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pIANO Guide

pIANO Guide

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Piano self study guide
Piano self study guide

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USIC
 
EACHERS.CO.UK
 
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the internet service for practical musicians.
 
© 2000 MusicTeachers.co.uk
 
A Rough and Ready Guide
to
Teaching the Piano
Alison Ruddock
With a foreword by
Melvyn Tan
 
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 Foreword 
People who discover that I am a pianist often remark by how lucky andprivileged I am to be able to play the piano. Very few other instruments canevoke such feelings of envy and excitement. Many have, at one time oranother, played or tried to play the piano.Learning and studying piano technique is a multi-faceted affair.Numerous obstacles and problems have to be overcome before any realsense of achievement is felt. But how does one start? Where does onebegin?This book is a valuable reference and guide to the complexities of piano playing, and for those embarking on teaching the piano, whether forbeginners or more advanced pupils. Every aspect and difficulty is deftlyhandled and discussed clearly and precisely.Behind each good musical performance lies an apparent simplicityand serenity - but beneath that simplicity lies an entire universe. This guidehelps us to begin that journey.Melvyn TanLondon, 2001Alison Ruddock was born in Leicester in 1963. At school, she learned thepiano and clarinet, after which she took a B.Ed. degree and became both aschool and private music teacher in the South West, where she lives with herhusband, three children and menagerie of Labrador dogs. Alison is a regularcontributor to MusicTeachers.co.uk’s Online Journal and is a member of itseditorial staff.
 
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Contents
Chapter 1 – Before you start.......................................................................................3
 Musical Children
...............................................................................................3
 
"I want my child to play the piano"
...................................................................4
 
The Interview
.....................................................................................................5
 
 Agreements
........................................................................................................7
 
 Recapitulation
....................................................................................................8
 Chapter 2 – Beginnings..............................................................................................9
 Recapitulation
.................................................................................................14
 Chapter 3 – The Lesson............................................................................................15Chapter 4 – Practice and Progression.......................................................................21
Progression
......................................................................................................22
 
 Recapitulation
.................................................................................................24
 
Exam Board Levels of Attainment 
................................................................26
 Chapter 5 – Independent Learning...........................................................................30
 But I didn't know it was wrong!
.....................................................................31
 Chapter 6 Exams....................................................................................................32Chapter 7 – How children fail..................................................................................36Endword....................................................................................................................40Index.........................................................................................................................41

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