How to Play the Piano

How to Play the Piano
Author: James Rhodes
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: The Experiment
Pages: 75
ISBN: 9781615195497
Language: en
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Now you can master Bach’s most beautiful prelude—even if you’ve never sat down at a piano before! Do you have a piano (or keyboard) and forty-five spare minutes every day? Then spend the next six weeks with acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes. By the end, you’ll be able to perform Bach’s Prelude No. 1 in C major—no prior musical experience required! Rhodes reveals How to Play the Piano step by step—how to read the treble and bass clefs as well as sharp and flat notes, and then how to practice—before teaching the Prelude in easy, bite-size segments. His method is free of tedious drills, and filled with inspiration: “If listening to music is soothing for the soul, then playing music is achieving enlightenment.” Before you know it, not only will you have learned how to play one of Bach’s most beloved masterpieces—you also will have unleashed your creativity, exercising your mind (and fingers) and accomplishing something you never thought possible. Bravo! Includes four instructional videos supported by select e-reader devices.

How I Learned What I Learned

How I Learned What I Learned
Author: August Wilson
Release: 2018-05
Editor: Samuel French, Incorporated
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0573705895
Language: en
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes a one-man show that chronicles his life as a Black artist in the Hill District in Pittsburgh. From stories about his first jobs to his first loves and his experiences with racism, Wilson recounts his life from his roots to the completion of The American Century Cycle. How I Learned What I Learned gives an inside look into one of the most celebrated playwriting voices of the twentieth century.

Joe Turner s Come and Gone

Joe Turner s Come and Gone
Author: August Wilson
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780593087602
Language: en
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences comes Joe Turner's Come and Gone—Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. “The glow accompanying August Wilson’s place in contemporary American theater is fixed.”—Toni Morrison When Harold Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man—in body. But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of inescapable alienation oppress his spirit still, and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust in the presence of this tormented stranger. Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind, believing that she can help him reclaim his old identity. But through his encounters with the other residents he begins to realize that what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new world—and it will take more than the skill of the local “People Finder” to discover it. This jazz-influenced drama is a moving narrative of African-American experience in the 20th century.

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson
Author: August Wilson
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780593087596
Language: en
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this modern American classic is about family, and the legacy of slavery in America. August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned perhaps his most haunting and dramatic work. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson," reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.

A Study Guide for August Wilson s The Piano Lesson

A Study Guide for August Wilson s The Piano Lesson
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2015-09-24
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410334978
Language: en
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My First Piano Adventure Lesson Book A with CD

My First Piano Adventure  Lesson Book A with CD
Author: Anonim
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781616778866
Language: en
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(Faber Piano Adventures ). Written for ages 5 and 6, My First Piano Adventure captures the child's playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. Three distinguishing features of the Lesson Book A make it unique and effective for the young 5-6 year old beginner. 1. A strong focus on technique embedded in the book through playful technique games, chants, and carefully-composed pieces that gently lead the child into pianistic motions. 2. An outstanding CD for the young student to listen, sing, tap, and play along with at the piano. The orchestrated songs on the CD feature children singing the lyrics, which has great appeal to the 5-6 year old beginner. The CD becomes a ready-made practice partner that guides the student and parent for all the pieces and activities in the books. 3. The fanciful art features five multi-cultural children who are also learning to play. These friends at the piano introduce basic rhythms, white key names, and a variety of white and black-key songs that span classical, folk, and blues. Young students will listen, sing, create, and play more musically with Nancy and Randall Faber s My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book A. The Lesson Book introduces directional pre-reading, elementary music theory and technique with engaging songs, games, and creative discovery at the keyboard. Young students will enjoy the multi-cultural "friends at the piano" who introduce white-key names, basic rhythms, and a variety of songs which span classical, folk, and blues. Ear-training and eye-training are also part of the curriculum. The Fabers' instructional theory "ACE" - Analysis, Creativity, and Expression, guides the pedagogy of My First Piano Adventure. Analysis leads to understanding, creativity leads to self-discovery, and expression develops personal artistry. The CD for this book offers a unique listening experience with outstanding orchestrations and vocals. The recordings demonstrate a key principle of the course: when children listen, sing, tap, and move to their piano music, they play more musically. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here

