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An easy to follow first piano book for children and adults
on 28 April 1999
This first piano book is colourful, easy to follow and includes teachers accompaniments. The book is primarily aimed at children so includes some well known nursery rhymes to play and cartoon charaters to guide you through. I am an adult beginner and used the book to teach myself and found it preferable to other beginners books that were aimed at adults because of the way John Thompson's book built up my skills step by step and offered opportunities for review and practice before moving on.
My one small critiscm would be that some of the peices are (I think) American and having never heard of them and teaching myself I had no idea whether the (ahem) music I was making was right or wrong. If you are a parent trying to guide a child through the book you may also find this a problem. That asside, I would recommend this book for any beginner and have gone on to use the others in the series. If you reach the end of the book a reward awaits you!