The Compositional Techniques Of Maurice Ravel

Menard, Tonya
April 2013
American Music Teacher;Apr/May2013, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p32
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the compositional techniques suggested by composer, Maurice Ravel in piano learning in the U.S. It focuses on the advantages of pitch counting technique that help in learning contemporary music. It states that the private music teachers and university professors, who include theoretical study of contemporary music, develop their appreciation and understanding of students related to composers' ideas.


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