Lulu s Piano Lesson

Lulu s Piano Lesson
Author: Arlene Alda
Release: 2011-11-16
Editor: Tundra Books
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781770491144
Language: en
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Who wants to practice the piano? Certainly not Lulu. She'd rather listen to her swing squeak, the bell on her bike ring, or the apples thump as she climbs a tree. Even her shoes play a tip-tap tune as she runs on the sidewalk. Before she knows it, it's Friday afternoon and time for her piano lesson. Lulu's heart sinks. She hasn't practiced all week. Luckily, Lulu's teacher knows how to inspire his small student. A musician herself, Arlene Alda played the clarinet in the Houston Symphony. She understands how one little girl's imagination and a wise teacher can help us all discover the music around us and the fun of expressing that music on the piano. Perfectly complemented by Lisa Desimini's delightful cut-paper collage and digital illustrations, Lulu's Piano Lesson is truly a memorable one.

August Wilson s The Piano Lesson

August Wilson s The Piano Lesson
Author: August Wilson
Release: 2022
Editor: Concord Theatricals
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780573704741
Language: en
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It is 1936, and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1A

WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1A
Author: Trevor Dow,Andrea Dow
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1793022968
Language: en
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Need to know where to go when your piano students are finished their primer series? WunderKeys Elementary Piano Level 1A is your answer! This level 1 piano method book is, in a word... LOVEABLE. It will be loved by teachers for its all-in-one approach that enables them to deliver "out of this world" piano lessons packed with creative teaching strategies, "pick-a-path" sight-reading modules, technical exercises, "lap and clap" rhythmic duet experiences, game-based ear training, enjoyable teacher duets, and of course... a ton of exciting piano solos. It will be loved by students for its hilarious, story-based approach, its unique game-based learning activities, its shared teacher/student music-making experiences, and its, "Can I please play this one more time!" piano pieces. Finally, it will be loved by parents whose investment in piano lessons is rewarded now that they finally don't have to fight with their kids to practice at home. In this book, that follows the WunderKeys Primer Piano Series, students will: Continue their exploration of note reading on the grand staff. Add expression using staccato, legato, crescendo, diminuendo and pedal. Identify and play harmonic and melodic intervals of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Improve coordination, gain confidence playing "out of position," explore mid-piece hand movement. Reinforce rhythmic accuracy, gain a sense of pulse, and explore rest values. If your kids have completed a primer series and are ready for a Level 1 book that will turn them into lifelong students who LOVE the piano, continue their journey with WunderKeys Level 1A.

Step by Step Piano Course

Step by Step Piano Course
Author: Edna Mae Burnam
Release: 2005-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 44
ISBN: 0877180369
Language: en
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Beginner Piano/Keyboard Instruction

Note by Note

Note by Note
Author: Tricia Tunstall
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781416540519
Language: en
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A tribute to the classical practice of piano instruction by a veteran music teacher reflects on the unique relationship between piano masters and their pupils, evaluates the challenges faced by most piano students, and surveys the influence of modern trends on music instruction. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Theory

Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Theory
Author: Anonim
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781616777425
Language: en
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(Faber Piano Adventures ). Correlated to go along with the 12 units of the Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Lesson Book, this book provides valuable reinforcement of theory, concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear training activities.

