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Piano for dummies - Neely B.

Neely B. Piano for dummies - IDG Books , 1991. - 353 p.
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Greensleeves (CD Track 35), 101, 102 Grusin, Dave, 185 Guitar For Dummies (IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.), 292
• H •
hairpins, 189 Hal Leonard Corp., 291 half notes, 53 dotted, 72 half rests, 66 half steps, 94
hammer-action keys on electric instruments, 250 hammers in pianos, 12 Hancock, Herbie, 276 hand and finger positions, 23-25 and nail length, 24 “Hank the Honky-Tonk” riff (CD Track 86), 210-211
harmonic minor scale, 103 harmoniums, 16 harmony. See also chords importance to melody, 123 in intervals, 123-131 harpsichords described, 8, 13-14 suggested musical samplings, 14, 271,274 Wanda Landowska, 273 “hats” as symbol for rests, 66 headphones for electric instruments, 244 Here Comes the Bride, as perfect fourth example, 128 Hofmann, Josef, 274 Home on the Motown Range (CD Track 94), 229, 231 honky-tonk “Hank the Honky-Tonk” riff (CD Track 86), 210-211 “Saloon Salutations” intro (CD Track 78), 205 hooks in harpsichords, 14 horizontal lines on printed music (musical staff), 39-43 Horowitz, Vladimir, 272 Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (CD Track 9), 59-60 House of the Rising Sun (CD Track 33), 99, 100 Humoresque, 38 hurdy-gurdies, 16 hydraulis (water-organ), 8
Index 325
“I Loved You, You Left Me” outro (CD Track 79), 206 I’m Called Little Buttercup (CD Track 43), 136 injuries, avoiding, 25-27 intervals. See also harmony 2nds, 126 3rds, 127-128 4ths, 128 5ths, 129 6ths, 129-130 7ths, 129, 161-162 ascending and descending, 125 bouncy and rockin’ for left hand, 197-198 described, 123-125 major, minor, and perfect, 125 octaves, 130
octaves on, for left hand, 196-197 intervals, music that focuses on America, the Beautiful (CD Track 40), 132 Auld Lang Syne (CD Track 45), 138 Aura Lee (CD Track 44), 137 I’m Called Little Buttercup (CD Track 43), 136 Marianne (CD Track 42), 134-135 Shenandoah (Piano)
(CD Track 41), 133 Yankee Doodle (CD Track 38), 134 intros. See also outros advantages, 201-202 applying to songs, 202-203 effectiveness, 203
“Get Ready, Here We Go”
(CD Track 74), 203 “Killing Time” (CD Track 77), 204-205 “Rockin’ Jam” (CD Track 75),
203-204 “Saloon Salutations”
(CD Track 78), 205 “Sweet Ballad” (CD Track 76), 204 inversions of chords, 168-170 I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (CD Track 19) as beat exercise, 72, 74 as perfect fourth example, 128
•7*
jazz and “bop,” 277 Brubeck, Dave, 275, 276 chord substitutions, 236-237 described, 234-237 Dr. John (Malcolm Rebennack), 283 Ellington, “Duke” Edward Kennedy, 285 Evans, Bill, 276 Hancock, Herbie, 276 improvisation, literal and implied, 234 landmark recordings, 277 “Last Call” outro (CD Track 81), 206-207 Maple Leaf Rag (CD Track 1), 9 Merrily We Roll Along (CD Track 97), 236-237
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Piano For Dummies
jazz (continued)
Monk, Thelonious, 277 ragtime and Scott Joplin, 9, 283 scale (melodic minor), 104 Tatum, Art, 277 12-bar form, 220-223 Yankee Doodle Went to a Jazz Club (CD Track 96), 234-235 Jazz Central Station Web site, 296 Jerry Had a Little Lamb (CD Track 90), 217-219 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (CD Track 32), 98 Joel, Billy, 281
John, Elton (Reginald Kenneth Dwight), 281 Joplin, Scott brief biography, 283 Maple Leaf Rag (CD Track 1), 9 Jumping Octaves (CD Track 69), 196-197
• K •
Kawai America Corp., 247, 251, 252 key signatures, 143-150 keyboard instruments. See also electric keyboard instruments; pianos; playing keyboard instruments; selecting keyboard instruments; synthesizers acoustic (non-electric), 7-16 care and cleaning, 260-261 chairs versus benches, 20-22 described, 7 electric, 16-18
maintaining, 243, 244, 262-264
moving, 265 pedals, 32-34 placement, 259-260 posture considerations, 19-21 repairs, 264
sitting or standing at, 19-20 stands and racks for, 22-23 keyboard layouts A-B-C-D-E-F-G lettering system, 30 Blake’s easy key finder, 29-32 half steps and whole steps, 94-95 sharps and flats, 32, 95 keyboards (electric). See electric keyboard instruments; synthesizers keys on electric instruments, weighted and hammer-action, 250 keys in music basis in scales, 139 finding, 146-148 ignoring with accidentals, 148 and key signatures, 143-150 mnemonic for remembering, 150 natural signs, 148 tonal center, 140 transposing, 141 wandering from and returning “home,” 142 keys in music, music that focuses on Destination unknown (CD Track 48), 142 Good Night Ladies in C and F (CD Tracks 46 and 47), 140, 141 Star-Spangled Banner (CD Track 51), 148, 149 Worried Man Blues in D and G (CD Tracks 48 and 49), 145, 146
index 327
keys on pianos black, 31—32 and hammers, 12 white, 30-31
“Killing Time” intro (CD Track 77),
204-205 Kissin, Evgeny, 272 Kitchen Sync (CD Track 22), 11-IS Korg USA Incorporated, 252 Kum-bah-yah (CD Track 26) as fingering exercise, 86 as illustration of M3 interval, 127 Kurzweil Music Systems, 252 piano distributor (Young Chang), 248
• L •
Landowska, Wanda, 273 “Last Call” outro (CD Track 81), 206-207 Latin music, Chiapanecas (CD Track 27), 87 learning to play. See also beats;
chords; harmony; melody; notes; rhythm attending live concerts, 296 famous people who play, 298 gigging with others, 291-293 interviewing teachers, 299-304 listening to CDs, 293-295 method books, 287-288 movies featuring pianists, 297-298 printed music, varieties of, 289-291 reference books, 288-289 Web browsing, 296-297 ledger lines, 45, 46, 47
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