Preparatory exercises in score-reading

Author: Reginald Owen Morris,Howard Ferguson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780193214750

Category: Music

Page: 110

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124 short excerpts using a mixture of treble, alto, tenor and bass clefs and various common transpositions. The book concentrates on diatonic harmonic study (including diminished sevenths) and harmonic counterpoint in up to three parts. The exercises train students to take in many staves at once, to see where the principal melody is, to understand harmonies and modulations, to read various clefs, and transpose as necessary.

Score Reading

A Key to the Music Experience

Author: Michael Dickreiter

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: 1574673254

Category: Music

Page: 266

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(Amadeus). Score reading provides insights into the musical structure of a work that are difficult to obtain from merely listening. Many listeners and amateurs derive great pleasure from following a performance with score in hand to help them better understand the intricacies of what they are hearing. This guide includes practice examples of increasing difficulty taken from scores of well-known works from various periods.

Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading

Author: Shellie Gregorich,Benjamin Moritz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136666192

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading is the first textbook equip future educators with the ability to play from an open score at the keyboard. Score reading can be a daunting prospect for even the most accomplished pianist, but it is a skill required of all choral and instrumental music instructors. Although most music education curricula include requirements to achieve a certain level of proficiency in open score reading, standard textbooks contain very little material devoted to developing this skill. This textbook provides a gradual and graded approach, progressing from two-part reading to four or more parts in a variety of clefs. Each chapter focuses on one grouping of voices and provides many musical examples from a broad sampling of choral and instrumental repertoire ranging from Renaissance to contemporary works.

Anatomy of the Orchestra

Author: Norman Del Mar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520050624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Before his death in 1994, Norman Del Mar was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on the orchestra. Anatomy of the Orchestra is written not only for fellow conductors, players, students, and professional musicians, but also for everyone interested in the performance of orchestral music.

Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16

Intermediate to Advanced Piano Music from the Alfred Masterwork Edition

Author: Aloys Schmitt,Willard A. Palmer

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457411755

Category: Music

Page: 40

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Aloys Schmitt is best remembered for his Op. 16 exercises. The collection is divided into three sections. The first aids students in developing finger independence through a variety of single and double-note patterns within the range of a fifth. The second section emphasizes passing the thumb under fingers to prepare for scales and arpeggios. The final section provides traditional scales and arpeggios in a notated format with fingering.

Preparatory Exercises

Five-Finger Exercises for the Piano, Op. 16 - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Aloys Schmitt

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781294988373

Category:

Page: 40

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Continuo playing according to Handel

his figured bass exercises

Author: George Frideric Handel,David Ledbetter

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780193184336

Category: Music

Page: 106

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An edition with commentary of Handel's exercises for continuo playing which he wrote for the daughters of George II.

Aural Skills Acquisition

The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-level Musicians

Author: Gary Steven Karpinski

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195117851

Category: Music

Page: 253

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This book is a hands-on investigation of the stages musicians go through as they learn to hear, read, and perform music. It draws on the latest research in music perception and cognition, music theory, and pedagogy, along with centuries of insight from music theorists, composers, and performers. The first part explores the development of music listening skills, including such broader activities as dictation and transcription, and specific abilities such as meter perception, short-term musical memory, and tonic inference. The second part then examines the skills involved in reading and performing music. It looks at such physical skills as vocal production and eye movements and at such complex integrated tasks as sight-singing transpositions and modulations. Throughout the book the author presents these skills in their musical contexts and emphasizes their roles in the general development of musicality. Aural Skills Acquisition builds important bridges between music theory, cognitive psychology, and pedagogy. It subjects ideas from music theory to the rigors of psychological testing and combines findings from the psychology of learning with ideas and methods of contemporary music theory. It will prove an invaluable guide for music teachers, music theorists, and psychologists interested in music perception and cognition.

The Flute Book

A Complete Guide for Students and Performers

Author: Nancy Toff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913366

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff'sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts--The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog--the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family. In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide. In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology's advancements--like new digital recording technology and recordings' more prevalent online availability--over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers' purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.

Leonard Bernstein

An American Musician

Author: Allen Shawn

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life. His creative gifts knew no boundaries as he moved easily from the podium, to the piano, to television with his nationally celebrated Young People’s Concerts, which introduced an entire generation to the joy of classical music. In this fascinating new biography, the breadth of Bernstein’s musical composition is explored, through the spectacular range of music he composed—from West Side Story to Kaddish to A Quiet Place and beyond—and through his intensely public role as an internationally celebrated conductor. For the first time, the composer’s life and work receive a fully integrated analysis, offering a comprehensive appreciation of a multi-faceted musician who continued to grow as an artist well into his final days.

Music for Early Learning

Songs and musical activities to support children's development

Author: Linda Bance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136657088

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Is my singing good enough? What should I do with instruments? How can I create a rich and exciting musical environment which will allow for both child and adult led musical activity? Singing, dancing and music-making comes naturally to young children, but we as adults often lack confidence in our musical ability. This easily accessible book will help you to realise that everyone can be a creative music-maker with young children. It aims to inspire you to take young children’s enthusiasm for music and create a musically rich environment that supports all areas of learning and development and at the same time celebrate music for music’s sake. Packed with activities, songs and musical games, this book includes: Recognising musical development in young children and the benefits of music-making in the early years Advice on inclusive practice Guidance on using musical instruments Ways to develop your own musicality Help with planning and assessment Chapters linking musical activities to each area of learning and development How to create a balance between adult-led and child-initiated activities Music for Early Learning also includes a CD containing 23 songs and listening activities linked to each area of development which can be used as a standalone resource or alongside the music manuscript and Guitar and Ukulele tabs provided, as well as lyrics to each of the songs. This practical text will help you to realise the wonderful opportunities that music can offer young children and is an ideal resource for Early Years Practitioners, Early Years consultants and trainnee teachers, as well as those on Nursery Nursing and Childcare courses at Further and Higher education levels.

Elementary Training for Musicians

Author: Paul Hindemith

Publisher: Schott & Company Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 237

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(Schott). Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remakable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost every kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day. It is therefore not surprising that nearly forty years later these books should remain essential reading for the student and the professional musician.

Rhythmic Training

Author: Robert Starer

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780881889765

Category: Music

Page: 84

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(Instructional). A continuation of Basic Rhythmic Training , this collection of progressive rhythmic drills is designed to increase a music student's proficiency in executing and understanding Rhythm. The exercises begin very simply and proceed to more complex meters, beat divisions and polyrhythms. The book can be used as a supplement to any method, or as a drill book for the musician who wishes to solidify and expand his/her rhythmic abilities.