BASTIEN PIANO METHODS
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The Neil A. Kjos Music Publishing Company offers an
outstanding selection of books for the piano teacher. Bastien Piano Methods are the
teacher's choice in piano pedagogy. Written by piano teachers for piano teachers, James
Bastien, Jane Smisor Bastien, Lisa Bastien, and Lori Bastien apply over 40 years
experience to the world's leading piano method.
BASTIEN PIANO PARTY
The Bastiens Invitation to Music series uses a gradual multi-key approach, guiding children from pre-staff notation to staff reading. Illustrations and activities that are fun and instructional enhance learning and heighten interest. Ideal for children 4 and up. Piano Party is the core book for all four levels of the Bastiens Invitation to Music series.
THE VERY YOUNG PIANIST
A delightful series of books containing lesson material for very young beginners, ages 4 7. Book 1 introduces numbers (1 5), letters (A G), and basic rhythms. Presents short, pre-staff pieces in the 5-finger positions of C and G. Introduces the I chord for harmonization of melodies.
Book 2 continues a variety of pre-staff experiences and leads gradually into note reading in C, G, and F. Directional reading is taught by steps, skips, and jumps.
Book 3 contains a charming selection of familiar folk tunes and original pieces, notated in 5-finger position in all 12 keys and middle C position. Intervals through the 5th are presented. Oversized staves are custom-made for pre-schoolers and enjoyable activities are very appealing to very young children! After completing Book 3, the student will be adequately prepared for further piano study in Bastien Piano Basics.
BASTIEN PIANO FOR THE YOUNG BEGINNER
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Bastien Piano for the Young Beginner
BASTIEN PIANO BASICS
The Bastien Piano Basics method is comprised of five completely correlated course books PIANO, THEORY, PERFORMANCE, TECHNIC, and A LINE A DAY SIGHT READING. Bastien Piano Basics uses a gradual multi-key approach, with reading beginning in the C five-finger position. Five levels of carefully graded lesson material provide constant opportunities for reinforcing basic concepts. It's the smoothest, most heart-warming, most entertaining, most musical way to teach eager youngsters the joys of playing the piano. And comprehensive, page-by-page correlation makes Bastien Piano Basics remarkably easy to teach!
BASTIEN PIANO BASICS ACCOMPANIMENT COMPACT DISCS
The NEW Bastien Piano
Basics Accompaniment CDs are an important motivational tool designed to enhance students'
home practice. Developed from the highly acclaimed Bastien Piano Basics General Midi
Orchestrations by Paul Sheftel, special care has been taken to ensure that the tempos
presented are pedagogically effective and just right for home practice. Students will find
the opportunity to practice with accompaniments FUN, FUN, FUN!
Each 2-CD Set contains accompaniments for virtually every exercise in the Piano, Performance, and Technic books in the corresponding level of the Bastien Piano Basics. Students will love the ease of use; a CD player is the only hardware requirement. Priced affordably at just $12.95 Each, every student should have a set! Available for Primer through Level 4.
Bastien Piano Basics
BASTIEN OLDER BEGINNER PIANO COURSE
Teenagers and adults make rewarding, but challenging, beginning students. The Bastiens Older Beginner Piano Course was written specifically for the requirements and desires of students with many demands on their time. This comprehensive method assumes no prior knowledge, and incorporates theory and technique exercises into a fun-filled course of study. Clear, precise graphics illustrate new concepts and large notes make reading easier. It's plain to see why The Older Beginner Piano Course is the method of choice for many recreational piano students and beginning piano classes at numerous colleges!
The harmonic chord approach used in The Older Beginner Piano Course is ideal for students who want the feel of "making real music" from the start. Peppered with pleasing piano arrangements of popular folk and classical melodies, the course also includes attractive and accessible pop and blues pieces to add spice with a modern flair.
Bastien Older Beginner Piano Course
BASTIEN PIANO LIBRARY
The Bastien Piano
Library is an integrated course of study containing method books, related theory and
technic books, and a wide variety of supplementary materials, including Music
Flashcards, specifically correlated solo and sight reading books, and a note
speller. The Bastien Piano Library also offers the option of beginning with either
a "contemporary" approach (featuring pre-staff notation and first staff reading
in G, then C, then middle C) or a "traditional" approach (featuring Middle
C reading and the C five-finger position). Solid and comprehensive ... A time-tested
approach for beginners ages 7 11
BASTIEN PIANO FOR ADULTS
Everything your adult beginner needs in one book!
- Lesson pages teach the fundamentals of music.
- Reinforcement pieces apply new concepts and review old concepts.
- Theory pages instill understanding and appreciation of music.
- Technic pages develop good hand positions, coordination, and finger independence.
- Sight Reading exercises build note reading skills.
- Challenge Pieces inspire students to strive for higher levels of achievement.
- Historical Biographies provide interesting details about the master composers' music and lives.
- CD Accompaniments maximize motivation.
- Answer Keys allow students to correct their own work.
- Music selected specifically for adult enjoyment.
- Chord Vocabulary provides a solid foundation for harmonization and improvisation skills.
- Gradual Pacing for that adults
ensures student success
Bastien Piano for Adults
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