John W. Schaum Piano Course, B: The Blue Book
John W. Schaum Piano Course, B: The Blue Book
John W. Schaum Piano Course, B: The Blue Book

John W. Schaum Piano Course, B: The Blue Book

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Leading to Mastery of the Instrument

By John W. Schaum

A time-honored tradition just got better! The John W. Schaum Piano Course has been newly revised with 100 percent new engravings and typesetting, color highlighting for concept emphasis, updated song titles and lyrics, and full-color illustrations.


Title Composer
Sight Reading Drills
Left Hand Echoes -- Play Ball
Syncopation in 3/4 Time -- Music Box Liadow
Shifting Melody from R.H. to L.H. -- Stalactites and Stalagmites
Different Kinds of Accents -- The Country Fiddler Folk Dance
Arpeggio Recital Piece -- The Elevator
Music Appreciation -- The Harpsichord Player J. S. Bach
The Folk Song -- The Year 1620
Syncopation in 4/4 Time -- Short'nin' Bread
Crossing Hands (L.H. over) -- Magic Flute Mozart
6/8 Time -- The Wishbone
Changing Keys (Major to Minor) -- The Campbells Are Coming
A Classical Recital Piece -- The Dress Parade ("March Militaire") Schubert
Key of E-flat Major -- Little Brown Bug
Fermata -- Sailing
How to Practice (Descriptive Music) -- The Clothes Line Waltz
Piano Quiz No. 1
The Repeat Sign -- Legato Thirds -- Monkey Sees! Monkey Does!
Two Right Hand Positions -- The Ventriloquist and His Dummy
Da Capo al Fine -- Here We Go for a Touch Down
Tarantella Story -- The Spider Dance
Sixteenth Notes -- Wun Long Pan
Two Note Slurs -- The Hair Stylist
Chord Inversions -- The Dentist
How to Use the Damper Pedal
Applying the Pedal to Broken Chords -- Shadow Pictures
Pedal Study -- Strange Lands Robert Schumann
Chord Recital Piece -- Hear Those Lovely Bells
Contrary Motion -- The Fire Engine
Wrist Staccato -- A Fine State of Affairs
Key of E Major -- The Telegraph Operator
Interweaving Hand Legato -- Over the Hurdles
6/8 Time in the Key of B-flat -- The Daily Comics
Chromatic Passages -- Putting Salt on a Bird's Tail or How Not to Catch a Bird
American Folk Song -- On the Levee
Piano Quiz No. 2
Certificate of Promotion
Music Dictionary