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First Book of Piano Music. Table of Contents

 

CHAPTER TITLE PAGE MP3 PDF
  Acknowledgment 3    
  Preface 4  
  What is Music? 7  
Chapter I. Exploring the Piano
   
  The Origin of Piano 8    
  Posture 8    
  Pitch 8    
  Keyboard 9    
  Preparatory Exercises for the Placement of the Hands 10  
  Naming the Keys: The Musical Alphabet 11    
Chapter II. Music Theory Rudiments
   
  TIME, BEAT AND RHYTHM IN MUSIC 12    
  MUSIC NOTATION
 
  Musical Notes 14  
 
  Tied notes 15  
  Rests 15    
  Staff 15    
  Clefs 16    
  Time Signature 18    
  Measures or Bars 18    
  Repeat and Ending Signs 18    
  Tempo Markings 19    
  Touches 19    
  Dynamics 19    
  MUSICAL TEXTURES (ELEMENTS)
   
  Semi-tone, Whole tone 20    
  Raising and Lowing by a semi-tone – accidentals: sharp, flat and natural 20    
  Intervals 21    
  Exploring Chords. Triads 22    
  Changing the Mood of Triads 23    
  Inversions 24    
  Intervals and their types 24    
  Exploring Scales: Major and Minor Scales 25    
  The Key of a Musical Piece and the Key signatures of the Major Keys 26    
  Relative Minor and Major 27    
  Chromatic scale 28    
  Primay triads 29    
  Seventh chords 29    
  Cadances 30    
  Musical terms and expressions 30    
  Ornaments 30    
         
Chapter III. Rudimental Rhythms and Rhytmical Exercises 32-39  
Chapter IV. Simple Pieces without the Staff 40-43  
Chapter V. Exercises for writing notes 44-49  
Chapter VI. Simple Pieces for the Left and Right Hands Separately
   
  Big Drum 50  
  Cuckoo in the Dark Forest 50  
  Soaked Sparrow 50  
  Trumpet 51  
  Sparrow 51  
  Playing with the Cuckoo 51  
  Dancing Fingers (LH) 52  
  Hey, Hey Ho! 52  
  Squirrel’s Song 52  
  Dancing Fingers (RH) 53  
  Up the Hill an Down (LH) 53  
  Teasing 53  
  Up the Hill and Down (RH) 54    
  Walking Cat 54  
  Dancing Donkey 54  
  Dancing Bunny 55  
  Coming Home 55  
  Viking 55  
  Westminster Chaims 56  
  Strolling Along the Street 56  
  My Pony 57  
  London Bridge 57  
  The Magnificient King’s Tread 58    
  Queen is Walking by 58    
  Long Notes, One Sharp 58    
  To Joy 59    
  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 59    
  Old Friends 60    
  Merrily We Roll Along (LH) 60    
  We Are Best Friends 61    
  Merrily We Roll Along (RH) 61    
Chapter VII. Pieces
   
  Merrily We Roll Along (RH) 64  
  Merrily We Roll Along (LH) 64  
  London Bridge (RH) 65  
  London Bridge (LH) 65  
  Two Merry Geese (in C) 66  
  Two Merry Geese (in D) 66  
  Mishief-Maker, Ukranian Folk Song 67  
  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 67  
  Halfs and Quarters 68  
  Coming Down from the Mountains 68  
  Playing Leap-Frog 68  
  Squirrel’s Song 69  
  Funny Story 69  
  Happy Melody 70  
  Giant Skips 70  
  The Tired Pony 70  
  Yankee Doodle, Traditional American Song 71  
  Autumn 72
  A Visitor from France 72
  The Dancing Bunny 73
  The Prancing Donkey 73
  Coming Home 74  
  London Bridge 74  
  Brother John (Canon) 75  
  Oh! Susanna, S. Foster 76  
  Come with Me! 76  
  Sorry, I Cant 77 See p. 76  
  Snow, Japanese Childrens Song 77  
  A Blinking Kitten on a Fence, Old Polish Children's Song 78  
  Humoresque, V. Kalinnikov 78  
  My Mother Told Me, Traditional Czech Song 79  
  Spring, A. Vivaldi 80
  Oh, You Dear Augustin, Traditional Austrian Song 80
  March, D. Khvatov 81  
  Waltz, D. Khvatov 82  
  Cavatina from “The Marriage of Figaro”, W. A. Mozart 83  
  Old Friends, D. Khvatov 84  
  Ukranian Folk Melody 84  
  We are Best Friends, D. Khvatov 85  
  Minuet, I. Scholze 86  
  Minuet, L. Mozart 87  
  Fanfare from “The Italian Capriccio”, P. Tchaikovsky 88  
  Cheeful Hans, D. Turk 88  
  Shepherdess, Traditional French Song (v.1) 89  
  A Bamboo Hut, Traditional Filipino Song 90  
  The King and the Queen 90  
  Grandma’s Little Goat, Old Russian Children's Song 91  
  Old McDonald Had a Farm, American Folk Song 92  
  Arirang, Traditional Korean Song 93  
  Country Gardens, Traditional English Song 94  
  Rainy Day, D. Khvatov 94  
  Where Are You, Sooliko?, Georgian Folk Song 95  
  Surprise, J. Haydn 96  
  In the Garden, S. Maykapar 97  
  All Horses of Eger Town are Grey, Hungarian Folk Song 98
  Shepherdess, Traditional French Song (v.2) 98  
  Bandura, Traditional Ukranian Song 99  
  Kalinka, Traditional Russian Song 100  
  Minuet, J. Haydn 101
  Bourree, C. Graupner 102  
  The Blue Danube, J. Strauss 103  
  A Sad Story, D. Khvatov 104  
  Minuet, C. P. E. Bach 105  
  Romance, A. Dargomyzhsky 106  
  Viking, D. Khvatov 106  
  Lullaby for Liza, D. Khvatov 107  
  Jasmine Flower, Traditional Chinese Song 108  
  Playing with the Echo at Sunset, D. Khvatov 109  
  Air, H. Purcell 110
  Humoresque, L. Mozart 110
  Allegro, D. Turk 111  
  Sonatina, D. Turk 112  
  Sad Mood, D. Turk 113  
  Sarabande, A. Corelli 114  
  Adagio, D. Turk 114  
  Weeping Willow, D. Khvatov 115  
  Minuet, W. A. Mozart 116  
  Shenandoah, Traditional American Song 117  
  Careless Walk, D. Khvatov 117  
  German Dance, L. Beethoven 118  
  Wandering Miller, F. Schubert 119  
  Romance from “The Love Potion”, G. Donizetti 120  
  Two Pieces, D. Turk 120  
  Aria from “The Magic Flute”, W. A. Mozart 121  
  Rigaudon, G. Handel 122  
  Minuet, J. Haydn 123  
  Land of the Silver Birch, Canadian Children's Song 124  
  Sakura, Traditionai Japanese Song 125  
  Minuet, J. Kriger 126  
  Cuckoo, Traditional Swiss Song 127  
  Aria from “The Marriage of Figaro”, W. A. Mozart 128  
  Bourree, J. Saint-Luc 128  
  Minuet, J.-B. Lully 130  
  Little Tango, D. Khvatov 131
  Minuet in G, J. S. Bach 132  
  Bourree, J. Krieger 133  
  Sick Doll, P. Tchaikovsky 134  
  Old French Song, P. Tchaikovsky 135  
  Little Shepherd, S. Maykapar 136  
  Little Butterfly, S. Maykapar 137  
  The Groundhog, L. Beethoven 138  
  The Blues, D. Khvatov 139  
  Sheherezade (v.1), N. Rimsky-Korsakov 140  
  Declaration of Love, M. Glinka 141
  Rule Brittania, T. Arne 142  
  Yankee Doodle, Traditional American Song 143  
  Sheherezade (v.2), N. Rimsky-Korsakov 144  
  Riddle, D. Khvatov 145  
  Three Ecossaises (I), F. Schubert 146  
  Three Ecossaises (IV), F. Schubert 146  
  Three Ecossaises (VII), F. Schubert 147  
  Santa Lucia, Traditional Italian Song 148  
Chapter VIII. Songs and Christmas Carols
   
