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New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXXI, Issue 37, 10 September 1903, Page 7
A MUSICAL EDUCATION FOR HALF-A-CROWN. The above heading will, of course, appear to most people as the height of absurdity ; jet the absurdity is more apparent than real. It goe-s without Baying that a finished musical education in the regular course car not be hud for half-a-orown, or even with several hundred additional half-crowns ; but can it be truthfully said that the person with a sufficient knowledge of music to play accompaniments on the piano or organ, to ail the popular songs oE the day, has no musical education ? Assuredly not. A musical- education sufficient to enable one to play accompani ments to the songs sung in the home frequently geta and gives more pleasure from the modest accompani ment than does many on whose education large sums have b en extended. To the more modest musical education the above heading applies. Such an education the 'N.Z. Tablet' is now ottering its music-loving readers for half-a- crown, believing thatitisthe greatest benefit we can give to our subscribers. This ready-made musical education consists of Pratt's Chart of Chords for the piano and Morgan, which is the nearest appioach to the ready-made knowledge ot music yet attained by science. It is a short cut to harmony, and it is to music what the multiplication table is to arithmetic, a quick method of learning to lay the piano or oigan without a teacher. With this Chart anyone can, with but a small amount of practice, become an expert pianist. It is, a com.lete self-instructor, enabling anyone to play the piano or organ at sight, and to play without difficulty brilliant accompaniments to any song ever written. It is valuable to the advanced musician as well as to the beginner, embracing nearly every major and minor chord used in music ; and is endorsed by teachers and musicians everywhere. This Chart is the practical result of years of study by Charles B. Pratt, the noted American com- poser and musician, whose compositions have world- wide populan ty, and a larger sale than those of any other American or European composer. Believing that the educational value of this Chart cannot be over-estimated, the ' N.Z. Tablet ' has arran- ged with the publishers to supply Pratt's Chart of Chords (published at ss) to its readers at the reduced price of 2s 6d each, with 2d added for postage, and in addition to the Chart of Chords, the publishers have kindly agreed to Bend, without extra charge, a copy of the Coronation aiusical Folio, containg «8 pages of sheet music, vocal and instrumental, by popular com- posers. Payment to be made by P. 0.0. or Postal Note ; which should have exchange added. From districts where these are rot issued, stamps will be accepted, but 4d extra must be added to cover cost of exchange, in addition to the postage. Every home that has a piano or organ, especially where there are children, should have Pratt's Chart of Chords. This offer is made for a short time only, and 'N.Z Tablet' readers should avail themselves of it without delay ; and, in writing, always mention the ' N.Z Tablet.' Address : ANGLO AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO., 458 George Street, Sydney, N S.W. ■yiSITORS TO WELLINGTON Will find Excellent Accommodation at Curraa's Terainus Hotel COURTENAY PLACE. Leading Brands of Ales, Wine 3, and Spirits J. CURRAN (Late of Thistle Hotel), Pboebubtob.