John W. Schaum: Piano Course B - The Blue Book

Books | Piano

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

The John W. Schaum Piano Course is a classic in the world of Piano tutors. This Blue Book is best suited to players at around Grades 1 to 2 or for players who have progressed through the Red Book.

The John W. Schaum series is a comprehensive tutor for beginners of all ages. It's really 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. 
The Blue Book is ideal for beginners who have been working through the previous books in the series, or for those who are working at Grades 1 or 2 standard. The brilliantly logical progression through the essentials of playing the Piano is exhibited here, allowing you to really get a tangible sense of achievement. New concepts are introduced in this book while previously-learned ones are reinforced. At various stages throughout this book, fun and exciting pieces are included that will demonstrate the theoretical background in a practical context.
The John W. Schaum Blue Book will take you through sight-reading drills, new concepts and techniques like syncopation, arpeggios and chord inversions, as well as more advanced versions of previously-learned ideas such as new time signatures, new key signatures and pedal technique. The easy-to-use and easy-to-understand format of the Schaum series has made it a favourite among pupils, parents and teachers, allowing beginners to quickly become proficient and confident.
If you struggle to choose between the vast number of Piano tutors out there that all claim to be the best, check out the John W. Schaum series for a genuinely great introduction to learning, and mastering, the Piano.
ISBN: 9780769235813
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
No of pages: 50
Language: English
Catalogue No: IMP50016

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        barnstaple devon GB
        I'm 70 years old and just started to learn to play the piano and my piano teacher recommended this book and the red book. I've done the red book and found it easy to read and progress. Now I'm on the blue book, hope to get to the orange book before too long. Excellent
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        Confirmed purchase: 09 March 2018
        Published on: 23 March 2018

        Good Morning Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an excellent review. We're delighted to hear you've been happy with the service and product received we really do appreciate all the reviews we receive kind regards Karen

        Musicroom Reviews

        Out of date, I used them in the 70`s but don`t move on quick enough. I use upgrade, pianotime and various others to excite learning between grades.
        Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)
        This series of books are great for in between exams and for those not wanting to take exams but know that they have reached a certain level. My sister and I both used them when learning the piano and I will continue to use them in my own teaching. Fantastic Books!
        Anonymous - (Berkhamsted, United Kingdom)
        A good starter series.
        Anonymous - (ASCOT, United Kingdom)
        Quite a good follow up to the Red book, although the first few pages are somewhat easier and not as tuneful.The book improves later on and has all the same aspects including quizes like the Red book. Recommended.
        Anonymous - (Wigan, United Kingdom)