  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 150  
  My Pony, French Folk Song 151  
  Good King Wenceslas, English Christmas Carol 152  
  Angels from Realms of Glory, Christmas Carol 153  
  A Ship A-Sailing, Old English Childrens Song 154  
  Auld Lang Syne, Traditional Scottish Song 155  
  Amazing Grace, W. Walker 156  
  My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean, Traditional Scottish Song 157  
  Deck the Halls, Christmas Carol 158  
  Silent Night, F. Gruber 159
  We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Christmas Carol 160  
  Jingle Bells, J. Pierpont 161  
  Little Fir Tree, L. Bekmann 162  
  The Moody Cat, V. Kalinnikov 163  
  Heaven and Earth, Russian Christmas Song 164  
       
Chapter IX. Studies      
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 166
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 166  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 167  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 167  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 168  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 168  
  Study (3), D. Khvatov 168  
  Study (1), L. Schytte 169  
  Study (2), L. Schytte 169  
  Study, L. Schytte 170  
  Study, D. Khvatov 170  
  Study, L. Schytte 171
  Study, D. Khvatov 171
  Study, L. Schytte 172  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 173  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 173  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 174
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 174
  Study, D. Khvatov 175  
  Study, A. Loeshhorn 175  
  Study, D. Khvatov 176  
  Study (1), L. Schytte 177  
  Study (2), L. Schytte 177  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 178  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 178  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 179  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 179  
  Skipping Up and Down the Scale, D. Khvatov 180  
  A Sad Little Bird, D. Khvatov 180  
  Study, C. Gurlitt 182  
  Study, C. Gurlitt 183  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 184  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 184  
  Study (3), D. Khvatov 184  
  Study (4), D. Khvatov 184  
  Study, D. Khvatov 185  
  Balalayka (long trill exercise, RH), D. Khvatov 186  
  Balalayka (long trill exercise, LH), D. Khvatov 186  
  Study, L. Schytte 187  
  Study (1), C. Czerny 188  
  Study (2), C. Czerny 188  
  Study, D. Khvatov 189  
  Study, L. Schytte 189  
  Study, L. Schytte 190
  Study, L. Schytte 191  
  Study (1), C. Czerny 192  
  Study (2), C. Czerny 192  
  Study (1), C. Czerny 193  
  Study (2), C. Czerny 193  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 194  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 194  
  Study, F. Le Couppey 195  
  Study (1), D. Khvatov 196  
  Study (2), D. Khvatov 196  
  At the Circus (1), D. Khvatov 196  
  At the Circus (2), D. Khvatov 196  
  In Mozart’s Turkish Style (grace notes exercise) 197    
  Merry Rolling Along (grace notes exercise) 198    
  Study, D. Khvatov 199
  Study, D. Khvatov 200  
  The Happy Puppy, D. Khvatov 201  
  William Tell, G. Rossini 202  
Chapter XI. Italian-English Vocabulary of Musical Expressions 204    
Chapter XI. Exercises on Scales and Chords 205-211  
Chapter XII. Selected Exercises by Hanon 212  

Exercises on Suspended Keys 214