Schaum Piano Course - Pre-A - The Green Book

Schaum Piano Course - Pre-A - The Green Book

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Schaum’s Green Book (Pre-A) is the first in the John Schaum Piano Course, designed to be a gradual, fun and progressive introduction to the piano, to turn you in to a well-rounded musician.

A fun introduction to playing the piano

Schaum’s Green Book (Pre-A) contains has over 30 easy songs at a pre-grade 1 standard, with words to sing along and colourful accompanying illustrations. It contains fun titles such as ‘The Dragon’, ‘The Circus’, and some you might know, like ‘Old Macdonald’.  The Green Book introduces notes by finger number first with an activity page to draw around your hands and label your fingers 1-5. This is followed by some easy ‘finger number melodies’ and an introduction to the musical alphabet with some ‘letter name melodies’ to play. Once you have finished this introduction, you then learn how the notes in the ‘musical alphabet’ are written on the musical stave, with some notated short easy pieces to follow. The very easy piano music is marked with fingerings and performance tips, and throughout the book there are hand position charts and keyboard diagrams showing you where to put your fingers. By the end of the book you will be playing with two hands at once!

Musical development and practising tips

John Schaum’s Green Book introduces beginners to a wide range of good background knowledge, techniques and music theory; basic articulation, accidentals, key signatures, different hand positions, the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4, chords, the keys of C, G and F major, ties and crossing hands. It encourages you to practise in three ways: saying the letter names of the notes as you play, counting aloud as you play, and singing the words while you play. Tip boxes before each piece mean you are taught in bite-size chunks, and can practise each concept with a short piece before moving on. You are also gradually introduced to important theory knowledge as you play your way through the book.

Designed for teachers and pupils to work through together

Schaum’s Piano Course Pre-A is designed to work through in your piano lessons; it contains many tips and notes for the teacher, and preparatory drills for teachers to get you started on before new pieces. There is a musical quiz at the end, and when you’ve completed it, your teacher can fill in the certificate at the back of the book saying you’ve officially finished John Schaum’s Piano Course Pre-A!

Contents (A-Z)

  • A Riddle
  • Bone Sweet Bone
  • Chief Thunder Cloud
  • Deep Sea Diving
  • Donkey Party
  • Eskimo Boy
  • Gooseberry Goose
  • Hot Dog Stand
  • Lightning Ranger
  • Monkey Business
  • Mr. Frog is Full of Hops
  • Myrtle the Turtle
  • Old MacDonald
  • Oscar the Octopus
  • Porcupines (adapted from J. Haydn)
  • Power Shovel
  • Pretty Polly
  • Submarine
  • The Circus
  • The Computer
  • The Detective
  • The Dragon
  • The Eagle
  • The Funny Bunny
  • The Happy Halibut
  • The Ice Cream Cone
  • The Jet Plane
  • The Speed Boat
  • The Streamline Express
  • The Wind Sock
  • The Wren and the Swan
  • Watchman’s Song (adapted from E. Grieg)

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Delivery Information

UK delivery is FREE on all orders over £20, either online or from our high-street shop! Please see our UK (mainland) delivery options below:

Saver
(usually 2-3 days)
FREE for orders over £20, otherwise £2.49
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 48.
Standard
(usually 1 day)
£2.49 for orders over £150, otherwise £3.99
Usually Delivered within 1 Day, occasionally 2 days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 24.
Express
(Next Day)
FREE for orders over £300, otherwise £8.99
Delivered Next Working Day (from dispatch) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: for larger items like guitars please place your order before 1pm to ensure same day dispatch.
Express Saturday Delivery
(Next Day)
£19.99
Order on Friday for delivery next day on Saturday. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: there is a 2KG limit on this delivery service - if you are ordering heavier products like guitars please contact us for a quote.
Click & Collect
(within 2hrs)
FREE
Order online and collect (usually within 2hrs) from our high-street store in Monmouth, South Wales. See opening times/directions

In the Channel Islands? See our Channel Islands Delivery options

In the EU? See our European Delivery options

 

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. Read our full returns policy here

Schaum’s Green Book (Pre-A) is the first in the John Schaum Piano Course, designed to be a gradual, fun and progressive introduction to the piano, to turn you in to a well-rounded musician.

A fun introduction to playing the piano

Schaum’s Green Book (Pre-A) contains has over 30 easy songs at a pre-grade 1 standard, with words to sing along and colourful accompanying illustrations. It contains fun titles such as ‘The Dragon’, ‘The Circus’, and some you might know, like ‘Old Macdonald’.  The Green Book introduces notes by finger number first with an activity page to draw around your hands and label your fingers 1-5. This is followed by some easy ‘finger number melodies’ and an introduction to the musical alphabet with some ‘letter name melodies’ to play. Once you have finished this introduction, you then learn how the notes in the ‘musical alphabet’ are written on the musical stave, with some notated short easy pieces to follow. The very easy piano music is marked with fingerings and performance tips, and throughout the book there are hand position charts and keyboard diagrams showing you where to put your fingers. By the end of the book you will be playing with two hands at once!

Musical development and practising tips

John Schaum’s Green Book introduces beginners to a wide range of good background knowledge, techniques and music theory; basic articulation, accidentals, key signatures, different hand positions, the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4, chords, the keys of C, G and F major, ties and crossing hands. It encourages you to practise in three ways: saying the letter names of the notes as you play, counting aloud as you play, and singing the words while you play. Tip boxes before each piece mean you are taught in bite-size chunks, and can practise each concept with a short piece before moving on. You are also gradually introduced to important theory knowledge as you play your way through the book.

