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!
Level 2 presents binary and ternary form, one-octave scales with tetrachords identified, intervals of 6th and 7th, primary chords, triads and inversions, 6/8 time, and the keys of D, A, and E.
Edition Number: WP202
ISBN 10 digit: 0849752671
Media Type: Music Books
Series: Bastien Piano Basics
Item Weight: 0.205 kg
Dimensions: 22.9 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm
My wife was using these to teach our grandchildren music and to play the piano. My wife is very pleased with it and is proving to be very useful.
Wonderful book - takes students out of the 5 finger positions and has songs using the whole scale. Toward the end of the book, the student is stretched a little with theory - there are songs in D,A and E for them to tackle. I am a piano teacher, and all of my students have enjoyed this book. The last selection is an arrangement of "The Entertainer" which is no walk in the park, but still playable after a few weeks of focused practice. That's the one they like to memorize and play all the time. Highly recommended.
My students have been liking Bastien since I started teaching 5 years ago. I'll take Bastien over Faber and Alfreds because it does a more rounded and intuitive introduction of music methods. My students move more easily thru Bastien material over. I'd say not because Bastien is easier but it builds on itself appropriately preparing and leading on the student for what is next.
This book is very challenging for a level 2 book! But, I've used it for my good students for many years,
It includes lots of theory lessons, scales both major and minor, good explanations, and some really good songs.
Not for the faint of heart!