Title

Pedagogical and performance applications of the musical, "Cinderella", an original composition for the beginning pianist with MIDI accompaniment

Date of Award

2000

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Department

Music Performance

First Committee Member

Kenon D. Renfrow, Committee Chair

Abstract

An original composition for the beginning pianist with MIDI accompaniment was composed around the fairytale Cinderella. The composition loosely takes the form of a musical or melodrama, in which the fairytale of Cinderella is presented with music, action, and dialogue. At seven key points in the story, a short piano piece, descriptive of the characters and events transpiring, is interjected into the story and performed by the student pianists. An original General MIDI sequence has been created to accompany the student for each piece. Teacher piano accompaniments are also provided. The student piano score addresses specific pedagogical concepts which are taught in beginning piano method books. This work is analyzed using Alfred's Basic Piano Library as a model.

Keywords

Music

Link to Full Text

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