Written with busy music majors in mind,The Piano Proficiency Exam Review Bookprovides an easy-to-understand guide to the Piano Proficiency Exam. In eight review sections, authors and Peabody Institute alumni Lucy Mauro and Scott Beard provide an invaluable cache of tips, exercises, and practice exams. The sections address all aspects of piano performance for the non-piano music major: seating, arm, and hand positions; scales and arpeggios; cadences; vocal warmups; harmonization/transposition; score reading; and solo literature. While studying the book, students can expect to ask themselves, "Am I at the proper distance from the piano?" and, "Are my wrists level with the white keys?" among other gentle reminders that encourage mindfulness and positivity at the piano bench. Whether adapted for a school's exam requirements, private lessons, music therapy sessions, or general music classes, lessons and exercises inThe Piano Proficiency Exam Review Bookwill make time spent at the piano an enjoyable experience.
Table of Content
Preface I. Review I: Position at the Piano II. Review II: Scales and Arpeggios III. Review III: Cadences and Pedaling IV. Review IV: Vocal Warm-up Exercises V. Review V: Harmonization and Transposition VI. Review VI: Sight Reading VII. Review VII: Improvisation VIII. Review VIII: Score Reading IX. Review IX: Solo Repertoire X. Review X: Practice Exams Appendix I: Supplemental Scales, Chords and Arpeggios Appendix II: Diagram of the Piano Appendix III: Selected Composer Biographies Glossary
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