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New 9th Edition!
Keyboard Musicianship: Piano for Adults, Book Two
by James Lyke, Tony Caramia, Reid Alexander,
Geoffrey Haydon, and Ron Chioldi, 2010.
List Price $56.80
With the 9th edition, we welcome new co-author, Ronald Chioldi, who holds a DMA degree from the University of Illinois.
This second year text for students enrolled in college piano classes integrates the study of solo and ensemble repertoire with technical work. Practical piano skills such as sight reading, transposing, score reading, harmonizing of folk and popular melodies, playing chord patterns, rapid analyzing, and improvising round out keyboard study in each chapter. One important new feature of Book Two is the addition of graded vocal and instrumental score reading exercises at the end of the sight reading and transposition sections found in each chapter. In addition, there are many new arrangements of accompaniments and American song repertoire, as well as ensemble works.
Keyboard Musicianship: Book Two includes eight chapters with a review of traditional diatonic and simple chromatic harmony. More advanced concepts of chromatic harmony and jazz harmony are studied and applied. At the conclusion of working through this book, students will have a familiarity with higher numbered chords in jazz harmony (9ths, 13ths, altered chords) as well as experience with lead sheets and voicing jazz chords between the hands. Each chapter starts with new elements and gives the student experience with these elements in repertoire, technic, and all the various keyboard skills such as sight reading, analyzing, improvising etc.
The organization of the book allows flexibility for both instructor and student. Each chapter contains two accompaniments(including vocal accompaniments by the masters), two duets (with teacher and student Parts), two song arrangements by American popular song writers such as Gershwin, Berlin, Kern etc.and eight solos carefully selected for rapid learning by co-author Reid Alexander. The authors are mindful of the various skill levels within each class.Hence, there are easier selections in all areas for the less-skilled pianist. The opposite holds true for those who are more advanced.Musicianship activities and technical work which appear towards the end of each chapter can easily be worked into each chapter earlier on.
Finally, a play along CD containing both audio tracks and embedded Standard MIDI files in General MIDI format is included. Students will likely download the tracks for use on their mp3 players. These tracks have been created by Dr. Geoffrey Haydon to reflect the latest technological innovations in sound production.
Keyboard Musicianship: Piano for Adults, Book One
by James Lyke, Tony Caramia, Reid Alexander,
Geoffrey Haydon, and Ron Chioldi, 2009.
List Price $52.80
With the 9th edition, we welcome new co-author Dr. Ronald Chioldi who currently teaches at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. Dr. Chioldi earned his DMA degree at the University of Illinois.
The 9th edition has been extensively revised. New and attractive compositions by Tony Caramia and Celine Bussieres-Lessard appear throughout the book. Dr. Reid Alexander has selected many new Baroque, Classic and Romantic pieces to round out the repertoire sections in each chapter. Additions to technical studies and musicianship work have been re-worked and expanded by Dr. Chioldi and the sight reading and transposing sections have been extensively added to by Dr. Lyke.
In addition, Dr. Lyke has arranged many new accompaniments, ensemble pieces, and American song repertoire. The harmonization sections in each chapter have also undergone some revision in an attempt to teach various styles of accompaniment and increase harmonic knowledge. The holiday music section in the Appendix has been expanded with the addition of lead sheets and several new arrangements by Dr. Lyke, Professor Caramia and Dr. Haydon. Dr. Haydon has recast the CD/MIDI tracks in a newer format.
Keyboard Musicianship, Book One promotes all-around musicianship at the keyboard. Students who complete this first year (two-semester) text should be able to use the piano as an aid in their life long work with music, e.g, studying scores, accompanying beginning level students on their instruments, improvising, realizing lead sheets where only melodies and chord symbols are given including both traditional and jazz harmony, using the body in a very natural way while playing and so on.
American popular music is used extensively in solo and ensemble arrangements. This provides a balance to classical repertoire and introduces the great American songwriters to piano students. Solo and ensemble arrangements of tunes by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern etc. appear throughout the book.
Students will enjoy the variety of material and activities. Teachers will enjoy a book that is flexible and not dependent on a “page by page” approach.
Make sure you give yourself the opportunity to evaluate this book. You owe it to your students as well as to yourself to understand why so many adoptions and honors have come this way.
New Lesson Plans available for instructors! These Lesson Plans have been developed over years of teaching this material by co-author Ronald Chioldi. For access to these Lesson Plans, click here.
