Sep 28 2004, 12:07 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions as to good books to use for starting the pupil off on. Beginners that is.
Sep 28 2004, 12:17 PM
It might help if you mentioned what instrument you're referring to. I imagine you mean piano, but piano isn't the only instrument you know!
Also, there's no one-size fits all, otherwise there wouldn't be so many methods on the market. In my violin teaching I've settled on two or three different beginner methods which I use according to the pupil's strengths and propensities, which always become apparent pretty early on.
Sep 28 2004, 03:50 PM
As a violin teacher, what are they?
I like Fiddle Time Starters for the younger ones and sometimes Abracadabra,we then progress to Fiddle time Joggers.
Sep 29 2004, 02:28 PM
|It might help if you mentioned what instrument you're referring to. I imagine you mean piano, but piano isn't the only instrument you know!|
Apologies - teach me to try and do a couple of things at the same time!
Yep I do mean piano
Sep 29 2004, 08:41 PM
There are loads around!
How old are the beginners? This makes a big difference. For the youngsters I tend to use tunes for 10 fingers (Pauline Hall) the older children find this all a bit childish though, and prefer Alfred's basics. Adults I have less experience with, but Fanny Waterman is quite good, as is Michael Aaron
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