Piano by ear (Sheet music)Lucinda Mackworth-Young (author)
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Piano by ear, by renowned piano pedagogue Lucinda Mackworth-Young, is suitable for beginners through to experienced pianists.
It teaches how to play the piano by ear in simple steps and improvise with an array of keys and chord patterns, by working through timeless favourites, folk, film, Christmas and contemporary songs. It also encourages an understanding of how music works from the inside out for any level of player.
Piano by ear was shortlisted for 'Best Print Resource' at the 2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 305 x 229 x 15 mm
"Mackworth-Young's approach is systematic and easy to follow, and I'd encourage teachers who have shied away from this area to explore this book...Highly recommended!"
Pianist Magazine, December 2015
" [Piano by Ear] gives the pianist tools and skills which can be applied to other pieces, and the book is laid out simply and clearly so that you find yourself progressing to modulations and improvising with the blues logically and comfortably. I cannot recommend this book highly enough."
Fiona Lau, Music Teacher Magazine, September 2015
"With Piano by Ear students can learn practically at the keyboard about intervals, chords, cadences, structure, scales and modes, phrases, keys and tonality and different styles of accompanying. This is a book that every piano teacher should have to hand in the term ahead as every page combines both practical teaching advice with inspiration on how to develop the ideas"
The Curious Piano Teachers Blog, August 2015
"It's the perfect book for those preparing for ABRSM Practical Musicianship exams (I wish I'd had this book when doing my Grade 8 Musicianship exam!). Going beyond exams, it could really help teachers wanting to diversify and those wishing to feel confident playing without the score, extemporising or even composing."
Melanie Spanswick, The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog, July 2015
"Really useful and exciting! An excellent resource for individual and group teaching"
Kristina Greally, Piano Teacher, July 2015
"Playing by ear is an invaluable skill that allows the musician to explore freely on their instrument. We often get so caught up in the notes that we lose the music. What a wonderful publication!"
R Mepham, July 2015
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