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John W. Schaum Piano Course: Pre-A - The Green Book

Leading to Mastery of the Instrument

By John W. Schaum

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Piano - Early Elementary
Leading to Mastery of the Instrument. Method/Instruction; Piano - Schaum Method. John W. Schaum Piano Course. Learn To Play. Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, illustrations, easy piano notation and fingerings. 45 pages. Published by Schaum Publications, Inc. (AP.EL00165A).

Item Number: AP.EL00165A

ISBN 0769236014. 9x12 inches.

A time-honored tradition just got better! The JOHN W. SCHAUM PIANO COURSE has been revised with 100 percent new engravings and typesetting, color highlighting for concept emphasis, updated song titles and lyrics, and full-color illustrations.

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  • 5

    Gabrielle
    Location:
    Clovis CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-12-08 01:46:00.0 Schaum Pre-A

    Love this book! I started using it to supplement the Alfred’s A and B early beginner books. I finally dropped the Alfred’s with my student and went completely with the Schaum when my student was doing so much better with this. My student learned to read music much...

    faster with this course. It doesn’t depend on learning by “finger number” as many of the other methods do. Most of the newer methods spend an inordinate amount of time with “pre-reading” stuff, meaning the student has to depend entirely on “finger number” reading than actual note reading. A previous reviewer didn’t seem to like that this book stressed “note reading” over “intervals”. I didn’t find that to be true at all. Unless the teacher is lazy, they are going to stress both. Having a Ph.D, I certainly haven’t found a pedagogy course that states learning to play by intervals is more preferable than learning to read notes.

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  • 5

    Grant C
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-01-17 16:01:31.0 The Old Standard

    As a teacher, I have been using Schaum's Green Book for over 20 years. I prefer it to the primer levels in other methods because it starts with note reading immediately and the pieces are of very high quality. The revision with color pictures was a huge success, although...

    I do prefer the old version of "Eskimo Boy" with the chromatic notes. I just write them into the score and students adjust fine. Pretty Polly is the toughest to teach because of the crossed thumbs. Leave it out if you have to.

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  • 5

    Kimberly Fults
    Location:
    Morrison, Tn
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2009-04-28 00:00:00.0 Great for beginners of all ages.

    I teach all ages as beginners. This book is not too fast and not to repetative so it is great for all ages. I reccommend it to any piano teacher for their students. I actually switched from another book to this one.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2009-04-10 00:00:00.0 Been around since 1945 for a reason!!

    I started using this method approximately three years ago after trying Alfred, Bastien, and other series. This has been the best by far! It moves along at a comfortable pace that students seem to really enjoy. "The Funny Bunny" tends to make young, beginning students feel like they are playing...

    something fabulous. "Hot Dog Stand" has just enough movement and such a great tune that every single student has loved (even older beginners). I can see why this book has been around so long.

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    Anonymous
    Location:
    Illinois
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2008-10-14 00:00:00.0 Great series, wonderful method

    Young children benefit from this great method of learning piano. It is the same one that I learned with as a young child, and I am finding it easy to teach my niece using John W. Schaum's orderly method. The best pianists begin with a good foundation, and this...

    series has it. I use the adult series to teach adults, also.

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