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MINI BOOK FOR THE PIANO to be done each day 10015 THE WILLIS MUSIC COMPANY Florence, Kentucky 41022-0548. MINI BOOK A DOZEN A DAY Technical Exercises FOR THE PLANO to be done each day BEFORE practicing by Edna Mae Burnam a The Willis Music Company Cincinnati-Ohio 45201 | ls WMCo. 10015 A DOZEN A DAY The Dozen A Day—Mini Book is planned to precede the Dozen A Day—Pre- paratory Book. In my many years of teaching piano to the young student, I have found that he has a strong need for technical exercises right away, when he begins his piano lessons. In the past I have been giving my beginning students technical exercises by rote until they were able to read the notes in a Dozen A Day—Preparatory Book. Now I feel there is a need for a Dozen A Day—Mini Book to be used when they are beginners. The Dozen A Day—Mini Book is designed for use with any beginning method or series book one—for either class or private instruction. The exercises are built on the notes the student is learning to read so he will be able to read the notes in the Mini Book as he enjoys doing his Dozen A Day Mini exercises. When a student has completed this book he will be ready to enjoy A Dozen A Day—Preparatory Book. EDNA MAE BURNAM A DOZEN A DAY Many people do exercises every morning before they go to work. Likewise—we should all give our fingers exercises every day BEFORE we begin our practicing. The purpose of this book is to help develop strong hands and flexible fingers. Do not try to learn the entire first dozen exercises the first week you study this book! Just learn two or three exercises and do them each day before prac- ticing. When these are mastered, add another, then another, and keep adding until the twelve can be played perfectly. When the first dozen—or Group I has been mastered and perfected—Group II may be introduced in the same manner. When the entire book is finished, any of the groups may be transposed to dif- ferent keys. In fact, this should be encouraged. EDNA MAE BURNAM GROUP IV GROUP V To my family Group | 1. Walking cn en 3. Bouncing A Ball With Right Hand en International Copyright Secured © MCMLXXIV by The Willis Music Co. W.M.Co., 10015 4. Bouncing A Ball With Left Hand 5. Rolling 6. Arms Up And Down W.M.Co., 10015 7. Skipping 8. Deep Breathing el ee neeeeenrene ey 9. Hammering With Right Hand Set thumb down silent Hold down throughout exercise W.M.Co., 10015 10. Hammering With Left Hand | y , A TNS >N en Hold down throughout exercise Set thumb down silent 1]. Walking In A Water Puddle In Boots 12. Fit As A Fiddle And Ready To Go W.M.Co., 10015 Group Il 1. Twisting Right And Left 2. Flinging Arms Out And Back 3. Touching Toes W.M.Co., 10015 4. Kicking Right Leg Up 10 3. Kicking Left Leg Up 6. Backward Bend W.M.Co., 10015 ll 7. Stretching Legs Out And Back (sitting down) 9. Deep Breathing W.M.Co., 10015 10. Jump Rope 12 ll. Walking Down A Hill mel-o - dy can play this I as can be. 12. Fit As A Fiddle And Ready To Go Now I’m nim- ble W.M.Co., 10015 13 Group Il 1. The Splits Legged) Stiff ( 3. Wide Walk W.M.Co., 10015 4. Right Knee Up And Back (Lying Down) 14 5. Left Knee Up And Back (Lying Down) 6. Both Knees Up And Back (Lying Down) W.M.Co., 10015 15 7. Backward Bend ke | Sei _te N 8. Twirling To The Right 9. Twirling To The Left W.M.Co., 10015 10. Jumping Over A Bench Tt - il ee i 16 ll. Jumping Off A Big Box 12. Fit As A Fiddle And Ready To Go W.M.Co., 10015 17 Group IV 1. Walking On A Sunny Day 2. Walking On A Cloudy Day 3. Skipping On A Sunny Day W.M.Co., 10015 4. Skipping On A Cloudy Day 18 3. Deep Breathing On A Sunny Day 6. Deep Breathing On A Cloudy Day W.M.Co., 10015 19 Baby Steps 7. * wee * o ° r . *Pweseee 8. Cartwheels 9. Leap Frog W.M.Co., 10015 10. Tight Rope Walking 20 Il. Walking On Tip Toes 12. Fit As A Fiddle And Ready To Go vo = aa) = wm go wo = 0 oo Ss a a DO O 4 & a a? oo ag ™ Oc nyo just for me. O om I w S E oD 4 i E Ay W.M.Co., 10015 21 Group V 1. Running 2.In A Swing 3. Teeter Totter W.M.Co., 10015 4.Whirly Gig Ride 22 5. Swimming 6. Going Down A Slide W.M.Co., 10015 | ay | 23 ie} = 7. Climbing Monkey Bars while playing other notes in measure, Hold middle down 9. Walking On Trapeze Rings W.M.Co., 10015 10. Jump Rope 24 ll. Tether Ball 12. Fit As A Fiddle And Ready To Go or) Lots of nim ble notes to -} day. Nim-ble,nim-ble fin - gers like to play W.M.Co., 10015