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Piano Methods in Braille

May 1993

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Introduction

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Contents

Methods

Methods for Older Beginners

Methods for Classes

Methods

Aaron, Michael

Piano Course. Belwin-Mills, 1947-52

Primer

BRM 16256

Grade 1

BRM 16304

Grade 2

BRM 16306

Grade 3

BRM 16355

Grade 4

BRM 20438

Grade 5

BRM 20544

Adult Piano Course. Belwin-Mills, 1947

Book 1

BRM 22809

Agnestig, Carl Bertil

Vi spiller klaver. Musikhøjskolens Forlag, 1973

**BRM 26880

Ahearn, Ella Mason, Dorothy Gaynor Blake, and Raymond Burrows

The Adult Explorer at the Piano. Willis, 1937

*BRM 7270

The Young Explorer at the Piano. Willis, 1941

*BRM 7271, *BRM 20545

Allison, Irl

Piano Programs and Musicianship Phases: Book One for Beginners, Elementary, and Intermediate. Irl Allison Publications, 1966

BRM 20496

Alnaes, Eyvind

Norsk pianoskole. Norsk Musikforlag, 1962

**BRM 26554

Bastien, James, and Jane Smisor Bastien

The Bastien Piano Library. Kjos West, 1976

Piano Lessons
Primer

BRM 28351

Level 1

BRM 24691

Level 2

BRM 25704

Level 3

BRM 28204

Level 4

BRM 28354

Duets for fun
Book 1 (4 hands)

BRM 28910

Major Scales and Pieces
Level 4

BRM 26013

Minor Scales and Pieces
Level 5

BRM 28353

Note Speller
Level 1

BRM 24980

Piano Literature
Volume 2

BRM 28355

Volume 3

BRM 28361

Volume 4

BRM 28363

Piano Solos
Primer

BRM 24694

Level 1

BRM 24697

Level 2

BRM 25714

Level 3

BRM 25705

Level 4

BRM 25547

Sight Reading
Level 1

BRM 24696

Level 2

BRM 28364

Level 3

BRM 28352

Technic Lessons
Primer

BRM 24685

Level 1

BRM 24737

Level 2

BRM 28366

Level 3

BRM 28372

Level 4

BRM 28205

Theory Lessons
Primer

BRM 24693

Intermediate Piano Course. Kjos West, 1982-83

Intermediate Multi-key Solos
Level 1

BRM 28781

Level 2

BRM 28791

Level 3

BRM 28792

Intermediate Technic
Level 1

BRM 28790

Level 2

BRM 28920

Intermediate Theory
Level 3

BRM 28949

Beginning Piano for Adults.

