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Piano Course - A "The Red Book" (Revised)

Leading To Mastery Of The Instrument

By John W. Schaum

Leading To Mastery Of The Instrument. Method/Instruction; Piano - Schaum Method. John W. Schaum Piano Course. Learn To Play. Instructional book. With fingerings, instructional text, illustrations and introductory text. 48 pages. Published by Schaum Publications, Inc. (AP.EL00166A).

Item Number: AP.EL00166A

ISBN 0769218148. With fingerings, instructional text, illustrations and introductory text. Learn To Play. 9x12 inches.

A time-honored tradition just got better! The JOHN W. SCHAUM PIANO COURSE has been newly revised with 100 percent new engravings and typesetting, color highlighting for concept emphasis, updated song titles and lyrics, and full-color illustrations. Other products available separately from the best-selling John W. Schaum collection: * John W. Schaum Piano Course (level Pre-A or "Green" through H or "Grey") * Schaum Pop Favorites (level Pre-A or "Green" through C "Purple") * After the H Book (Volume I & II) * Adult Piano Course (Book I-III) * "Pop" Piano Course (Book I-IV) * Popular Piano Pieces (level Pre-A or "Green" through D or "Orange") * Schaum Christmas (level "Green" through "Orange") * John W. Schaum Solo Piano Albums (For the Young Student) * additional supplementary books.

  • Outlining Hands 
  • Sight Reading Discovery 
  • Sight Reading Drills 
  • Five-Finger Position In C Major 
  • Phrase Development 
  • How To Count 
  • Rhythmic Development 
  • Musical Terms 
  • Half Steps And Whole Steps 
  • Accidentals 
  • Five-Finger Position In G Major 
  • Crescendo And Diminuendo 
  • Andante And Review 
  • Music Appreciation 
  • Arm Phrasing Touch 
  • Bringing Out The Melody 
  • Extended Right Hand Position 
  • Left Hand Development 
  • Piano Quiz No. 1 
  • Transposing 
  • Technique 
  • Memorization 
  • Scale Writing 
  • C Major Scale (Ascending) 
  • Broken Chord And The Triad 
  • Five-Finger Position In F Major 
  • Extended R.H. Position In F Major 
  • Reading Notes As Well As Finger Numbers 
  • Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns 
  • Five-Finger Position In D Major 
  • Extended R.H. Position In D Major 
  • Intervals: The Third 
  • New Hand Position (Bb Major) 
  • The Pianoforte And Fortissimo 
  • Staccato Study 
  • Hand Position: Key Of A Major 
  • Repertoire 
  • The Dotted Quarter Note In 4/4 Time 
  • The Dotted Quarter Note In 3/4 Time 
  • Reversible Melody 
  • Changing Keys 
  • Piano Quiz No. 2 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • November 16, 2014 Highly recommended

    I used these music books as a child to learn piano and I still remember the notes and how to play some thirty years later. I went from the Red book to the purple book.

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  • 5

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  • April 15, 2011 Red book is best for begiiners.

    i used red book and it is logical. and amazing book for the of my adult beginner made quick progress...special features the hand position for every scale and the consistent fingers suggested all go to success.

    23 of 54 people found this review helpful.
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  • 3

    New Jersey
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  • January 22, 2010 I'm in the Middle on This One

    For the most part I enjoy this series. I grew up using it and I use this method, along with other methods, for my students. However transitioning some of my students from Primer Level to Book A has been quite difficult. They finish the Primer Level with barely any hands...

    together practice and begin book A with a brand new Left Hand position WHILE playing hands together. I have noticed this to be a very difficult task to accomplish, especially for my young beginners.

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    33 of 60 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Vernon, CT
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  • June 13, 2009 Schaum's Making Music Method is Better

    I like the older courses like this one for supplemental use. Schaum, however, has written a much better piano course that a lot of teachers don't even know about. It is entitled the "Making Music Method." The new course parallels this older one, but it uses modern pedagogy, including...

    an emphasis on intervals and chords. Teachers who like Schaum will like the newer method, and they will be taking advantage of 60 years of research at the Schaum Piano School.

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    35 of 62 people found this review helpful.
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  • 4

    Prosser, WA
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  • April 11, 2009 Tried and true

    I used this book as a child with lessons. I still have my original one. I like the colored pictures, but the concepts are the same.

    26 of 58 people found this review helpful.
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