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SOUND/WORLD, A Collection of New Keyboard Experiences, Volume 1

By Stan Applebaum

Piano - Early Intermediate/Intermediate
Composed by Stan Applebaum. Edited by Helen Marlais. Performance. The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions. Contemporary. Book. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.J1001).

Item Number: FJ.J1001

ISBN 1-56939-350-8.

Soon you will be hooked on 20th century piano sounds with Stan Applebaum's amazing miniatures! These short pieces utilize the full range of the piano and allow the student to sense different kinds of emotions - dramatic as well as introverted.
Contents include: a "tone poem," a "gentle" aria, a "prelude in miniature," and Bitonality: "dancing around" in the Aeolian mode. You will find this collection of over 30 pieces a delight to play again, and again (once your ear becomes accustomed)!

About FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions

The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions is a series that focuses on the best contemporary music for keyboard of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These collected works by some of today's leading art-music composers will expand a student's concept of rhythm, harmony, sound, and texture. While the composers invited to write for this series use a colorful palette of contemporary techniques and textures, they were selected for their strong musical voices, which ensure that the ultimate goal of musical communication is never lost.

Too often, both students and teachers get discouraged with contemporary compositions because of their avant-garde sound. This series addresses that concern by providing excellent music which is both contemporary and intuitively musical. Contemporary performance practices such as depressing keys silently, cluster sounds, pedal effects, knocking on the keyboard, contemporary harmonies, jazz idioms, bitonality, modes, mixed and changing meters, and 12-tone techniques challenge the student to listen for new rhythmic gestures and tonal colors and expand their interpretive capacity.

While expanding students' horizons, this series helps to confirm and reinforce the musical and technical concepts they are learning in their other repertoire. The natural musicality present in each of these pieces demands the same kind of careful attention that we expect from the standard canon of repertoire.

This series is carefully leveled into the following categories: elementary, intermediate, early advanced, and advanced. Each of the works has been selected for its artistic as well as its pedagogical merit.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Round Rock, Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2011-12-24 00:00:00.0 motivational

    I haven't tried it yet, but I heard from a speaker at the teachers association that this is motivational for students because it is avant garde, non-traditional, unexpected sound, and the students like it.

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