Beautifully written and strikingly honest, Piano Lessons takes the reader on a journey into the heart and meaning of music. As Anna discovers passion and ambition, confronts doubt and disappointment, and learns about much more than tone and technique, Mrs. Sivan's wisdom guides her:
"We are not teaching piano playing. We are teaching philosophy and life and music digested." "What is intuition? Knowledge that has come inside."
"My darling, we must sit and work."
Piano Lessons reminds us all how an extraordinary teacher can change a life completely. A work that will appeal to all music lovers and anyone who has ever taken a music lesson, Piano Lessons will also touch the heart of anyone who has ever loved a teacher.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 2A Performance Book offers an array of colorful elementary pieces that reinforce the concepts presented in the Lesson Book. The selections range from arrangements of classical compositions to American folk songs and imaginative originals. Students and teachers will enjoy the wide variety of sounds and musical textures in this collection.
The Universal Edition is designed for all English-speaking countries outside of the United States, including Canada, the U. K., and Australia. This edition uses the British system of terminology for rhythmic values such as "crotchet" for quarter note. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 2A Theory Book has thematic tie-in with the Level 2A Lesson Book, inviting students into the pages for deeper understanding. A wide variety of theory activities engage students with eighth notes, phrases, transposition, and 5-finger scales. Composer biographies provide valuable context for Lesson Book pieces while helping students review key concepts.
Easy Keyboard and Piano Pieces is the perfect companion for those starting out to learn the keyboard or piano. The book uses simple, popular and familiar tunes which helps the player feel more comfortable as they learn the easy-to-play pieces. All notes have their letters printed above them in a large easy-to read font, to help those who are yet to learn how to read music. Also included are some blank music sheets, so you can have fun creating your own compositions. Easy Keyboard and Piano Pieces is the ideal first music book.
Twinkle, Twinkle Are You Sleeping? Baa, Baa, Black Sheep The Wheels on the Bus London Bridge Good Morning to All Iâm a Little Teapot Polly Put the Kettle On Ring a Ring of Roses The Grand Old Duke of York Old McDonald Oranges and Lemons Three Blind Mice Hickory, Dickory, Dock Hot Cross Buns Happy and You Know It The Muffin Man The Mulberry Bush Sing a Song of Sixpence Row Your Boat Kumbaya Itsy Bitsy Spider Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Humpty Dumpty Girls and Boys Pop goes the weasel Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Nellie the Elephant Round the Mountain I Am the Music Man Write Your Own Composition
Alfred's Basic Prep Course, Levels A through F, was written to answer a demand for a course of piano study designed specifically for students who are five years old and up. This course offers a careful introduction of fundamentals, music that fits comfortably under the young student's normal hand span, plus constant reinforcement, all leading to results beyond those generated by other piano methods. After Lesson Book B, the student may progress to Prep Course, Lesson Book C or choose to go directly into the faster paced Level 1B of Alfred's Basic Piano Library. The complete Prep Course consists of six books (Levels A through F).
This thorough method gently leads the student, step-by-step, through basic keyboard fundamentals, reinforced by related artwork and activities. Multi-key reading is introduced gradually throughout the course. Music terms and signs are clearly explained as they are presented, and carefully reinforced. The sequence of imaginative original and familiar melodies will stimulate enthusiasm and desire in any student.
(Educational Piano Library). Spike, Party Cat and friends guide the student through fun and creative assignments that introduce the language of music and its symbols for sound, silence, and rhythm. Ear training and basic theory exercises help students learn to write and play the music they are learning as well as the music they create themselves. Correlates to Piano Lessons Book 1.
Dynamics, note reading, and intervals are expanded in the second book of the series, in addition to introducing rests, legato and staccato, and two new touch releases: The Woodpecker and The Push Off. A clean page layout and music that kids like to play engage students so they progress smoothly. The music includes classical arrangements, folk tunes, and originals by our fabulous FJH composers.
The Recital Books congratulate students for a job well done by providing correlated repertoire to their Lesson Books that are based on concepts they've already learned. As a result, the pieces are quickly mastered. Recital Book Complete Level 1 is for older beginners, and contains the best selections from Recital Books 1A and 1B.