Selections from Samuel Maykapar Pedal Preludes

Selections from Samuel Maykapar  Pedal Preludes

The right pedal influences sound in several ways : ⚫ the duration of sound after the key is released • fusion of sounds produced while the pedal is depressed magnification of sound • enrichment of tone color Magnification and ...

Author: Samuel Maykapar

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457461978

Category: Music

Page: 36

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This early intermediate to intermediate piano volume features the most widely taught preludes by twentieth-century Russian composer Samuel Maykapar. Maykapar wrote these preludes to introduce piano students to many different types of pedal technique. The preludes, written in a highly Romantic style, are valuable for both study and performance. This volume includes an excellent composer biography and extensive performance notes. It is also an important reference work on use of pedal.
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Pedaling Colors in Sound

Pedaling Colors in Sound

One of the underlying purposes of this book and the early teaching of pedaling is to place an emphasis on listening to the sonority of the instrument.

Author: Katherine Faricy

Publisher: Marymark Music

ISBN: 0615288057

Category: Piano

Page: 46

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Pedaling Colors In Sound: Lessons and Repertoire for Elementary Piano Students is a beautiful book of 40 pages of pieces using five pedaling techniques that can be easily mastered by beginning piano students - long damper pedals, simultaneous damper pedal, syncopated damper pedal, slow damper pedal releases, and also introduces use of the soft pedal (una corda). To help students acquire skills in each of these techniques, each lesson includes well-sequenced preparatory exercises. Because it is possible to teach several of the selections by rote, students are able to learn pedaling technique before they can read music. With the graded exercises and emphasis on tonal color, imagery and even improvisation, students develop a repertoire of appealing selections while adding the skill of pedaling. One of the underlying purposes of this book and the early teaching of pedaling is to place an emphasis on listening to the sonority of the instrument. The most important element in the use of the pedals is the development of a sharp and discerning ear, which will benefit all of one's playing. Just as visual artists must look at the canvas as they are painting, pianists must learn to listen to the quality and quantity of sound they create as they play. FEATURES Systematic approach Preparatory exercises for each pedal technique New short pieces that are fun and easy to learn Graphic pedal notation Charming illustrations Can be used along with any pedagogical methods and materials. Students of any level will find this helpful in developing a sound pedaling technique.
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A Pianist s Dictionary

A Pianist s Dictionary

The damper pedal also creates the most vibrant “colors” for those sounds through the free mingling of all those overtones. Artur Rubinstein once told me (and many others on other occasions): “The damper pedal is the soul of the piano.

Author: Alan Hersh

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761848394

Category: Art

Page: 114

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A Pianist's Dictionary is an exploration of the world of the classical pianist and piano professor. The author deconstructs the many familiar words that help describe these worlds as well as their practitioners. Based upon a lifetime of experience as an active concert artist and college professor, this book will resonate with both past and current students of the piano and with music lovers with even a passing interest in these worlds. Written in an accessible style, A Pianist's Dictionary covers the piano world from accompanist to tone and voicing, and helps the reader understand the mysteries of practicing and the challenges of how to find a suitable piano teacher. Filled with amusing anecdotes and observations, this book is a welcome addition to the literature about pianos and pianists.
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The Romantic Piano

The Romantic Piano

Use of the una corda or left pedal : causes the piano to make less sound , since not all three strings are being struck . changes the quality of sound or tone color , since the string ( s ) not being struck vibrate sympathetically with ...

Author: Nancy Bachus

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739042971

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Summarizes the influence of society, style, and musical trends on the great piano composers from of the Romantic era, 1790-1910. Includes historical paintings, famous quotations, information about thirteen great composers, full-length piano solos, and 2 CDs of motivating solo piano performances played by concert pianist Daniel Glover.
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The Romantic Spirit 1790 1910

The Romantic Spirit 1790 1910

Use of the una corda or left pedal : causes the piano to make less sound , since not all three strings are being struck . changes the quality of sound or tone color , since the string ( s ) not being struck vibrate sympathetically with ...