Railroad Lore and Mysticism in August Wilson s The Piano Lesson

Railroad Lore and Mysticism in August Wilson   s  The Piano Lesson
Author: Christina Lyons
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Pages: 17
ISBN: 9783346505149
Language: en
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Academic Paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Department of English - Southern Illinois University Carbondale), course: August Wilson Play Analysis, language: English, abstract: August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson (1987) which plays in Pittsburgh in the kitchen and parlor of a railroad cook’s house in 1936 is the third drama of his cycle of an investigation of Black Americans’ lives in the U.S. after slavery. Boy Willie travels with a friend to his uncle’s, a railroad cook’s, house where his sister Berniece lives, in order to sell their mutual heirloom, a piano bearing carved life scenes and faces of their ancestors, to buy the dead slave owner’s land for farming. Two of their ancestors once were sold as slaves for the price of this piano, and their father ultimately had been burned in a railroad car of the Yellow Dog for stealing the piano he conceived as family possession. The almost deadly argument between brother and sister ends in not selling the piano, after Boy Willie had to fight the ghost of the murdered slave owner, and Berniece saved his life by playing an exorcism song on the piano she had not dared to touch for years. Wilson’s characters make gothic experiences at the famous railroad crossing at Moorhead, MS, where allegedly the ghosts of the Yellow Dog talk back to the seeker. Says Wining Boy, the musician: “The train passed and I started to go back up there and stand some more. But something told me not to do it. I walked away from there feeling like a king. Went on and had a stroke of luck that run on for three years.” (35) What do ancient African sacrificial rites have to do with American railroad lore? This review paper will focus on the importance of railroad music in The Piano Lesson, and the mystical veil covering the railroad crossing, “where the Southern crosses the Yellow Dog.”

How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons

How to Play the Piano Despite Years of Lessons
Author: Anonim
Release: 1981-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0385142633
Language: en
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Ten progressively advanced sections, each with notations and keyboard diagrams, make up a new approach to learning how to play the piano quickly and pleasurably, with no scale exercises and a minimum of memorization

A Piano Chord Book You Can Actually Use

A Piano Chord Book You Can Actually Use
Author: Aaron Whitehead
Release: 2008-03-30
Editor: Createspace Indie Pub Platform
Pages: 36
ISBN: 1438202865
Language: en
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This book offers a fresh look at how to learn chords on the piano. Made with the beginning piano player in mind, this book is perfect for the person desiring to learn and play their favorite song on the piano. For more information about our piano program, please view our tutorials on YouTube at youtube.com/thepianochordbook

Play Piano in a Flash

Play Piano in a Flash
Author: Scott Houston
Release: 2004-01-14
Editor: Hyperion
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1401307663
Language: en
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As seen on public television stations nationwide, a revolutionary new approach to playing non-classical music on the piano. Have you ever wished you could play the piano Well, now you can! Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston teaches you to play the way the pros play, in a style enormously simpler than traditional classical piano and with an absolute minimum of note-reading. By focusing on playing the melody with the right hand (one note at a time) and simple chords with the left hand, Houston gives you the tools you need for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Best of all, your tour guide to this adventure forces you to have fun along the way!

Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner

Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner
Author: Anonim
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781616773793
Language: en
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(Faber Piano Adventures ). Outstanding popular repertoire skillfully arranged and correlated with the concepts in Accelerated Lesson Book 1. Contents include: In Dreams * Video * Star Wars * Hedwig's Theme * Fiddler on the Roof * What a Wonderful World * Soak up the Sun * Over the Rainbow * The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

The Ground on which I Stand

The Ground on which I Stand
Author: August Wilson
Release: 2001
Editor: Theatre Communications Grou
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1559361875
Language: en
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August Wilson's radical and provocative call to arms.

The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano
Author: David Litchfield
Release: 2019-03-04
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781786035608
Language: en
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One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. This best-selling tale of exploration and belonging, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016, Illustrated Book Category, is now available in board book.

Understanding August Wilson

Understanding August Wilson
Author: Mary L. Bogumil
Release: 1999
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1570032521
Language: en
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In this critical study Mary L. Bogumil argues that Wilson gives voice to disfranchised and marginalized African Americans who have been promised a place and a stake in the American dream but find access to the rights and freedoms promised to all Americans difficult. The author maintains that Wilson not only portrays African Americans and the predicaments of American life but also sheds light on the atavistic connection African Americans have to their African ancestors.