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The first volume of one of the most systematic and successful piano methods ever compiled. Volume 1 covers the elementary stages of study, including singing and picking out melodies, familiarisation with the keyboard and reading printed music.
"This is a tutor that gets on with the task of teaching the basics of piano playing without wasting paper and ink on fripperies.
At the end of it, the pupil:
*has learned a wide range of rhythmic patterns, *can read the pitches on the treble part of the piano fluently, *has begun to read the notes on the bass staff, *has learned at least 7 keys including E major and *can play several scales.
It encourages the pupil to memorize as much as possible and to pick out well known tunes in a variety of keys.
This tutor is, however, harder work for the teacher and it is helpful if a parent can be present at some of the earlier lessons especially for young children."