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Known for its richly diversified styles of repertoire and ensemble pieces and its abundance of creative materials, Contemporary Class Piano, Seventh Edition, includes the widest-ranging repertoire of solo and ensemble pieces available in any beginning piano text. Elyse Mach presents an abundant solo and ensemble repertoire--which includes classical pieces and folk, jazz, rock, pop, and blues tunes--providing ample opportunities for students to improvise, transpose, harmonize, and compose accompaniments. FEATURES OF THE NEW EDITION * Reorganized from six to ten units, the material is now more accessible for classroom use. * Twenty diverse new reading, repertoire, and ensemble pieces introduce students to music of various styles and levels of difficulty. * Unit 9 provides additional practice opportunities in interpreting chord symbols and harmonizing. * More score reading examples in three- and four-part settings provide reinforcement of chorale style reading. * Alto and tenor clef reading examples are introduced. * Two new appendices offer more help: Appendix B features vocal and instrumental accompaniments to help students further develop skills, and Appendix E offers a timeline and historical overview of the style and characteristics of music from the Baroque period through the 21st century. * Appendix A presents new material on transposing instruments. * New CD and MIDI disk icons in the text indicate track numbers for ease of reference. * "Practice Strategies" boxes give beginners helpful hints. * A "Classic Miniatures" section of excerpts contains original keyboard pieces written by master composers. * Worksheets appearing at the end of most chapters provide further practice opportunities. SUPPORT PACKAGE * A new in-text audio CD for students, which includes orchestrations by renowned composers Phillip Keveren and Jason Nyberg, presents selected pieces at both practice tempo and performance tempo. * A set of four MIDI disks --containing approximately 240 orchestration accompaniments prepared by composers Phillip Keveren and Jason Nyberg--motivates students to practice and complete their assignments more readily. This set is available free to adopters. * The Instructor's Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/classpiano) will offer suggested lesson plans, teaching tips, and full track listings for the in-text CD and Instructor MIDI disks.
Elyse Mach is Professor of Music at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She has given concerts throughout Europe and the United States, appearing as a piano soloist with the NBC Symphony and the Netherlandische Philharmonic Broadcasting Orchestra, among others. She has written ten books on piano and pianists and has been a contributing music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. She is active as a consultant, clinician, master class teacher, and frequent adjudicator, and has guest lectured at St. Catherine's College of Oxford University, Northwestern, Yale, The Juilliard School, and many other institutions. She is the first recipient of the Board of Governors Universities Distinguished Professor Award and was honored by a proclamation issued by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Illinois.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1: Keyboard Basics Keyboard Posture Finger Numbers Basic Note and Rest Values The Keyboard Pentatonic (Black-Key) Improvisation The Major Five-Finger Pattern Dynamics Reading Notes Naming Notes and Playing Melody Patterns Intervals Keeping Time Slur and Phrase Markings Rhythmic Studies Ensemble Piece Worksheet Review
UNIT 2: Playing Melodies in Other Positions and More Keyboard Basics Melodies Divided Between Two Hands Key Signature Transposition Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests Drone Bass Classic Miniatures Repertoire Surfing (Lee Evans) Harmonization Improvisation Sightreading Studies Technical Studies Rhythmic Studies Ensemble Pieces Worksheet Review
UNIT 3: The Five-Finger Pattern Playing in Different Registers Tempo Markings More Dynamic Markings Accidentals Dotted Quarter Notes Repertoire Shoestring Boogie (Elyse Mach) Slurs Parallel Motion 6/8 Time Key Signatures Change of Dynamics Contrary Motion Major Triads Major Triad Groups Five-Finger Studies and Triads in Major The Minor Five-Finger Pattern Minor Triads Five-Finger Studies and Triads in Major and Minor More Tempo Markings Pieces Using Major and Minor Triads Classic Miniatures Repertoire Etude in D (Ferdinand Beyer) Improvisation Creative Music Sightreading Studies Rhythmic Studies Technical Studies Ensemble Pieces Worksheet Review
