Cincinnati OH: John Church & Co, 1884.
Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #13437
Spine edge covering with a series of small edge tears longest being 1", stain to front free endpaper, pencil song on front free endpaper, tone, pencil notes, wear. Solid oblong oversize hardcover. ; John Church & Company apparently issued Excelsior Method with a variety of cover titles for different cities' instrument stores and piano makers. Odenkirk & McClarran sold pianos and organs in Wooster, Ohio and are given prominence on this cover. "It is believed that in this book will be found all the necessary instruction to enable a diligent student to become a master of the instrument for which it was written. The lessons are carefully graded, and are written in popular melodic and rhythmic forms, instead of the dry, old fashioned "exercise" style. The studies themselves are attractive little Waltzes, Marches, Polkas, Songs, etc, each in its turn introducing some new sign or subject." - Publisher's Preface. This popular Method Book provides self-taught skills for the new, growing marketplace for pianos and organs in the home. ; Excelsior Method for the Parlor Organ; (84) pages.