selection exploits a different mode, and several twentieth-century
compositional techniques are introduced, including clusters,
serial (12 tone) writing and pieces without measure lines.
Novice pianists will find the rhythms challenging, but
the pieces are unusual and captivating, and succeed in
acquainting the ear with tonalities beyond major and minor.'
class in Methods of Teaching that I have at the Melba
Memorial Conservatorium...were most enthusiastic...In
the first place they loved the Australian flavour...They
were delighted with the information so plainly detailed
regarding the various modes. To them it has previously
been a dry-as-dust subject, and now here it came to life
with some enthralling results. Some of the unusual time-signatures
intrigued them and challenged their skill...This book
serves a very useful purpose and should give many hours
of pleasurable instruction to students both young and
Schofield, Chief Study Teacher, Faculty of Music, University
of Melbourne. Review in J.A.M.M. MAGAZINE, 1982
have been using this publication since it was first released
some years ago...and teachers who have attended some of
my lectures are well aware of the high regard in which
I hold this particular work. It is certainly a worthwhile
addition to your teaching material.'
Crews, AUSTRALIAN MUSIC TEACHER Magazine, Vol 3 No 2 1994