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John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano - The First Grade Book

Something New Every Lesson

By John Thompson

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John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano - The First Grade Book (Something New Every Lesson). For Piano/Keyboard. Willis. Learn To Play. Instructional book. Introductory text, instructional text, instructional photos, illustrations, easy piano notation, fingerings and lyrics (on some songs). 79 pages. Willis Music #5640. Published by Willis Music (HL.412081).

ISBN 0877180059. With introductory text, instructional text, instructional photos, illustrations, easy piano notation, fingerings and lyrics (on some songs). 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.".

  • Foreword 
  • 1. Hand Position (C Major) - The Phrase "Music Land" 
  • 2. Musical Form - "Patterns" 
  • 3. Rhythm and Accents - "Runaway River" 
  • 4. Tonal Shading - "Swans on the Lake" 
  • Half Steps - Sharps, Flats and Natural 
  • Whole Steps - Writing Lesson 
  • 6. Accidentals - "The Scissors Grinder" 
  • 7. New "Hand Position" (G Major) - "A Sng of Penny Candy" 
  • 8. Two Melody Patterns - The Man in the Moon" 
  • 9. Folk-tunes - "The Party" 
  • Phrasing Attack - Right Hand and Left Hand 
  • 10. Combing Hand Position - "The Robin" 
  • 11. Finger and Harmony Patterns - "The Merry Clown" 
  • 12. Harmony Patterns (Left Hand) - "The Cuckoo" 
  • Examination No. 1 
  • Scales - Ways and Means 
  • Building the C Major and G Major Scales 
  • 13. Ascending Scale in C Major - "Scaling the Wall" 
  • 14. Descending Scale in C Major - "The Chimes" 
  • 15. New "Hand Position" for Left hand - "Stepping Stones" 
  • 16. Broken Chord as a Melody - "Mountain Climbing" 
  • 17. New "Hand Position" (F Major) - "A Chord Frolic" 
  • 18. A First Recital Piece - "The Fairies Harp" 
  • 19. First Introduction to Eight Notes - "The Wishing Star" 
  • 20. New "Hand Position" - (D Major) - "Lightly Row" 
  • 21. New "Hand Position" - (A Major) - "Little Spring Song" 
  • 22. Staccato and Legato Groups - "Falling Leaves" 
  • 23. Dance Forms - "Dutch Dance" 
  • 24. A Descriptive Recitl Piece - "The Fairy Court" 
  • Examination No. 2 
  • 25. Example in Staccato - "The Tiresome Woodpecker" 
  • 26. Extended "Hand Position" (A Major) - "The Knight and the Lady" 
  • 27. Dotted Quarter Notes - "Air from Mozart" 
  • 28. Rhythmical Pattern used by Brahms - "A Little Waltz" 
  • 29. New "Hand Position" (Bb Major) - "The Owl's Question" 
  • 30. Six-Eight Time - "Cheer for the Blue" 
  • 31. Two-Note Phraases in 6/8 Time - "The Owl's Question" 
  • 32. Six-Eight Time (G Major) - "The Singing Mouse" 
  • 33. Hand Position Extended in Left Hand (F Major) - "The Birthday Cake" 
  • 34. Playing in Two "Hand Positions" - The Popcorn Man 
  • 35. Two "Hand Positions" (6/8 Time) - "The Merry-Go-Round 
  • 36. Syncopation - "A Spanish Fiesta" 
  • 37. A Hunting Song - "The Fox hunt" 
  • 38. Two "Hand Positions" - "To Celia" 
  • Examination No. 3 
  • 39. Cross-Hand Postion - "The Frog Chorus" 
  • 40. Wrist Staccato - "The Sleigh" 
  • 41. New "Hand Position" (Eb Major) - "Little Bo-Peep" 
  • 42. Forearm Attack 
  • 43. New "Hand Position" (E Major) - "Peasant Dance" 
  • 44. Broken Chord Accompaniment - "Long, Long Ago" 
  • 45. Three "Hand Positions" - "Silent Night" 
  • 46. Scale Patterns and Chords - "A Keyboard Recreation" 
  • 47. Interpreting Characteristic Music - "The Streamliner" 
  • 48. New "Hand Position" (Ab Major) - "To a Skyscraper 
  • 49. Two "Hand Positions" (Both Hands) - "Dublin Town" 
  • 50. Sixteenth Notes 
  • Examination No. 4 
  • Technical Drills 
  • Four Certificates of Merit 

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  • 5

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  • August 18, 2014 A Real Gem

    I taught myself how to read music and play piano w/this book when I was 8 years old. I'm 50 now, and I'm glad to see its still available for ppl wanting to learn the instrument. It will help you get a solid foundation as a beginner...

    if you have any innate musical talent. Geared towards children, but adult beginners who aren't too proud can benefit too. What really helped me was to emphasis on 'hand positions' w/photographic examples.

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  • 5

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    Difficulty Level:
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  • December 30, 2011 Good to get basics

    I bought this to help relearn the basics after not playing for many years. It was a good choice for that purpose.

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  • 5

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  • September 18, 2011 still well worth it!

    Thompson piano course has been around for many years-I used it as a beginning piano student. It is a method that encourages note reading and pattern reading as well as sight reading.I have tried other method books but find that Thompson books meet more of my students needs...

    . I use supplemental materials as warranted.

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  • 5

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  • July 25, 2011 john Thompson

    I have used his series for many years and it is the best ever written advances students rapidly

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  • 5

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    Difficulty Level:
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  • April 20, 2010 Delightfully dated, but encouraging

    I picked this book up in a secondhand store, with the intention of teaching myself to play the piano. I already play other instruments and have always harboured a desire to play a keyboard, tackle complex harmony and improve my sight-reading. I found the finger numbers others have mentioned...

    aren't such a problem. You can zone-them-out with a bit of discipline, though I guess children would be tempted to rely on them. It helps being 49 years old - and probably blind as a bat! I found the descriptions interesting and the establishment of the finger patterns helpful. The pieces are understandably antiquated, the illustrations and lyrics delightfully kitsch by today's standards, but it's a charming and methodical tutor.

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