Essays for Piano: Original Compositions for Intermediate Contemporary-Classical Piano

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Trafford Publishing, Feb 28, 2005 - Music - 36 pages
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Essays for Piano consists of 15 original compositions for intermediate contemporary-classical piano. The music provides fresh new material for piano students, teachers, professionals and casual players alike.

The compositions are ideal for use as additional learning material and recital repertoire for intermediate classical piano students. The pieces range in style from baroque and classical minuets and marches - to romantic waltzes, preludes, nocturnes and etudes - to modern monotone, pentatonic and whole tone music. Each piece also provides practice for specific skills important to the development of the intermediate level pianist - such as knowledge of more difficult keys, alternating base-chord patterns, arpeggios, scales, contrary motion, and the tasteful implementation of expression through effective use of legato, rubato, and sostenuto.

A unique combination of enjoyable melodies with technical challenge, Essays for Piano provides a valuable addition to the piano repertoire of the intermediate level piano student as well as the casual player.


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About the author (2005)

J. R. Marc Lauzon has developed a unique system for building piano playing skills through his musical compositions known as "Essays". Each piece in the Essays for Piano series helps develop specific piano playing skills and techniques. An intermediate piano player can sharpen these skills by learning and playing through Essays rather than following the traditional method of repeating tedious scales and exercises. Each Essay is a fully self-contained song that is enjoyable both to play and listen to. Originally from Niagara Falls Canada, Marc currently lives in Seattle and holds a Masters of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington.

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