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Mikrokosmos - Volume 1 (Pink)

New Definitive Edition

By Bela Bartok

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Piano (Piano)
New Definitive Edition. Composed by Bela Bartok (1881-1945). BH Piano. 20th Century, Hungarian and Instructional. Instructional book. With standard notation, introductory text and instructional text. 36 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060080012. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48011048).

Item Number: HL.48011048

ISBN 9781423493044. 9x12 inches.

The definitive edition (1987) of the piano teaching classic. Includes an introduction by the composer's son Peter Bartok. In 1945 Bela Bartok described Mikrokosmos as a cycle of 153 pieces for piano written for didactic purposes, seeing them as a series of pieces in many different styles, representing a small world, or as the world of the little ones, the children. Stylistically Mikrokosmos reflects the influence of folk music on Bartok's life and the rhythms and harmonies employed create music that is as modern today as when the cycle was written.ngarian. The 153 pieces making up Mikrokosmos are divided into six volumes arranged according to technical and musical difficulty. Major teaching points highlighted in Mikrokosmos 1: Unison melodies, Question and answer, Imitation and Inversion.

  • Six Unison Melodies 
  • Dotted Notes 
  • Repetition 
  • Syncopation 
  • With Alternate Hands 
  • Parallel Motion 
  • Reflection 
  • Change of Position 
  • Question And Answer 
  • Village Song 
  • Parallel Motion With Change Of Position 
  • Contrary Motion 
  • Four Unison Melodies 
  • Imitation And Counterpoint 
  • Imitation And Inversion 
  • Pastorale 
  • Canon At The Octave 
  • Imitation Reflected 
  • Canon At The Lower Fifth 
  • Dance In Canon Form 
  • In Dorian Mode 
  • Slow Dance 
  • In Phrygian Mode 
  • Chorale 
  • Free Canon 

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • September 25, 2020 great for musically experienced piano beginner

    This was great for my teenage son, who is a quite proficient woodwind player and has plenty of music theory under his belt. He wants to get some keyboard experience and likes this course much better than an adult beginner course that I also bought for him, which spends too...

    much time covering music theory at a level that is far too elementary for him. The songs in this book are musically interesting and let him focus on his two main tasks, which are getting his fingers in the right places and getting up to speed with bass clef. Although the course is progressive, there is no explanation of the music theory, which is perfect since my son doesn't need to learn what a quarter note is; he already knows the fundamentals. He is using the book for self-study with a little guidance from me on proper hand position. I cut my own musical teeth on Bartok's 44 violin duos back in the day, and I much prefer listening to these delightful pieces than to yet another rendition of "Hot Cross Buns."

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  • 5

    Katie
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • April 12, 2015 Charming Sounds, Satisfying Challenges

    A fine body of music suitable for the training of a 9-and-up aged pianist from beginning to advanced levels. Marked by strong melodic lines and hand independence, the songs throughout all the volumes range in sound from familiar to exotic and explore tonalities of pentatonic folk music, chromatics...

    , modes and layering of two different key signatures between left and right hands. Musical forms include canons, inventions, theme and variations and more while time signatures range from simple 4/4 time to 6/4 and 3/2. When supplemented with a good theory book and another beginning book such as Suzuki volume 1, students of Mikrokosmos will become intelligent, thoughtful piano players with a mature sense of musical line and direction and advanced hand independence. I love Mikrokosmos!

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Sharon, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • October 22, 2011 Bartok Mikrokosmos I

    This is a wonderful beginner's series for the adult student and can also be used for children who are studying the piano seriously. However, I would recommend a prep series and a note speller before assigning this volume to children.

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    Anonymous
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    Beginner
  • September 14, 2011 Bartok Microcosmos

    Everty piece in these volumes is a tiny masterpiece. What an act of love Bartok this was for his young son. Amazing what the child can learn here, even when his hand is quite small.

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  • 5

    Jacobien
    Location:
    Amsterdam, NL
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • July 07, 2010 Great for the adult beginner

    I love this book: it guided me through my first steps on the piano and that was a very good experience. Contrary to other beginner methods, this one makes you play in all kind of key and modes, not only in C-major. The tunes are surpring and interesting. The...

    only thing that can be frustrating for beginners is the metronome numbers given; I never got to that speed. Now after two years of practice, I use the summer vacation to start all over and play them at the mentioned speed.

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