UNIT 4: The Dominant Seventh Chord and the Subdominant Chord The Dominant Seventh Chord Block-Chord Accompaniment with I and V6/5 Music Chord Symbols Five-Finger Melodies with Letter Name Chord Symbols for I and V6/5 Chords The Subdominant Chord Cadences Pieces with I-IV6/4-V6/5 Accompaniments Five-Finger Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols for I, IV6/4, and V6/5 Chord Accompaniments Changing Five-Finger Positions Classic Miniatures Repertoire A Little Joke (Dmitri Kabalevsky) Improvisation Creative Music and Harmonization Sightreading Studies Rhythmic Studies Technical Studies Ensemble Pieces Worksheet Review
UNIT 5: Major Scales and Easy Pieces with Accompaniments Major Scales Major Scales in Tetrachord Position Major Scales with Fingerings for Both Hands Together Scale Studies in Clusters Triads on Major-Scale Degrees Intervals of a Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth (Octave) Extending the Five-Finger Position Sixteenth Notes and Sixteenth Rests The Dotted Eighth Note Musical Forms: AB and ABA Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols for I, IV6/4, and V6/5 Chords Broken-Chord Accompaniment Patterns Waltz Pattern Arpeggio Accompaniment Patterns Syncopation The Damper Pedal Other Accompaniment Patterns Classic Miniatures Repertoire German Dance (Ludwig van Beethoven) Improvisation Creative Music and Harmonization Sightreading Studies Rhythmic Studies Technical Studies Ensemble Pieces Worksheet Review
UNIT 6: Secondary Chords and Chord Inversions of Triads and Seventh Chords Secondary Chords Repertoire Scherzo (Dmitri Kabalevsky) Intervals Within the Scale Melodic Lines with Intervals Repertoire Perpetual Motion (Elyse Mach) Chord Inversions Repertoire Hunting Horns (Theodore Oesten) The Damper Pedal (Indirect Pedaling) Hymn Style Augmented and Diminished Triads Classic Miniatures Repertoire Etude (Cornelius Gurlitt) Improvisation Creative Music and Harmonization Sightreading Studies Rhythmic Studies Technical Studies Ensemble Pieces Worksheet Review
UNIT 7: Minor Scales and Other Scale Forms Minor Scales Minor Key Signatures Natural Minor Scales in Tetrachord Positions Harmonic Minor Scales i-iv6/4-I-V6/5-i Chord Progression Repertoire Etude in A Minor (Cornelius Gurlitt) Parallel Major and Minor Scales Repertoire Etude (Ludvig Schytte) Other Scale Forms (Modes) Repertoire Shepherd Pipes (Tat'iana Salutrinskaya) The Chromatic Scale Repertoire Chromatizone Rag (Ann Collins) Classic Miniatures Creative Music and Harmonization Sightreading Studies Technical Studies Ensemble Pieces Worksheet Review
UNIT 8: Tonality and Atonality--Exploring Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music Styles Jazz Pandiatonicism The Whole-Tone Scale Bitonality Atonality Innovative Notations Quartal Harmony Classic Miniatures Repertoire Shades of Blue (Robert Starer) Bitonal Improvisation Ensemble Pieces Worksheet Review
UNIT 9: Letter-Name Chord Symbols Letter Names of I, IV, and V7 Chords Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols Famous Themes Strumming Accompaniments Arpeggio Accompaniments Major and Minor Seventh Chords Letter-Name Chord Chart Ensemble Pieces
UNIT 10: Thirty-Two Piano Classics 1. Rameau, Tambourin 2. Rameau, Rondino 3. Schein, Allemande 4. Corelli, Sarabande 5. Krieger, Minuet in A Minor 6. Witthauer, Gavotte 7. Mozart, L., Burleske (from Notebook for Wolfgang) 8. Haydn, Gypsy Dance (Trio) 9. Mozart, W. A., Minuet in C 10. Beethoven, Russian Folk Song, (Op. 107, No. 3) 11. Burgmuller, Arabesque 12. Schumann, Melody (from 43 Piano Pieces for the Young, Op. 68) 13. Gurlitt, Night Journey 14. Lyne, Sonatina in C Major (first movement) 15. Streabbog, A Pleasant Morning, (Op. 3, No. 1) 16. Tchaikovsky, Italian Song 17. Schytte, Etude in D Major, (Op. 108, No. 7) 18. Rebikoff, The Bear 19. Bartok, Springtime Song (No. 2 from For Children, Vol. 1) 20. Tansman, Au Jardin (To the Garden) 21. Kadosa, Homage to Bartok 22. Kabalevsky, A Conversation (Op. 39, No.7) 23. Hovhaness, Moon Dance (No. 2 from Mountain Idylls) 24. Starer, Evens and Odds 25. Gillock, Autumn is Here 26. Hartsell, Moonlit Shores 27. Mier, Sneaky Business 28. Tingley, Early Spring 29. Miller, Festive Dance 30. Olson, Razz-Ma-Tazz 31. Vandall, Prelude No. 7 in B Minor (Chaconne) 32. Rollin, To B or Not to B Flat
APPENDIX A: Score Reading Three-Part Texture Four-Part Texture The Alto Clef The Tenor Clef Transposing Instruments
APPENDIX B: Vocal and Instrumental Accompaniments
APPENDIX C: Major and Harmonic Minor Scales and Arpeggios in Two Octaves Major Scales and Arpeggios in Two Octaves Harmonic Minor Scales and Arpeggios in Two Octaves
APPENDIX D: Three Patriotic Song Arrangements 1. Carey, America 2. Bates/Ward, America the Beautiful 3. Key/Smith, The Star-Spangled Banner
APPENDIX E: Historical Overview, Style Characteristics of Music, and Time Line: Baroque to the Twenty-First Century