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Me And My Piano

Author : Fanny Waterman
ISBN : 0571532020
Genre : Music
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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 delightful 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.

Sonata A Memoir Of Pain And The Piano

Author : Andrea Avery
ISBN : 9781681774732
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A rich and vibrant memoir that weaves chronic illness and classical music into a raw and inspiring tale of grace and determination. Andrea Avery, already a promising and ambitious classical pianist at twelve, was diagnosed with a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that threatened not just her musical aspirations but her ability to live a normal life. As Andrea navigates the pain and frustration of coping with RA alongside the usual travails of puberty, college, sex, and just growing-up, she turns to music?specifically Franz Schubert's sonata in B-flat D960, and the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein for strength and inspiration. The heartbreaking story of this mysterious sonata—Schubert’s last, and his most elusive and haunting—is the soundtrack of Andrea's story. Sonata is a breathtaking exploration of a “Janus-head miracle”—Andrea's extraordinary talent and even more extraordinary illness. With no cure for her R.A. possible, Andrea must learn to live with this disease while not letting it define her, even though it leaves its mark on everything around her—family, relationships, even the clothes she wears. And in this riveting account, she never loses her wit, humor, or the raw artistry of a true performer. As the goshawk becomes a source of both devotion and frustration for Helen Macdonald in H is for Hawk, so the piano comes to represent both struggle and salvation for Andrea in her extraordinary debut.

The Sacred Art Of Chant

Author : Ana Hernández
ISBN : 9781594730368
Genre : Religion
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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

Gender And Sexuality In South African Music

Author : Chris Walton
ISBN : 9781919980409
Genre : Music
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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.

Play It Again

Author : Alan Rusbridger
ISBN : 9780374710620
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As editor of the Guardian, one of the world's foremost newspapers, Alan Rusbridger abides by the relentless twenty-four-hour news cycle. But increasingly in midlife, he feels the gravitational pull of music—especially the piano. He sets himself a formidable challenge: to fluently learn Chopin's magnificent Ballade No. 1 in G minor, arguably one of the most difficult Romantic compositions in the repertory. With pyrotechnic passages that require feats of memory, dexterity, and power, the piece is one that causes alarm even in battle-hardened concert pianists. He gives himself a year. Under ideal circumstances, this would have been a daunting task. But the particular year Rusbridger chooses turns out to be one of frenetic intensity. As he writes in his introduction, "Perhaps if I'd known then what else would soon be happening in my day job, I might have had second thoughts. For it would transpire that, at the same time, I would be steering the Guardian through one of the most dramatic years in its history." It was a year that began with WikiLeaks' massive dump of state secrets and ended with the Guardian's revelations about widespread phone hacking at News of the World. "In between, there were the Japanese tsunami, the Arab Spring, the English riots . . . and the death of Osama Bin Laden," writes Rusbridger. The test would be to "nibble out" twenty minutes per day to do something totally unrelated to the above. Rusbridger's description of mastering the Ballade is hugely engaging, yet his subject is clearly larger than any one piece of classical music. Play It Again deals with focus, discipline, and desire but is, above all, about the sanctity of one's inner life in a world dominated by deadlines and distractions. What will you do with your twenty minutes?

Falling Into Light

Author : Clare Morris
ISBN : 9781465348395
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Falling Into Light is a luminous memoir, the story of a woman with impaired vision, who sees with depth and clarity. Clare Morris sees the undulations of her long life-river so vividly she transports us into her world. A Quaker, Morris follows her spiritual yearning into Catholicism and the convent. A fiery social activist, she follows her Quaker conscience into the peace movement. A painful mother-daughter estrangement is healed, in the context of protesting war.

Patterns Of Intuition

Author : Gerhard Nierhaus
ISBN : 9789401795616
Genre : Computers
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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.

Great Contemporary Pianists Speak For Themselves

Author : Elyse Mach
ISBN : 9780486173542
Genre : Music
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Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti. Includes 51 photographs.

Choral Repertoire

Author : Dennis Shrock
ISBN : 9780195327786
Genre : Music
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Choral Repertoire is a comprehensive reference book about choral music in Western culture from Gregorian chant to compositions of the early twenty-first century. The material in the book covers general characteristics of the major historical eras, biographical sketches and discussions of the complete choral output of more than 500 composers, and performance annotations of more than 5,000 individual works.

Discovering My Autism

Author : Edgar Schneider
ISBN : 9781853027246
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43. 28 MB
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Edgar Schneider is believed to be a high-functioning autistic with attention deficit disorder. In this book he reflects on his experiences and memories of his childhood and teenage years as a clever and artistic loner. He explains how in order to experience 'emotions' such as grief, sympathy or desire, he must intellectualise or aestheticise them.

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