I Begin to Play the Piano. Vol. 1

I Begin to Play the Piano. Vol. 1

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Berezovsky B., Borzenkov А. Comp. by
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Compiled by Berezovsky B., Borzenkov A.
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I Begin to Play the Piano. Volume 1 (for the primary musical education)
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This collection is intended as а training aid for beginners in piano-playing. It will bе useful in teaching the piano in music schools, piano groups or whatever. 

А characteristic of this training aid is that it is essentially the school, which includes а comprehensive material necessary for the development in children musical abilities and artistic taste as well as for providing their pianistic skills at the stage of primary teaching (approximately two years of training). Although this aid is intended to develop necessary technical pianistic skills, it is very important that the compilers accentuated artistic values of music compositions included into the collection. 

The volume consists of two parts, those being constructed according to different methodic principles. The first part, which presents the school proper, provides musical compositions which ensure the fulfilment оf fundamental tasks of primary piano teaching. The second part compiled оп the genre principle of the choice оf compositions offers ап opportunity to diverse the repertoire оf pupils with pieces, etudes, exercises, polyphonic pieces and large-form compositions. In the compilers' opinion the quantity of compositions comprising the five sections of the second part оf this collection is quite sufficient for the fulfilment of primary pedagogical tasks in teaching children with different musical and technical capabilities. 

The whole musical material is chosen bу the compilers in accordance with the principale of system analysis and is presented in consecutive order, pupils individual peculiarities having bееn taken into account. The material inside every part is grouped in the sequence from easy to difficult patterns. 

The marks for teachers are certain not to bе ultimate. It necessary, teachers mау modify fingering, phrasing or strokes taking into consideration individual peculiarities оf their pupils.


1. The cat-navigator. Children’s characteristic melodic turn (Music text example)
2. With the cat. Russian folk song
3. А. Bereznyak. The bell has rung
4. А. Bereznyak. А squirrel
5. All of а sudden our girls have gone for а walk. Russian folk song
6. V. Vitlin. The little grey Pussy-cat
7. Е. Gnessina. Etude
8. N. Potolovsky. А hunter and а little hare
9. М. Krassev. А little fir-tree
10. Vesnyanka. А spring-time ritual. Ukrainian folk song
11. I аm walking with а bind. Russian folk song
12. А little hare. Russian folk song
13. Ukrainian folk song
14. Lettish folk song
15. An apple-tree. Russian folk song
16. Oh, if I go, if I go out. Russian folk song
17. G. Gumbert. Etude
18. Czech folk song
19. Winter. Tatar folk song
20. Е. Gnessina. Etude
21. Е. Gnessina. Etude
22. Suliko. Georgian folk song
23. Russian song
24. Ducks are swimming behind the kitchen-garden. Ukrainian folk song
25. V. Volkov. The first steps
26. J. Armand. Etude
27. В. Berlin. The рonу Starlet
28. L. Schytte. Etude
29. L. Schytte. Etude
30. К. Sorokin. Chepherds play their reed-pipes
31. J. Armand. Piece
32. В. Bartok. Etude
33. К. Akimov. The doll is sleeping
34. L. Schytte. Etude
35. Byelorussian folk song. Arrangement by Т. Salutrinskaya
36. Ukrainian song. Arrangement by L. Beethoven
37. My homeland. Russian folk song
38. N. Lubarsky. Etude
39. С. Orff. Piece
40. J. Witthauer. Gavotte
41. I. Berkovitch. Etude
42. I. Berkovitch. Etude
43. On the hill, on the hil1. Ukrainian folk song. Arrangement by N. Lyssenko (Music text example)
44. Е. Gnessina. Etude
45. В. Bartok. The talk
46. Е. Gnessina. Etude
47. N. Rudnev. А little bird was chirping
48. S. Liakhovitskaya. Etude
49. S. Liakhovitskaya. Etude
50. V. Kesselman. А little waltz

Berezovsky B., Borzenkov А. Comp. by
Author (full)
Compiled by Berezovsky B., Borzenkov A.
Title (full)
I Begin to Play the Piano. Volume 1 (for the primary musical education)
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