Fundamentals of Piano Practice
by Chuan C. Chang
Publisher: PianoPractice.org 2009
Number of pages: 270
This is the first book ever written on how to practice at the piano! Learn the most efficient practice methods, musical playing, relaxation, and Mental Play (playing the piano or the music in your mind) which has been neglected by most teachers; all great musicians used it, yet often failed to teach it.
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by Daniel Shawcross Wilkerson - arXiv
How does music actually work? We derive from first principles of Physics and Computation the following fundamental phenomena of music: the Major Scale, the Standard Chord Dictionary, and the difference in feeling between the Major and Minor Triads.
by A. A. Pattou - G.P. Putnam
The author writes for all those wishing to be guided by clear common sense rules and precepts, in the discovery of an easy and natural method of singing. He examines the voice in its cause, which is breath, and in its effect, which is tone.
by E. T. Jaynes - Washington University
The main purpose of this book is to explain certain physical considerations useful not only to a beginner learning how to play a musical instrument, but also to an accomplished musician trying to gain full technical mastery of an instrument.
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