Elyse Mach Mach Contemporary Class Piano 3e

ISBN 13: 9780155134812

Mach Contemporary Class Piano 3e

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9780155134812: Mach Contemporary Class Piano 3e

This comprehensive introductory text for the keyboard makes playing the piano fun, yet does so without compromising the book's strong emphasis on musical theory. This book's richly diverse repertoire includes jazz, popular, and classical compositions, as well as 12-bar blues improvisation. Short sight-reading studies and selections featuring teacher accompaniment-all carefully graded in difficulty and correlated with the concepts presented in each unit-keep students on track with vital concepts while maintaining a high level of interest.

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Elyse Mach is Professor of Music at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She has given concerts throughout Europe and the United States, appearing as a piano soloist with the NBC Symphony and the Netherlandische Philharmonic Broadcasting Orchestra, among others. She has written ten books on piano and pianists and has been a contributing music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. She is active as a consultant, clinician, master class teacher, and frequent adjudicator, and has guest lectured at St. Catherine's College of Oxford University, Northwestern, Yale, The Juilliard School, and many other institutions. She is the first recipient of the Board of Governors Universities Distinguished Professor Award and was honored by a proclamation issued by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Illinois.

Professor Mach is the 2010 recipient of the Silver Medal presented by The American Liszt Society--the highest honor that the society bestows. She is also the 2010 recipient of the Bernard G. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor Award, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

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"This class piano text is the best available--the introduction generates excitement in the first paragraph! The choice of music is excellent. The procedures are detailed enough without rushing through the basics. The worksheet reviews are comprehensive, but not intimidating. The writing exercises are fun and challenging at the same time. The students will love the added CD (which has orchestrations), and so will the instructor!"--Gwen Threadgill, Troy University


"This text has a clear, systematic, and creative approach to introducing and reinforcing concepts. It is very user-friendly for both the instructor and student. The worksheet reviews help to reinforce the concepts learned. . . . The stylistically diverse repertoire is suitably and tastefully chosen. The inclusion of 20th-century repertoire and techniques makes the text refreshing and up-to-date. The enhanced materials are particularly useful and appealing. They provide extra exercises and ensemble pieces in addition to introducing accessible classic pieces."--Susan Chan, Portland State University


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