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Vol. 5 Alligators



Alligators and Black Cat (Volumes 5 and 7 of the Piano Course Vols 1–24) continue the work started in Beside the Pool. The concept of reading up the treble lines and spaces from Middle C and down the bass lines and spaces from Middle C is thoroughly explored and reinforced through catchy mnemonics, practice of playing and saying notes on the keys, and through written exercises.

Both books give lots of opportunity to become familiar with each new teaching point containing over 30 varied tunes. Many are settings of humorous poems written by childrens’ poets and the music captures something of the content of the words. The pages are illustrated with Robbie Mendelow’s funny – at times zany – illustrations which never fail to intrigue children.

Volume 7 ends with the first two classical pieces in the Piano Course.

Illustrated by Robbie Mendelow