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Album for the Young
- Gateway Editions
All 42 of Schumann's best teaching pieces, reset and ever-so-lightly edited for the average hand and technique. All new typesettings for vastly improved visual clarity, as well as some respelling of chords, re-assignment of notes, expanded values, elimination of extraneous detail, so that the student can focus on the rhythms and harmony, not holding some note past the point where its sound has already begun to fade. Part One is easier, Part Two more involved, but not always harder. Each two page piece faces L-R; there are three 3-pg pieces, with the most convenient page turns available. A piece of musical and social history, as young people of today can see what sorts of material was appealing to children in mid-19th century Europe.