The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson
Author: August Wilson
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780593087596
Available:
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, this modern American classic is about family, and the legacy of slavery in America. August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences. In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson, Wilson has fashioned perhaps his most haunting and dramatic work. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson," reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson
Author: August Wilson
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780452265349
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Drama, Plume
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Boy Willie wants to sell the family's prized upright piano to purchase some land, the family must re-evaluate the piano's true worth

August Wilson s The Piano Lesson

August Wilson s The Piano Lesson
Author: August Wilson
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780573704741
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Concord Theatricals
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

It is 1936, and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family’s rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.

Lulu s Piano Lesson

Lulu s Piano Lesson
Author: Arlene Alda
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781770491144
Available:
Release: 2011-11-16
Editor: Tundra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who wants to practice the piano? Certainly not Lulu. She'd rather listen to her swing squeak, the bell on her bike ring, or the apples thump as she climbs a tree. Even her shoes play a tip-tap tune as she runs on the sidewalk. Before she knows it, it's Friday afternoon and time for her piano lesson. Lulu's heart sinks. She hasn't practiced all week. Luckily, Lulu's teacher knows how to inspire his small student. A musician herself, Arlene Alda played the clarinet in the Houston Symphony. She understands how one little girl's imagination and a wise teacher can help us all discover the music around us and the fun of expressing that music on the piano. Perfectly complemented by Lisa Desimini's delightful cut-paper collage and digital illustrations, Lulu's Piano Lesson is truly a memorable one.

Piano Lesson Book

Piano Lesson Book
Author: Willard A. Palmer,Morton Manus,Amanda Vick Lethco
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0739005448
Available:
Release: 1983-06
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book 5 concepts include the ornaments: long appoggiatura, short appoggiatura, trill and mordent; plus arpeggios; the A Major scale; and the keys of B minor and C minor. Also introduces the playing of minuets, sonatinas, preludes and arias. For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. Coordinating supplemental books for Level 5 include: Classic Themes * Ear Training * Merry Christmas * Recital * Repertoire * Theory and Top Hits! Solo. Songs include: An American Hymn (Lowry) * Aria from "The Marriage of Figaro" (Mozart) * Bagatelle (Diabelli) * Ballade (Burgmuller) * Brazilian Holiday * Loch Lomond * Magic Carpet Ride * A Miniature Overture * Minuet (Bohm) * Prelude in C Major (Bach) * Prelude in C Minor (Morovsky) * Rondeau (Mouret) * Scene from "Swan Lake" (Tchaikovsky) * Sonata in the Style of Scarlatti * Sonatina on Three French Folk Tunes * Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1, 1st Mvmt. (Clementi) * Spanish Dance * The Tailor's Song * Theme (Corelli) * Variations on a Sea Chanty * A Very Special Day (Palmer)

A Study Guide for August Wilson s The Piano Lesson

A Study Guide for August Wilson s The Piano Lesson
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410334978
Available:
Release: 2015-09-24
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

August Wilson s Jitney

August Wilson s Jitney
Author: August Wilson
Pages: 97
ISBN: 0573627959
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Concord Theatricals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Regular cabs will not travel to the Pittsburgh Hill District of the 1970s, and so the residents turn to each other. Jitney dramatizes the lives of men hustling to make a living as jitneys--unofficial, unlicensed taxi cab drivers. When the boss Becker's son returns from prison, violence threatens to erupt. What makes this play remarkable is not the plot; Jitney is Wilson at his most real--the words these men use and the stories they tell form a true slice of life."--The Wikipedia entry, accessed 5/22/2014.

Piano Adventures Performance Book Level 3B

Piano Adventures Performance Book  Level 3B
Author: Nancy Faber,Randall Faber
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1616771828
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Faber Piano Adventures ). The collection of pieces in this book reinforce the concepts and skills introduced in Level 3B and offer appealing repertoire for a smooth transition to the intermediate level. Contents include: Glad Cat Rag * Fascination * Minuet in G * The Tempest * Hava Nagila * Legend of Madrid * Funeral March of a Marionette * All Through the Night * The Piano Playin' Chocolate Eater's Blues * The Return * Piano Concerto No. 1 (Theme from) * and more.

