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Offline LarryS

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« on: December 02, 2019, 02:44:50 PM »
I really could do with a good method book, but it needs to be spiral bound so it can sit on my music stand.
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Re: Method books
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 08:52:56 PM »
Rubank is a classic. I've about half-conquered the Intermediate book. ... Another year  and I'll be ready for high school equivalency! It's written with wisdom and vision and lots of challenge. And it's an old standard, cheap. No frills. (Sorry) no spiral binding. But it sits open on my stand just fine.
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Re: Method books
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 12:33:43 AM »
Well as long as it sits flat it'd be fine. The current book I have is useless because you'd need 3 hands to use it
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Re: Method books
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 07:54:38 AM »
Rubank is a classic. I've about half-conquered the Intermediate book. ... Another year  and I'll be ready for high school equivalency! It's written with wisdom and vision and lots of challenge. And it's an old standard, cheap. No frills. (Sorry) no spiral binding. But it sits open on my stand just fine.
This one Windy?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1423444787?ie=UTF8&tag=book0a9-21&linkCode=bn1
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Re: Method books
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 12:26:25 PM »
That's it, in all it's glory. Having seen and heard you on your video links, Larry, I think you can go right to the Intermediate book. If your reading skill is weak, you can start with Elementary. Or, get the Intermediate and refer to the scales in the back of the book to help with that.

The Intermediate has some very challenging stuff that I needed a teacher to help me with. But most of it is not so hard. Also, I see there are many instructional videos on Youtube. Those can be your teacher!
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Re: Method books
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 01:22:03 PM »
I will get it from Amazon
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Re: Method books
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 06:58:48 PM »
I haven't seen a spiral method book yet. I may suggest getting a stand that has the two metal "sticks" (I guess) that can be moved around to hold any book in place. Most cheap wire stands have them.
I won't suggest my book as you appear to be intermediate. You may want to give it a look in the future (it is coincidently published in London, UK).
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Re: Method books
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2019, 07:34:48 PM »
I don't suppose Fedex Office or Kinko's would take a standard book and spiral-bind it for you?
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Re: Method books
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2019, 12:18:39 AM »
I don't suppose Fedex Office or Kinko's would take a standard book and spiral-bind it for you?
We don't have that in England. But I'm gonna get the Rubank
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Re: Method books
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2019, 12:20:05 AM »
I haven't seen a spiral method book yet. I may suggest getting a stand that has the two metal "sticks" (I guess) that can be moved around to hold any book in place. Most cheap wire stands have them.
I won't suggest my book as you appear to be intermediate. You may want to give it a look in the future (it is coincidently published in London, UK).
I have since realised it doesn't have to be spiral bound, as long as it opens flat. My current book doesn't, you need two hands to use it. Plus its aimed at kids.
I'm still a beginner as regards reading sheet music and playing what's on the sheet.
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