The Classic Piano Course Book 1: Starting to Play: The New Piano Course for Older Beginners

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This new, user-friendly course means you can take up the piano at any age! Whether you're learning from scratch, or starting again, these three books will guide you gently into the pleasure of piano playing. You learn as you play. The course is based on familiar favorites from the classical repertoire, themes from opera and ballet, folksongs and blues, music by contemporary classical composers, and original pieces by Carol Barratt herself. The books include fascinating items of musical history and biography, an ...

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Overview

This new, user-friendly course means you can take up the piano at any age! Whether you're learning from scratch, or starting again, these three books will guide you gently into the pleasure of piano playing. You learn as you play. The course is based on familiar favorites from the classical repertoire, themes from opera and ballet, folksongs and blues, music by contemporary classical composers, and original pieces by Carol Barratt herself. The books include fascinating items of musical history and biography, an easy-to-follow introduction to the theory of music, and suggested listening to enhance your musical appreciation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825633256
  • Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 645,640
  • Product dimensions: 7.84 (w) x 11.66 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

General Topics
Piano keyboard and musical alphabet 4
Notation 5
Sitting at the piano 7
Hands: separately 8
Hands: alternating 14
Hands: together 24
Dynamics 11
Rests 16
Tied notes 17
Eighth notes 19
Phrase-marks 19
Dotted quarter notes 21
Flats 22
Half steps 22
Sharps 23
Chords 26
Expression marks 28
Whole steps 33
Naturals 35
Reading note groups - lines and spaces 36
Moving out of hand positions 39
Key signatures 43
Leger lines 44
Extending the hands 46
Slurs 49
Staccato 52
Sustain pedal 56
Dictionary of terms 64
Pieces
Au Clair de la Lune French Shoo Shaggie Scottish 9
Air des Bouffons French Largo Dvorak (arr.) 11
Pick 'n' Mix C.B. 12
Surprise Symphony Haydn (arr.) 14
Tallis's Canon Tallis Barratt's Canon! C.B. 15
(Resting!) On The Bridge At Avignon French 16
When the Saints Go Marching In American 17
Ode to Joy Beethoven (arr.) 18
Din, Don Spanish Shepherd's Hey English 20
Skye Boat Song Scottish 21
Two Excerpts - Symphony No. 1 Brahms (arr.) 22
Rigadoon Purcell (arr.) F[sharp] Workout C.B. 23
First Study Czerny (arr.) 25
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes English 26
Carefree John Turk Miserable Mary! C.B. 27
Clog Dance English 28
Gavotte Hook (arr.) 29
Der Meyen Swiss 31
Little Sonata Wilton 32
Gavotte Handel (arr.) 33
Raccoon Rag C.B. 34
Mopstick Rag C.B. 35
Bobby Shaftoe English 39
Two-Part Invention C.B. 40
L'homme Arme French 41
Les Cinq Doigts Stravinsky 42
Russian Dance Goedicke 43
Duet - Monet's Garden C.B. 44
Allemande Schein 46
Poor Wand'ring One Sullivan (arr.) 47
Scarborough Fair English 48
Cradle Song Kabalevsky 49
German Dance Schubert (arr.) 50
Don Giovanni Mozart (arr.) 51
Staccato Study Czerny 53
La Traviata Verdi (arr.) 54
Air in F Bach (attrib.) 55
The Blue Danube J. Strauss II (arr.) 57
Valse Chopin (arr.) 58
Lullaby Brahms (arr.) 59
Auld Lang Syne 60
Swan Lake Tchaikovsky (arr.) 61
Fur Elise Beethoven (arr.) 62
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