Play Piano! - Book 1

Books and CDs | Piano

Catalogue No: MAY3611878
Series: Play Piano!
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
The original fun, systematic and educational approach to learning the piano by one of the leading writers and composers of music for young people, using a great variety of styles. Teenage and adult versions are also available.
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 17 February 2006
No of pages: 40
Language: English
Publisher: Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
 
     
       

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        Play Piano! - Book 1 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        Easy to read
        9.6
        Quality of content
        9.6
        Value for money
        9.6
        Overall rating
        9.6
        Scores 9.6 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
        10 out of 10

        Kathryn

        Shropshire GB
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        Clear progression, it brings in the left hand very quickly.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 19 July 2016
        Published on: 05 August 2016
        9 out of 10

        Elizabeth

        Nottingham GB Piano teacher
        +
        Unlike many other tutors, this one introduces C to G in the left hand and gets pupils playing with two hands virtually from page 1. The book concentrates on 5 notes in each hand but also introduces some syncopation which would usually appear in much later tutors
        It's really necessary to have the repertoire book, which has lots of familiar tunes, as well and this could make the package too pricey for some
        Confirmed purchase: 13 January 2015
        Published on: 03 February 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

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        4
        I really like this book for younger beginners, it's colourful and the pieces at the beginning are more interesting than in similar methods (especially when played with the CD). It teaches proper note reading from the beginning and introduces some hands-together playing very early on. I also find "Play Piano! Theory Activity Book" a useful addition to the course as there are only a couple of written exercises in the lesson book. The only problem I have with this book is finding additional repertoire using the notes that students will have learnt (in the beginning just low C and G in the left hand and CDE in the right hand), which makes Christmas a bit difficult.
        Anonymous - ()
        5
        Takes begginers right from the beginning but includes both hands very simply quite quickly, so children feel they are playing properly. It keeps the the left hand simple for a good while so that coordination has time to improve. I use it for year 3 upwards
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        4
        This starts young learners off with an enthusiastic approach, and allows them to play using both hands within a matter of weeks. My gentle criticism would be that many songs sound the same, because hands are in the same (C) position. Less patient learners may "hope" they have the piece correct, and have to be put right after practising mistakes all week. Be aware.
        Anonymous - ()
        5
        I really like this book for young beginners. I especially like they way it teaches the left hand from C up to G rather than from middle C down. I have found that most books teaches from middle C down which I feel can be very confusing and in the past have had students struggling with this. I would definitely recommend this book, this series is the one I use. I would also recommend the play piano teenage for older children.
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