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John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano - The Second Grade Book. (Something New Every Lesson). For Piano/Keyboard. Willis. Learn To Play. Instructional book. Introductory text, instructional text, instructional photos, illustrations, standard notation and fingerings. 90 pages. Willis Music #5770. Published by Willis Music (HL.412234).
ISBN 0877180067. With introductory text, instructional text, instructional photos, illustrations, 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 Spring Hill, FL
Skyler S. S.
Location: from Lago vista, TX
October 20, 2010
Great book for beginners amd advanced players
I have been playing the piano for 10+ years and I consider myself to be at a high level and I still find myself reviewing over the techniques and the songs from every one of these books and now I'm using these books to teach my friends as well this...
23 of 52 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Sydney NSW
July 11, 2010
I have been studing from this book with my piano teacher. From what i have been learning, it is a great book with lots of nice songs that are not too hard for second grade. Since now I am in eighth grade and currently teaching my sister I would recommend...
25 of 56 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Emerald Hills, CA
July 8, 2008
Challenging book to push beginners
The John Thompson series is a solid introduction to music, and moves along at a very brisk pace. The series moves very quickly, and I'd recommend the book for those that have had some music or piano experience. The learning comes in two phases, learning the basic concepts and being...
32 of 60 people found this review helpful.
Location: from The Villages, Fl, transplanted from Albany, NY