Playing the piano for pleasure

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Falcon Press, 1948 - Music - 188 pages

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User Review  - TadAD - LibraryThing

Aimed at the amateur who wants to play the piano seriously, but for pleasure, the book has a cheerful "you can do this if you follow my advice" attitude without being patronizing. It provides some ... Read full review

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User Review  - samfsmith - LibraryThing

An intriguing little book, inspirational for the adult amateur pianist. But it also somewhat dated. The edition I have was published in 1941 and revised in 1960. It lacks a conclusion, something that ... Read full review


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