Keyboard For Dummies

Keyboard For Dummies

Those parallel paths continue to this day as he divides his time among the acoustic piano, the organ, synths, and anything ... Casio keyboards in the early '80s, and he found a new career path, joining the company as a product manager.

Author: Jerry Kovarsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118705667

Category: Music

Page: 360

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The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboard Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs of modern keyboards and helps you get the most out of their capabilities. Key content coverage includes: an overview of the types of keyboards available today and how they differ from acoustic pianos; expert advice on choosing the right keyboard for your wants/needs and how to shop and compare the various models; a close look at the types of sounds an electronic keyboard offers and how to achieve them; step-by-step instruction on how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets; guidance on how to use keyboard software and applications to get the most out of keyboard technology; and much more. A multimedia component for this title will be hosted at Dummies.com and includes companion audio tracks that demonstrate techniques and sounds found in the book Step-by-step instructions make learning keyboard easy and fun Introduces you to the musical possibilities of the keyboard If you're new to the keyboard or looking to take your skills to the next level, Keyboard For Dummies is a thorough guide to the ins and outs of this popular instrument.
Categories: Music

Teaching Piano in Groups

Teaching Piano in Groups

These meetings will also provide students with opportunities to discuss with young professionals particular keyboard skills that are employed daily in the classroom or other professional setting, as well as suggestions for how one might ...

Author: Christopher Fisher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199714185

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Teaching Piano in Groups provides a one-stop compendium of information related to all aspects of group piano teaching. Motivated by an ever-growing interest in this instructional method and its widespread mandatory inclusion in piano pedagogy curricula, Christopher Fisher highlights the proven viability and success of group piano teaching, and arms front-line group piano instructors with the necessary tools for practical implementation of a system of instruction in their own teaching. Contained within are: a comprehensive history of group piano teaching; accessible overviews of the most important theories and philosophies of group psychology and instruction; suggested group piano curricular competencies; practical implementation strategies; and thorough recommendations for curricular materials, instructional technologies, and equipment. Teaching Piano in Groups also addresses specific considerations for pre-college teaching scenarios, the public school group piano classroom, and college-level group piano programs for both music major and non-music majors. Teaching Piano in Groups is accompanied by an extensive companion website, featuring a multi-format listing of resources as well as interviews with several group piano pedagogues.
Categories: Music

Classical Seattle

Classical Seattle

the keyboard diplomat In the world of classical music, few things are as difficult for a gifted young artist as ... Rare indeed is the career path of the pianist Robin McCabe, who achieved public notice not just on her journey from ...

Author: Melinda Bargreen

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806266

Category: Music

Page: 368

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The past 50 years have seen a tremendous arts boom in Seattle, which has given the city not only internationally recognized classical music institutions but also great performance halls to showcase their work and that of visiting artists. From Igor Stravinsky’s presence as guest conductor at the World’s Fair in 1962, to Speight Jenkins’s masterly production of Wagner’s Ring cycle, to the work of benefactors such as Jack and Becky Benaroya, Seattle is deservingly well known as a city of the musical arts. In Classical Seattle, Melinda Bargreen documents the lives of prominent figures in the local classical music world. Informed by Bargreen’s experience as a music critic and drawing on interviews she conducted over several decades, the 35 biographical profiles presented here illuminate the conductors, performing artists, composers, arts organizers, and arts leaders who have shaped Seattle’s classical music community and made world-class performances possible. Among the individuals featured are University of Washington virtuosi, Seattle Symphony maestros and musicians, and Seattle Opera directors.
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The Digital Musician

The Digital Musician

These musicians generally play an acoustic instrument as their main practice, and they travel a prescribed career path that involves the gradual evolution of technique and musicianship. The criteria for recognizing virtuosity are ...

Author: Andrew Hugill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136279881

Category: Music

Page: 338

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The Digital Musician is a textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. It provides an overview of sound properties, acoustics, digital music, and sound design as a basis for understanding the compositional possibilities that new music technologies allow. Creative projects allow students to apply key concepts covered in each chapter. Topics covered include hardware hacking, live coding, interactive music, sound manipulation and transformation, software instruments, networked performance, as well as critical listening and analysis. Features Readers Guides outline the major topics in each chapter Project boxes for both individuals and groups throughout each chapter Annotated Listening Lists for each chapter, with accompanying playlists on the companion website Recommended Further Reading and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter Case studies of actual composers, with contributed projects Companion website includes reading lists, links to audio and video, and slides for use in the classroom.
Categories: Music

One Handed Piano Compositions and Injury Awareness

One Handed Piano Compositions and Injury Awareness

Martins had so much damage done to his hands that he no longer could continue with his vigorous career neither as a two-handed nor as a one-handed concert pianist. That is when he became a conductor. The change of career paths, however, ...

