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John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano - The Fourth Grade Book. (Something New Every Lesson). For Piano/Keyboard. Willis. Learn To Play. Instructional book. Introductory text, instructional text, standard notation and fingerings. 92 pages. Willis Music #5958. Published by Willis Music (HL.412454).
ISBN 0877180083. With introductory text, instructional text, standard notation and fingerings. Learn To Play. 9x12 inches.
John Thompson was famous for his sincere efforts to interest young pupils in pianism. This series is a clear, correct and complete foundation in the study of the piano to enable the student to think and feel musically. All of his books teach, in the simplest language possible, interpretation and expression. One ideal is "to use in miniature the same attacks as those used by the concert artist.".
Location: from Toronto, ON
November 16, 2012
Awesome Lesson Book! :D
I really like the John Thompson series! This book includes a lot of good intermediate-leveled pieces and I found that the information on the top page of every song is highly interesting. Ever since I started with the 1st Grade Book a year ago, I already knew that this series...
8 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Palatka, Fl
July 23, 2011
Great book with wonderful musical selections. My music teacher said these John Thompson books were the best to teach from. I still have the original one I used when I took lessons from 1958 to 1961. The Fourth Grade Book is my favorite because of the number of songs in...
15 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Pavo
January 15, 2008
I ordered this because I have been playing from the 3rd grade book for about 30 years. Ridiculous, I know. This book would have been so great to have right after I stopped taking music because now I'm not very motivated to learn the new stuff. I keep picking at...
28 of 52 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Worcester, MA
May 20, 2007
Fun and progressive!
I had loads of fun learning all the songs in this book, I finished it years ago, but I still play the whole book through sometimes, just for the fun of it. John Thompson knows how to make learning new things fun. I started with this book, and now I...
25 of 48 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Wintersville OH.