BASTIEN PIANO BASICS is an exciting and comprehensive series for piano study designed to get the young student off to the right start. The learning sequence is carefully graded to assure steady progress, while the full-colour illustrations entertain and reinforce along the way. The selection of pieces includes original works and familiar folk songs and pop styles in creative, enjoyable arrangements.
A gradual multi-key approach is used, allowing the student to experience complete keyboard knowledge. The student will learn basic rhythm patterns, intervals, chords, scales, and essential signs and terms. All three core books--Piano, Theory, and performance-are coordinated page-by-page to provide thorough reinforcement of basic concepts at each level. The Bastien Music Flashcards may be introduced on page 26. The Bastien Music Notebook, an assignment book, may be used starting with the first lesson.