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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£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.
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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 (1 Agincourt Square, 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.

 

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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)

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 (1 Agincourt Square, 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 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)