Ying Ying Ng/Margaret O’Sullivan Farrell: Poco Piano For Young Children - Book 1

Books | Piano

Catalogue No: 983430482X
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

With its highly attractive, full-colour, age-appropriate layout, Poco Piano For Young Children encourages young children to take the first steps on a difficult, but thoroughly rewarding journey. Together with the Music Theory for Young Children books, the Poco Piano For Young Children series leads the child from the very beginning to grade 1 level.

Poco Piano for Young Children includes exercises to help the child develop technique, rhythm and reading, and it involves the child in activities such as pasting, colouring, tracing, circling and clapping.

Book 1 introduces the child to the keyboard, staves, clefs, simple time signatures, note values and rests. Reading encompasses notes to a 5th above and a 5th below Middle C. The notes A and E are introduced first, played by a braced 3rd finger of each hand. This encourages free movement of the whole arm from the shoulder, and develops a natural, balanced hand position, before the 5-finger position is gradually mastered. The first line of the treble stave and the fifth line of the bass stave are highlighted, and further lines are similarly treated as the child learns more notes. Staccato, slurs, ties, upbeats and repeat signs are all experienced in Book 1. Tempo and dynamic markings encourage musical playing, and are in English, in order to avoid “knowledge overload”.

ISBN: 9789834304829
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 22 September 2011
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Publisher: Poco Studio

        Ying Ying Ng/Margaret O'Sullivan Farrell: Poco Piano For Young Children - Book 1 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Glasgow GB
        Beautifully illustrated, brightly colourful, easy to read and an enjoyable experience for young children learning piano.
        There is nothing to criticise everything is well explained and good fun.
        Confirmed purchase: 16 February 2016
        Published on: 02 March 2016
        10 out of 10


        GB Piano Teacher
        Child-friendly, colourful content & pieces which can be sung (Old MacDonald, Twinkle Star, Frog & Flamingo etc). Interactive teaching pages which support learning (stickers with new musical information, circle the new note etc). Very well-structured progression of concepts - pedagogically very sound. Step-by-step teaches how to read music (Bass F to Treble G, 'Middle C position - Book 2 progresses quickly & smoothly into several different positions). Large music staves so easy to read. Good focus on steps, skips and intervals.
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        Confirmed purchase: 22 December 2014
        Published on: 12 January 2015