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Practicing Perfection - Memory and Piano Performance (Paperback): Roger Chaffin, Gabriela Imreh, Mary Crawford Practicing Perfection - Memory and Piano Performance (Paperback)
Roger Chaffin, Gabriela Imreh, Mary Crawford
R964 Discovery Miles 9 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The memory feats of famous musicians seem almost superhuman. Can such extraordinary accomplishments be explained by the same principles that account for more ordinary, everyday memory abilities? To find out, a concert pianist videotaped her practice as she learned a new piece for performance, the third movement, Presto, of the Italian Concerto by J.S. Bach. The story of how the pianist went about learning, memorizing and polishing the piece is told from the viewpoints of the pianist (the second author) and of a cognitive psychologist (the first author) observing the practice. The counterpoint between these insider and outsider perspectives is framed by the observations of a social psychologist (the third author) about how the two viewpoints were reconciled. The CD that accompanies the book provides for yet another perspective, allowing the reader to hear the polished performance. Written for both psychologists and musicians, the book provides the first detailed description of how an experienced pianist organizes her practice, identifying stages of the learning process, characteristics of expert practice, and practice strategies. The main focus, however, is on memorization. An analysis of what prominent pianists of the past century have said about memorization reveals considerable disagreement and confusion. Using previous work on expert memory as a starting point, the authors show how principles of memory developed by cognitive psychologists apply to musical performance and uncover the intimate connection between memorization and interpretation.

Debussy - The Ultimate Piano Collection (Paperback): Claude Debussy Debussy - The Ultimate Piano Collection (Paperback)
Claude Debussy
R705 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R141 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Piano Collection). Contains nearly every piece of piano music Debussy wrote in this giant, 488-page, comb-bound book. Includes: Children's Corner, Deux arabesques, complete Etudes, Pour le piano, complete Preludes, Suite bergamasque, plus 27 other pieces.

Advanced Piano Chords - Easy to Use, Easy to Carry, One Chord on Every Page (Spiral bound, New edition): Jake Jackson Advanced Piano Chords - Easy to Use, Easy to Carry, One Chord on Every Page (Spiral bound, New edition)
Jake Jackson 1
R246 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The perfect companion to Piano & Keyboard Chords, Advanced Piano Chords is a handy resource for those who feel they are ready to take the next step. The simple and clean layout provides 15 chords per key, with positions for left and right hand, covering majors, minors, 9ths, augmented 5ths, diminished 9ths, 11ths, 13ths and add 9ths. Ideal for playing genres such as jazz and musical theatre, this no-nonsense, easy-to-carry, spiral-bound book will fit into a gig bag, flight case or handbag with the minimum of fuss and will help musicians become more accomplished pianists.

Complete Piano Player - Standards (Paperback): Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation Complete Piano Player - Standards (Paperback)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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A First Book of Wagner (Paperback): David Dutkanicz A First Book of Wagner (Paperback)
David Dutkanicz
R148 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R41 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Carter Burwell - Twilight - The Score (Big Note Piano) (Paperback): Carter Burwell Carter Burwell - Twilight - The Score (Big Note Piano) (Paperback)
Carter Burwell
R287 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R90 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Big-note arrangements of Carter Burwell's compositions for this hit film, including "Bella's Lullaby" and ten more: Dinner with His Family * Edward at Her Bed * I Dreamt of Edward * I Would Be the Meal * In Place of Someone You Love * The Lion Fell in Love with the Lamb * Phascination Phase * Stuck Here like Mom * Tracking * Who Are They? Includes fabulous full-color photos from the film!