Essential James Lyke, now in its fifth edition:
Keyboard Fundamentals is now in two books!
Keyboard Fundamentals Book One by James Lyke, Geoffrey Haydon, Denise Edwards,and Ronald Chioldi, 2006 (CD included)
ISBN 1-58874-546-5 List Price $29.80
Keyboard Fundamentals Book Two by James Lyke, Geoffrey Haydon, Denise Edwards,and Ronald Chioldi, 2006 (CD included)
ISBN 1-58874-558-9 List Price $32.80
For group or individual instruction!
For the non-professional student!
For the recreational student!
Celebrated educator James Lyke and co-authors present two books that encompass complete musicianship and facilitate musical learning. These texts contain solos and duets with original compositions and standard repertorire.
Keyboard Fundamentals, 5th edition, is designed for beginning adult piano students. Created for students and teachers interested in recreational music making, these books can be used in both group and individual instruction. In publication for over twenty years, Keyboard Fundamentals has been used successfully by colleges and universities in group piano classes for non-music majors with the non-professional music student in mind.
Both books emphasize musical understanding, providing the beginning adult piano student with the basics of reading, rhythm, and technique. Musical concepts are reinforced through the study of sight-reading, harmonization, improvisation, and written exercises. Each chapter offers a choice of attractive original compositions as well as standard repertoire. Solos and duets are presented throughout.
A CD is included with each book for use in the classroom and to assist the student in home practice. A midi disk is also available from the publisher at no extra charge.
Complimentary examination copies are available by request from high school group piano instructors, and college and university professors.
Still available! Keyboard Musicianship: Group Piano for Adults, Book Two 8th Edition by James Lyke, Tony Caramia, Reid Alexander, and Geoffrey Haydon, 2004.
ISBN 1-58874-332-2 List Price $46.80
(CD included at no cost)
Keyboard Musicianship: Piano For Adults, Book Two provides a comprehensive set of materials for college music majors who are enrolled in second year piano courses. It integrates the study of repertoire and technic with practical piano skills such as sight reading, transposing, harmonizing both folk and popular melodies, playing useful chord patterns, analyzing musical structures, and improvising.
The eight chapters start with examples and a review of traditional and jazz harmony, then move quickly into new elements that are introduced through a variety of musical activities. Technical work is woven throughout the various chapters and suggested quiz topics appear at the end of each chapter.
The book is organized as follows: each chapter includes two accompaniments, two duets, eight solos, then ten to twelve reading/transposing studies, musicianship activities and technical studies.
Also included is a play-along CD containing both audio tracks and embedded Standard MIDI files in General MIDI format. A 3.5 SMF disk is available upon request at no charge.
Ensemble Music for Group Piano by James Lyke was first published in 1965. That started our association with the person who is today recognized as one of the preeminent figures in the world of classroom piano. Now 37 years after the first edition we are proud to bring you the fourth edition of. . .
Ensemble Music for Group Piano by James Lyke and Geoffrey Haydon, 2002.
ISBN 1-58874-136-2 List Price $19.80
(CD included at no cost)
This new edition of Ensemble Music For Group Piano by James Lyke and Geoffrey Haydon is designed as a supplementary book for college piano classes as well as private studios equipped with digital piano labs. It may be used with any text or piano series to develop skills in ensemble playing and musicianship study, especially sight-reading. Difficulty level ranges from elementary to lower-intermediate.
The book is divided into three sections. Section One provides experience with major and minor five-finger patterns in the primo part. A variety of keys, rhythms and touches is explored. Section Two consists of original and arranged works for one-piano, four hands. Composers range from Beethoven to Persichetti, and students should be encouraged to play both primo and secondo parts. Section Three features music for two, three, five and six pianos or keyboards. This section welcomes experimentation with orchestration, as many arrangements are extracted from symphonic works.
A CD is included for Sections One and Two as well as all the two-piano arrangements in Section Three. The CD/MIDI tracks have been recorded by co-author Dr. Geoffrey Haydon of the Georgia State University School of Music faculty. A 3.5 inch SMF disk is available from the publisher at no extra charge.
Essential Melodic and Harmonic
Patterns for Group Piano Students
by James Lyke and Geoffrey Haydon, 2003.
