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Kathryn Sherman, Ph.D.

Classroom Keyboard: Play and Create Melodies with Chords provides an introduction to music notation, harmonization, improvisation and composition through various activities at the piano. While intended for group settings, the content would suit individual instructional settings quite nicely as well.

Luxuan Elly Wen

Learning to play keyboard and music theory would never be easy tasks. Not to mention putting them together, it may be more than double of the difficulty.

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Scott C. Shuler, Ph.D.

The Keyboard/Guitar strand of the National Core Music Standards calls for students to become not only performers, but also creators of music.

Bryan Powell, Ph.D.

This innovative approach to learning the keyboard provides an unique, sequential approach that utilizes iconic notation to teach harmonic structure, intervals, and melodic structures…

John Kratus, Ph.D.

Classroom Keyboard offers students much more than the standard series of keyboard melodies and technical exercises. The authors provide students with the tools for understanding chords, patterns, and scales while they are developing their performance skills.

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Michael C. Bingham

That’s not how Pat Bissell does it. 

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