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The Classic Piano Course Book 2: Building Your Skills

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Artist: Carol Barratt
Series: Classic Piano Course
Catalogue #: CH60982
ISBN: 9780711943124


Book 2 Building Your Skills covers choosing and owning a piano, the major scale, tied quavers, metronome marks, triplets, plus over twenty pieces including The Entertainer and The Blue Danube. Also includes 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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Scores 9.6 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
9 out of 10


Good variety of pieces
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 29 December 2016
Published on: 15 January 2017
10 out of 10


Northallerton GB
I have used the Carol Barratt books successfully with several piano pupils and I have no hesitation in recommending them for their easy to follow content and the manner in which piano playing skills are developed in a step-by-step approach.
No bad points
Confirmed purchase: 05 September 2016
Published on: 25 September 2016
10 out of 10


Aberdeen GB 41 yr old beginner
Very quickly into recognisable tunes and each exercise teaches a new point
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 15 September 2015
Published on: 02 October 2015

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating I started as an adult beginner on The Classic Piano Course Book 1 but quickly felt I wanted more challenging but achievable pieces. Book 2 gave me just that, pieces that were familiar, not too easy but not too difficult either. This book built naturally upon the first course extending my understanding of musical notation and my early skills as a piano. I'd recommend both books to any other adult beginner who really wants to learn but doesn't want to be patronised in the process!

Customer Rating Lovely book for an adult beginner. Follows on perfectly from book 1. Full of pieces by famous composers.

Customer Rating I like this book. After a break of 26 years I've started playing again. The melodies are enjoyable and accessible.
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Customer Rating Part of an excellent course. The second book contains a good cross section of different style pieces and continues to challenge the player.
See more reviews by rkw - (Wirral, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Really good for the adult, although seems to jump quite quickly from about 4th piece in and gets quite difficult.

Customer Rating I was advised by my teacher to purchase this book having completed another grade 1 book she gave me. Some of the pieces are quite a jump for me i.e. there are some difficult sections, I believe. However, having started the book the other week, I find it a good book not only for the varied collection of music but the exercises pieces as well. My teacher is picking out appropriate pieces for me to progress. She is very pleased with this and so am I! I do feel that I am achieving something and I like the challenge of what could be difficult pieces for me.

Customer Rating I have used Book 1 of The Classic Piano Course and am now embarking on Book 2. They are ideal for the adult learner(or returner). My piano teacher has started using them for her other adult pupils and is impressed with them.

Customer Rating I have just begun Book 2 after working my way through Book 1 and I am finding immense pleasure in re-learning to play the piano. I think the books move along quite quickly - perhaps a complete beginner would need other pieces to consolidate progress. At the stage I am at now, they are perfect for me. The pieces are popular and mostly known to me, but the odd piece catches me out! Just the job!
See more reviews by JaneB - (Leicester, United Kingdom)

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Sales Rank: Not specified
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Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: 40 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music

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