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Elementary Instruction for the Pianoforte

(Metodo de Instruccion Elemental)

By Ferdinand Beyer

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Elementary Instruction for the Pianoforte ((Metodo de Instruccion Elemental)). Composed by Ferdinand Beyer. Edited by William Scharfenberg. For Piano. Piano Method. SMP Level 3 (Early Intermediate). 80 pages. G. Schirmer #ED27. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50325580).

ISBN 0793552885. 9x12 inches.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 1-3.

About SMP Level 3 (Early Intermediate)

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Independent movement of the left hand. Multiple chords in a measure, and the introduction of triplets.

  • Elementary Remarks 
  • Exercises for the touch, for each hand alone, and both together 
  • Air with 12 Variations, for three hands; viz: for the teacher, and the pupil's right hand alone 
  • Air with 8 Variations, for three hands; viz: for the teacher, and the pupil's left hand alone 
  • Duets for the teacher and the pupil's both hands 
  • Exercises for both hands, within the Intervals of C4-G4 and C5-G5 
  • Duets for acquiring the knowledge of the notes up to D6 
  • Exercise for acquiring the knowledge of the notes down to G3 
  • Duets for acquiring the knowledge of the notes up to E6 
  • Duets for the exercise of the Value of the notes up to Eighth Notes 
  • Exercises in Eighth Notes 
  • Of the notes in the Bass Clef and their use, with a comparison of the notes of the Treble and Bass Clefs 
  • Duets in Eighth Notes 
  • (Up to here chiefly with the hand in the same position) 
  • Exercises for both hands in the easiest scales 
  • Double-notes, Triplets, Appoggiaturas, etc. 
  • Duets for the Exercise of the Value of the notes up to Sixteenth-Notes, and for acquiring fluency in execution 
  • Exercises for both hands in Eighth-Notes, dotted Eighth- and Sixteenth-Notes, etc. 
  • Chromatic Scale and Exercises for it 
  • Six short pieces for Recreation 
  • Sequel 
  • Finger Exercises for each hand alone, and both together 
  • 24 major and minor Scales 
  • Succession of all the keys and their relationship 

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    Los Angeles, CA
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  • November 19, 2014 Beyer is a great place to start

    I use this book after one or two elementary books before young pianists learn their notes. Beyer will lead the students to progress piece by piece, all the way to the intermediate level. Some compositions are very pretty. Just that, this edition, has a few errors and the prints are...

    hard to see. It is a good value but I'd rather buy other edition for my students.

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  • 4

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  • August 23, 2014 Good starter

    I like Beyer method because it explains all the basics and each exercise makes sense to those explanations. This edition, though, there are some mistakes in the numbers for the fingers. What I like about it is that it shows Do-re-mi. Not just the alphabet.

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  • 5

    Nanning, China
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  • February 17, 2013 Beyer Op. 101 ......

    Great piano book, the very best to aid one into the Carl Czerny Opus 823 & 599, then one can go further, but one MUST successfully complete Beyer FIRST before he or she can start Czerny Op. 823 or Op.599! Fantastic book, lovely pedigogy and beautiful pieces, and at a...

    very low price!

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    29 of 36 people found this review helpful.
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    Doylestown, PA
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  • November 19, 2011 Czerny Piano Institute

    This is a fantastic beginnier book with a European methodology behind it. Even simplified, we use it for the youngest students in our Institute.

    17 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Camp Hill, PA
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  • March 26, 2009 Excellent Note Reading Program!

    This volume provides great systematic note reading practice. It would be even better if someone would create an edition for young children. I found this book in two volumes with the note size magnified and artwork included to appeal to young children at the Beseto store in Baltimore, Maryland. My...

    youngest students (age 4 and up) are doing very well with it. I hope someone will create a version in English (the set at the Beseto store is in Korean, but the language of music is universal)!

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    29 of 51 people found this review helpful.
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