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The Total Classical Pianist

A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Classical Piano Playing

By Cathy Schane-Lydon

A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Classical Piano Playing. Composed by Cathy Schane-Lydon. Book; CD; Method/Instruction; Piano Method. The Total Pianist. Masterwork Arrangement. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.35016).

Item Number: AP.35016

ISBN 0739069810.

With The Total Classical Pianist, you go from from the beginning level all the way to advanced by learning and playing real classical music that is recognizable, tuneful, and pleasurable for both the player and the listener. Taking a practical approach, the book uses music that is almost entirely based on melody and chords. Instead of learning and playing individual notes, you will actually see the chord patterns within the music, making sight-reading easier. Dozens of well-known classical tunes are included from composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and more. The enclosed CD contains live performances of examples and pieces from the book.

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  • 2012-06-05 00:00:00.0 Good book for later beginner

    This is the book I use for high school student that are just starting the piano. This is also a great book for people that have another major instrument and just learning piano for secondary reasons. There are very good pieces in here, and they are in a few keys...

    in some cases, demanding transposition from the student. Good reference section in back. The book moves too quick for a small child, it makes it to early intermediate in one book.

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