Lesson Book 1 is pre-reading. Concepts taught are:
How to sit at the piano
Correct hand position
High and low
Loud and soft (forte and piano)
Bar line and measure
Quarter, half, whole notes and rests
The first pieces in the book are played on the black keys. Later in the book, C D E for the right hand and C B A for the left hand (Middle C position) are taught with letter notes (the name of the note is written inside the note head). Recommended for ages 4-6.
Format: Other Vendor: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. Dimensions: 9 X 12 (inches) ISBN: 0882849662
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5 Stars Out Of 5
August 20, 2007
This is absolutely the best music appreciation/piano curriculum for young children!!! My children love it, I've recommended it to many friends who love it, and I'm now teaching from it (I'm a music teacher) Even 7-8-year-olds like it (though they move through the books more quickly) Definitely get the deluxe kit to start the series, though, and even if you're a music teacher the teacher's guide is helpful for lesson sequencing and supplemental activities. It's more expensive that way but you really can't do the series without the CDs, flash cards, stuffed animals, etc, and trust me that the cost is COMPLETELY worth it! You will love teaching your children music with this if you are a homeschooling parent with basic piano skills.
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