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John W. Schaum Piano Course: A-The Red Book : Leading to Mastery of the Instrument [Kindle Edition]

John W. Schaum
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A time-honored tradition just got better! The JOHN W. SCHAUM PIANO COURSE has been newly revised with 100 percent new engravings and typesetting, color highlighting for concept emphasis, updated song titles and lyrics, and full-color illustrations. Other products available from the best-selling John W. Schaum collection: * John W. Schaum Piano Course (level Pre-A or Green through H or Grey) * Schaum Pop Favorites (level Pre-A or Green through C Purple) * After the H Book (Volume I & II) * Adult Piano Course (Book I-III) * Pop Piano Course (Book I-IV) * Popular Piano Pieces (level Pre-A or Green through D or Orange) * Schaum Christmas (level Green through Orange) * John W. Schaum Solo Piano Albums (For the Young Student) * additional supplementary books


Product Details

  • File Size: 7069 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.; Revised edition (February 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004P1J8RQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,100 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Piano Beginners! June 15, 2000
By A Customer
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The John W. Schaum Piano series is an excellent way to introduce children to the piano. Geared to the early grade school level, A-The Red Book is a follow-up to Pre-A-The Green Book. All the piano books in this series feature colorful illustrations, easy-to-read notes, and simple hand positions. The book progresses from very simple melodies at the start to more complex "melody and chord" songs at the end. Children love to sing along as they play the notes. I have found this to be a great way to for younger kids to learn to read music and begin their study of the piano.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for kids and adults April 17, 2004
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I used the older version of this book when I was a child and it was excellent. Easy to read and understand. Perfect for learning to play the piano if you want to go at your own pace. I had a private instructor as well but the book was the key to my lessons. I have almost the entire collection but they are a bit out-dated so I plan to buy the new ones soon for my own review, and also so I can teach my kids to play when they are old enough. I loved the John W. Schaum series. Note: These books aren't really theory based so if you intend to teach yourself, you'll also need a book to really teach you the basics (Tip: I used the AB Guide to music theory by Eric Taylor, it's alittle difficult to find now though), once you master the theory, you'll be on your way to playing tons of songs. Fun fun fun!!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great series of learn-to-play books January 3, 2007
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I was very happy to be able to find the John W. Schaum Piano Course books. Many years ago, I was taught to play piano using these books and now I'm able to teach my children the same way. This book provides a very simply step-by-step approach to piano playing that is challenging but still easy enough for children to understand and to practice what they've learned on their own.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best I know of February 13, 2010
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In my opinion, Schaum's piano course (from the 50's, I think!) is the best piano course published in the last 100 years. It's been given slick new covers, but the text hasn't changed.

There are eight lettered books, A-H. Then there are two "After the H Books" and one "Pre" book, called the "Green Book."

I myself used Alfred's and had some impressive success with that, but I must aver that Schaum's is a superior series. It takes the student much, much deeper and at a much more comfortable pace without, at any point, throwing anything horridly intimidating in his face.

I didn't know about Schaum's while I was learning piano or I would have switched over. As it is, I can still get put through my paces with the F, G, and H books, which take me into realms Alfred's did not get into, at least explicitly. And Alfred's certainly goes far deeper than either the Bastien or the Faber.

Too bad these don't come with CD's, at least to my knowledge.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent material January 3, 2007
Format:Paperback
"Schaum's A-Red Book" is great for the student who needs a little extra work before moving on to "Thompson's Grade 1 Book". I usually start my students in "Teaching Little Fingers to Play", but I have discovered that many of them need extra material before they are able to move on to "Thompson's Grade 1 Book". This book is the one!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great place to start piano. October 10, 2007
By C.T.
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This is a great way to learn piano. I have taught this method for many years and it has never failed any of my students. This books offers fun songs yet is packed with important information from the start.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT For Piano Beginners! February 5, 2014
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I used this during piano lessons when I was a kid and I'm so glad I was able to buy this again. The songs are fun to play and melodic to listen to. The music theory lessons weaved throughout are also very basic and easy to understand, even for someone in 1st grade. If you have a child using this book, you may even hear them playing songs you recognize after not too long, like simplified versions of "Jingle Bells" and "Ode to Joy." Start 'em while they're young, and they'll remember how to play these songs for the rest of their lives. Totally worth the $5.00 or whatever, if you ask me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book for a beginner. February 17, 2014
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I took piano lessons many years ago, and decided to take up the keyboard again. I used Schaum books when I first took piano, so it was logical that I should start my new journey here again. I have purchased other Schaum books as well recently.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Book of the Schaum course.
Wonderful book for a beginning piano student. This book should follow the Green Book, which is very basic and beginning. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Hayseed9
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
There is an explanation of each new concept on each lesson. It explains things simply.
Published 13 days ago by Bug
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fast delivery. Came exactly as described
Published 18 days ago by Stacy M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Bourgeois
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy for teacher and student
Good little book
Published 1 month ago by Lucy Loo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by Raymond Moses Chupp
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
my student loves it.
Published 3 months ago by Lady Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliving my youth
glad i found this book, im inspired to play again. lots of fun easy songs to learn. great book from great series. i recommend this book for all ages
Published 4 months ago by Kylie
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music, Great Intermediate Book for New Students
This was my 96 year old grandmother's standby introductory book for teaching children how to play the piano. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sara James
2.0 out of 5 stars Not fun, the songs are not catchy, the print too small
My daughter has used the Bastien series- slow, but pretty fun, and easy to understand. She is now using John THompson, which is wonderful... Read more
Published 5 months ago by S. Dumas
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