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The Holistic Development of a Child through Rhythm MAPS Programme


Advanced Baba Nyonya Musical Moments


Editor/Author/Arranger: Helen Yeo
Art: Dr. Grace Choong Ai May [PhD. USM (Fine Arts)]
Category: Repertoire
Publisher: Rhythm MP
Order No.: MPB-1026
Bar Code: 9 789679 856705
ISBN-10: 967-985-670-4
ISBN-13: 978 967985670 5
Total Pages: 20
Weight: 110g
Book Size: 225mm X 300mm
Binding: Staple Bound (2 wire saddle stitch stapler)
Description: This book is a collection of five keroncong songs, arranged in light jazz and lounge-style, for pianists from late intermediate level to advanced level. Performers' notes and questions are posed at the side, with the intention of guiding pianists towards enhancing their musical awareness, and to make a practical/aural connection.

Contents:
Grace Choong/ Beading Nyonya/ Oil painting/ 60x60cm/ 2012
1. Title page and Copyright page
2. Foreword
3-5. Keroncong Kemayoran
6. Keroncong Kemayoran (Performers' notes and questions)
7. Di Bawah Sinar Bulan Purnama (Performers' notes and questions)
8-9. Di Bawah Sinar Bulan Purnama
10-11. Bengawan Solo
12. Bengawan Solo (Performers' notes and questions)
13. Ole Ole Bandung (Performers' notes and questions)
14-15. Ole Ole Bandung
16-18. Sapu Tangan
19. Sapu Tangan (Performers' notes and questions)
20. Grace Choong/ Three Nyonya Sisters/ Oil painting/ 60x60cm/ 2010
Grace Choong/ Nyonya and Porcelain/ Acrylics/ 60x60cm/ 2013

Foreword

Music is a multi-dimensional art. Music is how a painting sounds like. Instead of colours and canvas, music is shaped on elements such as melodic lines, rhythmic patterns, tonal colours and dynamics to name a few. For the musician, in order to bring music to a higher level, technical work is not the only important factor. The pianist must be aware of the touch and sound. He/she needs to understand the music itself. This is where musical awareness comes in.

This book is a collection of five keroncong songs, arranged for pianists from late intermediate level to advanced level. I have added some performers' notes at the side, and posed questions with the intention of guiding pianists towards enhancing their musical awareness, and to make a practical/aural connection. I would like to encourage the pianist to see each song as a work of art.

These songs are not arranged in the traditional style. I introduced some light jazz and lounge-style elements to these traditional songs to make it more multi-faceted, and to show pianists that they can be adventurous when it comes to music. Like many contemporary paintings, 'mix and match' works wonders. Just reach out with your senses and experiment.

Special thanks to Dr. Grace Choong Ai May [PhD. USM (Fine Arts)] for agreeing to collaborate with me on this book by designing the cover, as well as permitting me to feature some of her paintings here.

Helen Yeo

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Artwork: Kenny Loh of Penang Nyonya Culture
Category: Manuscript Book
Publisher: Rhythm MP
Order No.: MZM-9014
Bar Code: 9 789679 855791
ISBN-10: 967-985-579-1
ISBN-13: 978 967985579 1
Total Pages: 32
Weight: 140g
Book Size: 225mm X 300mm
Binding: Stapled Bound (2 wire saddle stitch stapler)
Format: 12 stave, 10 mm staff height

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