Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
104 registered (AnimistFvR, AmateurBob, AndyP, acoxcae, ando, 36251, 28 invisible), 1427 Guests and 26 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#511204 - 02/06/02 10:09 PM Best at Theory/Ear Training/Sight Reading
Dan S. Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 6
Loc: Stittsville, Ontario, Canada
Recommendations please on a very good (the best) book, series, or CD program that helps new piano players to learn and excel at music theory, ear training and sight-reading.

One program I heard of is the Rutgers University Music Dictaton/Ear Training CD package. Comments, suggestions. Thank you.

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#511205 - 02/06/02 11:29 PM Re: Best at Theory/Ear Training/Sight Reading
April Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 323
Loc: Great Lakes State
Hi Dan,

What age beginner are you talking about? You might choose different approaches depending on whether the student is a child or an adult. There are many good methods available ("the best" is subjective - you'll likely get a different answer from everyone you ask). Alfred's Basic Piano Library has LOTS of supplementary books within their method, including separate books for theory, ear training and sightreading (all orange covers, level 1A). They also publish a series for older beginners that has the same supplementary materials (Alfred's Complete, level 1 - silver). The same is true for their Adult method.

Bastien Piano Basics uses "Piano" (lesson), Performance, Technic, and Theory as the core of thier method. They have supplementary material for sightreading (A Line a Day Sightreading, Primer - Level 4), but I don't think they have ear training books in that series (their older series for the "Young Beginner" does, though).

Those are just two of MANY options available to you. You can also cross between different method books if you choose (just be careful to make sure they use a similar approach to teaching...different approaches can be confusing to the student). I'm sure others on the forum will be able to add more information.

Good luck!
April \:\)

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!

Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
They don't call him the 'Poet of the Piano' for nothing!
by JoelW
11/28/14 11:53 PM
Steinway rebuild question
by schlaigs
11/28/14 10:00 PM
Baldwin Hamilton Hammer Butt and Back Stop Leather
by Ryan Hassell
11/28/14 09:55 PM
Please help me to find out the pattern of this Cdim7
by SZ54
11/28/14 08:12 PM
3 sensors per key vs 4?
by AnimistFvR
11/28/14 07:55 PM
Forum Stats
77083 Members
42 Forums
159434 Topics
2342034 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission