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From the Von Buelow Edition.
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The present complete edition sells for $2.50 and $3.00, retail. Much of the material in the complete edition can be eliminated without injury to its technical value. We have, therefore, made a selection of the choicest of Von Buelow’s edition, which we have bound, in one volume, in very neat style. Only the most difficult and unimportant ones have been eliminated.
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The Normal Course of Piano Technic.
SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS.
By WM. B. WAIT.
Price $1.50, Bound.
The NORMAL COURSE is based upon the fundamental idea that, for the purpose of the development, discipline, and formation of the mind, and for teaching the learner how to think and to do, Technical Studies in Music are as useful as any other branch.
FEATURES OF THE BOOK:
Clear, concise statements of facts and principles.
It deals only with essentials.
It arranges the materials in grades, by
Divisions, Courses, and
It exhibits a distinct mode and order of development.
The course is as clearly laid out as in any other branch of study.
Practice based upon understanding of means as applied to ends.
It permits the attention to be given to
the hands in practice, and
not to the pages.
In schools it will secure uniformity in the instruction given.
It furnishes the bases for oral recitations
and examinations as in
It is logical, systematic, thorough.
It is a book for use by schools, teachers, and students.
1: From the “Table Talk.”
2: Play to the children Schubert’s song entitled “The Organ-man.”
3: Phillips Brooks says in one of his sermons
Variety"): “Every act has its perfect and entire way of being
4: Bohn edition, p. 35.
5: Read to the children such parts of Francesca
folk in the Apennine” as seem to you pertinent.
6: John Ruskin, from the ninth lecture of “Val d’Arno.”
7: John Ruskin. Third lecture of “Val d’Arno.”
8: Franz Liszt’s “Life of Chopin,” Chapter V.
9: Ibid, Chapter VI.
10: “On Sound.”
11: “On Sound” is referred to.
The last paragraph of Section 10,
Chapter II, may interest the children. The last two paragraphs of
Section 13 are not only interesting, but they show how simply a
scientist can write.