Bastien Piano Basics: Primer

Books | Piano

Publisher: Kjos Music Company
Composer: Oliver Knussen
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Bastien Piano Basics is suitable for children aged 7 upwards. The course uses a gradual multi-key approach, with reading beginning in the C five-finger position. This method with an ideal pacing ensures success for young beginners.
ISBN: 9780849752650
No of pages: 64
Length: 10
Language: English
Catalogue No: KJ10054

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      Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
      10 out of 10


      easy to understand.
      And little by little can learn.
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      Confirmed purchase: 07 January 2015
      Published on: 01 February 2015
      9 out of 10


      Farnborough GB
      I very much like that it starts with a series of tunes on the black keys; and that the rhythm notation is taught independently of the staff at first.

      I like that when the left-hand white keys are introduced, the notes are going in parallel (with 5th finger on the lower C) rather than in contrary motion to those in the write hand (i.e. thumb on middle C).
      I think that the idea of the time signature could be introduced earlier.

      It might be improved by mentioning the terms crotchet, minum, semibreve (in addition to quarter note etc).
      Confirmed purchase: 23 January 2014
      Published on: 23 June 2014

      Musicroom Reviews

      This is the BEST piano series by Mr James Bastien, I am on the fourth level and they are great books !!!!
      Anonymous - ()
      I like this primer starts with little tunes on the black notes, and that the initial tunes have the rhythmic values and bar-lines, but not the staves. There is a small confusion for the very young student between the numbers-for-fingers and the numbers-for-counting. The instructions for practice are clear and good. I like how the ideas for "step", "skip" and "repeat" are used.
      Anonymous - (Farnborough, United Kingdom)
      Best book to teach children from
      Anonymous - (Gretna, United Kingdom)

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