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 Post subject: book review of "Piano Roles"
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:25 am 
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For the administrators:
This book (by James Parakilas and others) is discussed a little on a recent thread on this board. I recently finished reading it and was so impressed that I'm writing a review of the book.
Would such a book review be suitable for the "Publications" area of the Society site? If so, how does one go about submitting that?
If it is, I'll work on the review until I think it's "publishable". If not, I'll just put the first draft into a comment on the above-referenced thread. It's not long - 500 words without the usual book references - and I would try to keep reworks under 1000 words.
Of course, if it's judged "not publishable", I'll still just add it as a comment on that thread.
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 Post subject: Re: book review of "Piano Roles"
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:31 am 
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I think that's a great idea, Stu. I just perused the publications we already have and they are all important documents, very detailed, and well-written. Still, it's nice if members want to contribute and enhance the site. We can make a sub-topic of "Book Reviews" under Publications, and then list specific reviews....like the one from you. You won't be able to upload a document yourself though; you will have to send it to one of us admins and we'll put it up like we do everything else (if it's up to PS standards, of course... :wink: ).

Let's see if either of the other admins have anything to say before we go ahead with this....

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 Post subject: Re: book review of "Piano Roles"
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Ok, Stu, we're set to go ahead with this idea. When you are ready, you can send me your document and I'll put it on the main site.

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 Post subject: Re: book review of "Piano Roles"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Ok, Monica - great!
Give me a couple of days to spruce it up (and proofread and edit, etc.).

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 Post subject: Re: book review of "Piano Roles"
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For anyone interested in reading a good piano book - Stu has kindly written a nice review of the book, "Piano Roles".
You can read the review here:

http://server3.pianosociety.com/cms/ind ... ction=3205

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 Post subject: Re: book review of "Piano Roles"
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:21 am 
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Nice review. Sounds like a great read, I'd like to check it out this summer when I have some time.

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 Post subject: Re: book review of "Piano Roles"
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Nice job Stu!

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 Post subject: Re: book review of "Piano Roles"
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Thanks, all.
It's definitely something to check out from the library before buying - probably kind of pricey (though available mostly in paperback now) and pretty large.

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