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The Piano Lesson

Author : August Wilson
ISBN : 1559363002
Genre : Drama
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Winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Category: Drama

Note By Note

Author : Tricia Tunstall
ISBN : 9781416540519
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A tribute to the classical practice of piano instruction by a veteran music teacher reflects on the unique relationship between piano masters and their pupils, evaluates the challenges faced by most piano students, and surveys the influence of modern trends on music instruction. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Piano Lesson

Author : August Wilson
ISBN : 155936307X
Genre : African American families
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August Wilson has already given the American theater such spell-binding plays about the black experience in 20th-century America as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom , Joe Turner's Come and Gone , and the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Fences . In his second Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Piano Lesson , Wilson has fashioned his most haunting and dramatic work yet. At the heart of the play stands the ornately carved upright piano which, as the Charles family's prized, hard-won possession, has been gathering dust in the parlor of Berniece Charles's Pittsburgh home. When Boy Willie, Berniece's exuberant brother, bursts into her life with his dream of buying the same Mississippi land that his family had worked as slaves, he plans to sell their antique piano for the hard cash he needs to stake his future. But Berniece refuses to sell, clinging to the piano as a reminder of the history that is their family legacy. This dilemma is the real "piano lesson," reminding us that blacks are often deprived both of the symbols of their past and of opportunity in the present.
Category: African American families

August Wilson S The Piano Lesson

Author : August Wilson
ISBN : 0573704740
Genre : Drama
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Winner! 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner! 1990 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding New Play Nominee! 1990 Tony Award, Best Play Nominee! 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play Nominee! 2013 Drama League Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play It is 1936 and Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South in a battered truck loaded with watermelons to sell. He has an opportunity to buy some land down home, but he has to come up with the money right quick. He wants to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations, but he shares ownership with his sister and it sits in her living room. She has already rejected several offers because the antique piano is covered with incredible carvings detailing the family's rise from slavery. Boy Willie tries to persuade his stubborn sister that the past is past, but she is more formidable than he anticipated.
Category: Drama

The Piano Lesson

Author : Jane Campion
ISBN : OCLC:31637367
Genre : Motion picture plays
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Category: Motion picture plays

The Piano Lesson August Wilson

Author : Diane Makar Murphy
ISBN : 1560777826
Genre : Study Aids
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This unit is a Teacher manual for the title novel. It contains 10 lessons and 22 reproducible, student handouts.
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Creating Music At The Piano Lesson Book Book 2

Author : Amanda Vick Lethco
ISBN : 1457441888
Genre : Music
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This volume surveys the major keyboard style periods with a variety of familiar compositions, each prefaced by a brief explanation. A unique aspect of this edition is the introduction it provides to music editing. Using facsimiles, the editors explain the importance of good editions and some of the steps involved in creating a performance edition.
Category: Music

Piano Lesson

Author : Billy Georgette
ISBN : 9781493160228
Genre : Music
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Being sent for piano lessons was probably the single worst thing that could have happened in my young life. But thanks to an exceptional lady and piano teacher named Florence Powers, I wound up unexpectedly becoming a professional piano player. Here are some curious things about the piano that I picked up along the way... Playing the piano has got to be one of life’s greatest treasures. In my estimation, there are few other activities that can even begin to compare with the ability to play this amazing instrument. As you can probably guess, I have the highest regard for those individuals who have mastered the art of playing the piano. Some performers have taken the art to a very high level, often out of the reach of most players. But my aim here is to present a simple accessible approach on learning how to listen to, or how to approach playing the piano for one’s own pleasure... first and foremost. This self-centered idea doesn’t necessarily imply being selfish, but it probably does require a slight adjustment to one’s priorities. However, if you can get around this inconvenience, the possibilities are sitting right there in front of you... and all you have to do is reach out and take. My aim here is to demystify the piano for both listeners or those who wish to learn how to get started in learning how play this amazing instrument. In any event, I feel that pleasure can be derived by having a wider understanding as just what the piano actually is. And while a book such as this one may be helpful to those who wish to learn to play the piano, there is no substitute for a live teacher. However, it’s extremely important to find a teacher that can fulfill one’s personal musical taste and ambition. There is much involved if a student wishes to become a proficient music reader, thus having a good teacher is essential to success in this area. Take your time in finding the right one... and good luck! However, before looking at the piano, it’s also important to establish what kind of music one is interested in, whether for listening or performing. For purposes of this book, I have arbitrarily broken it down into four major forms: Classical, Standards, Popular and Jazz. Classical leads the list as the music that has been around longer, much longer than the other two forms of music. It represents the foundation of all of today’s music. Much of it is seriously challenging to play, and requires years of dedicated practice. At the concert level, Olympic style discipline prevails, as the techniques of performance far surpasses the scope of this book. Be that as it may, classical music has an abundance of priceless melodiesthat can be played in a simplified manner while still retaining their pure magic for listeners. (and pianists ) Music operates on principles that were founded in the past 600 years, they carry with them an enormous amount of human cultural genius, including the invention of equal temperament.
Category: Music