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Piano for dummies - Neely B.

Neely B. Piano for dummies - IDG Books , 1991. - 353 p.
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Yankee Doodle (CD Track 38),
118, 134 pedals on electric keyboards, 34 on pianos, 32-34, 245-246 on pipe organs, 32 Penniman, Richard (“Little Richard”) Wayne, 280 perfect intervals, 125 performing in gigs with others, 291-293 in recitals, 304 phone button tones as music, 152 phonolog, 293 pianissimo (very soft), 187 piano boards, 265 piano duets, 292
Piano Education Page Web site, 296 Piano Home Page Web site, 296 Piano Page Web site, 296 Piano Parlor Web site, 296 piano (soft), 186 piano technicians, 246, 262-264 pianoforte, 12
pianos. See also electric keyboard instruments; playing keyboard instruments; synthesizers acoustic, 9-12 care and cleaning, 260-261 checkout by piano technician, 246, 262-263 choosing, 242-243, 245-248 dealing on price, 254-255 electric, 18 lids, 10-11
(continued)
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pianos (continued) maintaining, 243, 244, 262-264 manufacturers and distributors, 247-248 moving, 265
neighbors and volume control, 186-189, 244, 260 pedals, 32-34, 245-246 placement, 259-260 player or pianola, 286 “prepared” for special effects, 185 repairs, 264 soundboards, 245, 264 string layout, 11
trying before buying, 247, 252-254 tuning, 262-263 “picking” chords with left hand, 194 Picking and Grinning (CD Track 67), 194, 195 pickup measures, 69 pickup notes, 69 pipe organs described, 8, 15-16 suggested musical samplings,
16, 271
pitch bend and modulation on electric instruments, 249 pitch range, 11
pitched (toned) instruments, 11 placement of keyboard instruments, 259-260 player pianos (pianola), 286 playing keyboard instruments.
See also fingering; learning to play; technique caution on hand cramping, 27
finding a teacher, 299-304 gigging with others, 291-293 going beyond this book, 287-298 pain and potential for injuries, 25-27
plectrum in harpsichords, 14 Polovtsian Dance (CD Track 64), 186-187 polyphony on electric instruments, 249 Pop! Goes the Weasel (CD Track 60), 176-177
popular or “pop” music. See also ballads
chart-topping pianists, 280, 281-282 described, 226-228 George Gershwin, 285 portative organs, 8 positions (for fingers on keys).
See also fingering described, 82 posture considerations, 19-21 power supply surge protection, 257 “prepared” pianos for special effects, 185 price considerations, negotiating with dealers, 254-255 printed music, 289-291 prodigies of piano, 274-275 psalteries, 16
Purcell, Henry, Trumpet Voluntary (CD Track 61), 179 purchase decisions. See selecting keyboard instruments
Index 335
•Q*
quarter notes, 52-53 dotted, 72 quarter rests, 67 quills in harpsichords, 14
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Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 270-271 racks for keyboards, 22-23 ragtime and Scott Joplin, 9, 283 reading music. See music: written notations and symbols recitals, 304
recording on electrical instruments, 256-257
recordings of music, shopping for, 293-294
Red River Valley (CD Track 52), 151 repairs of keyboard instruments, 264 repeat, indicated by barline, 51 resolution chords, 161 rests. See also beats beginning songs with, 69 finger position during, 65 importance of, 65 pickup measures, 69 quarter, eighth, and sixteenth, 67-68 symbols for, 66-68 whole and half, 66 rests, music which focuses on Oh, Susannah (CD Track 16), 69-70 Waiting for a Note (CD Track 14), 68 When the Saints Go Marching In (CD Track 15), 69-70
rhythm. See also beats; notes; rests chords for left hand (CD Track 65), 192 importance of, 49, 52, 64 tempo, 50 rhythm sections, of electronic pianos and organs, 18 Richter, Sviatoslav, 278 riffs
advantages, 207-208 “Bernstein Would’ve Been Proud” (CD Track 83), 208 “Chopsticks” (CD Track 87), 211-212 “Classic Boogie” (CD Track 85), 209-210 “Hank the Honky-Tonk”
(CD Track 86), 210-211 “Love Me Like You Used To”
(CD Track 84), 208-209 rock ‘n’ roll described, 217-219 Dr. John (Malcolm Rebennack), 283 Jerry Had a Little Lamb (CD Track 90), 217-219 “Let’s Load Up the Bus” outro (CD Track 80), 206 Lewis, Jerry Lee, 279-280 “Little Richard” (Richard Wayne Penniman), 280 Rockin’ Intervals (CD Track 70), 198 “Rockin’ Jam” intro (CD Track 75), 203-204
To Gliss Is Bliss (CD Track 62), 182 Wonder, Stevie, 275 Rockin’ Intervals (CD Track 70), 198 “Rockin’ Jam” intro (CD Track 75), 203-204
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Roland Corp. US, 251, 252 root notes, 94, 153, 164 root position of chords, 169 rounds
Farmer in the Dell (CD Track 34), 101 Frere Jacques (CD Track 23), 83 Row, Row, Row Your Boat (CD Track 30), 91 Rubinstein, Arthur, 273 Ruckers, Hans, 14
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Sadder Blues, Softer Shoes (CD Track 91), 223 “Saloon Salutations” intro (CD Track 78), 205 Samick Music Corp., 248 Satie, Erik, Three Gymnop?dies (CD Track 1), 9 scales. See also chords; keys in music; notes alternative, 103-105 blues, 104-105 described, 94 exceptions, 101-102 half and whole steps, 94 harmonic minor, 103 improvising, 105 key signatures of, 139-150 major, 95-98 melodic minor, 104 minor, 98-100
relationship to intervals, 124-125 root notes, 94 step patterns, 94 value of practicing, 93
scales, music which focuses on Danny Boy (CD Track 31), 97 Farmer in the Dell (CD Track 34), 101 Greensleeues (CD Track 35),
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