Survey of Eighteen North-American Piano Method Books: Repertoire Selection and Categories

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Title: Survey of Eighteen North-American Piano Method Books: Repertoire Selection and Categories
Authors: Lu, Yuanyuan
Date: 2012
Abstract: Many piano teachers agree that suitable repertoire motivates their students to learn and practice their instrument. Asking students to learn different categories of repertoire might be a good approach for piano teachers to motivate and maintain their students’ musical interests. However, how do teachers evaluate what kinds of repertoire is presented in the teaching material that is available to them? The purpose of this study is to review the pieces found in North-American piano method books in order to provide an inventory of the different categories of repertoire found in each series and to calculate the proportion of piano repertoire belonging in each category. Consequently, this research will allow piano teachers to see more clearly which kinds of repertoire are in a method book and help select the most appropriate method books for their students.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23178
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5933
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