My 8 year old has proceeded through this book on her own, at a pace of about 30 minutes a day for 6 days. However, I found my experience with this book much less satisfactory. But, just saying that, so you know what to expect when buying it. For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. I didn't like the ones I was taught out of that constantly used finger numbers, made me learn by finger numbers notes. All of the beginning series are interchangeable at several levels; if a student demonstrates that he or she is ready to study at a faster pace, or perhaps requires a slower pace with more reinforcement, you may switch courses at convenient junctures in the method without missing any important musical concepts! This the very first book I used as she had never had piano lessons before and I am glad I started with this one.
The first large part of the book teaches the black keys. This is because many piano teachers still believe that age six or seven is the ideal time for the child to begin piano lessons, unless particular talent or unusual interests warrant otherwise. Because its complication, this method is better for the older beginners or the students with some experiences. It also introduces the flat and sharp signs. The lessons are very logically ordered and new concepts are revisited for weeks in the subsequent pieces, really solidifying them as you go. Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys.
Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys. This is the book that was requested by our son's piano teacher. It should be included at the very beginning so that student can have solid technic foundation. Classical repertoires needed to be introduced earlier. This gives student the opportunity to explore the different tonalities, and they will not be intimated by the different position later on.
And I liked another method that stressed stepping and skipping more. One person found this review helpful. Students are taught off the landmark note C and G. The arrangements are simple and have a pleasant sound, but I wish that there is more variety of accompaniments. She can't get enough and keeps sneaking back to the piano to do the lessons over and over again. Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber with Victoria Mcarthur Piano Adventures, Performance Book, Level 2B Levels: Primer, level 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, and 5. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Reading Approach: Multi-position with frequently changing the traditional fingering of these positions.
I would like a lot more clap and count style exercise that have very simple notes, but lots of different rhythms using the new eighth notes, similar to what is found at the beginning of Book 2 with dotted notes. I also am not a piano player myself so am no expert on the subject either. This would discourage the young beginners. Most of the songs have only block chords for the accompaniment. Soon after beginning piano study, students can play attractive versions of the best-known worship music of today. There were at least one or two pages of instruction per new concept, and review pages in the same level before moving on. If kids don't like the music there's not much incentive to want to practice.
I almost quit as a child when they took away number all at once, and because the music wasn't so fun. I think this book will be a great addition, and really help our 9 year old learn. Now we hope to find a piano teacher who will use this serial book as textbook. They really did a fabulous job in arranging these disks. Which, is what i would expect.
I bought a few other books, but I thought they would be a little difficult. Correlates page-by-page with the Lesson Books, but may also serve as an effective supplement to other piano methods. Alfred Basic Piano Library by Willard A. Also introduces the playing of minuets, sonatinas, preludes and arias. It would be too complicated to average young six-year-old. I'll be ordering the next book. Materials: Lesson books, Theory Books, Technic Books, Recital Books, Notespeller Workbook.
It also introduces the flat and sharp signs. Each book provides a variety of written activities that reinforce note reading concepts presented in the Lesson Books. I love, love, love this series! I would definitely recommend this one here for beginners. The second reason I switched is because of a lack of technique. So it seems to hold his interest and I have noticed a good acceleration in his skills. Materials: Music Tree Lesson Book, Keyboard Literature, Students' Choice collection of all-time recital favorites , Keyboard Technic, and Music Tree Activities Theory.
. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the Keyboard. With the book, we can play some musics on the book. My son 7 years old seems to be able to follow the lessons easily and even works ahead on his own. I have a number of 6 and 7 year old beginnibg piano students, and this book is and has been perfect for them. Both books are leveled to match where you are in the Alfred books, but this one had poor arrangements. Reading Approach: Middle-C reading approach before moving to the keys of G and F.
This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. Designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Lesson Books. She will for sure need someone to help with some of the directions. The lessons cover the material well, in enough depth for them to get the information needed — but not so deep as to confuse at that young age. With introductory text, instructional text, illustrations, big note notation, easy piano notation, fingerings and lyrics on most songs. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. My rule is that she practice each lesson 5 times.