Tunes For Ten Fingers: A First Piano Book

Books | Piano

Author: Pauline Hall
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
A serious Piano tutor that encourages you to learn at your own pace rather than promising hurried, instant solutions. Suitable for beginners both young and young at heart, the pieces are entertaining, and backed up by games, theory, puzzles, and duets. The illustrated colourful pictures enhance the musical material, which all young children will enjoy learning from.
ISBN: 9780193727380
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: P2738

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        Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Stevenage GB Experienced piano teacher
        Children as young as 4 can enjoy this. Especially engaging is the early duet, The Sea but also the other duets.
        No but you do need to edit and re-order a little as some pieces are a little long for the very young. Also, the print is a little small and the pages too shiny. Even so, the best book there is.
        Confirmed purchase: 24 May 2018
        Published on: 07 June 2018

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        10 out of 10


        Glasgow GB
        I use this quite often for young beginners and it never fails
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        Confirmed purchase: 30 November 2016
        Published on: 23 March 2017

        Musicroom Reviews

        I have looked and most of the books on the market and this one is great for children. The illustrations are good - not too busy - and the information is put across in a clear and easy-to-understand way, and everything leads on well to the next step .I highly recommend this book and I will continue to work through the rest of the series.
        Anonymous - (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
        An excellent beginner tutor book for young children. Pupils are always excited as they try each new piece. It keeps their interest whilst reinforcing the basics.
        Anonymous - (Felixstowe, United Kingdom)
        Great for young children starting on their musical journey. I like the accompaniments for the teacher.
        Anonymous - (Stalybridge, United Kingdom)
        A brilliant little book for starting 7 years olds
        Anonymous - (Newport, United Kingdom)
        This is great for the younger beginner. I particularly like the way the left hand is used almost from the beginning, so is very useful for left handed students who often find the right hand more difficult.
        Anonymous - (Gravesend, United Kingdom)
        Good for younger learners as the book moves at a very steady pace & is well structured. However, you might want to try a different book for fast learners as they could get frustrated with the slow pace!
        Anonymous - (Bristol, United Kingdom)
        I was recommended this series of books by my professor at the Royal Academy of Music and I have to say that over the past fifteen years I have found them wonderful. I would highly recommend the whole series to any piano teacher.
        i'm sure it will bring great pleasure to my granddaughter
        Anonymous - (Irvine, United Kingdom)
        Great product. Teaching myself to play Keyboard and this is helping me to read music and how to play successfully. Many thanks.
        Anonymous - (Rugeley, United Kingdom)
        I have just started teaching the piano and I really valued the reviews and star rating. It helped me buy a modern and coherent study programme and my pupil is really enjoying it already!
        Anonymous - (North Ayrshire)
        Great tutor for young beginners, but it's a pity the price is a bit top-end. Parents like to make sure the child will stick with it before paying out too much!! However, still a good, effective method.
        Anonymous - (Highbridge, United Kingdom)
        The best beginner piano book for all ages.
        Anonymous - (Brentwood, United Kingdom)
        This book is ideal for the young beginner. It moves at the right pace and the pages are colourful and interesting.
        Anonymous - (Caernarfon, United Kingdom)
        Clear, easy to use and adapt to your own teaching style. Though if used exclusively as your curriculum your pupils will be missing out on developing improvisational skills.
        Anonymous - ()
        What a super little book!! I recently started teaching my youngest pupil yet, only 6 years old...the book is clear, direct and very very child friendly!! Perfect!
        Anonymous - (Chorley, United Kingdom)
        beautifully presented, nice slow progression and good mix of well known tunes and others that are not so familiar
        Anonymous - (Norwich, United Kingdom)
        This book was recommended by my daughter's piano teacher - My daughter has sailed through it, learning very quickly, (and enjoying her learning) so quickly we have just ordered the next two books in the series.
        Anonymous - (Kidlington, United Kingdom)
        A good intruduction to piano playing, with pieces that children will enjoy.
        Anonymous - (Penrith, United Kingdom)
        I first used this book when teaching beginners' piano in the late 1990s. I had used a number of others but as soon as I found this I knew I would stick with it for my young beginners. It is by far the best starter book for young children that I have come across. Not only are the colours and pictures and styles appealing to little ones; the pace is right, the tunes are attractive and there are enough familiar things in here (such as "Happy Birthday") to help provide a real sense of achievement and progress to young learners. When my brother asked me to pick a starter book for my 7-year-old nephew who is about to learn piano for the first time, I had no hesitation in going straight for "Tunes for Ten Fingers".
