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Contemporary Class Piano

ISBN: 9780195342772 | 0195342771
Edition: 6th
Format: Spiral Bound
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 1/18/2008

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Highly acclaimed for its creative approach to beginning piano,Contemporary Class Piano presents materials in an engaging manner and in alogical progression of difficulty. Easily accessible to students with no priormusic or keyboard experience, the book offers a well-rounded and abundant soloand ensemble repertoire--including classical pieces and folk, jazz, rock, pop,and blues tunes--with ample opportunities for students to improvise, transpose,harmonize, and compose accompaniments. New to the Enhanced Edition: * Incorporates thirty-five new reading, repertoire, and ensemble pieces invarious styles and levels of difficulty * Introduces a new "Classic Miniatures" section--featuring excerpts of originalkeyboard pieces written by master composers--that allows students to enjoy andplay a broad mix of representative classical pieces early on in their keyboardstudy * Adds six new melodies at the end of Unit 5 that give students moreopportunities to practice interpreting chord symbols and harmonizing folk songs,symphonic themes, and other styles, using a variety of accompaniment patterns * Each book is packaged with a free CD containing orchestration accompanimentsto twenty-eight of the new pieces prepared by composer Jason Nyberg (in bothpractice and performance tempos) for students to use on their own. * FREE TO INSTRUCTORS UPON ADOPTION: In addition toa set of four MIDIdisks--which are packaged separately from the text and contain approximately 200orchestration accompaniments prepared by renowned composer Phillip Keveren--anew MIDI disk with accompaniments for twenty-eight of the additional pieces inthe enhanced edition has been created by composer James Nyberg for in-class use.These accompaniments motivate students to practice and complete theirassignments more readily. * A teacher's manual with suggested lesson plans and teaching tips for thefirst semester of study is available at

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