Ministeps To Music Phase One: Hand Positioning

Books | Piano

Publisher: Willis Music
Artist: Edna Mae Burnam
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
A progressive step-by-step piano course presenting the rudiments of music in logical order, with gradual and steady progress.
ISBN: 9780711956827
No of pages: 44
Language: English
Catalogue No: WMR000451

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        Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Small incremental steps make progress easy. everybody likes the tunes.
        Some people might find the illustrations too old-fashioned -others find them rather winsome!
        Confirmed purchase: 19 January 2015
        Published on: 04 February 2015
        10 out of 10


        Frome GB Piano teacher
        The student gets to use both hands together from a very early stage, after learning three notes. In my opinion this is much better training for the more able pupil than separate hands for the first book.
        No bad points really, except maybe a bit wordy at the beginning. Most children enjoy the quirky old-fashioned line drawings too, showing what life was like fifty odd years ago!
        Confirmed purchase: 05 November 2014
        Published on: 19 November 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        !EXCELLENT! No wonder this book is still available! I had this book when I first studied piano which was sixteen years ago. Now my pupils use it and they love it. I find that the book is easy to use, children friendly, it encourages pupils to sing along with what they are playing, so developing their ear and pitch as well as concentration right from the very beginning! The MINI-STEPS PHASE series are completed quickly but extremely thoroughly which is brilliant for pupils as they achieve so much in so little time whilst ensuring they have thorough knowledge of everything covered! The books contain pictures/sketches which I encourage the pupils to colour as this enables them to think about the piece they will be playing.
        Alison Parry - (RHONDDA)
        While the illustrations and titles in the book are rather outmoded, the pieces can be a highly effective intro to both hand coordination for even very early beginners.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        I always come back to this classic tutor book. Pupils play hands together almost from the start. Beginning with thumbs on middle C, they progress to playing all five fingers in this hand position by the end of the book, with plenty of short pieces at each stage.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        This is my favourite beginner's tutor book. It sets out a logical progression of ideas; gets the hands playing together almost from the start; has plenty of short pieces to illustrate each new idea/note; is illustrated with gentle, if rather old-fashioned, black & white line-drawings which can be coloured-in.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        The Ministeps Series is the tutor books that I used to learn the piano over 25 years ago. I occasionally use these for older pupils, aged 8 - 10 as I find that they are not visually stimulating and modern enough for younger pupils. They do have some lovely, tuneful, short pieces in them, and are a gentle introduction to the basics of playing.
        Anonymous - (London, United Kingdom)
        Although somewhat dated, this is still an excellent resource to teach beginner piano students. Benefits for teachers: does not rely too heavily on finger numbering throughout the series of books (as others sometimes do), paper is easy to write on to make notes for students, young students can colour in the pictures throughout the book as an additional activity, the books are cheap enough to have a running stock of them for when you take on new beginners.
        Anonymous - (Winterbourne, United Kingdom)
        This is a great series of books for younger children as Book 1 begins very simply but has a surprising number of interesting melodies on a limited range of notes. Great duets for the teacher too! It uses two hands from the very beginning so the pupil gets used to looking at both staves at once. The downside is the presentation, unless you use it as a history lesson - the series was published in the 1950s and the delightful pen and ink illustrations date from that period!
        Anonymous - (Frome, United Kingdom)