Note by Note

Note by Note
Author: Tricia Tunstall
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781416540519
Available:
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tribute to the classical practice of piano instruction by a veteran music teacher reflects on the unique relationship between piano masters and their pupils, evaluates the challenges faced by most piano students, and surveys the influence of modern trends on music instruction. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Piano Lessons for Kids Book 1

Piano Lessons for Kids   Book 1
Author: LearnToPlayMusic.com,Andrew Scott,Gary Turner
Pages: 85
ISBN: 9789825320098
Available:
Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Teach how to play piano for kids with our easy piano lessons for kids. ***Comes with online access to free piano videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and piano animation for easy music learning.*** "I have used this book over and over with my piano students. A simple and easy method to a beginner for learning notes and rhythms." - Victoria I. Romero, McAllen TX [Amazon] Progressive Piano Method for Young Beginners - Book 1 contains all you need to know to start teaching kids to play piano - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson children’s piano tutorial. Suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years and all types of pianos including electric pianos, digital pianos and piano keyboards. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the piano is required to teach a child to learn to play piano from this book. Teach your child: • How to play piano notes for kids and piano scales for kids • All the fundamental techniques of piano playing including correct posture, hand position and fingering technique for playing five notes with the left hand and five notes with the right hand • Basic piano theory for kids including how to read music including note values, rests and time signatures • Piano tips for kids that every child should know when learning piano • Shortcuts for how to learn piano fast by getting the most from piano practice sessions Contains everything you need to know about how to teach a child to play piano today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy kids piano lessons written by a professional children’s piano teacher • Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout • Easy-to-read piano music for kids • 39 great sounding piano exercises and popular easy piano songs for kids Kids piano lessons have never been this easy for parents and teachers who want to teach children to learn how to play the piano, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's piano lessons for kids are used by children’s piano teachers worldwide to teach how to play piano for kids. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted piano lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a large selection of music lessons for kids that cover many different instruments in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality children’s music education resources.

Step by Step Piano Course

Step by Step Piano Course
Author: Edna Mae Burnam
Pages: 44
ISBN: 0877180369
Available:
Release: 2005-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beginner Piano/Keyboard Instruction

My First Piano Adventure

My First Piano Adventure
Author: Nancy Faber,Randall Faber
Pages: 64
ISBN: 161677620X
Available:
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Piano/Keyboard Methods/Series

Alfred s Basic Piano Course Lesson Book

Alfred s Basic Piano Course Lesson Book
Author: Willard A. Palmer,Morton Manus,Amanda Vick Lethco
Pages: 71
ISBN: 0882848178
Available:
Release: 1983-08-01
Editor: Alfred Publishing Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Complete Level 1 is a faster-paced version of Levels 1A and 1B that gets to staff reading more quickly. Perfect for a student who is 8 or older, or for a younger beginner with great musical aptitude. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.

My First Piano Adventure Lesson Book A with CD

My First Piano Adventure  Lesson Book A with CD
Author: Anonim
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781616778866
Available:
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Faber Piano Adventures ). Written for ages 5 and 6, My First Piano Adventure captures the child's playful spirit. Fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. Three distinguishing features of the Lesson Book A make it unique and effective for the young 5-6 year old beginner. 1. A strong focus on technique embedded in the book through playful technique games, chants, and carefully-composed pieces that gently lead the child into pianistic motions. 2. An outstanding CD for the young student to listen, sing, tap, and play along with at the piano. The orchestrated songs on the CD feature children singing the lyrics, which has great appeal to the 5-6 year old beginner. The CD becomes a ready-made practice partner that guides the student and parent for all the pieces and activities in the books. 3. The fanciful art features five multi-cultural children who are also learning to play. These friends at the piano introduce basic rhythms, white key names, and a variety of white and black-key songs that span classical, folk, and blues. Young students will listen, sing, create, and play more musically with Nancy and Randall Faber s My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book A. The Lesson Book introduces directional pre-reading, elementary music theory and technique with engaging songs, games, and creative discovery at the keyboard. Young students will enjoy the multi-cultural "friends at the piano" who introduce white-key names, basic rhythms, and a variety of songs which span classical, folk, and blues. Ear-training and eye-training are also part of the curriculum. The Fabers' instructional theory "ACE" - Analysis, Creativity, and Expression, guides the pedagogy of My First Piano Adventure. Analysis leads to understanding, creativity leads to self-discovery, and expression develops personal artistry. The CD for this book offers a unique listening experience with outstanding orchestrations and vocals. The recordings demonstrate a key principle of the course: when children listen, sing, tap, and move to their piano music, they play more musically. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here

Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Theory

Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Theory
Author: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781616777425
Available:
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Faber Piano Adventures ). Correlated to go along with the 12 units of the Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Lesson Book, this book provides valuable reinforcement of theory, concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear training activities.

