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Contemporary Class Piano is designed for basic introduction to class piano courses, taken by non-music majors with no music background at all and by music majors with no piano experience. Piano pieces in the text include classical, folk, jazz, pop, and blues, providing diversity bound to engage any beginner. In addition to classical repertoire, the text includes student-friendly contemporary pieces, with numerous examples and exercises that allow students to play with both hands early on.Throughout its several editions, the text has gained acclaim for its richly diversified styles of repertoire and ensemble pieces and its abundance of creative materials, such as the 12-bar blues, pentatonic, and 20th-century improvisations. This text provides a rudimentary introduction to the keyboard, explaining the essential elements of piano playing such as note reading, keyboard posturing, tempo markings, and the five-finger pattern. Through diagrams, practice exercises, and musical examples, this text introduces students to a variety of chord patterns, major and minor scales, and accompaniments. Worksheets at the end of each chapter provide the student with further practice opportunities.
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