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My First Piano Book
by Genevieve Helsby

72 pages
Full-colour illustrated book
Includes 2 CDs & website
ISBN: 978-1-78198-029-3
250mm x 250mm

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Following the international success of My First Classical Music Book, Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman return with My First Piano Book: an original and vibrant introduction for children to one of the world’s greatest musical instruments.

Bursting with life and humour, My First Piano Book flaunts the piano in all its glory to inspire a new audience. Each page is a treat to explore, as its animal characters show what they know (and what they don’t!). It truly is both informative and great fun.

The piano is an extraordinary invention and, for many music lovers, the greatest instrument of all. My First Piano Book opens a door to loving the sound of the instrument and becoming a pianist: it connects the discovery of brilliant piano playing (Part 1) with that very first go at pressing the keys (Part 2, which contains practical guidance). The joys of the piano are for everybody!

CD 1 / Online Part 1:
23 music tracks including JS Bach Prelude in C, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, Joplin The Entertainer, Debussy Clair de lune, Fauré Berceuse, John Cage Perilous Night No. 6, Satie Gymnopédie No. 1, and so many more!

CD 2 / Online Part 2:
Play along with 12 specially written pieces, each belonging to an animal. Choose ‘Guide Me’ narration option to be talked through Part 2.

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My First Piano Book

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Haydn: His Life and Music
Mahler: His Life and Music
Mendelssohn: His Life and Music
Mozart: His Life and Music
Puccini: His Life and Music
Tchaikovsky: His Life and Music
Wagner: His Life and Music

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