        Anonymous - (Lichfield, United Kingdom)
        I was advised to buy this book by my sons piano teacher as he is a beginner. Everyone is happy, seems like a good book and I could not believe it when the book arrived in the post the day after I ordered it, brilliant !.
        Anonymous - (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)
        Excellent service delighted with the book my five year old girl likes it too. I will certainly continue with your tutorials as she progresses. Very pleased with my purchase.
        Anonymous - ()
        This is an excellent starter book for young pianists and would highly recommend it.
        Anonymous - (Swindon, United Kingdom)
        I am very impressed with this book & like the way that the LH is brought in early on enabling the student to gain confidence in playing both hands together pretty soon. The tunes are accessible and challenging and pace of the book is just right for a beginner.
        Anonymous - (Bideford, United Kingdom)
        the best tutor book for young beginners, ever!
        Anonymous - (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
        I really like this book, having tried it based on previous reviews - more "modern" than John Thompson course. My pupils (aged 5 - 8) have taken to it well, it is fairly gentle pace though, so I have found those with real aptitude whizz through it.
        Anonymous - (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
        I used to use John Thompson for my teaching, but recently took on some students who were using this series so i thought i would give it a go! I can now say that i am converted! Excellent book, really good help for small children - its great!
        Anonymous - (Harrogate, United Kingdom)
        This is a great first piano book for younger beginners. I especially like the way the left hand is introduced almost from the beginning, instead of halfway through as happens with some other tutors.
        Anonymous - (Kent, United Kingdom)
        Used this title for 15years of piano teaching...still the best!
        Anonymous - (Hitchin, United Kingdom)
        I have taught many young children over the years and I find Ten Fingers an excellent book, introducing the first notes slowly but in a fun way, giving the children a sense of real acheivement when playing the simplest of tunes
        Anonymous - (Littlehampton, United Kingdom)
        This is a very good book!! My pupil started the course in September and has finished it in the process of buying the second book! It is very simple and does not rush their learning. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a young pupil or has started teaching for the first time and is uncertain of what book to get.
        Anonymous - (London)
        First class book for the younger pupil
        Anonymous - (NORTH CORNELLY, United Kingdom)
        My son enjoyed starting with this book.
        Anonymous - (York, United Kingdom)
        I have used this tutorial for over two years now and find it to be clear and simple to follow, as do my pupils, aged 5-60yrs. It teaches the basics clearly and concisely, the illustrations are eye-catching and has a sense of fun about it that is appealing. Having browsed the other tutorials available I have no hesitation in highly recommending it.
        Fiona Black - (Fife)
        This book is fantastic for young beginners!I have taught from a number of beginner books and this is by far the best. I would advise any one teaching 4-8 year olds to get this book. Its format is outstanding and keeps pupils focused. Best of all they enjoy learning!
        Anonymous - (Huddersfield, United Kingdom)
        Very good starter book for the younger beginner. Notes could have been printed bigger
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        Not a good tutor book. It uses the typical British system of keeping the thumb on Middle C for a long time. This usually leads students to read the fingering rather than the notes, and once they get to the stage of moving hands into different positions on the piano, they have terrible problems because they associate a particular note with a particular finger. Many of the tunes are also rather boring. Better books easily available on the market are the Piano Adventures series.
        Anonymous - (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
        Great beginners piano book. I swear by this for young children and have used it for years based on the recommendation of others.
        Anonymous - (Brackley, United Kingdom)
        Its ok for children aged 7+ but I still use john thompson as slower and easier to follow. I use the Elza Lusher "dogs and birds" for little children and after 4 months they can play briliantly with ease. Some of the tunes in here and boring and kids often tell me so!
        Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)
        This is an excellent first book for young beginners. It proceeds one note at a time in Middle C position. The layout and illustrations are attractive and it contains some tunes that children may already know.
        Anonymous - (St. Neots, United Kingdom)

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