List Price $18.80
Previous versions of Essential Melodic and Harmonic Patterns for Group Piano Students were published as First Year Piano Patterns with Rhythm Background, Vols. I and II (1973) and Early Level Piano Patterns with Instrumental Accompaniment, Vols. I and II (1989). The 1973 edition came with an LP record and the 1989 edition included two cassette tapes. The present edition includes a “play along” CD containing both audio tracks and embedded Standard MIDI Files. The tracks have been digitally recorded by co-author Dr. Geoffrey Haydon.
Essential Melodic and Harmonic Patterns for Group Piano Students is designed to assist elementary and intermediate level keyboard students in learning basic melodic and harmonic keyboard patterns.
Patterns include major and minor pentachords in all keys, scales built in tetrachords in all keys, major and minor triads in arpeggio form, and various basic chord progressions. New material added to previous editions includes blues scale patterns and the blues chord progression. The chord progression so important to jazz harmony and improvisation is also introduced to keyboard students.
Essential Melodic and Harmonic Patterns for Group Piano Students also contains jazz comping (chord accompaniment patterns) techniques and helpful suggestions regarding melodic improvisation. Such activities encourage creativity and ear development.
All melodic and harmonic patterns are completely notated for the student. However, the goal is to have students eventually internalize each pattern. Pattern assignments are left to the discretion of the teacher. The order and amount of patterns assigned to students is therefore flexible enough to efficiently serve their needs within a given curriculum. When patterns are learned and become “second nature,” students will become more secure players. They will recognize familiar melodic and harmonic shapes. Such recognition will benefit skills in sight reading, analysis, transposition, and even improvisation.
Teachers should note practice suggestions indicated for each pattern. These ideas are meant to offer alternative ways to practice such as changing articulation, dynamics, rhythm, and/or balance. Students are taught to use creative practice methods that avoid tedious repetition (i.e. rote practicing).
Introducing the fifth edition of a classic: revised, updated, and expanded!
Piano Repertoire Guide: Intermediate and Advanced Literature - 5th Edition
by Cathy Albergo and Reid Alexander, 2011.
List Price $29.80
This new Fifth Edition of the Piano Repertoire Guide is an informative and essential teaching reference for independent piano teachers as well as students in piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, and piano ensemble classes. Building on past editions, its primary purpose is to overview piano teaching materials in both solo and ensemble genres from the Early Intermediate through the Early Advanced level.
Organized by style period (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary, including impressionistic, pedagogical, and jazz literature), the Solo Literature section features many new entries and annotations about valuable collections essential for the piano studio. The Ensemble Music section includes new and updated listings from early intermediate Gillock to challenging Messiaen duets as well as music for two pianos, multiple pianos, and digital pianos. Additional special sections focus on holiday literature, selected keyboard concerti, and materials for adult study.
Through recommendations on a suggested teaching order for pieces within a collection (e.g., Bach’s Two-part Inventions, Debussy’s Préludes, etc.) and the authors’ designation of highly successful teaching literature, this new edition is a valuable resource that will help all teachers select solo and ensemble music to match their students’ talents and interests.
NEW features of this edition:
• Updated annotations highlight solo literature for each style period including insights on intermediate compositions from well known pedagogical composers.
• Composer biographies provide meaningful background information including an updated listing for composers’ birth and death dates.
• Introductory essays provide insightful information about each style period: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary.
• Advanced level recommendations in both the solo and ensemble sections show the true range of a composer’s piano writing.
• Expanded annotations about ensemble music highlight compositions for one piano-four hands, one piano-six hands, two piano-four hands, and two piano-eight hands literature as well as the addition of multiple pianos and multiple players and digital piano ensemble teaching situations.
Award winning title now available in a new fourth edition!
Creative Piano Teaching - 4th Edition
by James Lyke, Geoffrey Haydon, and Catherine Rollin, 2011.
List Price $68.80
We are delighted to announce a new and expanded 4th edition of Creative Piano Teaching by James Lyke, Geoffrey Haydon, and Catherine Rollin. The previous edition of this book won James Lyke the Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award at the 2004 Music Teachers National Association convention. Its national reputation and the outstanding new contributions by well known teachers and scholars will make this edition a classic in the field.
The latest 4th edtion welcomes new co-author Catherine Rollin, award winning composer and independent teacher. Many new contributing authors address topics such as establishing a teaching practice, composing, technology, entrepreneurship, fingering, practicing, developing technique, pedaling, memorization, and performance. A special focus is devoted to research affecting the brain and performance anxiety.
