This exciting new teaching method, by the renowned piano pedagogue Hans-Günter Heumann is ideal for adults and young people looking to learn the piano from scratch, or for those returning to the piano after a break from playing.
Using classical music as a basis for learning, this method introduces interesting, varied and well-known pieces right from the outset. The two method books have been carefully designed to progress in small manageable steps, beginning with simple fingering patterns and exercises, onto some of the most beautiful melodies and pieces from the baroque, classical and romantic eras, such as the Ode to Joy, Für Elise and the Blue Danube Waltz.
Leading the student through a range of exercises, repertoire pieces, theory checks, tips on practising, playing and technique, and composer biographies, the process of learning is made interesting, informed and fun.
The four supplementary volumes present further material to help learning at each stage of the students’ development, as well as offering up a wider range of beautiful pieces, for the solo pianist, or piano duet.
The method books and duet collections are accompanied by a CD recording of all pieces performed on a grand piano by a professional concert pianist, as well as some additional accompanying parts, which can be used as play-along tracks.
Heumann: Merry and Sad
Hering: Wild Horseman
Le Couppey: Melody No. 12
German Folk Song: Hansel and Gretel
from Salzburg: Lullaby
Heumann: Rock Fever
Mozart: Oragnia figata fa
L. Mozart: Minuet
French Folk Songs: For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Heumann: Perfect Day
American Folk Tune: Banks of the Ohio
Czerny: The Little Pianist, op. 823 No. 6
Gurlitt: Morning Greeting, op. 210 No. 1
Gurlitt: Little Melodic Exercises for Beginners, op. 187 No. 13
Gurlitt: Little Melodic Exercises for Beginners, op. 187 No. 14
Gurlitt: Little Melodic Exercises for Beginners, op. 187 No. 15
Gurlitt: Little Melodic Exercises for Beginners, op. 187 No. 16
Gurlitt: Lullaby, op. 197 No. 1
from Czech Republic: Buzz, Buzz, Buzz!
Traditional: When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Heumann: Dance at the Royal Court
Heumann: Beethoven Goes Rock
Arne: Rule Britannia
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
J. Strauss: Radetzky March
Le Couppey:Melody No. 15
Mozart: That Sound is so Lovely
van den Hove: Antique Dance
Beyer: Piano Piece, op. 101 No. 39
Mozart: Andante grazioso
Czerny: The Little Pianist, op. 823 No. 15
Beyer: Piano Piece, op. 101 No. 61
German Folk Tune, 18th Century: Fairytale Melody
Gurlitt: The Brave Boy, op. 197 No. 3
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Beyer: Piano Piece, op. 101 No. 60
Heumann: Rocky Keys
Heumann: Piano My Love