John W. Schaum: Piano Course A - The Red Book

Books | Piano

Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Author: John W. Schaum
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

The John W. Schaum Piano Course is a time-honoured tutor book for young beginners, to start them off with the basics, and eventually leading them to mastery. The Red Book is for beginners at around Grade 1 standard.

The John W. Schaum Piano Course is an authoritative and comprehensive tutor series for beginners of all ages. It's incredibly well-presented with colour pictures, useful information and guidance material. The aim of the book is to teach in the most natural and enjoyable way, through popular melodies. The method enables the student to progress in a logical fashion through Pre A to F. This Red Book is intended for pupils who have progressed from the Pre-A Green Book, presenting a smooth transition that introduces new concepts while reinforcing old ones.
Of all the innumerable tutor series out there, the John W. Schaum books receive some of the widest acclaim from teachers and students of all ages. Presenting all of the essential information clearly and simply, it also uses easy-to-use diagrams and pictures to help visualise often complex information. These books are the perfect blend of a challenge without being frustratingly difficult, if you already have some musical experience, or you're a teenage or adult beginner, this book will be ideal, but for younger beginners or those with absolutely no musical experience, the Pre-A Green book is probably more appropriate.
Introducing sight-reading initially, the Red Book moves through all of the fundamentals such as the C Major position, rhythm, melodies, scales, different chords, different intervals and so on. All the way through there are practical examples that help to put the theoretical ideas into a musical context, while also helping students to gain some immediate satisfaction from their learning, which is always essential.
For an effective and efficient Piano tutor course for beginners of all ages, the John W. Schaum Piano Course Red Book holds fantastic reviews from our customers and us. If you are struggling to choose between the plethora of Piano tutors out there, you can't go much wrong with this one.
ISBN: 9780769218144
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
No of pages: 52
Language: English
Catalogue No: IMP50015

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        Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Norwich GB Private Piano Tutor
        Great teaching book for pupils pre-grade 1, able to read treble and bass clef notes and ready to begin hands together work.
        AI have used this book for many years and would highly recommend it as it progresses pupils on to their grade 1 exam nicely.
        Some pieces have too many finger numbers on although this has improved from earlier editions. This only encourages pupils to read the finger numbers and not learn to read the music.
        Confirmed purchase: 15 October 2018
        Published on: 29 October 2018
        10 out of 10


        Norwich, Norfolk. GB A private Instrumental Teacher
        Great teaching book. Suitable once a student can read treble and bass clef notes and is ready to put both hands together.
        Too many finger numbers are shown encouraging students to read the numbers rather than read the music. I usually cross out these unnecessary numbers.
        Has retailed at £4.99 but price suddenly increased to £6.25 which I feel is rather a large price increase for the same item.
        Confirmed purchase: 27 February 2017
        Published on: 16 March 2017
        10 out of 10


        Norwich GB Private tutor
        This is a great book. As a teacher I have used this book for years. Ideal for pupils who have learnt treble and bass clef notes and are ready to begin playing both hands together. This book will prepare them to be ready to start working towards the Grade 1 exam.
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        Confirmed purchase: 01 February 2016
        Published on: 15 February 2016

        Musicroom Reviews

        This is a very good follow on from the Pre-A book, with each piece focusing on a specific aspect of the music, introducing new things throughout. Don't be confused by the title of the book, as one would assume 'A' implies the start of a course, it is the second book.
        Anonymous - (Southampton, UK)
        This arrived in very quick time. An ideal tutor book for age 7+ (you need to start with the green pre A one for a younger person or someone who needs to take things a little slower. I would definitely recommend this book for adults or children.
        Anonymous - (Bournemouth, United Kingdom)
        I was also taught with these books and still find them fantastic and one of the best after students have learnt the basics. I do think though that they're no longer completely accurate for the grades they say. You may find students will finish the blue book and still need a bit more before studying for Grade 2 (as an example). There is still no doubt that this series is by far one of the better ones.
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        I am a piano teacher and I use this book with many students. It is one of my favourites because of its easy-to-learn pieces. There are lovely colour illustrations throughout the book which are just enough to be pleasing without deterring from the notation. I would recommend this music book to any early grade 1 student, or a more advanced student for pure pleasure playing.
        Anonymous - (Newark, United Kingdom)
        Excellent beginners' tuition
        Anonymous - (Dolgellau, United Kingdom)
        I find it a bit boring.
        Anonymous - (AMSTERDAM, Netherlands)
        I love these books for the young beginners. Both my sister and I were taught using these books and now I am using them to teach my students too! They are easy to follow and cover all the fundamentals needed for Grade 1 in a fun and logical way!
        Anonymous - (Berkhamsted, United Kingdom)
        I love this series of piano instruction for beginner children. My piano teacher used the books when I was learning and now I use the same for my piano student and she loves the songs!
        Jennifer E. Stephenson - (Baltimore, Maryland USA)
        excellent service very fast to post and well packaged
        Anonymous - (Glenrothes, United Kingdom)
        I don`t use this book as much as others, but I have used it for all age pupils to get them ready for step two LCM piano exams and it works! It encourages them to sing along which is obviously very good for aural training.
        Anonymous - (Birmingham, United Kingdom)