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Treblemakers Piano Method: Book 1: Primer through Level 1 (Volume 1) Paperback – January 13, 2017
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Not to diss any method, because there’s merit in all of them, but not all children are enthused about simple notes on a page. This book, or method, has those little extras that get young imaginations going. For example, those kitty cats on a page give a more solid idea of what is going on. Just what are those notes and how do they relate to the keyboard? Of course many adults want to either review the lessons they once took or start anew and this book would be a perfect way to do so. The introductory material, “Getting Started,” will help with review or jump start one’s way for learning the first time. There’s a large diagram of the keyboard with notes, the Musical Alphabet with the keyboard, an explanation of the black keys, the Middle C, D, E, on the piano, etc.
This material will need to be gone over thoroughly as well as other sections such as the Dynamics one that lets children (or adults) know what all those symbols mean. Each song in the “Treblemakers Piano Method” has several things, or helpers, on the page. There’s a photograph of a pair of hands on the keyboard (Middle C clearly indicated), a staff with the notes pointing to the notes, and drawings or photographs of critters or kids to spur the imagination. There are numerous informative sidebars or notations that add additional need-to-know information or reminders to the piece at hand. For example, one reminds us not to forget some “important habits” we need to have when playing.
One thing I don’t have, which will really aid with lessons, is the Treblemakers’ Piano Method Series Piano Tools set. This apparently has “Flash Cards, Rhythm Cards, Scales,Chord Dictionary, Theory concepts explained & Music Dictionary with over 150 easy to understand deifinitions.” It’s a must-have with this book as some of the lessons ask that a child work with particular flash cards. As of yet I don’t see them offered on Amazon, but as this series is relatively new, I suspect they come along quickly. I do love everything I see so far and undoubtedly it’s creative and children (and adults) will do well using it.
•► CONTENTS (abbreviated, sans song listing):
C, D, E Songs
C, B, A Songs
5 Finger Original Songs
5 Finger Classic Songs
Chord Outline Songs (Hand Together Explained, Dynamic Explained)
Parallel Motion Songs
Chord Pattern Songs (Recognizing Chord Patterns)
This book courtesy of the publisher.