The new 10th edition of Keyboard Musicianship, Piano for Adults became available in March 2015 and was showcased at the MTNA convention in Las Vegas.
This second-year text meets the needs of college instrumental and vocal music majors who need to satisfy basic keyboard requirements. This text is widely used in college piano labs where students learn in a group environment. Each chapter is comprised of materials which feature the following: chord pattern study, sight reading and score reading studies, (with suggested transpositions), harmonization of folk and popular melodies, accompaniments, arrangements of American song repertoire ensemble and solo repertoire. Also included are musicianship and technical studies. This text covers two semesters of study.
The 10th edition of Keyboard Musicianship, Book Two, includes many new solos and ensemble repertoire. There are many new arrangements of American popular songs by great American songwriters such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and others. Many new arrangements are inlcuded in the sight reading and accompanying sections.
Students and teachers will appreciate the carefully sequenced materials in all sections. Many choices are available for students with differing ability levels. The primary goal of this text is to develop a well-rounded musician who will make use of the keyboard in whatever career he/she chooses.