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3.0 out of 5 stars "Precocious" missing from the title ..., 10 Nov 2013
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This is again one of those books compiled by authors claiming that the contents are easy to practise.

In this case, the author should have included the word "Precocious" in the title, as the beats per minute for all but two tunes are 154 ♪ plus (with a few tunes being 164 ♫). Two of the tunes are 84 - 88 b.p.m.

If you are a speedy kid who can play at those speeds flawlessly, then this book is for you; otherwise search (as I am stilling trying) to find a music book that gives lessons in gradual increase in tempo.

The tunes are pleasant and easy for those who can master up to 120 b.p.m. without trying to keep up with the accompaniments on the accompanying CD.

The tunes do sound best at the required speeds though, so you may want to keep this book for the future when you can catch up with the "speedy-boys". However, you will get bored just practising the tunes in this book if this is the only book you will use to master speed.

Accomplished musicians who compile such books just simply forget their beginnings when they had to start off slow to master accuracy.
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