Piano is the main lesson book in the Bastien Piano Basics course. The carefully graded, logical learning sequence assures steady, continual progress. Original music by the Bastiens includes a stimulating mixture of pop, folk, classical, and contemporary styles. Full-color illustrations throughout entertain and reinforce musical concepts along the way. The gradual multi-key approach takes students through all 12 keys -- 3 in each of Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Each page is carefully correlated page-by-page with Theory, Performance, and Technic. All in all, a dynamic way to introduce students to the marvelous world of music! Edition Number: WP201 ISBN 10 digit: 0849752663 Level/Grade: 1 Media Type: Music Books Instrument: Piano Series: Bastien Piano Basics Level 1 may be used with students who have completed any Primer Level. It begins with easy pieces in the C position and presents C, F, and G 5-finger positions.
I use these books for my piano students and find they're really good for beginners.
Needed this book for Piano lessons; it was easy to find and decent price.
If you plan a head this series is cheaper online than in a physical store.
Best price around
Currently working my way through this book. Well presented with gradual introduction of notes and clear explanations.
As a piano teacher, I am most satisfied with this book. The Bastien method may be older, but it works! The concepts are introduced at the right pace, and reinforced/reviewed. The colorful pictures in these books are fun and engaging. I actually like these pictures better than the Piano Adventures ones, although these books are older. (Note: As in the previous book, one song has the word "gee" in it, which we changed with white-out.)
Bought at piano teacher's request - it seems a popular scheme of work for teachers to use. My son seems to have got on well with it and the selection of tunes is nice and appealing to children. He's just gone back to it to play 'Ode to Joy' and 'Swingin' Beat' on the organ at his Grandmother's funeral. Highly recommended.
The material moves at a great pace, and I love the time frame of what they cover when. It moves a little faster than Faber in my opinion, and the songs feel like actual songs (if they aren't already). I use this series (starting in the primer book) with all of my piano students who start playing from age 8 and up. It is a great series!
Marilyn F. Lipes
I love this book. The melodies and arrangements are so pleasing, adorable, and fun. My 10 year old granddaughter's piano teacher started her lessons with this book. My granddaughter loves the cute, catchy tunes. The book is a set up so well. It is an excellent, fun learning tool. I am 70 and took lessons when I was a child. I found my granddaughter playing from it and ordered one for myself. It is a great way for grandma to remember old skills and learn new ones on my portable Casio keyboard.