Fostering collaboration: Elementary and intermediate works for pianist and narrator

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By default, being a pianist can feel like a lonely musical pursuit. Students frequently take private lessons, practice alone, perform solo repertoire, and only occasionally play duets with a teacher, family member, or friend. It is not until after many years of private study that students are finally encouraged to collaborate with other student mus...
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Piano Duets: Facilitating Musical and Collaborative Skills

Sharing the stage with a duet partner can be an invigorating and exciting experience. Making music together is rewarding and provides our students with an opportunity to multiply the musical energy created on stage, creating bigger sounds and thicker textures. The process of working with a partner allows our students to deepen their musical skills ...
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Italian language rhythm as facilitator in the piano/vocal collaboration

​The problems in ensemble facilitation that occur between pianists and singers in the collaborative setting have engendered a number of humorous, and more often vitriolic, exchanges between the two instrumental disciplines. Is there a single pianist or singer who has not, at one time, heard (or hurled) such comments as "That singer can't count!" "T...
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