Classic Piano Course, Omnibus Edition

Classic Piano Course, Omnibus Edition

by Carol Barratt

Paperback

$22.95

Overview

(Music Sales America). You can take up the piano at any age with this complete, user-friendly course by Carol Barratt. Whether you're starting from scratch, or starting again, this course has been designed to guide you gently into playing simple tunes from day one. Containing familiar favorites from the classical repertoire, themes from opera and ballet, folksongs and blues, plus music by contemporary classical composers. Including fascinating items of musical history and biography, an easy-to-follow introduction to the theory of music, and suggested listening to enhance your musical appreciation. Free dummy keyboard included for silent practice, group teaching, and theory work. Book 1: Starting to Play-You'll soon be playing more than 40 piano pieces and exercises. Book 1 introduces the keyboard, the musical alphabet, terms and signs, as well as note values and time signatures. Book 2: Building Your Skills - More than 20 piano pieces for you to play, ranging from "The Entertainer" to "The Blue Danube," plus more information on music theory, expression marks, and terms and signs. Book 3: Making Music - You will play over 20 piano pieces, including music by Verdi, Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Saint-Saens, and Tchaikovsky. More theory points are incorporated, and you'll be playing the blues!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825633287
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.08(w) x 11.98(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

General Topics
Book 1
Piano keyboard and musical alphabet4
Notation5
Sitting at the piano7
Hands: separately8
Hands: alternating14
Hands: together24
Dynamics11
Rests16
Tied notes17
Eighth notes19
Phrase marks19
Dotted quarter notes21
Flats22
Half steps22
Sharps23
Chords26
Expression marks28
Whole steps33
Naturals35
Reading note groups - lines and spaces36
Moving out of hand positions39
Key signatures43
Leger lines44
Extending the hands46
Slurs49
Staccato52
Sustain pedal56
Book 2
Tied eighth notes72
The major scale: C major74
G major scale79
Sixteenth notes82
Metronome mark83
More expression marks84
F major scale86
Triplets88
Dotted eighth notes92
Book 3
The minor scale: A minor98
E minor scale102
Arpeggio105
6/8 Time Signature106
D minor scale108
Dotted eighth notes in 6/8112
Intervals and Triads116
Chord Symbols117
B[flat] major scale119
Blues120
4/2 3/2 3/8122
Contents of Pieces
Book 1
Au Clair de la Lune & Shoo Shaggie9
Air des Bouffons & Largo11
Pick 'n' Mix12
Surprise Symphony14
Tallis's Canon & Barratt's Canon!15
(Resting!) On The Bridge At Avignon16
When the Saints Go Marching In17
Ode to Joy18
Din, Don & Shepherd's Hey20
Skye Boat Song21
Two Excerpts - Symphony No. 122
Rigadoon & F# Workout23
First Study25
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes26
Carefree John & Miserable Mary!27
Clog Dance28
Gavotte29
Der Meyen31
Little Sonata32
Gavotte33
Raccoon Rag34
Mopstick Rag35
Bobby Shaftoe39
Two-Part Invention40
L'homme Arme41
Les Cinq Doigts42
Russian Dance43
Duet - Monet's Garden44
Allemande46
Poor Wand'ring One47
Scarborough Fair48
Cradle Song49
German Dance50
Don Giovanni51
Staccato Study53
La Traviata54
Air in F55
The Blue Danube57
Valse58
Lullaby59
Auld Lang Syne60
Swan Lake61
Fur Elise62
Book 2
The Marriage of Figaro (Cherubino's Aria)64
Air65
Duet - Lavender's Blue66
Eighteenth-Century Gavotte & Twentieth-Century Gavotte68
All through the Night69
Dance of the Hours70
Constellation71
Teddington Blues72
The Entertainer73
Pick 'n' Mix76
German Dance78
Can-Can80
Gavotte II81
Study in Finger Velocity83
Scherzo84
Sailor's Hornpipe85
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen87
Minuet89
Lazy Haze90
The Blue Danube91
Country Gardens93
Book 3
Sonatina94
Prelude95
La Donna E Mobile96
Waltz101
Sarabande102
First Loss104
Tambourin105
Funeral March of a Marionette108
Vltava109
Morning110
Greensleeves113
Pick 'n' Mix Rhythms114
German Dance115
Variations on a Theme of Haydn119
Treadmill Blues120
Frankie and Johnny121
Sarabande122
The Elephant123
Theme and Variations124
Unfinished Symphony126
Trepak127

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