Author: Zheni Georgieva Atanasova

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793619358

Category: Music

Page: 195

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This book is a single source for questions pertaining to piano performance, wellness, and practice during people’s musical careers and lives in case of an injury. Atanasova provides solutions for those who aspire to build a career in music performance even when their career development is hindered by an injury.
Categories: Music

Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Century

Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Century

In the sphere of performance practice, Field was largely responsible for the training of amateur and professional ... Field's career path in Russia more closely resembled that of the independent composer and pianist of the romantic era, ...

Author: Anne Swartz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611461596

Category: Music

Page: 214

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This book is a detailed study of the history of the piano in Russian society from its beginnings with the European entrepreneurs who settled in St. Petersburg in 1810, through Russian-owned family firms. The themes in this book range from the role of women as patrons and performers, to the economic transformation that benefited Russian piano manufacturers.
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Piano Pedagogy

Piano Pedagogy

He tells the story of a young child who seemed to be a mediocre student, but grew into an exceptional musician. ... The final sections are intended for professional keyboard players and keyboard teachers, discussing career opportunities ...

Author: Gilles Comeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135914844

Category: Music

Page: 282

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Piano Pedagogy: A Research and Information Guide provides a detailed outline of resources available for research and/or training in piano pedagogy. Like its companion volumes in the Routledge Music Bibliographies series, it serves beginning and advanced students and scholars as a basic guide to current research in the field. The book will includes bibliographies, research guides, encyclopedias, works from other disciplines that are related to piano pedagogy, current sources spanning all formats, including books, journals, audio and video recordings, and electronic sources.
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The Orchestral Conductor s Career Handbook

The Orchestral Conductor s Career Handbook

KEYBOARD PROFICIENCY At one time, all conductors were pianists, which was in the era before recordings were readily available. ... When I realized that conducting was indeed the career path that I desired to follow, I began my piano ...

Author: Carl Topilow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538154601

Category: Music

Page: 261

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The Orchestral Conductor’s Career Handbook is a guide for the musical and professional development of conductors. Carl Topilow provides practical advice for establishing a conducting career, addressing topics like education, jobs, orchestra types, programming, connecting with audiences, and even business aspects such as interacting with donors.
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The Princess at the Keyboard

The Princess at the Keyboard

You might feel as you look at careers that the 'easy' path would be to become a nurse, or teacher, or to study psychology, or history, or busi- ness. Your friends, your parents, and society at large (especially certain magazines, ...

Author: Amanda Stent

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557038510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 977

Are you a girl or young woman aged 13-18? If so, this book is for you! Amanda Stent and Philip Lewis have written a gentle, friendly and comprehensive introduction to computer science. Each chapter covers one area of computer science and includes: examples of how the computer science works; sidebars that contain historical notes or ideas for you to explore; and biographies of women in computer science. The last chapter covers questions that you might have about becoming a computer scientist. We hope that after reading this book you will want to join us in studying this uniquely beautiful and practical subject.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cyber Careers

Cyber Careers

The Basics of Information Technology and Deciding on a Career Path Pee Vululleh. Figure 2.3 Examples of hardware. 2.2.7 Keyboard The keyboard is a hardware component used to provide commands to the computer and input text.

Author: Pee Vululleh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000539530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

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The approach taken in this book emphasizes the basics of information technology and helps students decide whether to pursue an information technology career. Most students fail to pursue an IT career because of their limited knowledge (sometimes no knowledge) about the area. Similarly, most students pursuing a career in IT do not research the field before their pursuit. This book is purposely designed for students in this category. The book may be offered as a required text for an elective or core course to all bachelor's degree students regardless of specialization. Compared to other textbooks, this text guides students pursuing or wanting to pursue an IT degree/career. Most students often begin their study of IT without knowing the outside and inside of the area. Most of these students can change their minds to pursue a different career path after spending several semesters of studies, a waste of their time. If students are taught from the onset about what an IT career entails and what it takes to become successful, it will significantly help students and not waste their time. This book addresses the issue.
Categories: Business & Economics