Well, it's the end of the month; and you all know what that means! Yep, it's a cover of what I've bought this month. Most of what I've been buying is for the piano and my learnings; so it's not all that exciting.
The first books I bought this month were on 5th, June while I was wandering around Brisbane visiting the GoMA and being a tourist in my hometown. I just thought to kill two birds with one
stone and spend a good few hours wondering around at 'Archives' bookstore on Charlotte Street and I found myself two lovely books. The first is 'Pianoforte Course: Preliminary Grade' it's a 1976 print and hasn't been very useful yet. But I think I'll get some better use out of it soon. The other one I found at the same shop is 'Schmitt Op. 16 Preparatory Exercises for the Piano' by Schirmer Inc. This one helps with
having my hands/fingers moving over the keys at the same time and playing the same notes; but my left hand is an octave lower than middle C (for all of you out there who know what I'm talking about, you know when you're beginning, that's hard!).
The third book I bought in the city that day was from Allan's Music on the Queen Street Mall. This is a fantastic music store that sells everything to do with music and musical instruments. So, I knew I had found the right place a few months back when I showed up there. I bought 'John Thompson's Modern Course for Piano: The First Grade Book'. I have managed to play three songs from this book without using the c.d in the back! How good is that? It was well worth the $19.99 I spent on it. And I'll be going back in due course when I need more music from them.
The next time I bought a book was at Garden City's QBD. I had ordered in 'The Golden City' by John Twelve Hawks. Now, it's only just been published on a limited publishing run and so this is why I decided to get it now instead of waiting for later and find out it's not in print anymore (and this has
happened to me before). I bought this book only days after I purchased the music books. I also purchased a little figurine of 'Clifford' the Dog... he now watches over my Reading List as it grows. Isn't he such a cutie?
Well, until the next time I go out and stock up on my already overflowing collection of books, keeping reading.