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The Total Classical Pianist Method Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, in association with the National Keyboard Workshop, is proud to announce the release of The Total Classical Pianist, a fun and comprehensive overview of classical piano playing, by Catherine Schane-Lydon.

The Total Classical Pianist teaches how to recognize patterns within music while learning the “shapes” of chords and intervals to get pianists playing classical pieces—from composers like J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and more—in a fun, fast, and easy-to-understand method. Beginning pianists are progressively led to advance-level material by learning and playing real classical music that is recognizable, tuneful, and pleasurable for both the player and the listener.

The included CD aids as a resource for interpreting and playing the correct rhythm and feel in each piece. Features in the book include numerous compositional styles, proper use of pedals, various ways to play chordal accompaniments, easy methods for transposing and sight-reading, and helpful tips for choosing a piano or keyboard. A variety of helpful appendixes are also included, such as The Circle of 5ths, Chart of Musical Symbols, Major and Minor Scales in Every Key, Anatomy of the Piano, and Glossary.

The National Keyboard Workshop is dedicated to bringing the best in music education to keyboardists regardless of style of music or level of ability. Their highly developed courses and supportive learning environment foster meaningful experiences through performance instruction, jamming, and master classes.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

The Total Classical Pianist (00-35016) is now available in Book & CD set for $19.99 at music retail stores and at