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#1120493 - 09/13/04 06:11 PM Thompson Piano Method
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Registered: 08/23/04
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This is really a great forum. What is the general consensus on Thompson Piano Method compared to other Methods that are out there? What are its strong points versus its weak points? What is the average time it takes a student to complete each book. I know its relative to the student but im just trying to get a rough idea of the time the average student takes. Also once Thomsons is finished what would be prudent to study next?
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#1120494 - 09/13/04 10:31 PM Re: Thompson Piano Method
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Shrimps, you may find better advice by asking on the Teacher's forum. From my non-expert understanding, the method books are designed to take about a year on average to get through each level.

I'm using Alfreds, but I understand the Thompson method is just fine.

I believe the method and "what next" is usually decided by the teacher you hook up with along with your own preferences.

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#1120495 - 09/14/04 06:38 AM Re: Thompson Piano Method
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I studied Thomspon as a kid and still have all my old books. I like the way they use literature to teach.. If you miss the theory and 'methodology' in the first books you miss alot. I've seen methods where theory, technique and performance are all addressed separately.. I don't know if that is good.

ditto the teacher forum
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