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Contemporary Class Piano
Contemporary Class Piano
Author: Elyse Mach
ISBN-13: 9780155134829
ISBN-10: 0155134825
Publication Date: 1976
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Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Book Type: Paperback
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CONTENTS
PREFACE iii

1. KEYBOARD BASICS 1
Keyboard Posture 1
The Names of the Keys 2
Assigning Finger Numbers 4
The Five-Finger Pattern 4
Learning to Read Notes 8
Learning to Keep Time 13
Improvisation 17
Ensemble Pieces for Four Hands, Two Pianos 19

2. USING THE FIVE-FINGER PATTERN 23
Playing in Different Registers 23
The Five-Finger Pattern in Minor 33
Five-Finger Studies in Major and Minor 35
Triads 37
V7 Chords (Dominant-Seventh Chords) 38
Block Chord Accompaniments with I and V7 39
IV Chords (Subdominant Chords) 44
The Circle of Fifths and Major Key Signatures 46
Pieces with I-I V-V7 Accompaniments 47
Changing Five-Finger Positions 50
More Five-Finger Pieces to Play and Transpose 55 Improvisation 59
Creative Music and Harmonization 68
Sightreading Studies 76
Ensemble Pieces 84

3. PLAYING PIECES WITH EASY ACCOMPANIMENT 91
Major Scales 91
Extending the Five-Finger Position 94
Musical Forms: AB and ABA 102
Broken-Chord Accompaniment Patterns 105
Arpeggio Accompaniment Patterns 108
Syncopation 111
The Damper Pedal 115
Ostinato Accompaniment Patterns 117
Triad Accompaniment Pattern 120
Melodic Lines with Intervals 122
Other Accompaniment Patterns 133
The Damper Pedal 138
More Pieces to Play and Transpose 141
Improvisation 144
Creative Music and Harmonization 155
Sightreading Studies 168
Ensemble Pieces 176

4. EXPLORING TONALITY AND ATONALITY 187
Minor Scales 187
Minor Key Signatures 189
Other Modes 194
The Chromatic Scale 195
The Whole-Tone Scale 197
Bitonality 198
Atonality 199

5. USING CHORD SYMBOLS WITH FOLK AND POPULAR MELODIES 203
Letter Names of I, IV, and V7 Chords 203
Melodies with Letter-Name Chord Symbols 204
Strumming Accompaniments 207
Arpeggio Accompaniments 209
Letter-Name Chord Chart 213

6. TWENTY-FIVE PIANO CLASSICS 215
1. Couperin Carnival 216
2. Purcell Minuet in A Minor 218
3. Witthauer Gavotte 218
4. L. Mozart Bourree 219
5. Schein Allemande 221
6. Corelli Sarabande 220
7. Bach Minuet in G 222
8. Bach Minuet in G 223
9. Haydn German Dance 224
10. W. A. Mozart Allegro 224
11. Beethoven Theme from Six Variations on "Nel cor piu non mi sento" 226
12. Beethoven Ecossaise 227
13. Beethoven Sonatina 228
14. Schumann Humming Song 232
15. Schumann Soldier's March 233
16. Chopin Prelude in A, Op. 28, No. 7 234
17. Rebikoff The Bear 235
18. Tchaikovsky Italian Song 236
19. Liszt Carrousel de Madame Pelet-Narbonne 238
20. Shostakovich March 240
21. Shostakovich Waltz 241
22. Kabalevsky Clowns 242
23. Bartok Children's Game 243
24. Siegmeister Street Games 244
25. Persichetti Capriccio 245

MUSICAL TERMS AND SYMBOLS 247

LIST OF COMPOSITIONS 249