Me And My Piano - Part 1

Books | Piano

Publisher: Faber Music
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

Me And My Piano Part 1 takes the young pianist step-by-step through the early stages of piano technique, first with separate hands, then with a sequence of very easy pieces for hands together. All use a constant five finger hand position in the key of C major. Games and puzzles give elementary theory a new lease of life, and children will love the rhymes and songs introducing characters such the Ostrich, Sammy Squirrel and the Old Man with the Beard!

Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood's Me And My Piano series is probably the UK's most widely-used and biggest selling piano method. It is now published in a new edition including a new larger size, improved layout making it easier to read, a clean new look with new typesetting and music-setting and the instantly recognisable cover designs have been updated for extra vibrancy.

Enchantingly illustrated, in full-colour throughout, this essential and irresistible book will encourage the young pianist to expand his or her learning in the most enjoyable way.

ISBN: 9780571532001
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0571532004

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        Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Llandudno GB
        Very good manual for learning
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 15 September 2017
        Published on: 30 September 2017
        10 out of 10


        Uxbridge GB mum of 2
        a perfect book to start piano
        Confirmed purchase: 15 November 2016
        Published on: 29 November 2016
        7 out of 10


        Kettering GB Piano teacher
        I like the colour coding of notes to help young beginners.
        The pace of the book is quite quick for young beginners.
        Confirmed purchase: 17 September 2015
        Published on: 13 October 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        Excellent book for beginner students, this book brings the two hands together relatively quickly. The book is also colourful and engaging. Only downside is that the notes are numbered and I prefer that my students learn to read the notes not the finger numbers.
        Anonymous - (Bromley, United Kingdom)
        Very good tutor. Easy to follow and liked by the children. I find that the boys like this book more than the girls.It is a reasonable price and does not fall apart. ie childproof.
        Anonymous - (Bordon, United Kingdom)
        I have been using this Tutor book for several years. I find it ideal for younger beginners. I do however supplement the earlier pages with my own work produced on a computer programme I have installed. For example - the second note taught is middle D. However its examples contain Middle C as well. For some pupils this is too much. I therefore produce a full sheet of D notes (set to simple rhythms) before tackling the set page. I have never had any negative comments regarding this book.
        Anonymous - (Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom)
        An ideal tutor for the younger beginner. Notes are introduced progressively in separate hands and moves steadily on to playing hands together towards the end. The pictures bring much delight too and the theory pages help consolidate what is being learnt practically.
        Anonymous - ()
        very good book.Taking you through step by step.
        Anonymous - (Worcester, United Kingdom)
        Pro: Great for young beginners. My students love this book. Easy step by step. Con: None
        Anonymous - (Wembley, United Kingdom)
        great book to start learning piano
        Anonymous - (Warrington, United Kingdom)
        Definitely the best book on the market for junior piano students from ages 4 upwards. Easy to understand and nicely paced for the young student. The monkey puzzles are fun. I use this in combination with Lina Ng's Theory sticker book.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        I usually use Pauline Hall's piano material for teaching little children and it works great but bought this after one of my students was not so taken by "Tunes for 10 fingers'. This book provides duets - each piece can be played by the student and the teacher (or parent) and it worked amazingly, this particular student started to enjoy playing more and more, also playing together makes them keep a steady beat.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        This is a simple well laid out tutor book. The melodies are also easy for children to sing as they play which is great at this early level. The right hand is covered first,there's a puzzle page midway going over notes learnt etc then the left hand is dealt with. I tend to use this book on the youngest children i teach of 6 to 7 years.
        Anonymous - (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
        I have tried various piano books for young students, in fact I think I have now tried everything on the current market. This is by far the best! The pieces are not too long which means that children with no prior musical knowledge can work through this at their own pace, while gifted children will get through it quicker while still being taught everything they need to know. I would recommend this to any teacher or student.
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        Excellent for beginners as pupils can work through the book quite quickly with a sense of achievement and sustained interest.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        The best beginners' piano book around! I learnt from it and now use it for all of my pupils. The tunes are more interesting than many beginners' books and the cartoons and theory are engaging for young children without being patronising and over-simplified.
        Anonymous - (Essex, United Kingdom)
        I have used this book and really don't like it. The left hand isn't introduced until half way through, though you could work from the beginning and the middle simultaneously. The book jumps from tunes of 1 or 2 lines to a tune of 4 lines, which also starts on an anacrusis and has awkward intervals for small hands - it's much more difficult than the material which follows it. The puzzles are way too hard for the age group for which it is intended and look very daunting - double pages with a lot on them. I much prefer Pauline Hall's Tunes for Ten Fingers as a starter for roughly the 5-7 year old average pupil. These are very logical in sequence and have more interesting material.
        Suepea - (Ashford, United Kingdom)
        I am about to buy this book for the third time in a couple of months, for another keen young pupil. It is excellent, moving the young pianist on steadily but ensuring they are given plenty to keep them interested. This is definitely a case of an old favourite which goes on and on!
        claire - (Bristol, United Kingdom)
        This is a great book to start your piano study.
        Anonymous - (Warrington, United Kingdom)
        Brilliant 1st keyboard/piano book for the young player. Lovely drawings to keep them interested and fingerings in step by step arrangement. Every sort of tune is catered for and even if the child doesnt know it they will love them all!
        Anonymous - (North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
        My daughter is 9 yrs old and plays the violin but wanted to learn piano as well. Being rather pushed for time to teach her, I bought this and left her to it. She has worked her way through it quite happily and is now onto the second book. It is a little too easy for her age but has encouraged my son, who is 7, to play also. He was put off by other books that looked too difficult but was much more willing to try this because he said it 'looked fun instead of difficult'. My only complaint is that the book begins as many do, with the student being taught rhythm and note length with only one note, which is somewhat painful for the rest of the household to listen to. The book itself has nice clear colour pictures, none of the scribbly cartoons so often found in piano tutor books. The theory explanations in little info boxes are concise and in language easily understandable for children. Some assistance may be required with the puzzle pages for music novices or very young children.
        Anonymous - ()
        Great book for young beginners. They enjoy the words. Too many finger numbers written in though - I tend to go through and tippex most of them out.
        Anonymous - (Perth, United Kingdom)
        I have been using this with my own daughter since she was 4.5, and am now using it with all my younger pupils. It is a great introduction both to music theory and the piano, and the use of colours for each of the notes is very helpful with non-readers or only-just-readers! The style is jolly and the words to the tunes are fun to sing along with. The only downside I can see is that is very repetitive for the first few weeks, which drives the listener slightly mad. The fact that there are books of duets and other books that go along with this book also make it a useful learning tool. I would think that this book would be great up to around junior school age, when it may be a little bit "below" the rising 8s. When I have tried it with any older pupils I will let you know, but at present they are all around 5 or 6!
        Anonymous - (Chesterfield, United Kingdom)
        Ideal first piano book for son aged 11 as encourages use of both hands simultaneously while easy enough to master each tune.
        Anonymous - (Ipswich, United Kingdom)
        I find this an excellent first tuition book for beginners whether younger or older children, and I have even used it with adults.
        Anonymous - (Warrington, United Kingdom)

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