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Alfred's Great Music & Musicians, Book 1

An Overview of Music History

By Tom Gerou

Piano - Late Elementary
Book 1. An Overview of Music History. Composed by Tom Gerou and Nancy Bachus. Method/Instruction; Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course. Premier Piano Course. Children. Book and CD. 56 pages. Alfred Music #00-39060. Published by Alfred Music (AP.39060).

Item Number: AP.39060

ISBN 9780739087602. English.

Great Music & Musicians provides a foundation for understanding the major cultural periods---from the Greco-Roman Era to the present. It guides students through musical styles and the development of music through the ages. The book and online audio includes art and listening examples that offer an opportunity for discussions. Although not correlated page-by-page, book 1 is appropriate for piano students in Premier Piano Course, levels 1A and 1B. It also may be used by students in other piano methods or as a focal point for group lessons. Each unit includes an overview and historical background, a closer look at important musical developments, art to provide further insight into life during the time, a short summary, listening suggestions, and a written review.

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Premier Piano Course offers today's students a fully integrated and comprehensive approach to piano instruction, featuring a perfect blend of music, lyrics, pedagogy, art, and fun! Notation and keyboard skills are taught early on, with special emphasis on rhythm reading, technical development, creative thinking, and musicality. The many varied moods and styles of Premier's songs provide fresh, enjoyable learning and performing experiences for students.

  • A Note to Teachers 
  • A Note to Students 
  • Contents 
  • Introduction 
  • Unit 1: The Greco-Roman Era 
  • Unit 2: The Middle Ages 
  • Unit 3: The Renaissance 
  • Unit 4: The Baroque Period 
  • Unit 5: The Classical Period 
  • Unit 6: The Romantic Period 
  • Unit 7: The Turn of the 20th Century 
  • Unit 8: 1945 to the Present 
  • Answer Key 

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