General Words and Music, 1968

BRM 22805

The Older Beginner Piano Course. Kjos West, 1977

Level 1

BRM 28349

Level 2

BRM 26336

Bianchi, Louise, Lynn Freeman Olson, and Marvin Blickenstaff

Music Pathways. Carl Fischer, 1974

Repertoire 3B

BRM 25701

Brimhall, John

Piano Method. Charles Hansen, 1968-71

Book 1

BRM 25721

Book 2

BRM 25257

Book 4

BRM 25393

Book 5

BRM 25394

Exercises in Rhythm

BRM 22184

Burnam, Edna Mae

Piano Course. Willis, 1958-60

A Dozen a Day
Preparatory Book

BRM 21219

Book 1

BRM 22377

Book 2

BRM 22378

Book 3

BRM 22379

A Dozen Piano Pieces
Book 2

BRM 23592

For You Alone

BRM 23098

Carroll, Walter

First Piano Lessons. Forsyth

Book 1

BRM 24807

Book la

BRM 24806

Book 2

BRM 1176

Ching, James

The Rotary Road. Forsyth, 1926

*BRM 25339

Clark, Frances

Library for Piano Students (second series). Summy-Birchard, 1962

Look and Listen, by Frances Clark, Louise Goss, and David Kraehenbuehl
Part A

BRM 20439, BRM 22373

Part B

BRM 20526, BRM 22374

Part C

BRM 20527, BRM 22375

Part D

BRM 22376

Reader, Part A

BRM 28234

Contemporary Piano Literature
Book 1

BRM 20030, BRM 22952,

BRM 22451

Book 2

BRM 20035, BRM 22452

Book 3

BRM 22453

Book 4

BRM 22454

Book 5

BRM 22455

Book 6

BRM 24717

Jazz and Blues, by David Kraehenbuehl
Book 1

BRM 22191

Book 2

BRM 22193

Books 5 and 6

BRM 27012

Keyboard Theory, by David Kraehenbuehl
Book 1

BRM 23816

Book 2

BRM 23817

Book 3

BRM 23818

Book 4

BRM 23819

Book 5

BRM 23820

Book 6

BRM 23821

Piano Literature
Book 1

BRM 23578

Book 2

BRM 21687

Book 3

BRM 21688

Book 4a

BRM 21689

Book 5a

BRM 21690

Book 6a

BRM 21691

The Music Tree. Summy-Birchard, 1973

Time to Begin, by Frances Clark and Louise Goss

BRM 20349

Playtime, by Frances Clark and Louise Goss
Part A

BRM 25460

Part B

BRM 25461

Part C

BRM 25462

Cooke, Charles

Playing the Piano for Pleasure. Simon & Schuster, 1960

BRM 22296

Curwen, Annie Jessie (Gregg), and John Kinross

Mrs. Curwen's Pianoforte Method. Curwen

First Solo Album

*BRM 23532

Second Solo Album

*BRM 23533

Third Step

*BRM 23524

Fourth Step

*BRM 23520

Fifth Step

*BRM 23521

Sixth Step

*BRM 23522

Teacher's Guide

*BRM 25330

Davison, June, and Ardella Schaub

Piano Progress. Volkwein, 1967

BRM 25674

Diller, Angela, and Elizabeth Quaille

First Solo Book. G. Schirmer

*BRM 7517, BRM 28586

Second Solo Book. G. Schirmer

*BRM 22972

Third Solo Book. G. Schirmer

BRM 7817

Fourth Solo Book. G. Schirmer

BRM 1000

Twenty-five First Grade Piano Pieces. G. Schirmer

BRM 19479

First Theory Book. G. Schirmer

BRM 10898

Eckstein, Maxwell

Eckstein Adult Piano Course. Carl Fischer, 1953

Book 1

BRM 25299

Fletcher, Leila

Piano Course. Montgomery Music, 1950

Book 1

*BRM 188

Book 2

*BRM 189

Book 3

*BRM 190

Frost, Bernice

At the Piano. Boston Music

Book 1

*BRM 008, *BRM 14467, BRM 26894

Book 2

*BRM 193, *BRM 14746

Book 3

*BRM 194

Companion Series. Boston Music

Book 1

*BRM 195

Book 2

*BRM 196

Twentieth-Century Piano Music. J. Fischer, 1963

Book 1a

BRM 26337

Book 1b

BRM 25648

Book 2a

BRM 29276

Glover, David Carr

Piano Library. Belwin-Mills, 1967

Piano Repertoire
Primer

BRM 25313

Level 1

BRM 22928

Piano Student
Primer

BRM 25265, BRM 27833

Level 1

BRM 22060

Piano Technic
Level 1

BRM 22317

Gordon, Claire, Norman Horowitz, and Melvin Stecher

Playing to Learn. Schmidt, 1965

Book 2

BRM 25941

Gurlitt, Cornelius

The First Instructor in Pianoforte Playing. Augener

*BRM 8957

Hartline, Elizabeth

Keyboard Musicianship: Group Piano for Adults. Stipes, 1969

Book 1

BRM 23321

Piano for the Mature Beginner. Stipes, 1967

BRM 18803

Hirschberg, David

Technic Is Fun. Musicord, 1943-66

Book 2

BRM 22887

Book 3

BRM 22941

Book 4

BRM 27617

Scales and Chords Are Fun. Musicord, 1948

Book 1, Major

BRM 22314

Book 2, Minor

BRM 22315

Jørgensen, Frode H.

