When selecting piano lesson books for beginner players it’s important to think of piano music as a language. When starting out with piano you will continually improve upon your musical vocabulary and add additional compositions and technical exercises as you become more advanced.
As you begin to excel in your practice you will notice many improvements from instrumental training on the piano. some of these benefits include increased hand eye coordination, the ability to see the difference between notes while simultaneously playing notes, and the gradual improvement of your fine motor skills. Many people have noticed that piano instruction contributes to a sharper mentally acuity that can increase with each lesson.
Piano Method Books
There are many great piano method books on the market today. Some have been used for years and have been proven effective. Here are my top picks and recommendations for beginner piano learners.
Written especially for the young piano student this book uses a multi key approach to teach children how to play the piano.
The book is fully illustrated and includes a variety of music styles. The books learning sequence is carefully graded to foster steady learning progression.
The Bastien Piano for the Young Beginner – Primer B is 48 pages and includes Introductory text, instructional text, simple piano notation, fingerings, lyrics, harmony part (for the teacher) and illustrations.
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Accelerated Piano Adventures: Lesson Book Level 1 – by Faber
Faber’s Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book Level One features the same pedagogical approach started in the basic piano method using proven piano methods.Book One of the accelerated piano series includes the Primer Level and Level One of Faber’s basic Piano Adventures method. The lesson book is in paperback and totals 96 pages in length.
Songs included – Aloha Oe, Amazing Grace, Bagpipes, Bus Stop Boogie, Camptown Races, Chant of the Monk, Chinese Dragon, Chord Crossings, Dreamscape, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, English Minuet, Fife and Drums, Forest Drums, French Minuet, Go Down Moses, Guide Note Pinball, Gypsy Band, Halftime Show, Hard-Drivin’ Blues, Harmony Sounds, Hungarian Dance, Irish Washerwoman, I’ve Got Music, Journey by Camel, Jump Shots, The King of Hearts, Locomotive Rhythms, The Lonely Pine, Melody on C and G, Midnight Ride, Minuet, Morning, Musette, My Invention, No Moon Tonight, Ode to Joy, Oh! Susanna, Pep Rally, The Piano Tuner, Planetarium, Polovtsian Dance, Prince Of Denmark’s March, promenade, Racecar Rally, Rhythm And Blues, Roman Trumpets, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Russian Sailor Dance, Scenic Train Ride, Sugarfoot Rag, Surprise Symphony Theme, Toccatina, Two Hand Conversation, Two Note Flight, Chopin Waltz, When The Saints Go Marching In, Wind Chimes
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Piano Adventures Lesson Book Level 2A: A Basic Piano Method
The Piano Adventures Lesson Book Level 2A contains C, G, D, A major and minor five finger positions, and continues where the Level 1 book left off. Piano students will discover an intervalic orientation to reading music using a multi-key approach to playing. In addition functional harmony skills and Transposition are presented in a fun musical environment.
Songs included are: Aardvark Boogie, Andante, Band on the Field!, Changing Moods, Double Decker Bus, Famous People; George Washington’s Party, Hot Cross Thumbs, I Am the King, Ice Cream, Jazz Blast, Leftover Popcorn, Moonlight Melody, More Ice Cream, My Daydream, Our Detective Agency, Pirate of the North Sea, Queen’s Royal Entrance, Roller Coaster Rhythm, Skip to My Lou, Snake Charmer, Starry, Starry Night, Storms on Saturn, Sword Dance, The Bell Tower, The Elf’s Silver Hammer, The Puppet Show, The Mermaid, The Woodchuck Chucks Wood, This Old Man, Whirling Leaves.
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