Help Please! Thompson's Easiest Piano Course

Questions on learning to play the piano, and piano music.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 11 Mar 2005, 16:50

The Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood books are excellent - First Piano Lessons? Can't remember, but the first book has a huge black & white picture of a piano keyboard taking up most of the cover. That said, it's over 20 years since I worked in a music shop, but I have seen it on(and moved it off the top of) millions of pianos as I beetle about tuning so it must still be available. It's thorough but moves fast enough to keep a 12 year old busy!

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John Thompson vs Piano Time

Post by rach_sheff » 19 May 2005, 22:04

I reqularly use John Thompson with under 10s but once they get to around grade 2 or about 10 / 11 + I have been switching to PianoTime. They have just bought out a new version. The red, book 2 is great from grade 1 - 2 and the yellow, book 3 grade 2 +. The blue book 1 is good for older, secondary school beginners.

I have also tried, but not liked, Chester's Easiest Piano Method and the Fanny Waterman Adult Couse. Piano Time is by far the best form these. :)

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