Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours
Arranger: Nikolaev, Vladimir
Editor: Nikolaev, A.
Series: Russian School of Piano Playing
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
Buy Together For: $33.64
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."
Rating: 11/11/2005 By: Suzanne J Webber