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Eckstein Piano Course Book One

For Individual or Class Instruction

By Johannes Brahms

Piano and Keyboard Piano
For Individual or Class Instruction. Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Maxwell Eckstein, James Bland, and J. Spilman. SWS. Back To School. Classical. Student book. With Standard notation. 32 pages. Carl Fischer #O3703. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.O3703).

Item Number: CF.O3703

ISBN 9780825807589. 12 x 9 inches. Text: Maxwell Eckstein. Maxwell Eckstein.

Maxwell Eckstein brings you the first in his series of 6 course books for piano from his classic beginner piano method designed for youngsters. This book presents material in a natural manner that is both concise and comprehensive. The student will progress in a step-by-step manner while having fun. This book gives the youngster a basic understanding of the piano and helps to build good musicianship. This course book is perfect for individual instruction or in a classroom setting.

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  • 3

    Kevin Coan
    Vernon, CT
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  • July 05, 2009 Great supplement

    Research in pedagogy suggests that most students learn best from an intervallic approach to reading music, which this course is not. Numerous finger numbers run interference with learning to read music. Therefore, I cannot recommend the course for use as a primary method. That said, if a teacher is willing...

    to white out the numbers, these books make an outstanding supplement to an intervallic course. The pieces emphasize the contrapuntal style. Much of the music consists of excerpts of classical masterworks, arranged to give the student a taste of the original. The music is interesting, and the pieces are short enough so as not to detract from the work in the primary course. Since the pictures are black and white, the course can be used for older students without being too insulting. Multikey training occurs early in the course. Keys progress to four sharps and flats by Book 4. Overall, the course leads a student to early grade 3 with interesting, melodious music.

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