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

Something New Every Lesson

By John Thompson

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Something New Every Lesson. 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).

Item Number: 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.".

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    Spring Hill, FL
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 17, 2012 Good Refresher

    I was looking for a way to refresh my memory after many years of not playing the piano and the John Thompson books have been ideal for this.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Lago vista, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 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 is my favorite series because it does not "baby" the student but it makes it easy for the student to teach his/herself like I have ily:) lolz

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  • 5

    Location:
    Sydney NSW
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 11, 2010 Good book

    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...

    the John Thompson series to anybody eho wants to learn piano.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Emerald Hills, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • July 08, 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 able to get through the piece at a slow tempo without mistakes. Mastery at tempo is quite challenging. You should be comfortable with moving your hands from fingering to fingering before attempting this book, as most of the pieces have your hands moving with recommended finger numbers in various keys. Some may be off put by the "old-fashioned" nature of the pieces, but you'll be exposed to pieces from Carmen, Bach, ballet, and various folk music pieces that give musicians some background into where music grew from historically. I'd recommend going through the book with the assistance of a piano teacher, but I have been able to follow it without formal training.

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  • 5

    Location:
    The Villages, Fl, transplanted from Albany, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • September 26, 2007 Teacher for several years

    John Thompson covers all aspects of teaching piano. It progresses nicely through each piece. Those who complete this book go on to become accomplished musicians.

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