Making The Grade: Complete Beginners' Programme (Piano)

Books | Piano

Publisher: Omnibus Press
Author: Lynda Frith
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
This volume contains all the pieces from the Preparatory Grade and Grades 1 & 2 of the popular Making The Grade series. A collection of 60 popular piano tunes expertly arranged by teacher, composer and arranger Lynda Frith to take you from beginner to the successful completion of Grade 2 using tunes you already know! Famous melodies make it easy to learn new skills and progress through the grades.
ISBN: 9780711976610
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 16 June 1999
No of pages: 96
Language: English
Catalogue No: OP48139

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        Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Wigton GB Teaching music for years!
        Lots of well known tunes for young students to play. Graded from beginner to grade 2.
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        Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2019
        Published on: 17 January 2019
        10 out of 10


        isle of wight GB mature beginner
        Lovely tunes, with good progression
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        Confirmed purchase: 08 January 2018
        Published on: 08 February 2018
        9 out of 10


        Corringham GB Beginner pianist and crafter
        Fantastic tunes. The revised and updated editions have different tunes to this edition.
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        Confirmed purchase: 20 July 2016
        Published on: 06 August 2016

        Musicroom Reviews

        Great selection of songs, easy to play and sound great.
        Anonymous - (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
        A good collection for the beginner who already knows their basic notes. Covers from preliminary to grade 2, although I would say grade 1 & 2 is more working towards the grade than the standard of ABRSM grades. Contains many well known pieces so that parents, whether musical or not can help their children.
        Anonymous - (Sidcup, United Kingdom)
        Our piano tutor asked me to buy this book (among others) when my 2 children first began to learn to play the family piano we now have. They took to it well and the book has clear explanations for young children.
        Anonymous - (Gloucester, United Kingdom)
        As a complete beginner at playing the piano, I purchased this book to help my development.So far,so good.The book gives easy instructions to playing the basic pieces.Going through the book step by step gradually builds up your skills and confidence.Good buy.
        Anonymous - (Aberdare, United Kingdom)
        Excellent book featuring lots of well known tunes, great for beginners who require practice in sight reading.
        Anonymous - (Keighley, United Kingdom)
        Great to have the range from Preparatory to Grade 2 all in one book and clearly listed in grades in the front. Downside is the binding - book tends to fall off the keyboard stand, but this is improved by using paperclips (the individual grade books stay on fine.) Could be further improved with a practice CD as children don't know many of the tunes. Arrangements and progression are good.
        Anonymous - (Exeter, United Kingdom)
        As a self taught pianist, I found this book to be an invaluable tool for increasing repertoire and improving sight reading. It's full of familiar pieces that are easy and fun to learn, and yet sound impressive to anyone listening! It's a great book to use alongside a self-tuition course, and I would recommend it to all beginner pianists of any age.
        Angel - (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
        Very pleased, as it has preparatory, grade 1 and grade 2 a very helpful book thank you - Kay Powell
        Anonymous - (Tamworth, United Kingdom)
        This is a useful addition to a more formal piano teaching book especially as it contains many well known tunes and songs; useful sight reading practice for early grades
        Anonymous - (WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom)
        I got it delivered very quickly and it was well kept and sealed. Nice book & interesting (along with my other on-line purchase: The Classic Piano course..)A nice book for a start!
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        I'm very impressed by this compilation. Each piece is well known, a great incentive to encourage that little bit extra practise.
        Anonymous - (Urmston, United Kingdom)