THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK by Neil Miller provides the essential information required to excel at playing the piano: what you should be learning in piano lessons so you can play to your full potential.It is the piano student's guide for getting the most out of practicing, lessons, your teacher and yourself. Whether your preferences are towards classical, jazz or popular music, THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK will show you organized practicing methods that take the mystery out of music, revealing how music is put together and easing the challenges of piano playing.THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK combines Neil Miller's creative teaching techniques and experiences with practicing and performing, comprehensively covering topics extremely useful to anyone taking or planning to take lessons.In THE PIANO LESSONS BOOK, Neil Miller recounts relevant personal incidents and informative historical accounts, to enlighten and entertain. Hundreds of illustrations and musical examples enhance the explanations.
After 20 years of playing professionally in all the musical genres, Robert Kaye presents a compilation of his notes in his new book, The Classical Method: Structure and the art of Piano Classical Improvisation Compositional Theory and Poetic Harmony, revealing the secrets of the great composers throughout history. Kaye's instrument of choice is the piano. The Classical Method is attuned to myriad styles and instruments which determine his method, but his basis and the foundation of his method rests in the piano. His method focuses on target and sight, revolutionizing the way that musicians play and composers create music. Developed from years of experience as a career pianist, Kaye takes the reader behind the closed doors of the creative process and unveils the methodology behind great, profound music: " How coincidental the peak of the Classical era was 1776. It became clear that my deprivation, frustration and lack of education not only was overwhelmed with too much information. But it was only going to become real and rewarding by sheer experience of playing the piano and with quick results. ... Using your mind in conjunction with geometry and the very Freedom that the founding fathers intended for us to have. I think I found the many secrets to it, especially by targeting. And it has given me an enormous relief. I am now enriched with more music than one lifetime can accomplish. I live in contentedness by the proof of the freedom of the mind. Can understand and accept it spiritually as well as scientifically and have an array of pages accumulating everyday in composition. Never frustrated what to play, improvise, compose, display or demonstrate "The Classical Method." The Classical Method: is user-friendly and helps to unlock the mysteries behind musical genius, giving advanced musicians the keys to a promising methodology for improvisation and original composition. Current issue is - 12th. Edition Completed - 5/12/12
Autism is a baffling brain disorder that profoundly affects children's communication and social skills. This work provides a reference guide to this disease. It includes approximately 500 entries that address the different types of autism, causes and treatments, institutions, associations, leading scientists and research, social impact, and more.
In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Douglas Hill is professor of music and horn at the University of Wisconsin at Madison as well as a past President of the International Horn Society, and a respected teacher and clinician. The 27 chapters of Collected Thoughts cover topics ranging from getting started to preparing for college and professional auditions, and include other subjects such as composing and improvising. There are seven chapters on repertoire that include reviews of music and texts that are the most comprehensive of any horn (or other instrumental) text to date. The process of learning and teaching is extremely insightful for everyone, from the serious student to the most experienced instructor. This book is a must for anyone interested in the horn. It is invaluable!!