Title

First Notes in a Modern Idiom: Developing Dissonant Awareness in the Young Pianist

Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Masters Project

Degree Name

Masters of Music in Piano Performance

Department

Music

First Advisor

Steven Mayer

Second Advisor

Chee-Hwa Tan

Keywords

Introducing dissonance, Dissonant, Sample repertoire, Pedagogical, Young pianist

Abstract

Piano instructors are often unaware of effective ways to introduce their students to dissonance. This article will delve into strategies and repertoire that teachers can utilize for introducing accessible dissonance to elementary level piano students. In repertoire examples discussed, special emphasis is placed on musical and compositional elements of dissonance, and what that dissonance contributes to each piece. By giving a sampling of repertoire available, the article will provide a practical starting place for where to begin.

Publication Statement

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Provenance

Received from author

Rights holder

Annette Karges

File format

pdf

Language

en

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