Suitable teaching literature for the young and advancing pianist is suggested and analyzed. Important piano teacher organizations and historical insights round out the many chapters which are intended to generate thought and discussion. Creative Piano Teaching is intended for piano pedagogy students and the independent piano teacher.
Creative Piano Teaching - 3rd Edition by James Lyke, Yvonne Enoch, and Geoffrey Haydon, 1996.
ISBN 0-87563-640-3 List Price $32.80
The third edition of this book continues in the tradition of its prior editions. Piano pedagogy students as well as independent piano teachers have relied on this book for two decades as they prepare to teach, continue to teach, as well as improve their methods and advance their knowledge.
The book covers aspects of elementary and intermediate piano instruction for children and adults. The recurring theme unifies repertoire and technical training with musicianship skills and musical understanding.
Many new chapters have been written for the third edition. Other chapters have been revised and updated to reflect recent trends and technology's impact on piano teaching studios. New contributors including Gail Berenson, William Heiles, Sally Monsour, Christos Tsitsaros, and Geoffrey Haydon add to the distinguished list that includes Reid Alexander, Tony Caramia, Richard Chronister, Ann Collins, Kenneth Drake, Denise Edwards, Ian Hobson, William Richards, Walter Schenkman, Yvonne Enoch, and James Lyke.
Instrumental Music Pedagogy by Daniel L. Kohut, 1996.
ISBN 0-87563-664-0 List Price $26.80
This 1996 edition of a classical book was widely awaited and instantly accepted into many programs upon its publication. It has been a classic in the field and this 1996 edition reestablishes this.
We are very proud to add this book to our list. It is designed for the general practitioners of instrumental music; public school band and orchestra directors and instrumental teachers in training. Emphasis is placed primarily on instrumental performance problems and related pedagogy.
Musical Performance: Learning Theory and Pedagogy by Daniel L. Kohut, 1985, 1992.
ISBN 0-87563-415-X List Price $25.80
This classic book was reissued to provide the teachers of singers and/or instrumentalists with specific practical methods for teaching performance skills to music students. The main focus is on perceptual-motor learning.
This is a classic book and it covers the topics from learning theory to principles, methods of teaching theory to tone production.
| Hanon Restored: Charles-Louis
Hanon's Five-Finger Exercises Restored to His Original Design
by Andrew Adams and Bradley Martin, 2011.
List Price $24.80
The five-finger exercises by French pianist Charles-Louis Hanon (1819-1900) have been in continuous publication since 1872 and have been studied by legions of pianists around the world. But unknown to most teachers, musical and technical disparities can be found in twenty-four of the thirty-one original exercises. Most notably, many of the studies do not conform to the design for their construction that Hanon himself outlined on the first page of the original printing.
Hanon Restored is the first scholarly examination of Hanon’s studies ever prepared. In addition to constructing the exercises strictly according to his own formula, this meticulously researched critical edition includes the most extensive biography of Hanon’s life yet written. Of special interest to teachers, the edition includes several useful features: a guide that groups exercises together with similar content, clearer descriptions of the technical content of each exercise, and fingerings that are uniformly notated throughout the volume. Finally, a special section in abbreviated notation eliminates page turns and allows for the performance of multiple exercises.
Articles by Dr. Adams and Dr. Martin on Hanon’s life and works have appeared in The American Music Teacher published by the Music Teachers National Association and in Piano Professional, the most widely distributed pedagogy journal in England. Hanon Restored is a complete reassessment of these standard exercises that is perfect for use as supplemental text for group instruction or as the cornerstone for technical study in private lessons.
Harmony: Baroque to Contemporary Part I by R. Evan Copley of the University of Northern Colorado, 1991.
Text ISBN 0-87563-373-0
Workbook ISBN 0-87563-374-9
Text List Price $29.80
Workbook List Price $15.80
This fine text is concerned with music fundamentals, and with the writing of basic diatonic harmony in small homophonic forms. Each chapter includes discussion, analysis, and application of the concepts of musical styles.
The text includes keyboard assignments; its companion looseleaf workbook presents written problems. Together they provide projects for one academic year of secondary or college level instruction.
We are delighted by the number of schools which have adopted this book. If you have not considered it we hope you will write for an examination copy.
Harmony: Baroque to Contemporary, Part II by R. Evan Copley, 1991.
