Higher Education

PianoLab: An Introduction to Class Piano, 7th Edition

  • includes Premium Website Printed Access Card & Keyboard for Piano
  • Carolynn A. Lindeman San Francisco State University (Emerita)
  • ISBN-10: 0495917036  |  ISBN-13: 9780495917038
  • 368 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2000
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.75
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About

Overview

Written specifically for students in a group or class setting, PIANOLAB is well-known for its engaging step-by-step approach to playing the piano, as well as, helping students understand how music works. PIANOLAB develops keyboard skills quickly with the help of a practice CD, available bundled with the text at no extra charge. This collection of over 70 pieces offers students the opportunity to hear some of the varied repertoire and gain a playing partner when the instructor or a fellow student is not available.

Features and Benefits

  • A practice CD, available bundled with the text at no extra charge includes ensemble pieces and most of the solo repertoire.
  • A website features mp3 tracks of the text's ensemble pieces and solo repertoire. This collection of over 70 pieces offers students the opportunity to hear some of the varied repertoire and gain a playing partner when the instructor or a fellow student is not available. The website also features a timeline of Western Art Music and Keyboard Instruments, flashcards, Evaluation sheets for each chapter, historical background of the piano, information on acoustic and electronic keyboards, and worksheets for students to test their knowledge.
  • A number of additional resources, including a glossary of musical terms, various appendices filled with important reference material, plus Composer, Subject, and Title indices provide students with a one-stop reference for learning to play the piano.
  • More than 60 supplementary pieces answer the student's question, "Where do I go from here?" This section provides additional pieces-ranging from easy to moderate difficulty-which students can play after learning the basics.
  • Music-reading and playing skills develop simultaneously through numerous activities, exercises, and composing projects.
  • Over 200 pieces give students a wide variety of adult-oriented piano music-including classical pieces, blues, boogie-woogie, ragtime, popular music, and folk songs for both solo and ensemble playing. Both male and female composers are well represented.

Table of Contents

1. Exploring the Piano.
2. An Introduction to Music Reading and the Major Five-Finger Pattern.
3. Interval Reading and Accompanying with Chord Roots.
4. Performing Dotted Notes, Upbeats, and Major Triads.
5. An Introduction to the Minor Five-Finger Pattern and Minor Triads.
6. Performing Major Scales and I and V7 Chords.
7. The Primary Chords and 12-Bar Blues.
8. Performing and Harmonizing with Primary Chords (Major Keys).
9. An Introduction to the Minor Scales and Primary Chords in Minor.
10. Other Scales, Modes, and Tonalities.
Supplementary Music.
Appendices.
Indexes.

What's New

  • NEW! More appealing pieces for adult beginners.
  • NEW! A collection of over 70 pieces from the text are now available online as mp3 tracks.
  • This edition includes new pieces that will appeal to adult beginners.

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  • ISBN-10: 049589768X | ISBN-13: 9780495897682

    List Price = $220.95  | CengageBrain Price = $220.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $166.00

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111674949 | ISBN-13: 9781111674946)

Designed to help you succeed in your piano course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

List Price = $45.00  | CengageBrain Price = $45.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00

Student Supplements

CD for PianoLab  (ISBN-10: 049589771X | ISBN-13: 9780495897712)

List Price = $92.95  | CengageBrain Price = $92.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.00

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111674949 | ISBN-13: 9781111674946)

Designed to help you succeed in your piano course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

List Price = $45.00  | CengageBrain Price = $45.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Carolynn A. Lindeman

Carolynn A. Lindeman (B.M., Oberlin College, DMA, Stanford University) is Professor of Music Emerita at San Francisco State University and past president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Active as a speaker and clinician, she has given presentations throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Israel, and South Africa. Dr. Lindeman is the author of The Piano Advantage: A Concise Introduction for Beginners (Thomson/Schirmer, 2006), coauthor of The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, 7th ed. and the compiler of Women Composers of Ragtime (a piano folio). She has published more than fifty articles in professional journals and served as series editor for sixteen publications (MENC, 1995¿2003) related to implementing and assessing the National Standards for Music Education.