Me and My Piano Repertoire

This excellent book of first repertoire pieces builds on the solid technical and musical foundations established in the highly successful tutors Me and My Piano Parts I and II, which it is designed to complement.

Me and My Piano Repertoire

Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood's Me and My Piano series is probably the UK's most widely-used and biggest selling piano method. It is now published in a new edition including a new larger size, improved layout making it easier to read, a clean new look with new typesetting and music-setting and the instantly recognizable cover designs have been updated for extra vibrancy. This excellent book of first repertoire pieces builds on the solid technical and musical foundations established in the highly successful tutors Me and My Piano Parts I and II, which it is designed to complement. Here is a wealth of new material, ranging from simple five-finger pieces for separate hands on C major, to move advanced pieces introducing changes of hand position, new notes and rhythms, simple chords, and the key signatures of G and F major. Enchantingly illustrated, this essential and irresistible book will encourage the young pianist to expand his or her repertoire in the most enjoyable way.

The Sacred Art of Chant

I think all signs pretty much point in the same direction: Love one another.
Something a little more horizontal, ... It probably took me months to learn it, but I
did finally learn it, and it is now in my piano repertoire. Sounds impressive, doesn'
t it?

The Sacred Art of Chant

Drawing on chants from many faith traditions, this invigorating guidebook is for anyone who wants to enliven their own prayer experience in a unique way. Includes sacred chants written with notation, complete bibliography, a list of Internet resources, and advice on how to incorporate chanting into daily life. Ana Hernndez invites readers to use their own voices to create sacred sounds.Skylight Paths Publishing

Patterns of Intuition

Here I would emphasise again the cultural conditioning. Since my classical piano
lessons, I have expanded my repertoire of gestures—partly from other genres but
also by experimental development of my own movement patterns.

Patterns of Intuition

The present book is the result of a three year research project which investigated the creative act of composing by means of algorithmic composition. Central to the investigation are the compositional strategies of 12 composers, which were documented through a dialogic and cyclic process of modelling and evaluating musical materials. The aesthetic premises and compositional approaches configure a rich spectrum of diverse positions, which is reflected also in the kinds of approaches and methods used. These approaches and methods include the generation and evaluation of chord sequences using genetic algorithms, the application of morphing strategies to research harmonic transformations, an automatic classification of personal preferences via machine learning, and an application of mathematical music theory to the analysis and resynthesis of musical material. The second part of the book features contributions by Sandeep Bhagwati, William Brooks, David Cope, Darla Crispin, Nicolas Donin, and Guerino Mazzola. These authors variously consider the project from different perspectives, offer independent approaches, or provide more general reflections from their respective research fields.

At the Piano with Faur

After showering me with elaborate compliments , he conveyed a message from a
young officer present who asked “ would I be so kind as to play now one of the
piano pieces of Gabriel Fauré ” . I was aghast . I knew Gabriel Fauré by name ...

At the Piano with Faur

The French pianist, Marguerite Long, was closely associated with the music of Gabriel Faure and became a favourite interpreter of his music. She studied and worked for a decade alongside the composer and dedicated her long and successful career to the promotion of his music.

Piano Mastery Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers

"In regard to practise I do not think it wise for the aspiring pianist to spend such a
great amount of time at the piano. Four hours of ... "I am always increasing my
repertoire, though I find the public does not care for new things; it prefers the old.

Piano Mastery Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers

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Francis Poulenc Articles and Interviews

giving me the most trouble, but on the contrary a narrative scene like the one with
the People's Commissars, which on the surface looks easier. Cr: An interesting ...
Why, sadly, did I not observe Matisse's lesson over my piano pieces! But in my ...

Francis Poulenc  Articles and Interviews

‘He plays the piano well,’ wrote the society hostess Mme de Saint-Marceaux in her diary on 18 March 1927. ‘His compositions are not devoid of talent but he’s not a genius, and I’m afraid he thinks he is.’ Intelligent though the lady was, she got this one spectacularly wrong. Poulenc has in fact outpaced his colleagues in Les Six by many a mile, as singers and instrumentalists all over the world will attest, and while he would never have accepted the title of ‘genius’, preferring ‘artisan’, a genius is increasingly what he appears to have been. Part of the answer lay in always being his own man, and this independence of spirit shows through in his writings and interviews just as brightly as in his music, whether it’s boasting that he’d be happy never to hear The Mastersingers ever again, pointing out that what critics condemn as the ‘formlessness’ of French music is one of its delights, voicing his outrage at attempts to ‘finish’ the Unfinished Symphony, writing ‘in praise of banality’ - or remembering the affair of Debussy’s hat. And in every case, his intelligence, humour and generosity of spirit help explain why he was so widely and deeply loved. This volume comprises selected articles from Francis Poulenc: J’écris ce qui me chante (Fayard, 2011) edited by Nicholas Southon. Many of these articles and interviews have not been available in English before and Roger Nichols's translation, capturing the very essence of Poulenc’s lively writing style, makes more widely accessible this significant contribution to Poulenc scholarship.

Some Girls

Eddie surprised me out of one such reverie by plunking himself down in the seat
next to me and blurting out a question in the typically blunt Bruneian way. ... I'd
grown up singing along with my father's piano repertoire every night of my life.

Some Girls

A jaw-dropping story of how a girl from the suburbs ends up in a prince's harem, and emerges from the secret Xanadu both richer and wiser At eighteen, Jillian Lauren was an NYU theater school dropout with a tip about an upcoming audition. The "casting director" told her that a rich businessman in Singapore would pay pretty American girls $20,000 if they stayed for two weeks to spice up his parties. Soon, Jillian was on a plane to Borneo, where she would spend the next eighteen months in the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, youngest brother of the Sultan of Brunei, leaving behind her gritty East Village apartment for a palace with rugs laced with gold and trading her band of artist friends for a coterie of backstabbing beauties. More than just a sexy read set in an exotic land, Some Girls is also the story of how a rebellious teen found herself-and the courage to meet her birth mother and eventually adopt a baby boy.

Fanfare

Now here is the “first” and once again, because Atterberg was preeminently a
symphonic composer and only intermittently drawn to ... Among the piano pieces
here recorded for the first time is an atypically tongue-in-cheek Rondeau
Retrospectif submitted ... So that seems to me the version of these works to
acquire. William ...

Fanfare


Gender and Sexuality in South African Music

At the age of six I composed little piano pieces that were published by my
appreciative and cultured headmistress in the Arcadia Primary School magazine.
(I spelt the title: 'Rushen Dances'). My musical imagination was being constantly ...

Gender and Sexuality in South African Music

During the past two decades, the study of sexuality and gender in music has become a decidedly mainstream activity. To be sure, music has long been obviously and intimately involved in matters pertaining to relations, both sexual and otherwise, between and amongst the sexes. Its use in courtship is the one that perhaps first comes to mind, this use being probably as old as music itself. This book contains all the papers presented at the conference by the same name.

Playing the Piano for Pleasure

The Classic Guide to Improving Skills Through Practice and Discipline Charles
Cooke. weeks, or ... I suggest that you begin your daily allotment of “Repertoire
time with repetition practice of the fractures you are currently setting. I am always
 ...

Playing the Piano for Pleasure

“Playing Piano for Pleasure is a minor classic of self-help . . . published in 1941 in the upbeat style of Dale Carnegie.”—Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times