John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano – First Grade (Book Only)
First Grade – English
by John Thompson
Piano Method - Sheet Music

Item Number: 391368
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John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano – First Grade (Book Only)
First Grade – English
by John Thompson
Piano Method - Sheet Music

Item Number: 391368
3.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
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First Grade - Book only (English) Piano/Keyboard

SKU: HL.412081

First Grade – English. Willis. Learn To Play. Instructional book (softcover). With 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 9780877180050. UPC: 786324056403. 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