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The Music Tree - Time to Begin, Primer

A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano

By Frances Clark

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Piano - Beginner
A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano. Francis Clark Music Tree. Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. Learn To Play. Instructional book (big note notation). With introductory text, instructional text, illustrations, big note notation, fingerings, harmony part (for the teacher) and lyrics (on most songs). 72 pages. Alfred Music #00-0685S. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0685S).

Item Number: AP.0685S

ISBN 0874876850. 9x12 inches. English.

TIME TO BEGIN, the cornerstone of the MUSIC TREE series, is a unique and highly effective approach to beginning piano instruction. Starting with off-staff notation, it leads the student to reading direction and intervals, and climaxes with the discovery of the Grand Staff. Also included is a carefully designed program of rhythm, technic and creative work. Newly revised for 2000. Features new and exclusive music. Also, new 12X9 size and 4-color pages. Also availalbe: The recording (0967S, CD; 0961S, MIDI) features electronic renditions of the music; it offers the accompaniment alone, or both the student's and teacher's parts.

About The Music Tree

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.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Sheila
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2018-09-06 11:56:30.0 The only choice

    I have taught kids piano for years and each time I get someone who started with Alfred or Bastien I give it my best to try to continue but every time I come back to the Music Tree. If you want a kid who can read music easily, you need...

    this book! The red, blue, and green books are also indispensible.

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  • 5

    fv
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2016-08-04 02:48:10.0 Simply the Best

    As a studio teacher and concert pianist, I am keen on exploring the best possible state-of-the-art pedagogy methods for my teachings. So far, the Music Tree Series, especially their Time to Begin Primer, has been my staple for ten years and is going to be till I...

    find another more convincing and sound method as a replacement. Salute to Frances Clark! This classic intervallic approach deserves to be more well-known. Moreover, it get rid of many pianist technical problem with ease, right from the start. That's said, it is also true that more workshops are needed to educate teachers HOW to use this book properly.

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  • 5

    stclaircan
    Location:
    Canada
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2012-10-24 00:00:00.0 Music Tree Primer

    This was the book I began with eons ago. Attractive to children, with a pace that gives them a sense of accomplishment and a logical evolution of very basic piano playing. NOT all in the key of C, thank you very much!

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  • 5

    Lynette
    Location:
    NC
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2012-09-25 00:00:00.0 Excellent Methos

    I have taught Bastien, Faber and Alfred. This method has always been my favorite. Kids can play up and down the keyboard from the first lesson. That beats middle-c approach every time.

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  • 5

    Joyce Groshong
    Location:
    Chico, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2012-08-18 00:00:00.0 Music Tree - Time to Begin, Primer

    I have used this method to introduce music reading since the 1960s when Frances Clark was still presenting demonstrations at Conventions. It has given a basic foundation, and quite predictably good results for my students over the years. I know there are off-shoots of her ground-breaking work and...

    I have tried them. They are very good but, in my opinion, The Music Tree still is the most fool-proof and thorough. I usually take students through the other levels while supplementing with a lot of other materials. Thank you, Frances Clark!

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