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Author Mishra, Jennifer, author

Title IPractice : technology in the 21st century music practice room / Jennifer Mishra, Barbara Fast
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents Cover; Series; iPractice; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Companion Website; Introduction: Overview of the Book; 1. Bringing Practice into the 21st Century; Introduction; Let's practice!; Practice: space it out and mix it up; Long-​term distributed practice; Daily distributed practice; Interleaving practice; Chunking: finding the patterns; Marking parts: circling and labeling; Mapping; Blocking chords; Divide and conquer; Hardest first; Building it up: metronome practice; Digging it out: woodshedding strategies; Mental practice; Conclusion; Notes
2. Overlooked and Evolving TechnologyIntroduction; Metronomes don't just tick anymore; Count, click, tick, beep; The silent tick: muting the beat; A tick of your own: tap-​in-​tempo; Changing ticks: accelerando and ritardando; Mixed ticks: compound meters and polyrhythms; Slowdowners: metronome variation; Seeing sound: tuners in the 21st century; Wikipedia and the Web; Curiosity doesn't actually kill cats; Music at your fingertips: IMSLP and other digital sources; And now for the games!: interactive websites; The imitation game: copiers, scanners, and PDFs; The art of annotation
Low-​tech annotationsHigh-​tech annotations; Cutting it apart; Practice puzzle; Memory jogger; Digital files in the concert hall; Conclusion; Notes; 3. And the Ears Have It!: Listening and Self-​Recording; Introduction; Modeling magic: creating musical expectations; Let's hear it!: prerecorded models; Let me show you: teacher-​recorded models; Flipping the lesson; Come play with me: playing with recordings; Sight reading by ear; Music minus one; Instant replay: benefits of recording lessons; Musical selfies: recording home practice; Slow perfect recording
Practicing highlights: edited recordingsBlogging, vlogging, and podcasting: writing or speaking about practice; Blogging; Vlogging and podcasting; iPerform: dress rehearsals, auditions, and virtual recitals; Recording to perform: the digital dress rehearsal; High-​tech tests: assessments and auditions; Enhancing live performance; Concerts expanded; Hybrid and virtual performances; Live streaming; Conclusion; Notes; 4. Taking the Next Step: Using Notation Software in the Practice Room; Introduction; Practice parts; The value of entering music into a notation program; Aural model; Click tracks
Re-​notationsSpacing; Meter and rhythm; Key signatures and enharmonics; Clefs and ledger lines; Putting it all together; Creativity in practice; Isolating elements; Simplifying the music; Skeletal melodies; Redistributing parts; The etude-​ist; Conclusion; Notes; 5. Beyond Four Walls: Practicing as a Social Activity; Introduction; One is a lonely number; Leveraging social media; MyPracticePal: digital activity trackers; Just do it!: getting started; Virtual practice trainer: setting practice routines; Burst mode; Gamifying practice: counting and reward systems
Summary This book provides new practical tools that bridge the gap between familiar, easy-to-use technology and musical practice to enhance musicianship and motivate students. Authors Mishra and Fast provide ideas for use with students of all levels, from beginners to musicians performing advanced repertoire
Notes Includes index
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Subject Music -- Instruction and study -- Technological innovations.
Practicing (Music)
Form Electronic book
Author Fast, Barbara (Pianist), author
LC no. 2018008291
ISBN 0190660910 (electronic bk.)
9780190660918 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)