Author: Nancy Bachus

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0882848615

Category: Music

Page: 68

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Repertoire by both well-known and lesser-known composers from the Romantic period are included in these performance editions, with commentary relating to the composers' lives and social changes in the era. Students are given an overall view of the period through an integrated arts approach. Book 1 includes music for the early intermediate to intermediate student.
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Keys to Stylistic Mastery Bk 3

Keys to Stylistic Mastery  Bk 3

There are contrapuntal layers of sound each with its own color . ... Practice each layer or voice separately to determine its color . Pedal point is used to ... 2 Expression Look for the long bass note and sustain it with the pedal .

Author: Dennis Alexander

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739034219

Category: Music

Page: 76

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Keys to Stylistic Mastery teaches the basic principles of the five stylistic periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist and Contemporary) to piano students. The pieces were chosen to provide a helpful transition from method books to the classics. Composer Dennis Alexander has written at least one piece in the style of each period. Information about each style period, listing selected composers, keyboard instruments and typical forms, precedes the music from that period. Brief biographies of all composers represented are included.
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Chopin

Chopin

This cross-metric pedaling colors the measure in an unexpected way. It also provides a more mellifluous sound by starting with the chord root in the bass rather than G, which would form a tritone with the melodic D-flat, ...

Author: John Rink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000152043

Category: Music

Page: 580

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This anthology brings together representative examples of the most significant and engaging scholarly writing on Chopin by a wide range of authors. The essays selected for the volume portray a rounded picture of Chopin as composer, pianist and teacher of his music, and of his overall achievement and legacy. Historical perspectives are offered on Chopin’s biography ’as cultural discourse’, on the evolution and origins of his style, and on the contexts of given works. A fascinating contemporary overview of Chopin’s oeuvre is also provided. Seven source studies assess the status and role of Chopin’s notational practices as well as some enigmatic sketch material. Essays in the field of performance studies scrutinise the ’cultural work’ carried out by Chopin’s performances and discuss his playing style along with that of his contemporaries and students. This paves the way for a body of essays on analysis, aesthetics and reception, considering aspects of genre and including an overview of analytical approaches to select works. The remaining essays address Chopin’s handling of form, rhythm and other musical elements, as well as the ’meaning’ of his msuic. The collection as a whole underscores one of the most important aspects of Chopin’s legacy, namely the paradoxical manner in which he drew from the past - in particular, certain eighteenth-century traditions - while stretching inherited conventions and practices to such an extent that a highly original ’music of the future’ was heralded.
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Artistic Pedal Technique

Artistic Pedal Technique

Informative and insightful, this comprehensive manual presents intermediate to advanced pianists with invaluable lessons for developing an artful pedal technique.

Author: Katherine Faricy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1979438196

Category:

Page: 106

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Informative and insightful, this comprehensive manual presents intermediate to advanced pianists with invaluable lessons for developing an artful pedal technique. Students will appreciate the clearly written instructions and detailed pedal notation in executing the many exercises in this hands-on workbook. Features include exercises to develop control of the damper pedal at various depths, lessons in playing with such techniques as syncopated pedal, simultaneous pedal, flutter pedal, and legatissimo pedal. There is extensive discussion of the stylistic principles of applying the pedal in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Contemporary music, There are examples from the music of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Bart�k, and others, along with examples from the music of North American composers such as Samuel Barber, Boris Berlin, Aaron Copland, Jean Coulthard, and Alexina Louie. Teachers find this book most helpful as they provide their students of all ages with a fine background in pedaling.
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Keys to Artistic Performance Book 1

Keys to Artistic Performance  Book 1

While some composers have provided pedal markings, in many cases the indicated pedaling might sound incorrect on ... of the factors to consider when making pedaling decisions are: texture, articulation, phrasing, dynamics and color.