Text ISBN 0-87563-377-3
Workbook ISBN 0-87563-378-1
Text List Price $30.80
Workbook List Price $16.80
This text is concerned with the use of chromatic harmony as found in Baroque, Classic, and Romantic music, and with styles as they are found in music written during the first half of this century. It is assumed that the student has mastered basic music fundamentals and the use of diatonic harmony in the writing of small homophonic forms.
50 Hymn Tunes without Words for Sightreading (with 20 supplementary Bach chorales) compiled by Donald L. Patterson, 2006
List Price $18.80
Each hymn tune is presented in two versions. First, only the soprano and bass and then the entire hymn. The words have been omitted to allow the user to concentrate on the purely pianistic problems of sightreading and manipulating the fingers.
Music: The New Curriculum by Prince Dorough and Christopher Gordon.
List Price $20.80
This book confronts the need to reform in professional music education. It presents a realistic yet fresh approach to the training and education of musicians for today's world.
It is more than a textbook in that it offers teachers, students, and those already in the field an exciting alternative that draws on both the traditions of our music heritage from the past, and the vitality and richness of the world of contemporary musics of many forms and styles. It offers a curriculum model that supports the preparation of the musician from elementary school to graduate school.
This important text should be considered for use in all music education programs. It presents a better pathway to success in the education of the complete musician.
Complimentary copies of the following books are not available. We will be happy to send you `on approval' copies.
Sing and Play: Preschool Piano Book I by Ann Collins and Linda Clary
The Sing and Play series is designed for the preschool piano student studying piano individually, in small groups, or in larger nursery school classes.
Write and Listen workbooks accompany each Sing and Play book and are to be used as correlative in-class and at-home activities in writing and ear-training.
Sing and Play and Write and Listen is truly an ideal group of books affording children the opportunity to acquire music skills during their pre-school years.
Sing and Play Book 1 $5.00
Sing and Play Book 2 $5.40
Sing and Play Book 3 $6.40
Teaching Manual $8.00
Write and Listen Book 1 $4.80
Write and Listen Book 2 $4.80
Write and Listen Book 3 $4.80
Sing and Play Mother Goose $4.80
Sing and Play Partners $4.80
Sing and Play Holiday $4.80
Flash Cards $6.00
Let's Play by Yvonne Enoch, 1977.
List Price $5.80
Yvonne Enoch, who was one of the world's foremost names in piano teaching, wrote this beginning piano book for children in order to help them to learn not only how to play the piano, but also to become musicians.
Material has been included to encourage pupils to make up their own tunes, to discover as much as they can about the pieces they learn, and to experience the joy of playing with others as soon as possible.
|Braille Music Instruction|
How to Read Braille Music Book I: Vocal and Instrumental with an Index of Music Symbols by Bettye Krolick, 1975.
Print copies: $4.00
Braille copies are available from NBA - Braille Book Bank 422 Clinton Ave. South Rochester, NY 14620
Foreword: To the Resource Person
Introduction: To the Student
Chapter 1: Basic Music Symbols
Chapter 2: Vocal Music
Chapter 3: Wind Instruments and Percussion
Chapter 4: String Instruments
Chapter 5: Piano and Organ Music
Chapter 6: Resources
Index of Basic Music Symbols
`Let me sincerely congratulate you for being the first and only (to my knowledge) to undertake this task of meeting a truly crying need.'
--John diFrancesco, music teacher, California State School for the Blind.
`It is a wonderful little book and I have recommended that it should be the standard learning text for our children here.'
--Terry Small, Director, Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind.
Bettye Krolick, Volunteer, University of Illinois Rehabilitation-Education Center; Professional Musician; Secretary, Advisory Committee on Braille Music Notation to the Braille; Authority of North America; Chairman, NBA Music Committee.
Beloved Tyranna: The Legend and Legacy of Isabelle Vengerova by Joseph Rezits, 1995.
(No ISBN) List Price $16.95
Beloved Tyranna describes Isabelle Vengerova, the passionate, dedicated, colorful, mercurial genius who emerged as one of the most outstanding piano teachers of the 20th Century. Vengerova's superlative musicianship combined with her ability to impart this rare quality to others is a primary focus of this volume. Beyond portraying these attributes, Beloved Tyranna reveals how we as musicians can apply her invaluable principles to our own playing and teaching.
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