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A Dozen A Day: Pre-Practice Technical Exercises For The Piano [Book 1 Primary]

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Taken as a while, A Dozen a Day is a unique resource, and an extraordinary legacy that we are fortunate indeed to have at our disposal today. The book emphasizes playing in a variety of key signatures: major pieces are paired with the relative minor. It is also worth noting at this point that Burnam herself suggested learning a couple of exercises at a time, playing them slowly and softly at first, then introducing a range of dynamics and speeding up the tempi. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

However you choose to introduce and use exercises from A Dozen A Day, remember that like any cycle of technical exercises, using them inappropriately won’t just potentially mitigate against any benefits, but could cause fresh problems for players. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. Used efficiently, effectively and within a holistic musical learning programme, A Dozen A Day: All Year Round is undoubtedly as indispensable a resource today as Edna-Mae Burnam’s original books were back in the 1950’s. Such good exercises, made clear and purpose able to be internalised by analogies with the stick figures (legato=walking, hopping = staccato etc). Absolutely love this little book; totally agree with the reviewer(s) saying how it improves not only finger dexterity but sight reading, along with being quite an enjoyable set of exercises.The obvious idea here is that at the start of practice, the current Group of 12 exercises provide a suitably varied and helpful warmup routine. Songs in the Preparatory Book include: The Bare Necessities • Do-Re-Mi • Getting to Know You • Heart and Soul • Little April Shower • Part of Your World • The Surrey with the Fringe on Top • Swinging on a Star • The Way You Look Tonight • Yellow Submarine. Although mostly in C, can be useful to use as transposition practise in different keys as are nice and simple! We have a number of finance options available to suit your needs, including 9-month, interest-free finance. My daughter has just started her Grade 1 journey and this book was recommended by her piano teacher as a 'classic (1950s!

SO EXCITED to teach my daughter to play the piano using the same books that I used as a child in the 70's. et les derniers exercices correspondent à une fin d'année de piano ou même une seconde année de piano. La progression est vraiment très judicieuse, et les 4 premiers exercices peuvent être utilisés dès les premières semaines de découverte du piano ; puis les exercices progressent toujours de façon très logique dans le rythme, dans la position des doigts, les notes piquées, les mesures ternaires (mais basiques, vraiment très simples), la découverte des dièses et des bémols, des accords. Use the Finance calculator below to work out the best option for you and choose "Apply For Finance" during checkout to complete your application. We are one of the top suppliers of woodwind, brass and orchestral strings across Sussex and are main agents for most of the instruments we sell.

D'ailleurs, pour les apprentis pianistes les plus avancés et les plus doués, il n'est pas obligé de travailler ces exercices dans l'ordre. I have been using these little books with my students since I first started teaching in the 1990’s, and although they have featured less prominently in my studio in recent years, they continue to make their appearance, and offer a hugely useful resource which can be used from the very first lessons, and right up to advanced level. I would suggest this may depend on other factors, of course, and much can be gained from targeted use of individual exercises from within the cycle, as I will explain later. Next thing the string snaps and the tree pins my nan and brother to piano with his still playing and singing "a dozen a day hip hip horray. The possibilites for how the studies might be used as part of your practice routine are almost limitless, and with six specially-written performance pieces added to conclude each book, A Dozen A Day now has an excercise for ever day of the year.

You quickly learn these and the patterns that each exercise uses so there's more time spent actually pressing keys rather than trying to work out which note it means.You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer’s policies.

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