Author: Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457429316

Category: Music

Page: 56

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This unique series teaches skills used by professional pianists to make their performances more expressive and dramatic. Students will explore five keys for achieving performance artistry: color, pedaling, rubato/rhythmic freedom, characterization and choreography. In-depth information helps students understand the concepts of balance, voicing, pedal techniques, how to move at the piano. Titles: * Children’s Song from For Children Vol. 1, Sz. 42, No. 3 (Bartók) * Polka (Glinka) * Ecossaise in G Major, D. 145, No. 4 (Schubert) * Distant Bells from 12 Melodious Pieces, Op. 63, No. 6 (Streabbog) * Children’s Game from For Children, Sz. 48, No. 8 (Bartók) * Old French Song from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 16 (Tchaikovsky) * In the Garden from Album for the Young, Op. 140, No. 4 (Gurlitt) * Morning Prayer from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 1 (Tchaikovsky) * The Festive Dance from Album for the Young, Op. 140, No. 7 (Gurlitt) * A Sad Story from 12 Melodious Pieces, Op. 63, No. 10 (Streabbog) * Italian Song from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 15 (Tchaikovsky) * Peasant Dance, Op. 107, No. 20 (Reineke) * First Loss from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 16 (Schumann) * Waltz Op. 36, No. 3 (Amy Beach) * Ländler, D. 679, No. 2 (Schubert) * Waltz in B Minor, Op. 18, D. 145, No. 6 (Schubert) * March Breve (Dennis Alexander) * Siciliana from 11 Children’s Pieces, Op. 35, No. 6 (Alfredo Casella) * Butterflies from 12 Melodious Pieces, Op. 63, No. 11 (Streabbog) * Elizabeth’s Lullaby (Dennis Alexander) * Toccata Robusto** (Dennis Alexander) * The Mysterious Nile (Dennis Alexander) * Murmuring Brook from Album for the Young, Op. 140, No. 5 (Gurlitt) * Scherzino** (Dennis Alexander) **Selected for Federation Festivals 2011-2013.
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Keys to Artistic Performance Book 2

Keys to Artistic Performance  Book 2

While some composers have provided pedal markings , in many cases the indicated pedaling might sound incorrect on today's pianos . ... By using various lengths and depths of pedal , a variety of colors can be created .

Author: Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457429322

Category: Music

Page: 68

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This unique series teaches skills used by professional pianists to make their performances more expressive and dramatic. Students will explore five keys for achieving performance artistry: color, pedaling, rubato/rhythmic freedom, characterization and choreography. In-depth information helps students understand the concepts of balance, voicing, pedal techniques, and how to move at the piano. Titles: * German Dance, D. 365, No. 12 (Schubert) * Dawn (Bartók) * Idylle, Op. 126, No. 1 (Chaminade).* German Dance, D. 783, No. 14 (Schubert) * Gavotte, Op. 36, No. 2 (Amy Beach) * Cradle Song, Op. 124, No. 6 (Schumann) * Mazurka (Glinka) * Impresiones intimas, No. 2 (Mompou) * Naughty Boy, from For Children, Vol. 1, Sz. 42, No. 21 (Bartók) * A Little Girl Pleading with Her Mother, Op. 37, No. 1 (Rebikov) * A Little Girl Rocking Her Dolly, Op. 37, No. 7 (Rebikov) * The Bell Tolls (Liszt) * Valse brillante, No. 5 from Valses poético (Granados) * Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posthumous (Chopin) * Waltz, Op. 12, No. 2 (Grieg) * Whimsy (Dennis Alexander) * Canon, from For Children, Vol. 2, Sz. 42, No. 31 (Bartók) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 3 (Brahms) * Venetian Gondola Song, from Songs without Words, Vol. 2, Op. 30, No. 6 (Mendelssohn) * Rapsodia Española** (Dennis Alexander) * Tarentelle, Op. 123, No. 10 (Chaminade) * Galop final (Casella) * Gallactica** (Dennis Alexander). **Federation Festivals 2011-2013 selection
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