It's Never Too Late... To Play Piano (New Edition)

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Publisher: Faber Music
Author: Pam Wedgwood
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

It's Never Too Late To Play Piano is perfect for those who wished they'd learnt to play the piano when they were younger or those who wish they hadn’t given up!

At last a truly grown-up approach to learning the piano. Pam Wedgwood, author of many popular piano series, takes you through the rudiments of piano technique and music theory in her own friendly style that’s guaranteed to get results. The book is organized into clearly structured progressive units with a fabulous array of music to get you playing straight away, including Pam’s own jazzy pieces, plenty of well-known classics and a smattering of pop and show tunes.

Help and information is included at every step with top playing tips, technical boxes, fact files, general advice noticeboards, crosswords, recommended listening and boxes of fascinating musical history. The accompanying CD is packed with over 90 backing tracks as well as interactive activities to help you practice optional extras such as a teacher’s accompaniment parts can be found below!

This is an extensively revised and updated new edition for a new generation of beginners - proving it really is never too late. 

ISBN: 9780571520701
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 16 June 2006
No of pages: 80
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0571520707

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        This is an excellent tutor for adult beginners - I am using it with my two adult beginners at the moment. the CD backing tracks with jazzy rhythms etc make the early exercises much more enjoyable. The only question I would have is why semi quavers are only introduced right at the end of the book (when early theory books introduce them at the beginning)
        Anonymous - (Dover, Kent)
        I am using this Tutor book for the first time with a nineteen year old absolute beginner. I think it is great! It ticks all the right boxes for both of us. I like it because it teaches right hand then left hand separately before progressing to both hands together. My pupil likes it mainly because of the accompanying CD. It gives him the opportunity to listen and then correct - obviously teach to attempt before listening.
        Anonymous - (Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom)
        Excellent book for adults. Easy to follow and progress is rapid. Only one criticism - a few suggestions in the book are perhaps a little childish for adults. However I would highly recommend this book.
        Anonymous - ()
        This is a really useful book for the older beginner who wants to learn fast. My one criticism is that not all the historical information is accurate - a shame in an otherwise brilliant book.
        Anonymous - (Christchurch, United Kingdom)
        This is an excellent book for the older adult beginner. It has a comprehensive collection of pieces which appeal to the more mature student.
        Anonymous - (Urmston, United Kingdom)
        I find this particularly good for older beginners. I teach in two high schools, so I use it frequently. Its main virtue is that it moves forward in easy steps. My only real criticism is that the print is somewhat small. Otherwise - pretty good.
        Anonymous - (Hythe, United Kingdom)
        For an adult learning to play the piano this book is proving excellent. A slow, but not too slow, start to ease you into it. The accompany CD really helps with the timing and challenges you to play alongside other music. Really enjoying learning using this book/CD and would therefore, highly recommend!
        Anonymous - (Romsey, United Kingdom)
        This is a brilliant book for adult beginners. I purchased it as an aid to teach my first adult pupil and am so impressed. It is very easy to understand, without being patronising in the least and guides the adult from absolute beginnings, to around grade 2 in very easy stages. The CD which accompanies this book is a real asset in training the learner listen for the beat and to play along with some fun tunes. It helps make the early exercises, when only one or two notes are used,great fun and much less tedious! Throughout the book are little snippets of musical history, 'top tips' and notes to build up a fact file. I strongly recommend this book.
        Anonymous - (Kelso, United Kingdom)