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Functional Piano for Music Therapists and Music Educators: An Exploration of Styles Spiral-bound – December 1, 2012

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"Massicot states in his introduction that, with this book, he seeks to "erase the notion that the skills needed to be a captivating functional pianist are any more difficult to procure than others that we all acquired along the way as musicians." Without a doubt, he has accomplished his aim." -Nordic Journal of Music Therapy

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Josh Massicot is on the music faculty of Nazareth College of Rochester, New York where he developed this manual based on years of experience teaching functional piano to music therapy and music education majors and leading workshops and presentations for professionals in both fields. He is also active as a performer and lecturer, and serves on the executive committee of the New York State Music Teachers Association.

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Barcelona Publishers; Spi edition (December 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937440370
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937440374
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pwrsurg35 on March 31, 2013
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This book is great. I've waited for so long for this exact thing. There was already Functional Guitar book for Music Therapist/Music Educators... This book breaks down typical accompanying and improvisation patterns on piano for various styles of music. There is use of scales and modes and chord knowledge as the basis. This book is basically an easier version of The Pop Piano Book (Which is bigger, has more detail and other info.) But this book has more practical approach and there are exercises to practice the common patterns in the style, plus there are some songs where you can apply the learned.

Like I said, its a basic book so you will not get a huge amount of detail, but you will be able to use this in a functional application (Music Therapy or Music Education as well as people who might teach voice lessons, but are not very good a piano) This book may be good for people who are not strong in piano but want to achieve basic playing skills (or improve basic playing skills) You will gain the skills to sound proficient playing piano either fake book or creating a basic accompaniment when the actual written is too difficult (In popular styles- Blues, Rock, Pop, Country/Folk, Gospel, and Jazz) If you wanted to learn more- pick up the Pop Piano Book by Mark Harrison.
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