Schaum Piano Course: B - The Blue Book

Schaum Piano Course: B - The Blue Book

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Schaum’s Blue Book B is the third in the progressive John Schaum Piano Course, which is designed to improve your piano playing while also developing your musicianship.

Good tutor book for after grade 1

The Blue Book contains pieces by some famous classical composers such as Mozart, J.S Bach and some fun Schaum originals such as ‘Monkey see! Monkey does!’, ‘The spider dance’, and ‘The country fiddler’, arranged for an advanced grade 1 standard, so suitable for players between grades 1 and 2. This book is full of colourful illustrations, and tip boxes before each piece mean you are taught in bite-size chunks so that you can practise each concept with a short piece before moving on. Schaum’s Piano Course B introduces you to syncopation in 3/4 and 4/4, shifting melody between hands, 6/8, keys of Bb, Eb, and E major, chromatic songs, changing from major to minor, crossing hands, semiquavers, chord inversions, pedalling, and other notations such as repeat signs. The easy piano music is marked with fingerings, dynamics, articulation, pedalling, performance directions and metronome marks.

Musicianship and theory

Each piece in Schaum’s Blue Book B has a space to fill in the meaning of all the performance directions and musical terms for that piece, which helps you learn important Italian terms - use the musical dictionary in the back of the book to help you fill them in. Schaum’s Blue Book B also aims to improve your musicianship with tips on how to practise, musical appreciation, and stories about composers and pieces, and contains some sight-reading drills. 2 piano quizzes will test your theory and musicianship, and when you have completed them you can fill in the ‘Certificate of Promotion’ and move onto the next book in the series!

Contents (a-z)

  • A Fine State of Affairs - Duvernoy
  • Hear Those Lovely Bells
  • Here We Go for a Touch Down
  • Little Brown Bug
  • Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
  • Monkey See! Monkey Does!
  • Music Box - Liadow
  • On the Levee (Old American Song)
  • Over The Hurdles
  • Play Ball
  • Putting Salt on a Bird’s Tail or How Not to Catch a Bird
  • Sailing (Old Song of the Sea)
  • Shadown Pictures
  • Short’nin’ Bread (Old Southern Song)
  • Stalactites and Stalagmites
  • Strange Lands - R. Schumann
  • The Campbells are Coming
  • The Clothes Line Waltz
  • The Country Fiddler (Old English Morris Dance)
  • The Daily Comics
  • The Dentist
  • The Dress Parade (adapted from ‘March Militaire’) - F. Schubert
  • The Elevator
  • The Fire Engine
  • The Hair Stylist - Le Couppey
  • The Harpsichord Player  - J.S. Bach
  • The Spider Dance (Tarantella)
  • The Telegraph Operator
  • The Ventriloquist and His Dummy
  • The Wishbone
  • The Year 1620 (Old Netherlands Folk Song)
  • Wu Long Pan (Famous Chinese Detective)

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Schaum’s Blue Book B is the third in the progressive John Schaum Piano Course, which is designed to improve your piano playing while also developing your musicianship.

Good tutor book for after grade 1

The Blue Book contains pieces by some famous classical composers such as Mozart, J.S Bach and some fun Schaum originals such as ‘Monkey see! Monkey does!’, ‘The spider dance’, and ‘The country fiddler’, arranged for an advanced grade 1 standard, so suitable for players between grades 1 and 2. This book is full of colourful illustrations, and tip boxes before each piece mean you are taught in bite-size chunks so that you can practise each concept with a short piece before moving on. Schaum’s Piano Course B introduces you to syncopation in 3/4 and 4/4, shifting melody between hands, 6/8, keys of Bb, Eb, and E major, chromatic songs, changing from major to minor, crossing hands, semiquavers, chord inversions, pedalling, and other notations such as repeat signs. The easy piano music is marked with fingerings, dynamics, articulation, pedalling, performance directions and metronome marks.

Musicianship and theory

Each piece in Schaum’s Blue Book B has a space to fill in the meaning of all the performance directions and musical terms for that piece, which helps you learn important Italian terms - use the musical dictionary in the back of the book to help you fill them in. Schaum’s Blue Book B also aims to improve your musicianship with tips on how to practise, musical appreciation, and stories about composers and pieces, and contains some sight-reading drills. 2 piano quizzes will test your theory and musicianship, and when you have completed them you can fill in the ‘Certificate of Promotion’ and move onto the next book in the series!