Bowie's Piano Man - The Life of Mike Garson (Paperback, Updated and Revised): Clifford Slapper Bowie's Piano Man - The Life of Mike Garson (Paperback, Updated and Revised)
Clifford Slapper
R471 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R145 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pianist Mike Garson was David Bowie's most frequent musician on record and onstage throughout Bowie's life. They played over a thousand shows together between 1972 and 2004 and Garson is featured on over 20 of Bowie's albums. EBowie's Piano ManE is the first-ever biography of Mike Garson written by Clifford Slapper a fellow pianist who also played for Bowie working closely with him on his last-ever television appearance. The book explores the special relationship between Garson and Bowie beginning with the extraordinary story of how Garson went overnight from playing in tiny jazz clubs to touring the world on arena rock tours with Bowie after one short phone call and audition.THA noted master of jazz classical and other genres Garson has composed thousands of original works and has taught countless students acting as mentor to many. EBowie's Piano ManE explores his roots and childhood in Brooklyn his ongoing strong presence in the jazz world and his collaborations with a huge range of other artists in addition to Bowie. Touring and recording with the Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails are given in-depth attention as is his approach to teaching and creating music. Explored in detail in particular is his commitment to improvisation as a form of composition a manifestation of his more general dedication to living in the moment and always moving forward a a trait he shared with Bowie.

Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz Conception -- Clarinet - Book & CD (Paperback): Fernando Brandao Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz Conception -- Clarinet - Book & CD (Paperback)
Fernando Brandao
R488 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R86 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Complete Keyboard Player - Book 1 (Book) (Paperback): Kenneth Baker The Complete Keyboard Player - Book 1 (Book) (Paperback)
Kenneth Baker
R187 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R38 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
My First Book Of Beethoven - Favorite Pieces In Easy Piano Arrangements (Staple bound): David Dutkanicz My First Book Of Beethoven - Favorite Pieces In Easy Piano Arrangements (Staple bound)
David Dutkanicz
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Specially arranged and simplified, these Beethoven works for beginner pianists will delight students and teachers alike. They include such popular melodies as Fur Elise, Ode to Joy, and the opening of the Moonlight Sonata, along with excerpts from other sonatas and highlights from the symphonies.

Total Keyboard Tutor (Hardcover): Terry Burrows Total Keyboard Tutor (Hardcover)
Terry Burrows
R495 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R153 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique audio-visual course provides all the guidance and information you need not only to learn how to play the piano or any other keyboard instrument, but also to master the mysteries of associated technology, such as MIDI programming and sequencing, digital sampling and computer hard-disk recording. The accompanying 74-minute CD provides an instant reference for each lesson as the pupil develops their command of the piano keyboard, music theory and different music styles, from classical, pop, jazz to programming modern dance styles like techno, garage and drum'n'bass.

The Joy Of Piano Duets (Paperback): Denes Agay The Joy Of Piano Duets (Paperback)
Denes Agay
R240 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R44 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Yorktown). A glorious mix of fabulous pieces for two This book contains easy arrangements of favorite and familiar melodies for piano duet. 34 compositions in all including: Careless Love and The Comedians' Galop, as well as famous Strauss waltzes. These are some of the finest pieces of classical music, set for piano duet for your enjoyment by Denes Agay.

Really Easy Piano - 80s Hits (Paperback): Really Easy Piano - 80s Hits (Paperback)
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This work features 24 fantastic hits from the 1980s, including "Eye Of The Tiger", "The Power Of Love" and "I Should Be So Lucky", all arranged for easy piano with song notes and useful hints and tips to help you perfect your performance. Songs include: "Into The Groove" - Madonna, "Eternal Flame" - The Bangles, "Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor, "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club, "Tainted Love" - Soft Cell, "Thriller" - Michael Jackson, "Purple Rain" - Prince, "I Want You Back" - Bananarama, and "The Power of Love" - Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

Music for Little Mozarts Music Lesson Book, Bk 1 - A Piano Course to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child (Staple bound):... Music for Little Mozarts Music Lesson Book, Bk 1 - A Piano Course to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child (Staple bound)
Christine H. Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster
R165 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Lesson Book 1 is pre-reading. Concepts taught are: How to sit at the piano; Correct hand position; High and low; Loud and soft (forte and piano); Keyboard topography; Bar line and measure, Quarter, half, whole notes and rests; and Repeat signs. The first pieces in the book are played on the black keys. Later in the book, C D E for the RH and C B A for the LH (Middle C position) are taught with letter notes (the name of the note is written inside the note head).