Designed for teachers and pupils to work through together

Schaum’s Piano Course Pre-A is designed to work through in your piano lessons; it contains many tips and notes for the teacher, and preparatory drills for teachers to get you started on before new pieces. There is a musical quiz at the end, and when you’ve completed it, your teacher can fill in the certificate at the back of the book saying you’ve officially finished John Schaum’s Piano Course Pre-A!

Contents (A-Z)

  • A Riddle
  • Bone Sweet Bone
  • Chief Thunder Cloud
  • Deep Sea Diving
  • Donkey Party
  • Eskimo Boy
  • Gooseberry Goose
  • Hot Dog Stand
  • Lightning Ranger
  • Monkey Business
  • Mr. Frog is Full of Hops
  • Myrtle the Turtle
  • Old MacDonald
  • Oscar the Octopus
  • Porcupines (adapted from J. Haydn)
  • Power Shovel
  • Pretty Polly
  • Submarine
  • The Circus
  • The Computer
  • The Detective
  • The Dragon
  • The Eagle
  • The Funny Bunny
  • The Happy Halibut
  • The Ice Cream Cone
  • The Jet Plane
  • The Speed Boat
  • The Streamline Express
  • The Wind Sock
  • The Wren and the Swan
  • Watchman’s Song (adapted from E. Grieg)

Click Here to Read More...

Delivery Information

UK delivery is FREE on all orders over £20, either online or from our high-street shop! Please see our UK (mainland) delivery options below:

Saver
(usually 2-3 days)
FREE for orders over £20, otherwise £2.49
Usually Delivered within 2-3 Days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 48.
Standard
(usually 1 day)
£2.49 for orders over £150, otherwise £3.99
Usually Delivered within 1 Day, occasionally 2 days (from dispatch). Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Usually Royal Mail 24.
Express
(Next Day)
FREE for orders over £300, otherwise £8.99
Delivered Next Working Day (from dispatch) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: for larger items like guitars please place your order before 1pm to ensure same day dispatch.
Express Saturday Delivery
(Next Day)
£19.99
Order on Friday for delivery next day on Saturday. Please place your order before 4.30pm for same day dispatch. Note: there is a 2KG limit on this delivery service - if you are ordering heavier products like guitars please contact us for a quote.
Click & Collect
(within 2hrs)
FREE
Order online and collect (usually within 2hrs) from our high-street store in Monmouth, South Wales. See opening times/directions

In the Channel Islands? See our Channel Islands Delivery options

In the EU? See our European Delivery options

 

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. Read our full returns policy here



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Schaum’s Green Book (Pre-A) is the first in the John Schaum Piano Course, designed to be a gradual, fun and progressive introduction to the piano, to turn you in to a well-rounded musician.

A fun introduction to playing the piano

Schaum’s Green Book (Pre-A) contains has over 30 easy songs at a pre-grade 1 standard, with words to sing along and colourful accompanying illustrations. It contains fun titles such as ‘The Dragon’, ‘The Circus’, and some you might know, like ‘Old Macdonald’.  The Green Book introduces notes by finger number first with an activity page to draw around your hands and label your fingers 1-5. This is followed by some easy ‘finger number melodies’ and an introduction to the musical alphabet with some ‘letter name melodies’ to play. Once you have finished this introduction, you then learn how the notes in the ‘musical alphabet’ are written on the musical stave, with some notated short easy pieces to follow. The very easy piano music is marked with fingerings and performance tips, and throughout the book there are hand position charts and keyboard diagrams showing you where to put your fingers. By the end of the book you will be playing with two hands at once!

Musical development and practising tips

John Schaum’s Green Book introduces beginners to a wide range of good background knowledge, techniques and music theory; basic articulation, accidentals, key signatures, different hand positions, the time signatures of 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4, chords, the keys of C, G and F major, ties and crossing hands. It encourages you to practise in three ways: saying the letter names of the notes as you play, counting aloud as you play, and singing the words while you play. Tip boxes before each piece mean you are taught in bite-size chunks, and can practise each concept with a short piece before moving on. You are also gradually introduced to important theory knowledge as you play your way through the book.

Designed for teachers and pupils to work through together

Schaum’s Piano Course Pre-A is designed to work through in your piano lessons; it contains many tips and notes for the teacher, and preparatory drills for teachers to get you started on before new pieces. There is a musical quiz at the end, and when you’ve completed it, your teacher can fill in the certificate at the back of the book saying you’ve officially finished John Schaum’s Piano Course Pre-A!

Contents (A-Z)

  • A Riddle
  • Bone Sweet Bone
  • Chief Thunder Cloud
  • Deep Sea Diving
  • Donkey Party
  • Eskimo Boy
  • Gooseberry Goose
  • Hot Dog Stand
  • Lightning Ranger
  • Monkey Business
  • Mr. Frog is Full of Hops
  • Myrtle the Turtle
  • Old MacDonald
  • Oscar the Octopus
  • Porcupines (adapted from J. Haydn)
  • Power Shovel
  • Pretty Polly
  • Submarine
  • The Circus
  • The Computer
  • The Detective
  • The Dragon
  • The Eagle
  • The Funny Bunny
  • The Happy Halibut
  • The Ice Cream Cone
  • The Jet Plane
  • The Speed Boat
  • The Streamline Express
  • The Wind Sock
  • The Wren and the Swan
  • Watchman’s Song (adapted from E. Grieg)