Instrumental tutor book
"As we all know, the initial stages in learning to play the piano are of vital importance. Here there is a fresh - and yet logical - approach to the different problems of learning. Most important : there is music making from the very beginning, avoiding any boring exercises. The Piano Method offers an interesting and varied repertoire for beginners, of course with progressive difficulties.
The optical presentation is simply charming and irrestible."
Paul Badura Skoda
Saxophone method for beginners
The evolution of musical instruction has led children to begin the study of the saxophone at an increasingly earlier age. Students often begin as early as eight years old; and this method has been conceived for them. It is addressed, through its simplicity and its diversity, to students of all ages who wish to play the saxophone.
The CD, re-recorded in 2004, includes the saxophone and piano version of all the music introduced in this method. It allows the student from the second lesson to become acquainted with harmonie accompaniment of a wide variety of music: popular songs and dances, Early music, music of the Classical and Romantic periods as well as the today's music and improvisation.
The young saxophonist can very soon perform with family or friends in a variety of musical situations: duos or trios on alto saxophone, with piano, or with the CD, using the stereo balance control to "mute" the saxophone.
We hope to develop the habit of memorization by encouraging the student to regularly play by heurt and by giving the student an assortment of specific exercises with musical variables: slurred or tongued, lower or higher octave, varied rhythms to develop technical agility, contrary motion, etc. The teacher can freely develop these exercises and modify them to suit the individual needs of each student.
Encouraging the young saxophonist to analyze specific difficulties and to reflect on his or her work, as much as performing the basic exercises, constantly associates the development of instrumental mastery to musical pleasure. These are exactly our goals.
Questioning the student about composers, repertoire or simple musical forms encourages the student to listen to music and to open a dictionary as often as possible.
This method prepares the student for the preparatory level after one school year (two trimesters for rapid students) with daily practice of 30 to 40 minutes.
Professor, National School of Music of Bourges
and Claude Delangle
Professor, National Superior Conservatory of Paris
Viola method for begnners
- body position
- holding the bow
- description of the instrument
- open strings
- detached notes
- slurs tree by three and four by four
- the first finger (a whole tone interval above the nut)
- the second finger (a whole tone interval above the first finger)
- the third finger (a whole tone interval above the second finger)
- the fourth finger (a whole tone interval above the third finger)
- the staccato
- the second finger (a semitone interval above the first finger)
- Combination of the two finger positions
- different finger positions
- Dancla : Melodic study
- Schradieck : Study
- Bach : Musette
- Rameau : Minuet
- Beethoven : Sonatina
- Daquin : The Cuckoo
- Gonzales : For Bruno
French, German, English and Spanish texts.
Illustrations : Jean-Noël Rochut
Photos : Michel Maïofiss