How I wish I could play like that! What is more common than this exclamation from people who are listening to a great virtuoso or even only to a fairly clever amateur?
They realize that, no matter how much they may enjoy a performance, there is much greater fascination in being the performer. Not a musical person but would play if he could.
Here are the chapters included inside the book:
I. THE TITLE AND PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK
II. THE CHARM OF PLAYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT YOURSELF
III. FIRST STEPS OF THE MUSICAL NOVICE
IV. THE THRILL OF THE GREAT MASTERS
V. AN "OPEN SESAME" TO CHOPIN
VI. NOTES ON SOME OTHER MASTERS
VII. EDUCATIONAL FACTORS
VIII. A FEW "DON'TS" FOR PIANOLISTS