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Reddit reviews on Practical Method for Beginners, Op. 599: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 146 Piano Technique

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We found 8 Reddit mentions of Practical Method for Beginners, Op. 599: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 146 Piano Technique. Here are the top ones.

56 pagesSize: 12" x 9"Editor: Giuseppe BuonamiciComposer: Carl Czerny Piano TechniqueSeries: Piano MethodPublisher: GSchirmer, Inc

Found 8 comments on Practical Method for Beginners, Op. 599: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 146 Piano Technique:

u/Publius-Valerius · 4 pointsr/piano

Since you are just starting out, your emphasis right now needs to be on developing a solid basis of technique, . For the next 2 years I recommend you alot your practice time as follows:

  • 1/3 to scales and arpeggios

  • 1/3 to exercises - Hanon is the classic starter book. Czerny is a more challenging and interesting addition.

  • 1/3 to pieces

    After 2 years, once you have built up your dexterity, then you can begin alotting a greater portion of your time to practicing pieces.

    Please note that this time estimate is based on my experience, playing for 3 hours/day during my formative training years. If you are practicing less, it may take longer for you to build your dexterity.
u/Klairvoyant · 3 pointsr/piano

First what you want to do is probably get a decent book of beginner songs and just work your way through them.

The piano literature series is popular, but I personally have not used them. I know volume 2 has a bunch of popular songs like Sonatina that everyone plays.

Burgmuller is also very popular among intermediate beginners.

You probably also want to get Hanon because everyone uses it for warm ups no matter what level, and it has all the scales.

And you might want Czerny, which are really short decent sounding pieces that people use for warmups.

These few books will get you started. Just start working through the books. Work on something from all three or four books.

Just a note. You'll probably be very enthusiastic in the beginning and get really bored before you reach your third month. You need to persist if you want to get good. I personally did not enjoy playing piano until I got pretty good and was able to play the more virtuoso piano pieces.

u/RU_Student · 3 pointsr/piano

[Czerny's 30 exercises are great] (https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Method-Beginners-Pianoforte-Op/dp/0793525675/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505531391&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=czeerny)


I would also recommend playing a few pieces from Bach, his music really reinforces right/left hand independence. Every time I sat down and committed to a Bach piece I came out a much better pianist.

Aside from that it takes time and commitment. For me it too a solid 6-8 months to really start getting comfortable with the mind/muscle connection associated with hand independence when playing.

u/captain_d0ge · 2 pointsr/piano

If you want to learn how to sightread, I suggest you check out:

u/tommyspianocorner · 1 pointr/piano

Czerny has lots of good stuff.

As well as the popular 'school of velocity' (op 299 linked below), there is Op 599 that whilst entitled 'for beginners', actually comprehensively covers many areas of technique. They are far more 'musical' than Hanon and, of course, you can elect to play them at whatever velocity you choose (which often takes something from 'simple' to 'fairly advanced'. I've been using them as sight reading and once I get to the end I'll work backwards and learn one or two a week properly

u/HomeNucleonics · 1 pointr/musictheory

I'm in a similar position as you. I've been playing guitar for about 8 years now, and I'm currently focusing more on piano than anything. I took a few private lessons at my university, and they were a ton of help. I can show you the books my instructor recommended to me.

Frankly, as long as you've got some material and some diligence, you can learn just as much. A background with guitar and music theory will also help you move along quickly! :)

The first consist of these exercises by Czerny. They're a bit redundant, but going through them to a metronome and gradually increasing speed will really help with dexterity and spacial recognition.
http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Method-Beginners-Op-599/dp/0793525675/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293474093&sr=1-4

The second I began with is Easy Classics to Moderns. Simple to intermediate tunes that will help with sight reading (which I can't stress enough), fingerings, and will give you a general sense of how basic harmony works and has worked for the last few centuries on the piano.
http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Classics-Moderns-Piano-Millions/dp/0825640172/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293474402&sr=8-1

This last one, also by Czerny, is my favorite. It combines the simple exercises of the first book I mentioned, with harmony and melody from the second book. So it will help with coordination and dexterity, as well as sight reading and familiarization with common chord progressions and melody.
http://www.amazon.com/Selected-Studies-Alfred-Masterwork-Editions/dp/0739015974/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293474093&sr=1-6

Also, it's interesting to convert a few exercises back to guitar, just to break down the barriers between the two instruments. Having a better understanding of both instruments from the other's perspective is pretty enlightening.

Anyway, I'm getting off to a great start with these books. Hope I've helped you out, too! The piano is a kick-ass instrument. I'm hoping to move up the ladder quickly and learn some challenging material soon. But don't slack off with guitar too much!

Cheers, dude. :)

u/30ghosts · 1 pointr/piano

Definitely, the only other complaint i"ve seen is that the full combined set of Czerny books is big and kind of cumbersome to try and set up on many stands/pianos (especially digital ones with relatively flimsy stands) so if you just want to start out with the first volume.

You can also save a couple bucks buying this version: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Method-Beginners-Op-599/dp/0793525675/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/146-7772873-1196205?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0793525675&pd_rd_r=1ddf146f-a969-11e9-85ce-aff8187a0e51&pd_rd_w=iCFBw&pd_rd_wg=XQAFs&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=VZ57KF2TQTAH2Q8MHZVK&psc=1&refRID=VZ57KF2TQTAH2Q8MHZVK . If you need to hear demonstrations of the etudes, you can find plenty on youtube.