The Positive Pianist

Author: Thomas J. Parente
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199316635
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In The Positive Pianist: How Flow Can Bring Passion to Practice and Performance, author Thomas J. Parente applies the concept of flow to the practice of piano playing, demonstrating how student musicians can experience enjoyment and ...

The Positive Charge

Author: Beverly Sallee
ISBN: 9780974684451
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Years ago when I taught piano lessons privately I'd have children come to me
with great ambition to be an accomplished pianist. I'd say to them, "Do you want
to play like this?" and I'd launch into a fast, showy, intricate piece. They'd say, "
Yeah, that's the way I want to play!" I'd then say, "Well, here's how you can play
like that. Here's what you have to do this week if you really want to play like that." I
'd play a little scale of just a few notes that was played with one hand. They'd

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The pianist who possesses these qualities is able to transform a poor
composition into a beautiful one. Even in the works of great composers he will be
able to discover and bring out effects which the composers themselves omitted to
mark, or which did not occur to their minds. Mediocrities are afraid to be
individual and original, though those who have no talent for originality or
individuality may be very good executants.” Positive and Negative Staccato—
Position and Attack in Each ...

Mendelssohn In Performance

Author: Siegwart Reichwald
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253002613
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Even during Mendelssohn's lifetime, three distinct images of him as a pianist-
composer had begun to develop that served to categorize his mu- sical style for
over a century after his death.The positive was based on direct knowledge of his
own playing and performance-practice.It presented the picture of a serious,
conscientious, and intensely musical performer, an opponent of affectation and
sentimentality, who favored brisk tempi and strict adherence to the letter of the

The Big Book Of Jazz Piano Improvisation

Author: Noah Baerman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739031711
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While at Rutgers, he spent six years under the tutelage of renowned jazz pianist
Kenny Barron. Noah has worked in and around New York with a wide variety of
jazz artists, and from 1994 to 1999 he co-led the jazz quartet Positive Rhythmic
Force (PRF), which established itself in the jazz world through clinics, recordings
and live performances. During this time, Noah was also active in the
interdisciplinary arts, creating pieces employing poetry, modern dance, theater,
puppetry and ...

But Beautiful

Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857863355
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difficult to see what is so special about him: he sounds like any other pianist (
though really what we mean is that every other pianist sounds like Bud Powell).
The positive side of this relation to the past is that moving deeper into the tradition
can be as much a voyage of discovery as moving forward through it: instead of
following the river to its mouth we trace it to its source. As you move further back,
so you are able to recognize the special traits of the predecessors; it is like
seeing a ...

The Piano Lessons Book

Author: Neil Miller
ISBN: 1434818535
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This can happen when the tempo you set is faster than it should be for your
present familiarity with the piece and your general abilities as a pianist. The
remedy is to slow down. Even though the audience may be aware that the tempo
has retarded, that's ... will place the tempo where it should be, and you'll
successfully continue through the music. The excitement of the performance can
be used for positive results, as you harness the momentum and energy to
enhance your expression.

Jazz Exercises For The Piano Volume 1

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609749197
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It swings and it is a positive approach to the instrument that makes Oscar
probably the greatest jazz pianist of our time. He has total control of the
instrument, a clean and impeccable technique and a continuity of ideas which
keep his playing constantly flowing without any jerks or stops in the
improvisations. Anything he can think of, he can play. He also is a master at “
pacing,” “Pacing" is the ability to build from the first chorus to a romping finish,
rather than the more typical jazz player ...

Planning Your Piano Success

Author: Stewart Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199359148
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As you do so, focus on some other ideas that will nourish your positive thinking.
First, when you are forced to go another route, remember that you may be better
off, for you may not have judged accurately what is best for you. Have faith that
the new path will turn out better in the long run, for often rejection saves us from
bad choices or leads to better things. When Johannes Brahms was a rising
young pianist, composer, and conductor in his native city of Hamburg, Germany,
he applied ...

The Persistent Pianist

Author: Eileen D. Robilliard
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
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This type of amateur is not a 'positive pianist': he is an irrational idealist. 'Matters
such as standards, both in material and in performance, must be faced with
frankness and without fear, not in any narrow comparison with professional
standards, because that would be a basic error. Amateur accomplishment at its
finest may thrill and delight us, within its own limits. Performance on a
professional platform must be judged by different criteria. It is not easy to define
the differences in exact ...