7 Winning Features of the Emonts Method:
1 Songs from many European countries
2 Pupils begin to play without music notation
3 Improvisation and playing on the black keys
4 Development of listening skills and aural awareness
5 Simple and logical learning structure
6 Lots of duets
7 Attractive full-colour illustrations
The third volume of "The European Piano Method" is not strictly speaking a piano method, but rather a collection of meterial and suggestions for the advanced tution of now slightly older players.
The author has therefore concentrated on selecting pieces from the vast wealth of the piano repertoire and grouping them according to specific structural criteria. With this approach, technical aspects (playing chord, thirds, sixths and other intervals) go hand in hand with musical themes (expressive touch, extending rhythmic awareness, cantabile playing with pedal). These developmental processes should suffuse each other: in the technical procedures, on the one hand, control over quality of tone, clarity and articulation should not falter; the pieces from the piano repertoire, on the other hand, should gain creative power through everincreasing technical skills.
The appendix of Volume 3 contains further 'yellow pages' with ideas for improvisation. the subjects are: Ostinato Bass Patterns, Song Accompaniement, Completing Melodies, Improvising over Chord Progressions, Seventh Chords, Introduction to Jazz Harmony.
Cantables Spiel mit Pedal
Urtext und Bearbeitung
Vortragsstücke aus drei Jahrhunderten
Anhang: Anregungen zum Improvisieren
Lied mit Haupt- und Nebendreiklängen
Improvisation über Akkord-Folgen
Einführung in die Jazzharmonik
European Piano Method
The 'evergreen' among the piano methods for more than 20 years – still well-liked and frequently used in beginner's lessons today. Due to the selection of international pieces as well as the multiple languages the 'European Piano Method' lives up to its name: Originally published in the languages German, English and French, it is now also available in the language combination Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
For piano beginners from the age of 4 – but also for young and adult beginners without previous knowledge
- Beginning with improvisation, playing by ear – at first without notes:
to activate the sense of hearing and train the auditory memory
- Playful first steps through the black keys, with the pentatonic scale as basis for first improvisations
- Special yellow 'teacher's pages' contain suggestions and tips, providing even more flexibility in the individual work with the pupils.
In 1993, an interview between Fritz Emonts and former editor-in-chief of Schott Music, Dr. Rainer Mohrs, was published in the specialist journal üben & musizieren.