Piano Theory in Practice Made Easy 2A (Sheet music): Wilson Quah Piano Theory in Practice Made Easy 2A (Sheet music)
Wilson Quah
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A Dozen A Day Book Four - Lower Higher (Paperback): Edna Mae Burnam A Dozen A Day Book Four - Lower Higher (Paperback)
Edna Mae Burnam
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Really Easy Piano - Film Songs (Paperback): Really Easy Piano - Film Songs (Paperback)
R208 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R43 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Song List:

    (Everything I Do) I Do It For You [Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves]
    Against All Odds [Take A Look At Me Now]
    As Time Goes By [Casablanca]
    Beyond The Sea [Finding Nemo]
    Can You Feel The Love Tonight [The Lion King]
    Come What May [Moulin Rouge!]
    Goldfinger [Goldfinger]
    Hopelessly Devoted To You [Grease]
    How Deep Is Your Love [Saturday Night Fever]
    I Will Always Love You [The Bodyguard]
    Into The West [The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King]
    Live And Let Die [Live And Let Die]
    Love Is All Around [Four Weddings And A Funeral] Mad World [Donnie Darko]
    Moon River [Breakfast At Tiffany's]
    Mrs Robinson [The Graduate]
    My Heart Will Go On [Titanic]
    Oh, Pretty Woman [Pretty Woman]
    Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head [Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid]
    Son Of A Preacher Man [Pulp Fiction]
    Speak Softly Love [The Godfather]
    Take My Breath Away [Top Gun]
    Unchained Melody [Ghost]
    Up Where We Belong [An Officer And A Gentleman]
Chopin and His World (Paperback): Jonathan D. Bellman, Halina Goldberg Chopin and His World (Paperback)
Jonathan D. Bellman, Halina Goldberg
R716 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R235 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin Fryderyk Chopin (1810-49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the company of only a few sympathetic friends and listeners. Chopin and His World reexamines Chopin and his music in light of the cultural narratives formed during his lifetime. These include the romanticism of the ailing spirit, tragically singing its death-song as life ebbs; the Polish expatriate, helpless witness to the martyrdom of his beloved homeland, exiled among friendly but uncomprehending strangers; the sorcerer-bard of dream, memory, and Gothic terror; and the pianist's pianist, shunning the appreciative crowds yet composing and improvising idealized operas, scenes, dances, and narratives in the shadow of virtuoso-idol Franz Liszt. The international Chopin scholars gathered here demonstrate the ways in which Chopin responded to and was understood to exemplify these narratives, as an artist of his own time and one who transcended it. This collection also offers recently rediscovered artistic representations of his hands (with analysis), and--for the first time in English--an extended tribute to Chopin published in Poland upon his death and contemporary Polish writings contextualizing Chopin's compositional strategies. The contributors are Jonathan D. Bellman, Leon Botstein, Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Halina Goldberg, Jeffrey Kallberg, David Kasunic, Anatole Leikin, Eric McKee, James Parakilas, John Rink, and Sandra P. Rosenblum. Contemporary documents by Karol Kurpi?ski, Adam Mickiewicz, and Jozef Sikorski are included.

Music for Little Mozarts Christmas Fun, Bk 3 - A Christmas Story with Performance Music and Related Music Activity Pages... Music for Little Mozarts Christmas Fun, Bk 3 - A Christmas Story with Performance Music and Related Music Activity Pages (Paperback)
Christine H. Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster
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In this story, Nannerl Mouse helps the Music Friends stage their own Christmas Pageant when snow prevents them from going to church. Carols include "Away in a Manger" and "Good King Wenceslas." Music activity pages reinforce note reading and note identification.

