Pianolab: An Introduction to Class Piano

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Written specifically for students in a group or class setting, PIANOLAB is well-known for its engaging step-by-step approach to playing the piano, as well as, helping you understand how music works. PIANOLAB develops keyboard skills quickly with the help of a practice CD, available bundled with the text at no extra charge. This collection of over 70 pieces offers students the opportunity to hear some of the varied repertoire and gain a playing partner when the instructor or a fellow student is not available.

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Carolynn A. Lindeman (B.M., Oberlin College, DMA, Stanford University) is Professor of Music Emerita at San Francisco State University and past president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Active as a speaker and clinician, she has given presentations throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Israel, and South Africa. Dr. Lindeman is the author of The Piano Advantage: A Concise Introduction for Beginners (Thomson/Schirmer, 2006), coauthor of The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, 7th ed. and the compiler of Women Composers of Ragtime (a piano folio). She has published more than fifty articles in professional journals and served as series editor for sixteen publications (MENC, 19952003) related to implementing and assessing the National Standards for Music Education.


1. Exploring the Piano. 2. An Introduction to Music Reading and the Major Five-Finger Pattern. 3. Interval Reading and Accompanying with Chord Roots. 4. Performing Dotted Notes, Upbeats, and Major Triads. 5. An Introduction to the Minor Five-Finger Pattern and Minor Triads. 6. Performing Major Scales and I and V7 Chords. 7. The Primary Chords and 12-Bar Blues. 8. Performing and Harmonizing with Primary Chords (Major Keys). 9. An Introduction to the Minor Scales and Primary Chords in Minor. 10. Other Scales, Modes, and Tonalities. Supplementary Music. Appendices. Indexes.

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