Shockley: Mapping Music

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Mapping Music: For Faster Learning and Secure Memory
A Guide for Piano Teachers and Students

Rebecca Shockley

RS001 Shockley: Mapping Music
978-0-89579-488-8 Book (2001) 11 x 8.5, xiii+122 pp.
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Mapping Music offers an exciting new approach for pianists and other musicians who want to develop systematic music learning skills. Over 50 musical examples, from elementary to advanced piano repertoire, illustrate basic principles and techniques of mapping. Practice strategies and suggestions for teachers offer valuable insights for professionals and amateurs alike.  Mapping is an effective strategy for learning and memorizing music more efficiently. The unique ingredient is diagramming the main features of a piece and using this diagram as a "map" for learning the music. It can be used at any stage of learning and as a tool for analysis, improvisation, and other activities. It not only improves memory security but also promotes musical understanding and contributes to the development of important skills such as reading, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear.

    Learn quickly
    Perform with confidence
    Develop reading skills
    Make practice more enjoyable
Part 1: The Basis of the Map Approach
Addresses the pedagogical and psychological foundations of memorization for pianists, with special attention to the role of theory and functional skills in learning efficiently.
Part 2: Getting Started
Outlines key concepts and the basic approach, using examples by Kabalevsky, Bartók, Weber, Duncombe, and Gurlitt. Offers guidelines for applying the procedure to other music.
Part 3: Early Level Repertoire
Includes practice examples by Streabbog, Bartók, Kraehenbuehl, Rebikov, and Neefe.
Part 4: Intermediate Repertoire
Includes practice examples by Chagy, Satie, Duvernoy, Czerny, Kabalevsky, and Bach.
Part 5: Advanced Repertoire
Includes practice examples by Field, C.P.E. Bach, Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Bartók, Ginastera, Schubert, and Beethoven.
Part 6: Special Applications
Offers suggestions for using mapping to learn larger works and to solve special memory problems.
Part 7: Using Mapping in Your Teaching
Provides strategies for incorporating mapping into the private lesson or class piano curriculum.
Part 8: Student Maps
Features original maps by students at all levels, including works by Köhler, Edwards, Olson, Lyke, Hopkins, Bach, Concone, and Brahms