AUTHORS: Hilley/Freeman Olson - ©2010
Coauthors Martha Hilley and Lynn Freeman Olson have created an intuitive, flexible text that synthesizes keyboard skills, music theory, and creativity in every chapter, all while coordinating with theory curriculum. Designed for the music major that must pass a piano proficiency before graduating, PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN, Sixth Edition, provides you with a wealth of performance music for honing your piano skills. Music from the Baroque period through the 21st century gives you a variety of compositions for practicing different performance styles. Authors Hilley and Olson also focus on improvisation, striving to encourage your creativity at the keyboard. PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN, Sixth Edition, includes over 500 sound files in both MIDI and MP3 formats. These files will help you learn individual parts of duets, multi-keyboard scores, and ensemble pieces; self-assess your functional skill preparation; and assist in developing a more efficient practice process. The MP3 file format may be found on the dedicated website and can be easily downloaded for use in your practice sessions. This website also includes additional materials as well as tutorials to assist with text content. The pedagogical approach of PIANO FOR THE DEVELOPING MUSICIAN, Sixth Edition, is comprehensive, enabling you to build on the fundamental skills taught early in the book. You will find a strong correlation with your theory curriculum.