fake book/sheet music with chord symbols and play a tune, accompany vocalist/instrumentalist on any type of tune, get a solo piano/vocal gig, use the piano as a helpful tool to practice vocal improvisation, analyze the chord changes to a song and understand the function of each chord within the progression, double-check published leads-sheets for accuracy, improve composition skills by being able to play and hear the tunes, improve improvisation skills by understanding the harmonic construction of a song."--Page 2.
2007-12 By Michele Weir

Even after 1815, when Hummel consciously began infusing his piano compositions with more Beethovenian drama, the influence was sporadic and the stylistic dissimilarity very clear. Hummel's association with “Mozartian” clarity and ...

Author: George Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199892921

Category: Music

Page: 600

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V. 1. Cognitions -- v. 2. Critical theories
2016 By George Lewis

Even after 1815, when Hummel consciously began infusing his piano compositions with more Beethovenian drama, the influence was sporadic and the stylistic dissimilarity very clear. Hummel's association with “Mozartian” clarity and ...

Author: George E. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190627973

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 592

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Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround and sustain us. The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art, among others.
2016-08-22 By George E. Lewis

Dobbins. A Creative Approach to Jazz Piano Harmony (Advance Music). Harrison. Contemporary Jazz Piano (Hal Leonard). Humphries. The Piano Improvisation Handbook (Backbeat). Lee. Complete Jazz Piano Method (Warner Brothers). Levine.

Author: Richard Colwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317212737

Category: Music

Page: 444

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The Teaching of Instrumental Music, Fifth Edition introduces music education majors to basic instrumental pedagogy for the instruments and ensembles commonly found in the elementary and secondary curricula. It focuses on the core competencies required for teacher certification in instrumental music, with the pervasive philosophy to assist teachers as they develop an instrumental music program based on understanding and respecting all types of music. Parts I and II focus on essential issues for a successful instrumental program, presenting first the history and foundations, followed by effective strategies in administrative tasks and classroom teaching. Parts III, IV, and V are devoted to the skills and techniques of woodwind, brass and percussion, and string instruments. In all, The Teaching of Instrumental Music is the complete reference for the beginning instrumental teacher, commonly retained in a student’s professional library for its unique and comprehensive coverage. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Revision and updating of curriculum developments, such as coordinating State Department of Education student learning objectives with the recent Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) New discussion of the NAfME National Standards as they relate to the teaching of instrumental music Revamping of rehearsing instrumental ensembles chapters, including new or expanded sections on programming, choosing quality music, and applying successful rehearsal techniques Updates on references, plus new discussion questions, and websites and internet links A chapter devoted to classroom guitar Updates on the use of technology for teaching and learning music More on healthy performance practice, marching band, and jazz band Online materials located in the eResources section on the Routledge website.
2017-10-12 By Richard Colwell

Improvisation means creating new playable material at the moment of performing . Just as with all other aspects of learning the piano, improvisation demands practice . Good improvisers don't usually create new ideas out of nothing; ...

Author: Matti Carter

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789528054917

Category: Music

Page: 184

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Pianist's Handbook is Matti Carter's guide for pianists and musicians about piano playing and music theory. Here is what you will receive: - 10 chapters on the basics of piano playing and music theory - 60 music theory and piano playing exercises consisting of 20 easy, 20 intermediate and 20 challenging exercises - 45 playable piano pieces divided into 15 easy, 15 intermediate and 15 challenging pieces - Notation examples and images - A list of different types of chords and their position on the keyboard - A list of intervals - 40 examples of typical accompaniment patterns - All the different major and minor scales, triad arpeggios and cadences for piano - An appendix listing common musical notation and vocabulary
2019-01-03 By Matti Carter

Lamott (1980) describes this treatise as an extensive practical method for teaching improvisation through the partimento-style realization of figured bass progressions. It particularly addressed organists and choirmasters in monasteries ...

Author: Richard Colwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195138849

Category: Education

Page: 1222

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The original Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning was published in 1992 by Schirmer Books with the sponsorship of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and was hailed as "a welcome addition to the literature on music education because it serves to provide definition and unity to a broad and complex field" (Choice). This new companion volume, again with the sponsorship of the MENC, will take into account the significant changes in musiceducation in the intervening years. This second volume involves the profession's ...
2002-04-18 By Richard Colwell