Mel Bay You Can Teach Yourself Gospel Piano (You Can Teach Yourself)
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She gives many workshops and concerts throughout the United States as well as in Germany and Japan. She has been active in many organizations including being national Music Chairman of the National League of American Pen Women and is a former president of the Broward County branch. Her mother, Ethel, played the piano and had Gail start piano lessons. Gail has portrayed Marian MacDowell and Anna Magdalena Bach. Gail's father, Carl Erick Johnson, sang tenor in the church choir. Her trademark is her piano palindromes, which can be played backwards as well as forwards and sound the same. Smith's works include many piano solos, choral works, a piano trio, a composition for four pianos and numerous vocal solos. About the Author Gail Smith was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on January 26, 1943. Ms. Giving musical lecture recitals by portraying the composer's wife has been an effective way to reach audiences with the history of music. She was the pianist of the famed Coral Ridge Presbyteria
She has taught piano students from the age of 3 to 96! Her blind student, Ivan, was seen on national TV. Her trademark is her piano palindromes, which can be played backwards as well as forwards and sound the same. Ms. Gail's father, Carl Erick Johnson, sang tenor in the church choir. She gives many workshops and concerts throughout the United States as well as in Germany and Japan. Smith's lif
This is a great book to be used with or without lessons to learn the art of piano improvisation. The author’s goal is to encourage students to create their own gospel piano arrangements. This book begins with an introduction to elementary note reading on the piano. In order to illustrate various arranging concepts, some tunes are shown in two settings - one simple, the other more complex. Seasoned piano educator Gail Smith offers this beginning-level piano method employing gospel, Christmas and sacred tunes. A brief dictionary of musical terms and basic piano chord encyclopedia are included. Carefully sequenced exercises and arrangements allow the student to progress gradually from simple arrangements to more elaborate settings, gradually incorporating right and left hand fills and patterns. Audio download available online.
"can be of help" according to Lou Fisher. Tries to cover a lot in a short time. Not clear why the teaching is unique to gospel. Plenty of sheet music but short on lyrics. Binding makes the book quite difficult to keep open on the music stand. Still, I go to it now and then for a bit of different practice.. Nhlanhla S. Dlamini said So Magnificent. This book is magnificent; good, informative and easy to follow. A song which i was not able to play, with the help of this book i played it within 5 minutes. This is a good investment and must-have product.