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Vol. 1 At the circus



A first book for children who want to make music at the piano.

At the Circus is divided into reading tunes and tunes which are learned by rote so from the start, pupils are encouraged to learn both by reading and by listening and copying. Of course, if tunes are not learned from the notes on the page, children are playing them from memory. This is a skill which is specifically encouraged through volumes 2, 4, 6 and 8 of our Piano Course Vols 1–24.

Illustrations by Robbie Mendelow

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Contents list

  • Circus parade
  • Rush! Hurry!
  • Juggler
  • Ponies in the ring
  • Sad clown
  • On the tightrope
  • Tallest man
  • Acrobats ABC
  • Circus band
  • Cool cats
  • Clowns’ capers
  • Clowns’ car
  • The clowns again
  • Dancing bears
  • Spinning plates
  • Pyramids
  • Shoe size 62
  • Up to the trapeze
  • Strong man
  • Prancing poodles
  • Ringmaster
  • Bass drum
  • Tasty snack
  • Acrobat rider
  • Ringmaster disaster
  • Elegant Elephants
  • Human cannonball
  • Glamorous Gladys