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Piano for dummies - Neely B.

Neely B. Piano for dummies - IDG Books , 1991. - 353 p.
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101,102 House of the Rising Sun (CD Track 33), 99, 100 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (CD Track 32), 98 Schimmel Piano Co., 248 SCSI compatibility of electric instruments, 249, 250 second intervals (2nds), 126 selecting keyboard instruments advantages of shopping, 241 electric keyboards, 248-252 pianos, 245-248 price negotiations, 254-255 testing thoroughly, 253 when to postpone purchase, 242 semibreves (whole notes), 56 sequencing and recording on electrical instruments, 250, 256-257 seventh intervals (7ths), 129,
161-162 flatted, 200 sharps described, 32, 95
notation as key signatures, 143-144 symbols for, 41 “Shave and a Haircut” outro (CD Track 82), 207 sheet music. See also music: selections in this book; music: written notations and symbols buying, 289-291 described, 289 and fake books, 117, 290
index 33 7
She’ll Be Coming ’Round the Mountain, 69 Shenandoah (Piano)
(CD Track 41), 133 Sher Music Co., 291 show tunes George Gershwin, 285 “Get Ready, Here We Go” intro (CD Track 74), 203 I’m Called Little Buttercup (CD Track 43), 136 Shenandoah (Piano)
(CD Track 41), 133 shuffle beat, 77 single barlines, 51 sitting or standing while playing keyboard instruments, 19-22 sixteenth rests, 67-68 sixths (6ths) intervals, 129-130 Ship to My Lou (CD Track 25), 85 skip to next section, indicated by barline, 51 soft pedal, 34
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, as perfect octave example, 130 sonatas, 15 songs. See music soul
Charles, Ray, 282 For He ’.s a Funky Good Fellow (CD Track 95), 232-233 Home on the Motown Range (CD Track 94), 229, 231 Motown sound, 229-230 sound cards for electric instruments, 249 sound creation by electric instruments, 16-17, 243, 244
harpsichord compared to piano,
13-14
keys and hammers in pianos, 12 pedal effects, 33-34 pipe organs, 15 in relation to music, 37 resonance from open lids, 10, 11 strings in pianos, 11 superiority of pianos over synthesizers, 243, 244 vibrations as music, 8 vibrato, 34
volume adjustment, 34 sound editing on electrical instruments, 250 soundboards in pianos, 245, 264 special effects. See also technique on “prepared” pianos, 185 spilling liquids into electrical keyboards, 260, 264 spinets, 16
“squishies” for relief of cramping, 27 staff, musical, 39-43 standing or sitting while playing keyboard instruments, 19-22 stands and racks for keyboards, 22-23
Star-Spangled Banner (CD Track 51), 148, 149 staves, 44
Steinway & Sons, 248 stem, 52, 53 steps in scales, 94 stops on pipe organs, 15 Strauss, Johann, Beautiful Blue Danube (CD Track 10), 60 string layout of pianos, 11
Piano For Dummies
styles of music. See music styles substitutions of chords in jazz, 236-237
sunlight, caution on exposure, 259 supplementals, 288 surge protection, 257 suspended (sus) chords example (CD Track 56), 161 seconds and fourths, 160 sustain pedal on electric keyboards, 34 on pianos, 33 “Sweet Ballad” intro (CD Track 76), 204 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (CD Track 36), 111, 112 as illustration of M3 interval, 127 swing style Art Tatum, 277 Duke Ellington, 285 swing beats, 76-77 swinging a straight beat (CD Track 21), 76 symbols used for musical notation. See music: written notations and symbols syncopation, 77-78 synthesizers care and cleaning, 260-261 choosing, 248-252 climate control, 259 dealing on price, 254-255 described, 17
importance of power surge protection, 257 lighting, 260 maintaining, 263 manufacturers and distributors,
251-252
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), 255-256 moving, 265
neighbors and volume control, 260 placement, 259 pros and cons, 243-244 sequencing and recording, 256-257 sounds (CD Track 4), 17 suggested musical samplings, 17 technical support, 263-264 troubleshooting and repairs, 264 trying before buying, 252-254 ventilation, 260 synths (synthesizers), 17
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tape recording on electrical instruments, 257 Tatum, Art, 277
Taylor, Billy, Jazz Lectures Web site, 296 teachers, interviewing, 299-304 technicians for keyboard instruments, 246, 262-264 Technics Musical Instruments, 252 technique. See also music styles advantages, 173 articulations, 173-175 dynamics, 186-189 glissandos, 180-183 intros and outros to songs, 201-207 left hand accompaniment patterns, 191-201 on “prepared” pianos, 185 riffs, 207-212 tremulos, 183-185 trills, 177-179 volume, 186-189
Index 330
technique, music which focuses on Also Sprach Zarathustra (CD Track 63),183-184 Camptown Races (CD Track 59), 174-175
Polovtsian Dance (CD Track 64), 186-187
Pop! Goes the Weasel (CD Track 60), 176-177
To Gliss Is Bliss (CD Track 62), 182 Trumpet Voluntary (CD Track 61), 179 telephone button tones as music, 152 tempo, 50
testing instruments before buying,
252-254 thirds (3rds), 127-128 This Old Man (CD Track 28) as fingering exercise, 88 as m3 interval example, 128 This Old Man Wore a Wig (CD Track 88), 214-215 Three Gymnopedies (CD Track 1), 9 ties (adding to length of time notes are held), 71 To Gliss Is Bliss (CD Track 62), 182 Toccata and Fugue in D minor (CD Track 3), 16 tonal center of keys, 140 toned (pitched) instruments, 11 touch-sensitivity in volume control, 244 Tower Records Web site, 294 transposing of keys, 141 treble clef, 40-41 tremulos, 183-185 triads as chords, 153 trills, 177-179
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