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Title The art of teaching piano : the classic guide and reference book for all piano teachers / edited by Denes Agay ; associate editor, Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs ; contributing authors, Denes Agay .. [and others]..

Publication Info. New York : Yorktown Music Press, [2004]
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Description 519 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Note Originally published: New York, Yorktown Music Press, 1981, with title: Teaching piano: a comprehensive guide and reference book for the instructor.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-504) and index.
Contents Foreword / Denes Agay -- 1. Essentials of Piano Performance. Elements of technique / Denes Agay -- Tempo / Denes Agay -- The metronome / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Rhythm / Denes Agay -- Teaching rhythm / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Dynamics / Denes Agay -- The riddle of the phrase / Denes Agay -- Phrasing and articulation / Denes Agay -- Fingering / Walter Robert -- Pedaling technique / Joseph Banowetz -- Ornamentation: theory and practice / Denes Agay -- 2. Theory and basic keyboard skills. Theory: the elementary aspects: an overview and selected list of texts / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Theory: the basis of musicianship / Rosetta Goodkind -- Scales, modes, and related terms: a glossary / Denes Agay -- Glossary of musical forms and dance types / Denes Agay -- The fundamentals of music notation / Denes Agay -- Sight reading: the basics, step by step / Denes Agay -- Memorization and performing from memory / Denes Agay -- Improvisation / Sylvia Rabinoff -- 3 . Approaches to Specific Teaching Tasks. The very young beginner / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- The adult beginner / Hadassah Sahr -- Group piano teaching / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- The piano teacher and the handicapped student / Anita Louise Steele -- Recitals / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs.
4. Survey of styles and idoms. Styles in composition and performance / Denes Agay -- The search for authenticity (the lost art of thoroughbass playing) / Denes Agay -- Baroque keyboard instruments / Denes Agay -- Twentieth-century music: an analysis and appreciation / Judith Lang Zaimont -- What is jazz? / Stuart Isacoff -- Jazz and the piano teacher / Denes Agay -- The piano teacher and popular music / Denes Agay -- Arrangements: to teach or not to teach them / Denes Agay -- Chart of frequently-used chords / Denes Agay -- 5. Aspects of pedagogy. The training of the piano teacher / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Four-way piano teaching: criticism, demonstration, analysis, inspiration / Walter Robert -- What are the elements of a good piano lesson? / May L. Etts -- Rote playing and rote teaching / Denes Agay -- The tape recorder: an indispensable teaching aid / Ylda Novick -- The teacher-student relationship: some common-sense suggestions / Hazel Ghazarian Skaggs -- Parental involvement / Denes Agay -- Appx. 1: The master teachers and their pupils / Denes Agay -- Appx. 2: The keyboard composers : a selected chronological list / Denes Agay.
Subject Piano -- Instruction and study.
Added Author Agay, Denes.
Skaggs, Hazel Ghazarian.
ISBN 0825681111
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