John Thompson s Modern Course for the Piano Second Grade Book Only

John Thompson s Modern Course for the Piano   Second Grade  Book Only
Author: John Thompson
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781476856797
Available:
Release: 2005-07-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Willis). The Modern Course series provides a clear and complete foundation in the study of the piano that enables the student to think and feel musically. It may be preceded by the Teaching Little Fingers to Play series. Follows uninterruptedly and in progressive sequence the musical foundation developed in Book 1.

How to Play the Piano

How to Play the Piano
Author: James Rhodes
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781615195497
Available:
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: The Experiment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now you can master Bach’s most beautiful prelude—even if you’ve never sat down at a piano before! Do you have a piano (or keyboard) and forty-five spare minutes every day? Then spend the next six weeks with acclaimed concert pianist James Rhodes. By the end, you’ll be able to perform Bach’s Prelude No. 1 in C major—no prior musical experience required! Rhodes reveals How to Play the Piano step by step—how to read the treble and bass clefs as well as sharp and flat notes, and then how to practice—before teaching the Prelude in easy, bite-size segments. His method is free of tedious drills, and filled with inspiration: “If listening to music is soothing for the soul, then playing music is achieving enlightenment.” Before you know it, not only will you have learned how to play one of Bach’s most beloved masterpieces—you also will have unleashed your creativity, exercising your mind (and fingers) and accomplishing something you never thought possible. Bravo! Includes four instructional videos supported by select e-reader devices.

Alfred s Basic Piano Library

Alfred s Basic Piano Library
Author: Willard A. Palmer,Morton Manus,Amanda Vick Lethco
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0882848240
Available:
Release: 1981-01-31
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Recital Books congratulate students for a job well done by providing correlated repertoire to their Lesson Books that are based on concepts they've already learned. As a result, the pieces are quickly mastered. Included in Recital 1A are familiar favorites such as "Lost My Partner" and "Tumbalalaika," and fun originals like "Charlie the Chimp!" and "My Secret Place."

Piano Lessons for Beginners

Piano Lessons for Beginners
Author: LearnToPlayMusic.com,Gary Turner
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9789825320067
Available:
Release: 2013-11-21
Editor: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Teach yourself how to play piano with our easy piano lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free piano videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and piano animation for easy music learning.*** "Okay, I am of a certain age [so] I decided to learn to play the Piano. You can actually play two handed within the first week! ...Get yourself a keyboard and this book! My brain already feels younger." - S. Mason, Austin TX Progressive Beginner Piano contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great piano player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson piano tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of pianos including electric pianos, digital pianos and piano keyboards. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the piano is required to teach yourself to learn to play piano from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play piano chords for beginners and piano rhythms • How to play piano notes and beginner piano scales used in piano melodies • All the fundamental techniques of piano playing including playing chords and arpeggios with the left hand • Piano theory for learning how to read piano music for beginners • Piano tips and piano tricks that every player should know when learning piano • Shortcuts for how to learn piano fast by getting the most from piano practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the piano today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy piano lessons written by a professional piano teacher • Full color photos and diagrams • Easy-to-read piano music for beginners and piano chords for beginners • Piano chord chart containing formulas and chord diagrams for all important piano chords • 45 piano exercises including piano chord progressions and popular easy piano music for beginners in rock piano, pop piano, country piano, folk piano, blues piano and classical piano styles Beginner piano lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the piano, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's piano lessons for beginners are used by students and piano teachers worldwide to learn how to play piano. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted piano lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.

Joe Turner s Come and Gone

Joe Turner s Come and Gone
Author: August Wilson
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780593087602
Available:
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences comes Joe Turner's Come and Gone—Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. “The glow accompanying August Wilson’s place in contemporary American theater is fixed.”—Toni Morrison When Harold Loomis arrives at a black Pittsburgh boardinghouse after seven years' impressed labor on Joe Turner's chain gang, he is a free man—in body. But the scars of his enslavement and a sense of inescapable alienation oppress his spirit still, and the seemingly hospitable rooming house seethes with tension and distrust in the presence of this tormented stranger. Loomis is looking for the wife he left behind, believing that she can help him reclaim his old identity. But through his encounters with the other residents he begins to realize that what he really seeks is his rightful place in a new world—and it will take more than the skill of the local “People Finder” to discover it. This jazz-influenced drama is a moving narrative of African-American experience in the 20th century.