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Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister #1765833
10/06/11 12:54 PM
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I'm finishing an incredible piano-teacher book,
'Legacy of a Piano Teacher' by Richard Chronister.

He refers constantly to his 40 volume 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study' series, which went out of print in the late 90's I think.

Does anybody know how/where I can get these books,
physical or PDF?

I have googled and discovered
several libraries that have it, none nearby,
so that is where I will turn next if nobody here has a line on these books. I've been checking Amazon
often, they list the set, but there are no copies for sale
except for a single volume 2 which I did buy.

Thanks for any comments about this series of teaching books for beginners/intermediate.

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Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: WadeCottingham] #1766309
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I checked with an associate of Richard Chronister and this is what he said:

"Richard and David withdrew all copies several decades ago and they are not available -- anywhere."

Your only hope would be to connect with someone who happened to own them before publication ceased.


B.A., Piano, Piano Pegagogy, Music Ed.
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Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: Minniemay] #1766344
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Originally Posted by Minniemay


"Richard and David withdrew all copies several decades ago and they are not available -- anywhere."


Now this is becoming intriguing! A mystery. Why would copies be withdrawn?

Edit: Oh. The publisher removed the book from circulation --means it's a legal issue. Slander possibly. More likely the author copied info from another book and passed it off as his own. Something along those lines.

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Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: Minniemay] #1766864
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Thank you for inquiring, I appreciate it. Maybe they are out of circulation for a good reason, and I should leave it alone. But if they fall into my hands I will be interested still.

Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: WadeCottingham] #1766920
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Well, Richard passed away and David is up there in years, so . . .


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Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: WadeCottingham] #1766921
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No, it was not a legal issue. It simply became too expensive to publish with as little circulation it was getting.


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Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: WadeCottingham] #1766938
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Thanks for the explanation. smile

Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: Overexposed] #1767124
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The best solution for finding out of print books and sheet music is Abebooks. One may also find expensive books used at a nice price. It is incredible what you can get there.

Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: WadeCottingham] #1767639
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Funny, I am reading that book for the second time right now and was wondering the right thing. It's a great book to read, over and over. Too bad we can't get the Keyboard Arts books.

Carol


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Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: CarolR] #1769977
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Thanks everybody. Yes it is a great book, a better title might be: "How To Teach Piano, A Definitive Manual". Reading that book has blown my teacher mind.

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That book is required reading for my pedagogy class.


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Re: Looking for 'Keyboard Arts Basic Music Study', Chronister [Re: cubop] #1772924
10/18/11 02:06 PM
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Cubop, wow, what a timely suggestion, thank you, thank you. Abebooks.com DID in fact have a copy of the entire library, for the price of 2 CD's. The mailman just delivered it.

They also had a 1970 Richard Chronister book that I ordered, some title like:
"The Exhausted Disillusioned Piano Teacher" !! It's not here yet.

Thanks again to every one who replied to this topic, and many many thanks to our wonderful Piano World Teacher Forum.


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