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

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

by Carol Barratt

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

(Music Sales America). 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825633256
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.84(w) x 11.66(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

General Topics
Piano keyboard and musical alphabet4
Notation5
Sitting at the piano7
Hands: separately8
Hands: alternating14
Hands: together24
Dynamics11
Rests16
Tied notes17
Eighth notes19
Phrase-marks19
Dotted quarter notes21
Flats22
Half steps22
Sharps23
Chords26
Expression marks28
Whole steps33
Naturals35
Reading note groups - lines and spaces36
Moving out of hand positions39
Key signatures43
Leger lines44
Extending the hands46
Slurs49
Staccato52
Sustain pedal56
Dictionary of terms64
Pieces
Au Clair de la Lune French Shoo Shaggie Scottish9
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 French16
When the Saints Go Marching In American17
Ode to Joy Beethoven (arr.)18
Din, Don Spanish Shepherd's Hey English20
Skye Boat Song Scottish21
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 English26
Carefree John Turk Miserable Mary! C.B.27
Clog Dance English28
Gavotte Hook (arr.)29
Der Meyen Swiss31
Little Sonata Wilton32
Gavotte Handel (arr.)33
Raccoon Rag C.B.34
Mopstick Rag C.B.35
Bobby Shaftoe English39
Two-Part Invention C.B.40
L'homme Arme French41
Les Cinq Doigts Stravinsky42
Russian Dance Goedicke43
Duet - Monet's Garden C.B.44
Allemande Schein46
Poor Wand'ring One Sullivan (arr.)47
Scarborough Fair English48
Cradle Song Kabalevsky49
German Dance Schubert (arr.)50
Don Giovanni Mozart (arr.)51
Staccato Study Czerny53
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 Syne60
Swan Lake Tchaikovsky (arr.)61
Fur Elise Beethoven (arr.)62

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