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Topics : Primary School Music Books

Our music books will help children learn how to play an instrument and discover the history of the art. They're essential additions to any music lesson.

  • Black Friday

    How to Play the Recorder

    DK

    Product Code: HTPR
    Hardback 7 years +
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    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
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  • Usborne: My First Keyboard Book

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: ALHQA
    Hardback 3 years +
    Learn to play simple, well-known tunes on the sturdy keyboard attached to the book. Each note is represented with a different colour, which corresponds to the same colour on the keys, making this accessible even to very young children. Tunes include Twinkle, Twinkle, Frere Jacques, Ode to Joy and more.
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  • John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course

    John Thompson

    Product Code: AHTMF
    Paperback 7 years +
    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book One) makes practising and learning piano so much fun!

    Part one is devoted to developing fluency in reading by note, the biggest hurdle for most young children, and contains its own writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies.
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  • John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book 2)

    John Thompson

    Product Code: AHTUK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book Two) builds on the skills children learned in the first book!

    Part two is develops on the note-reading fluency skills learned in the Book One and introduces new notes, giving children the opportunity to play exercises where only one hand is required. The book also contains more writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies to take children's piano and music skills to the next level.
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  • Me and My Piano

    Fanny Waterman

    Product Code: AGMEE
    Paperback 7 years +
    "Me and My Piano" is the best-selling tutor series designed especially for younger beginners. Part 1 takes the young pianist step-by-step through the earliest stages of piano technique, first with separate hands, then with a sequence of very easy pieces for hands together. All use a constant five finger hand position in the key of C major. Games and puzzles give theory a new lease of life, and children will love the rhymes and songs introducing characters such as the Ostrich and Sammy Squirrel. Originally published in 1989, this new edition retains all the quality teaching material and engaging colour illustrations of the original, with a fresh new look, improved presentation and complete new music setting.
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  • First Book of the Recorder

    Philip Hawthorn

    Product Code: AEAZA
    Paperback 5 years +
    As soon as the first notes have been mastere d, there are simple tunes to play, with guidance from friend ly cartoon creatures. The tunes include well-known pop, folk and classical pieces, and there are also games, puzzles and facts about the recorder '
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  • First Book About the Orchestra

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: ATGWC
    Other 3 years +
    This incredible sound book provides young children with an introduction to the magic of the orchestra and lets them hear the sound each instrument makes.

    There is an embedded button on each page and the instruments covered include brass and drums. There's even one button that has the whole orchestra playing together.
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  • Behind-the-Scenes Music Careers

    Mary Boone

    Product Code: BMUDZ
    Paperback 5 years +
    Who hasn't dreamed of a glamorous job in modelling, music or entertainment? But behind every superstar are hundreds of people working to keep an industry running. Readers can now learn about unique and exciting careers that they may never have considered - behind the glamour.
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  • The Usborne First Book of the Piano

    Eileen O'Brien

    Product Code: APNET
    Other 6 years +
    This simple and colourful guide is for absolute beginners of any age with carefully graded tunes including well-known tunes, folk songs and Christmas carols. Friendly cartoon characters explain how to play each note, and provide an entertaining introduction to reading and understanding music.
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  • Wouldn't It Be Loverly?

    John Gardyne

    Product Code: ABPYW
    Paperback 7 years +
    Sing Musical Theatre: Wouldn't It Be Loverly? features fifteen musical theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 1-3 or for anyone looking for a new, practical compilation of the repertoire, carefully selected to be appropriate for the grade.
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