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Alfred's Great Music & Musicians, Book 2

An Overview of Keyboard Composers and Literature

By Tom Gerou

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Piano - Early Intermediate
Book 2. An Overview of Keyboard Composers and Literature. Composed by Tom Gerou and Nancy Bachus. Edited by Albert Mendoza. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course. Premier Piano Course. Children. Book; Digital Download. 56 pages. Alfred Music #00-39063. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39063).

Item Number: AP.39063

ISBN 9780739087619. English.

The Great Music & Musicians series provides a foundation for understanding the major cultural periods, musical styles, and development of music through the ages. The books include art and listening examples to deepen understanding. Although not correlated page by page, Book 2 is appropriate for piano students in various levels of Premier Piano Course (based on the individual student's reading level). It also may be used with other piano methods and in group lessons. Each unit includes an overview of major keyboard composers and literature, as well as information about the development of the piano and related cultural trends. Also included are short unit summaries and review activities. At the end of each unit is a Listening Guide that includes important keyboard compositions to reinforce the concepts presented. Recordings of these pieces can be downloaded as MP3 files.

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Premier Piano Course offers today's students a fully integrated and comprehensive approach to piano instruction, featuring a perfect blend of music, lyrics, pedagogy, art, and fun! Notation and keyboard skills are taught early on, with special emphasis on rhythm reading, technical development, creative thinking, and musicality. The many varied moods and styles of Premier's songs provide fresh, enjoyable learning and performing experiences for students.

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