Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
This is for all those of you who are still devoted to C Paul Herfurth's classic tutor. Almost entirely re-written and complete with a CD the format is reassuringly familiar but much more contemporary. The layout and presentation is good with informative photographs and diagrams. Each lesson has clearly stated goals with both exercises and pieces to achieve them. The excellent accompanying CD recorded by Alison Hayhurst complements the book very well. The overall package here is very good so give it a try.
From the Publisher
C. Paul Herfurth's classic series of tutor books have now been completely revised and updated with a host of innovations to suit a new generation of musicians. A New Tune A Day features the same logical, gentle pace and keen attention to detail that made earlier editions so hugely popular and successful. Clear explanatory diagrams and photographs help guide you through the lessons and achieve the very best in tone, technique and posture. The selection of music is fresh and exciting, including duets and rounds to inspire the student and ensure that those vital practice hours are never boring! The book includes: Advice on your instrument and the equipment you will need Instructions for effective technique and comfortable playing Explanatory pages on reading and understanding music Tests to check your own progress and comprehension The accompanying audio CD features a tuning track, a special virtuoso performance and backing tracks for each of the pieces, as well as recorded examples to support the lessons.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Instructions for an effective embouchure and a comfortable posture
- Explanatory section on reading music
- Easy to follow lessons on clear uncluttered pages
- Audio CD with a virtuoso performance, backing tracks and audio examples
- Duets and Rouncs
- Tests to check porgress
- Pull out fingering chart