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Good Minus Condition: Antique piano lesson book showing few scattered pencil notations. Cover spine split all but 3-3/8 inches, book block fragile and slightly intact with hinge split to various amounts. Directions page shows approx. 5-inch tear upper left. Gray paper illustrated cover. Tapper's Graded Piano Course compiled by Thomas Tapper (1864-1958). Studies in Seven Grades: Graded Studies book IV. Difficulty: Late Intermediate/Early Advanced. 18 etudes. Published by Oliver Ditson Company, Boston, 1905. 37 pages. 10-5/8 x 13 inches, 33 cm. 1. For Lightness and Rapidity (Czerny) 2. Rhythmic and Metric Study (Ferdinand Hiller) 3. Octaves (Henri Bertini) 4. Melody in Octaves (Henri Rosellen) 5. Melody in Octaves Between the Hands (Joachim Raff) 6. Broken Chord Study (Friedrich Kiel) 7. Melody in G for the Left Hand Alone (P.A. Schnecker) 8. Rhythmic Study (Adolf Jensen) 9. Melody in Triplet Groups (Stephen Heller) 10. Metric Study (Ferdinand Hiller) 11. Broken Octaves (Geza Horvath) 12. Double Thirds (Henri Rosellen) 13. Detached Chords (Frederic Duvernoy) 14. The Thumb in Arpeggio Passages (Camille Stamaty) 15. Les Etincelles (Camille Stamaty) 16. Double Notes (J.B. Cramer) 17. Detached Chords (Czerny). 18. Interlocking Hands (Carl Reinecke). Thomas Tapper, Jr. was born in Canton, MA. Thomas was a teacher, author of numerous books on music topics as well as the Child's Own Book of Great Musicians series, compiler and writer of music lesson books, and editor of The Musician, issued monthly by Oliver Ditson Company. He married Bertha Feiring Maas (1860-1915) from Christiania, Norway, (widow of Dr. Maas) in 1895, who was an accomplished pianist in her own right, appearing with the Kneisel quartet, teaching at New England Conservatory of Music and Institute of Musical Art in New York, and working with Theodore Leschetitzy. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!