Michael Aaron Piano Course: Lessons - Grade One

Books | Piano

Catalogue No: IMP50006
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Especially designed to create student interest and progress by combining basic elements of piano technique with melody.
ISBN: 9780898988550
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Publisher: Belwin
 
     
       

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        Easy to read
        9.2
        Quality of content
        8.9
        Value for money
        9.4
        Overall rating
        8.9
        Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
        6 out of 10

        Peter

        Stroud, Gloucestershire GB Private Piano Teacher
        +
        Clearly laid out with plenty of exercises to improve technique. I normally use this book as a starter and to "dip into" whilst using other methods of tuition alongside.
        The book still has the (now discontinued) use of American quarter notes/ half notes etc. I would prefer pupils to use the British notation. I also feel the book proceeds rather too quickly to more advanced pieces, which may cause the pupil to struggle somewhat. Over-use of finger numbers is not a good idea.
        Confirmed purchase: 20 January 2017
        Published on: 16 February 2017

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        9 out of 10

        Peter

        GB Musician and music teacher
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        This beginner's tutor book works in a logical system, introducing new notes, hand positions, accidentals and so on step by step. There are little note test pages along the way and some theory is introduced, though not always explained as clearly as in other tutor books (though I explain it as I teach anyway). Right from the start it doesn't include the letter names, which makes pupils learn them (but can also mean that pieces take some time to master). It works up to Grade 1 standard with some quite attractive pieces later in the book. Lots of activity for left hand compared to most easy-play tune books. I find it very suitable for younger beginners (infant to about 10 years old), and have used it extensively for many years.
        Some people will be put off by the rather large stave sizes - but this can be useful for younger learners. There are a few too many fingering helps for my liking, although this gets better as the book progresses. The pieces are a little twee for older learners, but no tutor book is perfect and this works well for most younger learners and results in good technique.
        Confirmed purchase: 04 January 2017
        Published on: 27 January 2017
        9 out of 10

        Linda

        Leicester GB Experienced music teacher
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        Comprehensive piano course that gets beginners playing "proper" tunes very quickly, which makes lessons fun.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 24 August 2016
        Published on: 19 September 2016

        Musicroom Reviews

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        5
        I have been using this book for over 20 years and find it explains the basics of playing very well. It is easy to use as a teacher and the pupils enjoy it as well. It takes you through the beginning stages well and is great for pupils aged around 10 years.
        Anonymous - (St. Neots, United Kingdom)
        5
        As it is structured in a way that it is not only helpful to the reader it is very helpful. It is a easy to understand very simple so if you are a beginner it is easy to start.
        Anonymous - (Feltham, United Kingdom)
        4
        As a piano teacher I have found this book to be very good for pupils aged 12 and under. It covers everything pupils need to know starting off and as a teaching tool it is great. The pupils get to play nice pieces early on along with appropriate and usefull exercises. I would recommend using the Michael Aaron piano course for adults for older pupils however, as the content of this book can seem a bit young for older teenagers. I would also recomment to supplement it with other pieces of a similar standard to give a wider range of pieces in different keys.
        Anonymous - (Essex, United Kingdom)
        5
        Have used this book for all my pupils over many years. By far the best first piano lessons book for children and adults alike
        Anonymous - (Wetherby, United Kingdom)
        5
        A good variety of piano pieces attractive and suitable for grade one players.
        Anonymous - ()
        5
        This book is great for an adult beginner. It clearly explains the different stages and enables the player to enjoy a range of pieces. The pupil will have to be learning theory along side this book to understand some of the meanings etc. I'd recommend this book to any teacher.
        Anonymous - (Sandown, United Kingdom)
        5
        I have used this publication for 29 years and found it to be based on sound educational principles which assist pupils to make rapid progress.
        Anonymous - (Swindon, United Kingdom)
        4
        Not bad. why introduce a new note without prior steps? Why use American terminology? As usual, a good book debased by non-systematic structure. Lessons are to be engaging and this book could have helped. It is still a good tutor book, invitation to the keyboard is a good one too (hard work but thorough). You need a teacher with any tutor book, but this one is a quick study-aid. It MUST be used with other aids. Don't become stilted, boring, bun-in-hair piano teachers!!!!!!!
        Anonymous - (Sunderland, United Kingdom)
        4
        I find this book very good for students 7+ including adults. Progess made can be very quickly.
        Anonymous - ()
        5
        My teacher recommended this series to me. I have found book 1 an excellent introduction to the Piano, with music interesting enough to keep the attention of adult beginners (not nursery rhymes), and a gradual introduction of new concepts & increase in difficulty. Looking forward to book 2.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        4
        Great piano tutor for beginners! You get through the basic theory and learn to play simple little songs. The book includes a few pages of note reading tests, very sweet melodies that gradually get more challenging so you can improve along the way.
        Anonymous - ()
        1
        Dreadful too many finger numbers and huge print
        Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)
        5
        It is very helpful.
        Anonymous - (Feltham, United Kingdom)
        5
        Nice little pieces in this book. As a teacher I often fall back on this one. The old ones can still be the best - this was first published in 1945
        Anonymous - (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
        5
        This was recommended to me by my own piano teacher at Music College over 30 years ago! I have used some of the more modern tutors, but find many of them quite shallow and gimmicky, so I always gravitate back to this one. It provides a good, solid technical and theoretical foundation, which is key to success in learning the piano. All of my students have been well ready for Grade One even before they come to the end of the book. An excellent resource.
        Anonymous - (Marlborough, United Kingdom)
        4
        This is an excellent tutor - it follows a logical order and explains ideas very well. The only small complaint is that it doesn't appeal to children in terms of appearance as much as other, more colourful books.
        Anonymous - (Manchester, United Kingdom)