The ultimate objective is to train the student through repeated patterns and precise exercises, to acquire a conscious control in these techniques: the use of the whole arm for lateral freedom and arm weight, the forearm for rotation (Alberti bass and similar patterns) the wrist for flexibility in phrasing and the fingers for dexterity in passage work.
This is a sweet surprise from composer Chris Goldston. Staccato playing in both hands is reinforced throughout this lively piece for the Early Elementary student. The whimsical cover featuring acrobatic jelly beans has youthful appeal.
For seven years, Delaine Moore devoted herself to being the perfect wife and stay-at-home mom. Then, one day, she discovers her husband's infidelities, and suddenly she finds herself in a new role: 37 years old, mother of three . . . and going through a divorce. In the midst of this emotional turmoil, Moore discovers that her long-dormant libido has suddenly come alive—and, surprising even herself, she decides to listen to what it’s saying. The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom is the funny and empowering story of the physical and spiritual self-discovery that results from Moore’s sexual awakening. Connecting with a fiery, daring side of her personality that has been subsumed by motherhood and marriage, Moore tries out everything from sex clubs and young gigolos to bondage and multi-partner sex—testing her limits, reclaiming her body, and taking control of her life along the way. More than the story of a woman’s breaking and remaking after divorce, The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom is a humorous, thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a mother and a sexual being, and a reminder that when life slams you down, a little fire won’t burn you—it will awaken you.
Discover a new world of cast-iron cooking. From Dan Shumski, who last applied his out-of-the-box food-loving sensibility to Will It Waffle?, here are 53 surprising, delicious, and ingenious recipes for the cast-iron skillet. Savor the simplicity of Toast with Olive Oil and Tomato, because you just can’t achieve that perfect oil-toasted crust in a toaster. For Homemade Corn Tortillas, no special equipment required—use the pan to flatten and cook them. (Then serve your tortillas with Single-Skillet Carnitas or Charred Tomato Salsa—or make Chilaquiles.) Take popcorn to another level with clarified butter. Enjoy a Spinach and Feta Dip that stays warm from the residual heat of the pan. Plus pastas that come together in one skillet—no separate boiling required; perfectly charred roasted vegetables; beautiful breads and pizzas; and luscious desserts from a giant chocolate chip cookie to the sophisticated Layered Crepe Torte with Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Jam. Includes detailed information on buying, seasoning, and caring for your cast-iron skillet—and turning it into a nonstick kitchen workhorse.
Rubinstein is considered Liszt's only possible rival on the concert stage while Carrentilde;o is the foremost woman pianist of the late 19th century. Together, they discuss "the soul of the piano": the art of piano pedaling. Rubinstein's technique is explored through works he performed in 1885-6. Carrentilde;o's observations explore her sensitivity made possible through combinations of touch and pedal.
This collection of 26 duets for two violins has been arranged from works of the keyboard masters of the Baroque period. The pieces are of varying difficulty, for players of intermediate to advanced ability. Clearly edited and superbly printed, this album includes small gems from the German, Italian, French, and English masters of this immensely rich period. As a supplement to any string method, this book enables two players of equal facility to play together -- important in the development of pitch and the ear-training necessary for further chamber playing. Titles: * The King's March (Jeremiah Clarke) * Minuet (Georg Philipp Telemann) * Musical Pastime (Valentin Rathgeber) * Gavotte (Arcangelo Corelli) * Les Papillons (Jean Francois Dandrieu) * Aria (Bernardo Pasquini) * Minuet (Jeremiah Clarke) * Bourr̩e (Georg Philipp Telemann) * Menuet (Johann Krieger) * Aria (Johann Sebastian Bach) * Minuet (Johann Sebastian Bach) * Andante (Bernardo Pasquini) * Minuetto (Alessandro Scarlatti) * Prelude (Johann Gottfried Walther) * Ayre (Henry Purcell) * Toccata (Carlos Seixas) * Aria (Alessandro Scarlatti) * Fanfare (Francois Couperin) * Rigaudon (Francois Couperin) * Menuet in D Minor (George Frederic Handel) * Impertinence (George Frederic Handel) * Air (George Frederic Handel) * Sonatina (George Frederic Handel) * Rigaudon (Jean Philippe Rameau) * Les Fifres (Jean Francois Dandrieu) * Moderato (Georg Philipp Telemann)
This intermediate level concerto in three movements for solo piano with piano accompaniment is beautifully composed in the classical style. The opening theme is strong and memorable and all technical passages are well within reach of intermediate pupils. Younger pianists will gain the rewarding experience of playing a concerto and they will be prepared to learn the great concerti of master composers. Note: two copies are needed for performance. A Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selection.
A History of Keyboard Literature: Music for the Piano and Its Forerunners presents a comprehensive and easily accessible history of literature for all stringed keyboard instruments.