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Contemporary Class Piano, Spiral-bound, 8 Edition by Mach, Elyse


Spiral-bound: 8 Edition

Publication Date: 2015-07-15
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Spiral-bound : 752 pages
Edition: 8 Edition
Author: Mach, Elyse
ISBN-10: 0199326207
ISBN-13: 9780199326204

Product Description Acclaimed for its creative approach and diverse repertoire, Contemporary Class Piano provides a student friendly introduction to basic piano skills. In short, progressive chapters that mirror the standard two semester curriculum, it explains the essential elements of piano playing, incorporating diagrams, practice exercises, and musical examples that help students build proficiency and confidence with a variety of chord patterns, major and minor scales, and accompaniments. Review " Contemporary Class Piano beats the competition in every arena. It addresses all of the needs of Class Piano I and II and is a fun, usable text that both teachers and students enjoy."--Gwen Threadgill, Troy University "This text uses a clear, systematic, and creative approach to introduce and reinforce concepts. It is user friendly and stylistically diverse in repertoire."--Susan Chan, Portland State University " Contemporary Class Piano is better than many other texts. It is well organized and very easy to understand."--Yun-Ling Hsu, University of Central Florida About the Author Elyse Mach is Distinguished Professor of Music Emerita 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. Professor Mach is the 2010 recipient of the Silver Medal presented by The American Liszt Society--the highest honor that the society bestows. She is also the 2010 recipient of the Bernard G. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor Award of Northeastern Illinois University.

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