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The Music Tree - Part 1

A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano

By Frances Clark

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A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano. Francis Clark Music Tree. Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. Learn To Play. Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, illustrations, easy piano notation, fingerings, harmony part (for the teacher) and lyrics (on most songs). 64 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0686S).

Item Number: AP.0686S

ISBN 0874876869. 9x12 inches.

THE MUSIC TREE series continues the development of complete musicianship by providing the beginner with delightful and varied repertoire. The pupil learns a variety of idioms encompassing folk, jazz, and pop. The creativity of the students is emphasized since they are given musical segments to rearrange, transpose, complete or to use as the basis for a new composition. Technical aspects are also addressed including greater facility, blocked intervals and chords, and more hands together playing. Guided training steps are used to encourage intelligent practice skills.

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The Music Tree series continues the development of complete musicianship by providing the beginner with delightful and varied repertoire. The pupil learns a variety of idioms encompassing folk, jazz and pop. The creativity of the students is emphasized since they are given musical segments to rearrange, transpose, complete or to use as the basis for a new composition. Technical aspects are also addressed including greater facility, blocked intervals and chords, and more hands together playing. Guided training steps are used to encourage intelligent practice skills.

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  • 4

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Thornton, CO
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • February 17, 2012 Solid method for reading!

    This is a fabulous piano series that often goes unnoticed in the world of piano methods. It takes an intervallic approach to note reading, which means that it teaches the student to read by intervals (2nds, 3rds, 4ths, etc.) before it ever teaches them the name of a note. It...

    does this off the staff, on 2 or 3 lines in Time to Begin, the book before this. In this book, I starts out by teaching them three guide notes - C, G and Bass F and then teaches them to start a 2nd above or below that note, a 3rd above or below that note, all the way up to a 4th or 5th. So they are identify notes in relation to the guide notes. I also love how it doesn't keep them in one position like some other methods - have you ever noticed that students have an issue with always playing middle C with their thumb? If they use this course, they will come out strong readers. I do use this method with another method that teaches by note name because we still want them to learn the names of the notes!

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • January 04, 2008 Excellent Book

    My wife has been using The Music Tree for a number of years and likes it very much. [...]

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  • 5

    CLH
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • June 27, 2007 An excellent series!

    A friend introduced me to "The Music Tree" series. I was attracted to the series because of the logic in how the concepts are organized. Learning to compose and transpose from the beginning are wonderful components. I wish The Music Tree had been around when I was a kid.

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