Contents (a-z)

  • A Fine State of Affairs - Duvernoy
  • Hear Those Lovely Bells
  • Here We Go for a Touch Down
  • Little Brown Bug
  • Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
  • Monkey See! Monkey Does!
  • Music Box - Liadow
  • On the Levee (Old American Song)
  • Over The Hurdles
  • Play Ball
  • Putting Salt on a Bird’s Tail or How Not to Catch a Bird
  • Sailing (Old Song of the Sea)
  • Shadown Pictures
  • Short’nin’ Bread (Old Southern Song)
  • Stalactites and Stalagmites
  • Strange Lands - R. Schumann
  • The Campbells are Coming
  • The Clothes Line Waltz
  • The Country Fiddler (Old English Morris Dance)
  • The Daily Comics
  • The Dentist
  • The Dress Parade (adapted from ‘March Militaire’) - F. Schubert
  • The Elevator
  • The Fire Engine
  • The Hair Stylist - Le Couppey
  • The Harpsichord Player  - J.S. Bach
  • The Spider Dance (Tarantella)
  • The Telegraph Operator
  • The Ventriloquist and His Dummy
  • The Wishbone
  • The Year 1620 (Old Netherlands Folk Song)
  • Wu Long Pan (Famous Chinese Detective)

Click Here to Read More...

Delivery Information

Please see our UK (mainland) delivery options below:


Standard
(usually 2-3 days)
£3.49 (orders up to £74) - £11.99 (orders £74+) 
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Usually Royal Mail 48. For delivery before Christmas please order by 18th December 4:00pm - note this is not a guaranteed delivery service. Please note: delivery timeframes may be longer than advertised (up to 14 days) as the Royal Mail delivery services are taking longer than usual due to COVID-19.
Express
(usually Next Day)
£13.99
Usually Delivered Next Working Day (from dispatch) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Note: the shipping price for larger items may be higher in price - delivery costs will be confirmed within our checkout. Please note: delivery timeframes may be longer than advertised as 3rd party delivery couriers are taking longer than usual due to COVID-19.
Local Delivery  
(usually 1-3 days)

FREE
Order online for local delivery (usually 1-3 days) in Monmouth (within 2 miles of NP25 3BT).
Click & Collect
FREE
Order online and collect from Church Street, Monmouth,  NP25 3BT - we will contact you to arrange a collection day/time.


In the Channel Islands? See our Channel Islands Delivery options

Note: from 01/01/2021 we no longer deliver to Northern Ireland as Brexit has made this destination not financially viable to deliver to. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Easy 30 Day Returns

Occasionally you may need to return items – please return your item(s) within 30 days to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund. Different rules apply for business-to-business orders. Read our full returns policy here



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Schaum’s Blue Book B is the third in the progressive John Schaum Piano Course, which is designed to improve your piano playing while also developing your musicianship.

Good tutor book for after grade 1

The Blue Book contains pieces by some famous classical composers such as Mozart, J.S Bach and some fun Schaum originals such as ‘Monkey see! Monkey does!’, ‘The spider dance’, and ‘The country fiddler’, arranged for an advanced grade 1 standard, so suitable for players between grades 1 and 2. This book is full of colourful illustrations, and tip boxes before each piece mean you are taught in bite-size chunks so that you can practise each concept with a short piece before moving on. Schaum’s Piano Course B introduces you to syncopation in 3/4 and 4/4, shifting melody between hands, 6/8, keys of Bb, Eb, and E major, chromatic songs, changing from major to minor, crossing hands, semiquavers, chord inversions, pedalling, and other notations such as repeat signs. The easy piano music is marked with fingerings, dynamics, articulation, pedalling, performance directions and metronome marks.

Musicianship and theory

Each piece in Schaum’s Blue Book B has a space to fill in the meaning of all the performance directions and musical terms for that piece, which helps you learn important Italian terms - use the musical dictionary in the back of the book to help you fill them in. Schaum’s Blue Book B also aims to improve your musicianship with tips on how to practise, musical appreciation, and stories about composers and pieces, and contains some sight-reading drills. 2 piano quizzes will test your theory and musicianship, and when you have completed them you can fill in the ‘Certificate of Promotion’ and move onto the next book in the series!

Contents (a-z)

  • A Fine State of Affairs - Duvernoy
  • Hear Those Lovely Bells
  • Here We Go for a Touch Down
  • Little Brown Bug
  • Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
  • Monkey See! Monkey Does!
  • Music Box - Liadow
  • On the Levee (Old American Song)
  • Over The Hurdles
  • Play Ball
  • Putting Salt on a Bird’s Tail or How Not to Catch a Bird
  • Sailing (Old Song of the Sea)
  • Shadown Pictures
  • Short’nin’ Bread (Old Southern Song)
  • Stalactites and Stalagmites
  • Strange Lands - R. Schumann
  • The Campbells are Coming
  • The Clothes Line Waltz
  • The Country Fiddler (Old English Morris Dance)
  • The Daily Comics
  • The Dentist
  • The Dress Parade (adapted from ‘March Militaire’) - F. Schubert
  • The Elevator
  • The Fire Engine
  • The Hair Stylist - Le Couppey
  • The Harpsichord Player  - J.S. Bach
  • The Spider Dance (Tarantella)
  • The Telegraph Operator
  • The Ventriloquist and His Dummy
  • The Wishbone
  • The Year 1620 (Old Netherlands Folk Song)
  • Wu Long Pan (Famous Chinese Detective)

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A fast track method to start playing graded exam pieces. Excellent value for money


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