Ying Ying Ng/Margaret O'Sullivan Farrell: Poco Piano For Young Children - Book 4

Books | Piano

Publisher: Poco Studio
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 4 reinforces and revises all concepts learned in Books 1-3. It contains attractive repertoire in various styles and from different periods. Each piece has a comprehensive preparation section covering the musical, technical and structural matters which will be encountered. The aim is to cultivate critical thinking and musical awareness in the student. As in previous books, the child is actively involved through the use of writing, colouring, tracing and pasting, thereby making the preparation an enjoyable activity. The standard of the repertoire approaches that of Grade 1.

ISBN: 9789834304850
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 22 September 2011
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9834304854

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        Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
        10 out of 10


        London GB I rely on Musicroom!
        The value is the train of thought, and the reinforcement with stickers and fun tunes and drawings. Since I teach, I can explain the "inbetween" ideas. It's a little
        too young for some beginners, but ideal for a tester of the interest and context of piano lessons.
        The theory book references mean that I feel it must be best for parents to purchase both the theory and tutorial.
        It's a tutorial with all the trimmings, but not enough theory. Buying both for the whole series would be more than my parents would be interested in. So I am hesitant to follow this series exclusively and mix it with other series for the following stages.
        Confirmed purchase: 26 April 2017
        Published on: 10 May 2017
        9 out of 10


        Preston GB Retired music teacher
        My grand daughter loves it and is motivated to practise every day.
        She is dyslexic and finds the large clear notation very easy to read.
        A melody on each page doesn't over face and provides positive reinforcement of learning and progress.
        It develops two hand playing right from the beginning.
        Melodies are catchy and interesting right from the beginning and include melody playing in the left hand developing dexterity in both hands.
        Gradual and very appropriate introduction and reinforcement of notation and dynamics
        Once the player has mastered the 'thumbs on middle C' position, a change of hand position is introduced. The left hand thumb on D and right hand thumb on middle C position is confusing as the overlapping hands don't sit naturally and encourages playing first one hand and then the other. This demotivated my granddaughter and we left these tunes out after learning the note.
        Confirmed purchase: 30 November 2015
        Published on: 12 January 2016