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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Rhythm (19 April 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9679854418
  • ISBN-13: 978-9679854411
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 0.5 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Kalypso Kumberbatch on 3 Jun. 2010
I think these are the most user friendly theory books I know....
The "My First...Second ... and Third..." are best suited to 7 ish and over; for younger ones, do use the two "Theory for little children" books by the same author. My daughter did those two first; and has now - aged 6 - progressed happily to "My First Theory Book" which goes too fast for a tiny beginner.
My only gripe is that they are piano/keyboard biased, so, for example, violin players who are more likely to come across F# and C# well before they meet middle C are not considered. But hey, my violinist son survived!!
The best thing about these books is the way they go over the same subject matter in different ways so you get to re inforce and repeat your music knowledge.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jayne Elliott on 29 July 2009
This little book is fantasic for young children learning a musical instument. My daughter is 7 and is learning the piano. She is finding the book fun to use as it is full of matching, colouring and other puzzle activities to familiarise the young musicain with such things as note lengths and names, time signatures and rests. I'm really glad I bought it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jo on 20 Feb. 2012
My daughter has been learning piano since she was 4 and she has never really done music theory. As I sit and listen to her practising her piano pieces, I find that she has difficulty in reading the notes, so I bought this theory book for her and we did it together, she found it easy and I think it helps her to recognise the notes. To help her further after this book, I have bought Theory is fun, Grade 1 by Maureen Cox. I think this book is more helpful!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alison Saguna on 10 Nov. 2009
This is a good book to start with. It is very child friendly, for children at the age of 7 to 9. There is repetition, using colours and enough exercises for them to learn the essentials.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Vinojack on 26 Feb. 2009
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great simple book, full of puzzles and questions and answers to fill in, to encourage reading music. good for all ages who want to learn to read music. there are no tunes to play on the piano, it is all about learning to read music. enjoy
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My child's piano teacher bought this for her. This is one of a range and this particular one deals with how to draw the clef signs, how to draw the sharp/flat/natural signs, looking at basic time signatures (crochets, minims, dotted minims and semi-breve notes and rests), reading and writing simple notes in treble and bass clef. (It does not show where on the keyboard the sharps and flats are) There are simple exercises such as copying notes, filling in gaps with notes or rests to make up the correct number of beats in a bar, colouring in pictures where a certain note or rest value corresponds to a certain colour etc.

My child really enjoys doing these puzzles and I think if books like this had been around when I was young, I would have been keener about music. It breaks things down into very simple blocks of information - it would be too slow for an older child or an adult, unless they are very patient.

I must say, some of the mazes baffled me -- either they're unclear, or my brain is. I couldn't always make out which line was meant to be going where and one of them seemed to missing part of the instructions. Could be me, but that's why I couldn't give it five stars. Another thing is that the drawings are quite old-fashioned. Doesn't seem to bother my child but I expect others might roll their eyes at it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vasantha on 8 Mar. 2013
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I love all of Lina Ngs books...my students love them and they help children learn music theory fast and effectively.I love the sticker books and this series is a good follow up on those
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Lovely theory book for beginner children. One issue dealt with per page, with many of the activities presented as games. Corresponds nicely with the layout of Pauline Hall's piano tutor book, "Tunes For Ten Fingers".

My only issue is that I like to use the word "beats" instead of "counts", but the book alternates between the two terms. I have whited out "counts" throughout the book and replaced it with "beats". But that's just a wording issue. Otherwise, great book.
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