A Pianist's Dictionary: Reflections on a Life by Alan Hersh

Posted by

By Alan Hersh

This ebook explores the realm of the classical pianist and piano professor, deconstructing many regularly occurring phrases that describe this atmosphere. dependent upon the author's event as a live performance artist and faculty professor, this ebook resonates with either prior and present scholars of the piano in addition to track enthusiasts.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Pianist's Dictionary: Reflections on a Life PDF

Similar communication books

Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook: A Practical Guide for Individual, Group or Classroom Study

Studying Nonviolent conversation (NVC) has frequently been equated with studying an entire new language. The NVC significant other Workbook is helping you place those robust, powerful abilities into perform with chapter-by-chapter examine of Rosenberg's cornerstone textual content, NVC: A Language of lifestyles. Create a secure, supportive crew studying or perform surroundings that nurtures the desires of every player.

English as an International Language: Perspectives and Pedagogical Issues

Jointly, the chapters during this quantity make an important contribution to the rising paradigm of English as a global Language (EIL) by means of exploring quite a few points of the English language and its pedagogy within the context of the globalization of this language. the amount indicates good deal of promise when it comes to increasing the paradigm and likewise constructing new grounds for pondering, learn, and perform.

Television and Its Audience (SAGE Communications in Society series)

This e-book by way of top specialists takes a clean examine the character of tv, ranging from an viewers standpoint. It attracts on over 20 years of study in regards to the viewers within the usa and Britain and in regards to the many ways within which tv is funded and arranged world wide. the general photo which emerges is of: a medium that is watched for numerous hours an afternoon yet often at just a low point of involvement; an viewers which perspectives in general for leisure yet which actively chooses favorite programmes; a flowering of recent channels yet without primary switch in what or how humans watch; programmes costing thousands to provide yet just a couple of pennies to view; a variety of programme kinds obvious

The Content Analysis Guidebook

Content material research is without doubt one of the most vital yet advanced study methodologies within the social sciences. within the content material research Guidebook writer Kimberly Neuendorf presents an obtainable middle textual content for upper-level undergraduates and graduate scholars around the social sciences. Comprising step by step directions and useful suggestion, this article unravels the complex features of content material research.

Extra resources for A Pianist's Dictionary: Reflections on a Life

Sample text

The performance is the unrolling tape, note following note and measure following measure. At any point in the performance, the rest of the performance, both before and after, is still there, waiting to emerge as the “tape” is transferred from our mind through our arms, hands and piano until it emerges as sound. Memory, then, is not an all or nothing situation. It includes “familiarity,” “fluency,” “confidence,” and, most importantly, “idea” or SOUND IMAGE. Some pianist’s speak of “photographic” memory, the ability to remember the appearance of the page and “read” the image of the page that is in their mind.

Fingering choices reflect an awareness of one’s hands, an awareness of fingering con- Fingering 27 ventions, and thoughtful choices in solving and thus mastering patterns that are difficult to execute. Fingering is not automatic, and the time initially spent in working out your appropriate fingering for a piano piece will ultimately make learning the piece more pleasurable and successful. ” Chapter Ten Improvisation I think that one of the dreams that lurks in every pianist’s heart is the desire to be able to sit down and create a piano piece spontaneously.

I’ve always thought this was a very practicable and intelligent compromise between the individual and group lesson. GROUP LESSONS have gained a great deal of popularity in recent years with the advent of electronic keyboards. These keyboards are far more space efficient than even the smallest acoustic piano, and a teacher can often fit eight or ten keyboards into a studio. With headphones plugged in to keep the din at a manageable level, the KEYBOARD LAB has become an attractive alternative to individual lessons for many students and teachers.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.09 of 5 – based on 5 votes