John W. Schaum Piano Course, Pre-A: The Green Book
John W. Schaum Piano Course, Pre-A: The Green Book
John W. Schaum Piano Course, Pre-A: The Green Book

John W. Schaum Piano Course, Pre-A: The Green 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. This is the Primer level.


Foreword to Teachers
Foreword to Parents
How the Fingers Are Numbered
Finger Number Melodies
Black Key Groups of Two
Black Key Groups of Three
The Musical Alphabet
Letter Name Melodies
How Music Is Written
Notation Melodies (notes)
Right Hand Position (C, D, E) -- The Speed Boat
Left Hand Position (A, B, C) -- The Computer
Alternating Hands -- Bone Sweet Bone
3/4 Rhythm -- dotted half note -- Oscar the Octopus
Four Notes Up and Four Notes Down -- Deep Sea Diving
Changing Hands within a Measure -- Old MacDonald
New Note G in Right Hand -- The Ice Cream Cone
Natural Accents -- The Wind Sock
Five Notes Up and Five Notes Down -- Mr. Frog Is Full of Hops
Introducing 2/4 Time -- Porcupines
Presenting Rests -- Chief Thunder Cloud
Omitting Finger Numbers -- Gooseberry Goose
Eighth Notes -- The Happy Halibut
Left-Hand Crossing Over -- The Funny Bunny
C and G Below Middle C -- Submarine
The Sharp Sign -- The Dragon
Key of G (F Sharp in Signature) -- Myrtle the Turtle
Leger Note D in Left Hand -- Power Shovel
Combining Hands -- The Eagle
The Tie -- The Circus
White Key Melodic Skips -- A Riddle
New Hand Position in Left Hand -- Donkey Party
New Right Hand Position -- Watchman's Song
Another New Right Hand Group -- Hot Dog Stand
The Flat Sign -- The Wren and the Swan
Key of F (B Flat in Signature ) -- The Jet Plane
Leger Note B in Right Hand -- Pretty Polly
Chords in Right Hand -- Monkey Business
Accidentals (Sharp, Flat and Natural) -- Eskimo Boy
Staccato -- The Detective
Octave Higher Sign -- Lightning Ranger
Chords in Left Hand -- The Streamline Express
Piano Quiz
Certificate of Promotion