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Welcome to the LibGuide created for AM 226 Piano Studio Class (K. Boyd). I'm happy to help you with locating various materials relating to the piano and researching composers, compositions, and other topics relevant to the study of piano. Please let me know when you have questions by contacting me via IM, phone, or e-mail (all listed to your right!). To navigate around this guide, click on the blue tabs at the top of this guide. Each tab represents a page of information!
Books in our Collection
Below are a few of the books that we have in our collection related to the study of Piano and Piano Pedagogy.
Five Centuries of Keyboard Music by
Call Number: ML700 .G5 1972
Publication Date: 1972-06-01
A practicing musician and professor of music offers the first work in English to comprehensively survey the development of solo keyboard works. Gillespie discusses 350 composers and their works for harpsichord and piano, including Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and Debussy. Includes 116 musical examples, illustrations, and a glossary of musical terms.
Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 H5
Publication Date: 2001-05-22
"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher?The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.
Notes from the Pianist's Bench by
Call Number: MT220 .B515 2000
Publication Date: 2000-10-11
"Berman thoroughly examines such practical matters in piano playing as sound and touch, technique, pedaling, and articulation. He gives tips on choosing editions, selecting the best fingering, memorizing, and making the most efficient use of practice time. He gives equal emphasis to issues of interpretation, discussing ways to decipher the inner content of a piece of music. And he offers suggestions about how to prepare emotionally for a performance, how to confront stage anxiety, and how to adapt teaching approaches to the individual students."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Piano in Chamber Ensemble by
Call Number: REF ML128.C4 H56 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-04
The Piano in Chamber Ensemble describes more than 3,200 compositions, from duos to octets, by more than 1,600 composers. It is divided into sections according to the number of instruments involved, then subdivided according to the actual scoring. Keyboard, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players and their teachers will find a wealth of chamber works from all periods.
The Well-Tempered Keyboard Teacher by
Call Number: MT220 .U9 2000
Publication Date: 1999-11-29
This second edition of the best-selling piano pedagogy book provides future piano and keyboard teachers with the essential tools to meet the challenges the next century. Fundamental to every keyboard teacher, the text examines current learning theories, offers a historical overview of keyboard pedagogy, reviews educational materials, and describes specific teaching techniques. It also discusses specific repertoire and technique for beginning, intermediate, and adult students.
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