Smallwood's Piano Tutor

Books | Piano

Publisher: Faber Music
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Covers the rudiments of music from the very beginning. Includes daily exercises, all forms of scales and a dictionary of musical terms.
ISBN: 9780571527687
Published on: 28 February 2002
Language: English
Catalogue No: 057152768X

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      County Durham GB
      I am 70 yrs young and I teach piano using this Tutor, my daughter also teaches using this book my piano teacher 60 yrs ago used the same book
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      Confirmed purchase: 11 June 2015
      Published on: 30 June 2015

      Musicroom Reviews

      Having recently bought a proper, full-sized electronic keyboard, I remembered that most of my (rather meagre) pianoforte technique came from an elderly edition of Smallwoods Piano Tutor belonging to my mother. Not really expecting any hits I Googled the title and was thrilled to find it still in print! Hooray for Musicroom! Ideal for any beginner or someone who wants to brush up on the basics, this tutor takes you straight onto the keyboard and starts you on simple exercises that combine time signature, fingering and note recognition. (I find the metronome function on my keyboard very helpful for this.) There are plenty of small, graded pieces to practice on,some classical, others a little on the old-fashioned side, scales in all keys and even duets, for the four-handed among us.I remember this tutor with great fondness since it served me, (who'se never had a piano lesson in her life), very well and I therefore unhesitatingly give it 5 stars.
      Anonymous - (Kettering, United Kingdom)
      An excellent tutor book which starts very basic and builds up to quite a good level. Have used it before over 20 years ago, and have not played the piano since then. I found it so easy to start up again with the help of this of the Smallwoods book, which was sent by post in very quick time!
      Anonymous - (Heckmondwike, United Kingdom)
      Received product in excellent condition and in time frame allocated. An excellent tuition book. I first used this book when I was 10 years of age, many years ago. It brought back many memories of my early days at the piano. I hope to regain some of those moments at the piano through the use of this book. I remember it well. Thankyou janeana
      Anonymous - (Como, Australia)
      I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would endorse this publication. It is simply out of touch with the current aims of developing a young pianist. The repertoire is outdated and fusty, no serious technical exercises except the obligatory scale list and finally the graphic outlay is dated. I began my piano lessons with this dreadful `tutor`. As a professional teacher and pianist I would encourage would be teachers to do a lot more research into the wide and wonderful array of teaching material but for gods sake avoid nostalgia, in this instance your choice of book could well be detrimental. ps. Hanon Virtuoso Pianist is wonderful ( published 1899 !!!)
      Anonymous - (SUDBURY, United Kingdom)
      This is the tutor my aunt used to teach my sisters, brother and me 60 years ago. A delightful edition and, in my opinion, still among the best and most imaginative teaching aids for piano. I was thrilled to find it is still around!
      Anonymous - (Canterbury, United Kingdom)
      I agree that there are far better tutors on the market. The biggest problem with the method is the inclusion of far too many fingers preventing people to really read the notes on the stave. A possible use for the book can be for adults who want to learn something about music quickly - for instance, those who actually want to play church organ and can't find a suitable organ tutor.
      Anonymous - (Cape, South Africa)
      I began piano lessons in 1953, my teacher used this book as a starting point, I have purchased the book recently to find that although it's slightly smaller in size it's still as good as it was then in 1953
      Anonymous - (Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom)
      My piano teacher from way back used this tutor for all new pupils, my daughter started her lessons using the same tutor who now has a music degree and teaches her pupils, yes using smallwoods, I myself has re-started to teach again and I also use this tutor, it has been used succesfully for more than 50 years
      Anonymous - (Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom)

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