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Music Moves for Piano

By Marilyn Lowe in cooperation with Edwin E. Gordon
for students K through adult.

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Music Moves for Piano
is the first piano method of its kind. It applies Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory to the teaching of piano. When music is taught as an aural art, lessons build a foundation for lifelong musical enjoyment and understanding. With guidance, “sound to notation” leads to fluent music performance, reading, and writing. Some of the major concepts of this approach for students include:

  • Rhythm is based on movement. Feel rhythm and chant rhythm patterns. Move in both a continuous, fluid way and a pulsating way.
  • Sing songs and tonal patterns to develop pitch sensitivity, singing in tune, and a “listening” ear. Singing develops tonal audiation.
  • Acquire a listening and performing music pattern vocabulary.
  • Understand the various ingredients of music, such as rhythm, meter, tonality, harmony, style, and form.
  • Create with different elements of music, such as rhythm, pitch, harmony, and form.
  • Improvise using familiar patterns and songs. Transpose, change tonality and meter, and create melodic and rhythmic variations.
  • Perform with technical freedom and comfort. Learn how to use the playing apparatus from the beginning of lessons.

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G-6437 Music Moves for Piano: Preparatory Student Book (with CD)
 
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G-6438 Music Moves for Piano: Preparatory Book Teacher's Guide
 
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G-6439 Music Moves for Piano, Book 1 - Student edition with CD
$18.95
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G-6440 Music Moves for Piano, Book 1 - Teacher's Lesson Plans
$45.00
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G-6441 Music Moves for Piano, Book 2 - Student edition with CD
$19.95
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G-6442 Music Moves for Piano, Book 2 - Teacher's Lesson Plans
$45.00
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G-6443 Music Moves for Two - Book 1
$15.95
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G-6444 Music Moves for Two - Book 2
 
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G-6445 Music Moves for Piano: Boogies and Blues
$7.95
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CD-614 Rhythm and Tonal Patterns - for use with Music Moves for Piano - CD
$16.95


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G-7054 Music Moves for Piano: Christmas Music
$17.95
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G-7055 Music Moves for Piano: Christmas Music - Book 2
 
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G-7056 Music Moves for Piano: Keyalities and Tonalities
The Complete Book of Arpeggios, Cadences, and Scales
$17.95


For ages 4 and 5:
Keyboard Games Book A and Keyboard Games Book B

Young children, 4 and 5 years old, explore the keyboard with fun-filled short, rhythmic pieces. Children are engaged in ensemble performances and improvisation activities that provide a readiness for learning how to audiate. These books are excellent transitions from early childhood music programs to formal keyboard instruction.

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G-7216 Music Moves for Piano: Keyboard Games - Book A
For Beginners
$19.95
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G-7217 Music Moves for Piano: Keyboard Games - Book B
For Beginners
$19.95