Frodes begynderbog til brugsklaver. Egtved

**BRM 28867

Frodes spillebog. Musikhøjskolens Forlag

Book 3

**BRM 28868

Book 4

**BRM 28869

Last, Joan

At the Keyboard. Oxford University Press, 1954

Book 1

BRM 24780

Book 2

BRM 25384

Book 3

BRM 25356

Book 4

BRM 25373

Lyke, James

Ensemble Music for Group Piano. Stipes, 1968

BRM 24585

Keyboard Musicianship. Stipes, 1974

Book 2

BRM 24599

Mance, Junior

How to play blues piano. Ray Brown, 1967

BRM 29279

Mary Mark, Sister, and Leonore McGuire

Piano for the Blind Child, with Read, Remember, and Play: A Child's Introduction to Braille Music Reading. Immaculate Heart College, 1962

BRM 25673

Nunez, Bonnell

Pixie Piano Playbook. Willis, 1950

Book 1

BRM 20004

Pace, Robert

Music for Piano. Lee Roberts Music Publications, 1961

Music for Piano
Book 1

BRM 20009

Book 2

BRM 25093

Book 3

BRM 22066

Skills and Drills
Book 1

BRM 20014

Book 2

BRM 24220

Through the Keys

BRM 26506

Page, Cleveland

The Laboratory Piano Course. Harper and Row, 1976

Book 1

BRM 24613

Partridge, Joan

Braille Music for Beginners: For the Piano. Royal National Institute for the Blind, 1982

BRM 28206

Pisna, Josef

The Little Pischna. G. Schirmer, 1980

BRM 28362

Presser, Theodore

School for the Pianoforte. Presser, 1912

Beginner's Book

BRM 24679

Richter, Ada

Piano Course. Witmark/Warner Bros., 1954

Book 1

BRM 23648

Book 2

BRM 23649

You Can Play the Piano: A Book for the Older Beginner. Presser

Part 1

BRM 19698

Part 2

BRM 19703

Ristad, Eloise

Beginnings for the Talented. Ristad, 1968

Book 1

BRM 23154

Robinson, Helene

Basic Piano for Adults. Wadsworth, 1964

BRM 20081

Schaum, John W.

Piano Course. Belwin-Mills, 1945

Pre A (green)

*BRM 26629

Book A (red)

*BRM 423, *BRM 26631

Book B (blue)

*BRM 424, **BRM 26630

Book C (purple)

*BRM 425

Book D (orange)

*BRM 19460, *BRM 23542

Book E (violet)

*BRM 427

Book F (brown)

*BRM 428

Book G (amber)

*BRM 429

Book H (grey)

*BRM 430

Arpeggios and Pieces in All Keys
Book 1

*BRM 421

Book 2

*BRM 422

Octave Studies
Book 1

*BRM 431

Scales and Pieces in All Keys
Book 1

*BRM 432

Adult Piano Course. Belwin-Mills, 1946

Book 2

BRM 24356

Small, Allan

Rock Piano. Alfred, 1978

BRM 28512

Squire, Russel N., and Virginia R. Mountney

Class Piano for Adult Beginners, second edition. Prentice-Hall, 1971

BRM 23960

Stewart, Elsie M.