The Music Tree Activities, Part 1 (Paperback): Frances Clark, Louise Goss, Sam Holland, Steve Betts The Music Tree Activities, Part 1 (Paperback)
Frances Clark, Louise Goss, Sam Holland, Steve Betts
R152 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R27 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hans-Gunter Heumann - Piano Gefallt Mir] - Book 5 (Spiral-Bound Book/CD) (Paperback): Hans-Gunter Heumann - Piano Gefallt Mir] - Book 5 (Spiral-Bound Book/CD) (Paperback)
R579 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R103 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Hanon - The Virtuoso Pianist In Sixty Exercises For The Piano I (Paperback): C. L Hanon Hanon - The Virtuoso Pianist In Sixty Exercises For The Piano I (Paperback)
C. L Hanon
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Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Lesson Book - Level One (Paperback): Willard A Palmer Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course - Lesson Book - Level One (Paperback)
Willard A Palmer
R210 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R36 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A beginning course for adults who prefer a chord approach. It teaches chords for both hands so that the student can play more than single note melodies. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * At Last * Au Claire de la Lune * Aura Lee * The Ballad of Gilligan's Island * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down * Brother John * Caf? Vienna * The Can-Can * Chiapanecas * Cockles and Mussels * The Cuckoo * The Donkey * The Entertainer * A Friend Like You * The Gift to Be Simple * Go Down, Moses * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You * Got Those Blues * Greensleeves * Happy Birthday to You * Harp Song * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Here's a Happy Song * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * Jericho * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * Kum-ba-yah * Largo (Dvorak) * Laura * Lavender's Blue * Little Brown Jug * London Bridge * Lone Star Waltz * Love Somebody * The Marine's Hymn * Mary Ann * Merrily We Roll Along * Mexican Hat Dance * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * Money Can't Buy Everything * My Fifth * Ode to Joy * On Top of Old Smoky * O Sole Mio * Over the Rainbow * Raisins and Almonds * Rockets * Rockin' Intervals * Rock It Away * Scarborough Fair * Singin' in the Rain * Standing in the Need of Prayer * Tisket, a Tasket * Waltz Time * What Can I Share * When the Saints Go Marching In * Why Am I Blue?

Piano Duets - Level 4 (Paperback): David Carr Glover Piano Duets - Level 4 (Paperback)
David Carr Glover
R144 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R27 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is designed to follow logically THE PIANO STUDENT, Level V, and continues to present the fundamentals of music through the use of attractive pieces and etudes. This book presents well-graded music of the BAROQUE, CLASSIC, ROMANTIC and CONTEMPORARY periods of music. The sound and rhythms of today are included through the use of well-known contemporary compositions and original materials.

Reflections of an American Harpsichordist - Unpublished Memoirs, Essays, and Lectures of Ralph Kirkpatrick (Hardcover):... Reflections of an American Harpsichordist - Unpublished Memoirs, Essays, and Lectures of Ralph Kirkpatrick (Hardcover)
Meredith Kirkpatrick
R1,776 R1,593 Discovery Miles 15 930 Save R183 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of unpublished writings by the eminent harpsichordist and scholar Ralph Kirkpatrick contains his memoirs for the period 1933-77 as well as essays on a variety of topics, including his preparation for the first performance of Elliott Carter's Double Concerto, thoughts on editing Bach's Goldberg Variations, and reflections on recording, chamber music, performance, and harpsichords and their transport. The volume also contains five lectures from a Yale University lecture series presented between 1969 and 1971, a bibliography of publications by and about Kirkpatrick, a discography of his recordings, and a foreword by former Kirkpatrick student and renowned organist William Porter. Meredith Kirkpatrick, the niece of Ralph Kirkpatrick, is a librarian and bibliographer at Boston University and the editor of Ralph Kirkpatrick: Letters of the American Harpsichordist and Scholar (University of Rochester Press, 2014).

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