Go to menu

Fritz Emonts

The European Piano Method Vol. 1

Instrument line-up: Piano
Edition: Sheet Music
Composer: Fritz Emonts
Difficulty level:
In stock | ships within 1-2 working days

Limit: Piece

not available in all countries.

Learn more >

At a glance:

Publisher: Schott Musik
Order no.: ED7931
ISMN: 9790001082013
ISBN: 9783795750022
Language: german
Release: 20.08.1992
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 230x305 mm
Pages: 88


Following the very successful piano method published in two volumes between 1958 and 1962, the three-volume European Piano Method represents a new textbook which takes into account the development of modern piano pedagogy.7 Winning Features of the Emonts Method:1 Songs from many European countries2 Pupils begin to play without music notation3 Improvisation and playing on the black keys4 Development of listening skills and aural awareness5 Simple and logical learning structure6 Lots of duets7 Attractive full-colour illustrationsVolume 1The most natural way of creating and nurturing the relationship of a child with an instrument is to stimulate and encourage the child to find on the keyboard, and to play by ear, all the tunes he or she has so far assimilated. Not only children's songs or folk songs are suitable for this but also other melodies that may be heard at home, at school, in church, on the radio and on television. The natural progression, from singing and listening to playing, forms the foundation for the development of listening ability and musicality. During a lifetime with an instrument one should always try to replay on it everything that one has heard.The child should, at the same time, be made familiar with the whole keyboard by touch as well as by ear, from the lowest register to the highest. the young player should already have a feeling of contact with the keyboard before piano playing is combined with the complicated process of reading music. Playing only on the black keys to begin with will offer a particularly good opportunity to grasp the arrangements of the black keys (literally) 'grasping'. For improvised melodies, too, the pentatonic scale formed by the black keys is easier to handle at the beginning stages than the diatonic scale of the white keys. For this reason, an introductory section 'Playing with the Black Keys' has been included.Here the teacher, through such material, should encourage the beginner to become familiar with the keyboard.Another advantage in beginning this way lies in the fact that training the functions of the motorial system does not only start within the narrow stretch of the fingers but with the larger playing apparatus of the arms and the whole body. In this way tension can be avoided.The suggestions for improvisation and song accompaniement given at the beginning (on the 'yellow' pages) should not necessarily be dealt with all at once before the chapter 'Playing from Printed Music' but should rather be gradually incorporated into lessons. Here, the printed music is intended primarily for the teacher who will play through the exercises. The pupil plays from memory rather than from the book.

Table of contents:

Erstes Spiel mit schwarzen Tasten
Spielen nach Gehör
Spielen mit Noten
Spiel mit 5 Fingern in anderen Lagen
Wechsel der Fünftonlagen innerhalb eines Stückes
Liedverzeichnis: Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman
Air populaire
Al die willen te kap'ren varen
Allons à Bordeaux
Alte spanische Melodie
Au clair de la lune
Bumble-bee Song
Carillon de Vendôme
C'est le roi Dagobert
Chanson hongroise
Chanson des esquimaux
Chanson de l'abeille
Chanson de berger
Chanson à danser
Chanson de marin néerlandaise
Dancing Tune
Danse russe
Der Kuckuck und der Esel
Der Meyen
Die Glocken von Vendôme
Die Tiroler sind lustig
Din, don
Dutch Sailor's Song
Eine kleine Geige möcht' ich haben
Folk Tune
Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen
Girls and Boys Come Out to Play
Good Morning
Hänsel und Gretel
Hopp, hopp, hopp
Hungarian Folk Song
Il était un petit navire
Ist ein Mann in' Brunn' gefallen
J'ai du bon tabac
Je suis un petit garcon
Kommt, wir wollen singen, tanzen
Le coq est mort
Les Tyroliens sont joyeux
Lied der Eskimos
L'inverno è passato
Little Bo-Peep
Little Sally Waters
Mélodie espagnole ancienne
Merrily We Roll Along
Michael Finnigin
Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann
Niederländisches Seemannslied
Oh When the Saints Go Marching In
Old Spanish Tune
Prends garde au loup, bergère
Que fais-je, pauvre petite fille
Russischer Tanz
Russian Dance
Shepherd's Song
Song of the Eskimos
Summ, summ, summ
Sur le pont d'Avignon
Swanee River
The Bells of Vendôme
The Bells in the Steeple
The Tyroleans are Merry
This Old Man
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Ungarisches Lied
Was mach' ich armes Mädchen
Was soll das bedeuten
Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär'
What Shall I do Poor Little Girl
Winter ade
Zeg Moeder, waar is Jan

Product reviews:

Overall Rating:
Ute | 22.10.2018
Bin zwar erst am Anfang. Aber das Konzept und die herrlichen Stücke überzeugen absolut.