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Playing Piano Is Fun Book 3


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Editor/Author: Alice Chua
Instrument: Piano
Category: Method & Tutor
Publisher: Rhythm MP
Item Code: MPP-4003-03
Bar Code: 9 789679 856187
ISBN-10: 967-985-618-6
ISBN-13: 978 967985618 7
Total Pages: 64 (+ stickers)
Weight: 290g
Book Size: 225mm x 300mm (Landscape)
Binding: Limp Bound (limp thread sewn)

Description: 'Playing Piano Is Fun' is a keyboard tutor series for beginners. It is designed to meet the developmental needs of children as they journey through the wonderful world of music. The tunes are specially composed by Alice Chua, and are based on the characters and subjects from the classic stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. The literary experience is translated into the language of music with the intention of awakening the musical interests of children.

'Playing Piano Is Fun' is a novel approach developed through the author’s practical experience derived from teacher-pupil interaction. The large music font size captures the students’ attention and helps them to focus. Meanwhile, pages are left intentionally without pictures to encourage students to further express their creativity by providing illustrations for the songs themselves. New elements are introduced incrementally and are incorporated progressively. Teacher’s accompaniment is encouraged to enhance the musical experience, thus inspiring and motivating students. Some suggestions for the enhancement of the teaching elements can be found inside the front cover. In addition to playing piano, this series’ unique approach includes listening, singing, transposing, harmonising, improvising and composing at an early stage.

Pages include:
Cheerful stickers simply for FUN as the series are called!
1. Title page and copyright notices
2. Foreword
3. About the Author
4. Dedication
5. Contents
6. Down the Rabbit Hole
8. Octave Sign
9. Fun Time 1
10. The Talking Doorknob
12. Scales
13. Fun Time 2
14. The Magic Potion
16. Degrees of a Scale
17. Fun Time 3
18. The Magic Cake
20. Accidentals
21. Fun Time 4
22. The Little Golden Key
24. Key Signature of G Major
25. Fun Time 5
26. Swimming in the Pool of Tears
28. Key Signature of D Major
29. Fun Time 6
30. The Caucus-Race
32. Key Signature of F Major
33. Fun Time 7
34. A Long Tail
36. Tonic Triads
37. Fun Time 8
38. A Long and Sad Tale
40. Intervals
41. Fun Time 9
42. The Cunning Old Fury Judge
44. Articulations
45. Fun Time 10
46. The White Rabbit’s House
48. Rests
49. Fun Time 11
50. The Magic Pebbles
52. The Lizard’s Dance
54. The White Rabbit’s Watch (Duet)
58. Improvisation Games
61. Manuscript
64. Performance Direction

About the Author

Alice is a passionate and enthusiastic musician, a versatile arranger, composer and music author. To this date, she has written many music books, used extensively in Asia and the United Kingdom. She is also an examiner with the London College of Music.

Whilst living in Malaysia and Singapore, Alice was Chief Music Instructor for Yamaha Music Asia. She opened new music schools in Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar, and started music programs for preschoolers in Indonesia. This involved training teachers and designing music curricula suited specifically for each country. She frequently represented Malaysia in various international conferences hosted by Yamaha Music Foundation.

Now residing in London with her daughter, Alice divides her time between sharing her love of music with her students and invigilating examinations and competitions in Europe and the Far East. She believes that music should be played from memory, so that every child has the confidence to perform in any environment at any time, without needing to rely on a score. When children can express themselves freely in this way, it develops their ability to immediately engage their audience, and to derive from the music a personal sense of enjoyment. Also available from Faber Music and FM Dealers