The Joy of First Year Piano. For Piano/Keyboard. Yorktown. Softcover. 80 pages. Yorktown Music Press #YK21053. Published by Yorktown Music Press (HL.14001271).
ISBN 0825680131. 9x12 inches.
Designed for use as a method book, this volume allows the teacher to vary the approach according to the needs of the student. The book can also be used as a source of carefully graded pieces, for use with any first-year method.
Location: from NJ
November 13, 2009
A nice supplement to a method book
Interesting short pieces that are quite different and a nice change from my method book. Great for practice in finger independence. I would rate this as beginner to early intermediate.
23 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Nelson Ojeda Valdes
Location: from New York, NY
February 17, 2009
I love this book, and more importantly, my students love this book. The pieces are tuneful and vary in style. The duets are beautiful and fun to play and don't require that the student change to a higher octave when the secondo is added. There are about 40 pieces in...
30 of 53 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Thurmont, MD
Location: from Newington, CT
July 17, 2007
Great Collection of Beginning Pieces
While I wouldn't recommend this book as a primary method, it makes a great supplementary source of performing pieces. Unlike most contemporary repertoire books, this volume emphasizes a variety of accompaniment styles, including contrapuntal arrangements. The pieces aren't limited to single hand positions either. This book will last for two...
29 of 53 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Mansfield CT
March 16, 2007
A Book for Serious Beginners
This is a great book for the serious beginner. If you are looking to develop coordination and are looking for pieces that are less predictable, this is the book. It covers quite a range of level, and because some pieces would not necessarily be used in the first year, I...
28 of 50 people found this review helpful.