Mrs. Stewart's Piano Lessons. Instrumentalist, 1945

Part 1, Grades 1 and 2

BRM 22305

Part 2, Grades 3 and 4

BRM 22306

Suzuki, Shin'ichi

Piano School. Summy-Birchard, 1970

Volumes 1 and 2

BRM 24580

Volumes 3 and 4

BRM 25094

Volume 5

BRM 25236

Volume 6

BRM 25312

Suzuki Piano School. Zen-On, 1978

Volumes 1-3

**BRM 28529

Volume 4

**BRM 28834

Volume 5

**BRM 28835

Thompson, John

Modern Piano Course. Willis, 1936-42

Teaching Little Fingers to Play

*BRM 502, **BRM 26652

First Grade Book

*BRM 19548, **BRM 26801

Second Grade Book

*BRM 498, *BRM 4979

Third Grade Book

*BRM 19484

Fourth Grade Book

*BRM 486

Fifth Grade Book

*BRM 480

Supplement

*BRM 7514

Easiest Piano Course. Willis, 1955-59

Part 1

BRM 20522

Fifty Second Grade Studies

*BRM 482

First Grade Etudes

*BRM 19548

First Grade Studies

**BRM 26653

Introduction to Bach

*BRM 490

Introduction to the Classics

*BRM 491

Keyboard Attacks

*BRM 492

Third Grade Velocity Studies

*BRM 505, *BRM 22067

Waterman, Fanny, and Marion Harewood

First Year Piano Lessons. Faber Music, 1968

BRM 22864

Piano Lessons. Faber Music, 1973

Book 2

BRM 23900

Weybright, June

Belwin Piano Method. Belwin-Mills, 1964

Mildly Contemporary
Book 1

BRM 22797

Williams, John M.

First Year at the Piano. Presser, 1924

*BRM 7534

Piano Course. Boston Music, 1926

Second Grade Book

*BRM 4818

Fourth Grade Book

*BRM 4916

Methods for Older Beginners

Aaron, Michael

Adult Piano Course. Belwin-Mills, 1947

Book 1

BRM 22809

Ahearn, Ella Mason, Dorothy Gaynor Blake, and Raymond Burrows

The Adult Explorer at the Piano. Willis Music, 1937

*BRM 7270

Bastien, James, and Jane Smisor Bastien

Beginning Piano for Adults. General Words and Music, 1968

BRM 22805

The Older Beginner Piano Course. Kjos West, 1977

Level 1

BRM 28349

Level 2

BRM 26336

Eckstein, Maxwell

Eckstein Adult Piano Course. Carl Fischer, 1953

Book 1

BRM 25299

Hartline, Elizabeth

Keyboard Musicianship: Group Piano for Adults. Stipes, 1969

Book 1

BRM 23321

Piano for the Mature Beginner. Stipes, 1967

BRM 18803

Richter, Ada

Piano Course. Witmark/Warner Bros., 1954

Book 1

BRM 23648

Book 2

BRM 23649

You Can Play the Piano: A Book for the Older Beginner. Presser

Part 1

BRM 19698

Part 2

BRM 19703

Ristad, Eloise

Beginnings for the Talented. Ristad, 1968

Book 1

BRM 23154

Robinson, Helene

Basic Piano for Adults. Wadsworth, 1964

BRM 20081

Schaum, John

Adult Piano Course. Belwin-Mills, 1946

Book 2

BRM 24356

Squire, Russel N., and Virginia R. Mountney

Class Piano for Adult Beginners, second edition. Prentice-Hall, 1971 BRM 23960

Methods for Classes

Bastien, James, and Jane Smisor Bastien

Beginning Piano for Adults. General Words and Music, 1968

BRM 22805

Hartline, Elizabeth

Keyboard Musicianship: Group Piano for Adults. Stipes, 1969

Book 1

BRM 23321

Lyke, James

Ensemble Music for Group Piano. Stipes, 1968

BRM 24585

Nunez, Bonnell

Pixie Piano Playbook. Willis, 1950

Book 1

BRM 20004

Page, Cleveland

The Laboratory Piano Course. Harper and Row, 1976

Book 1

BRM 24613

Robinson, Helene

Basic Piano for Adults. Wadsworth, 1964

BRM 20081

Squire, Russel N., and Virginia R. Mountney

Class Piano for Adult Beginners, second edition. Prentice-Hall, 1971

BRM 23960

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