Practice makes Perfect: Piano

Practice makes Perfect: Piano

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Practice makes Perfect takes you through all the various aspects of playing your instrument, clearly, helpfully, and progressively. It's full of useful advice, tunes, exercises, practice tips, studies, listening games, and projects about your instrument, designed to show that technique is neither difficult nor boring - but can be fun!show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 40 pages
  • 232 x 311 x 3mm | 169g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193570254
  • 9780193570252
  • 318,186

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A thorough-going, progressive book, full of sound advice, tips, games and projects to animate the early lessons. A good companion, well laid out, constructive - highly recommended. * Classical Piano * We have become accustomed to Pauline Hall's no-nonsense approach in her Oxford Piano Method tutors - always simple, never excessive yet imperceptibly progressing. This 'Technique Book' is no exception . . . In fact, no aspect of technique is neglected. By the time students have worked through this volume, they should have a thorough basic technique as well as good general musical knowledge. * Piano Journal *show more

About Pauline Hall

Paul Harris has established an international reputation as one of Britain's leading educationalists. He studied clarinet and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, He then went on to study music education with Professor Keith Swanwick at the University of London. He has well over 200 publications to his name; most are concerned with music education dealing primarily with stimulating and helping young players to develop their musical skills. His compositions also include a number of extended and more serious works. Recently he has made a major contribution to the English National Curriculum. He is an examiner for the Associated Board and adjudicates at music festivals and various national competitions. In addition he has undertaken research into specialist music education for the highly talented - an interest that has taken him to many musical institutions around the world. Pauline Hall graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and then taught in schools and privately. Whilst living and teaching in Harrogate she felt the need for a piano tutor which made learning fun, and which progressed at the pace of her slowest learner. She started by writing little tunes in pupils' notebooks, and these formed the basis of Tunes for Ten Fingers; the Piano Time series developed from this.show more

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