Books 1-5 in One Bound Edition. Pointer System for Piano Education. Softcover. 160 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.82007).
Item Number: HL.82007
If you can point a finger, you can learn piano! Check out this classic method that's fast, fun and designed for the 'do-it-yourselfer.' Familiar songs can be played almost immediately because the student reads only the melody line and chord symbols. Also provides the incentive for continuing serious music study. With The Pointer System you can learn to play the piano as you've always wished you could – even if you have never touched a keyboard before in your life! This edition features all five books of the method together in one convenient plastic comb-bound edition.
BOOK 1: Learn the basics of the keyboard, the staff, rhythm, scales, melodies, and more. Songs include: Auld Lang Syne • Faith of Our Fathers • Jingle Bells • Oh, Susanna • and more. BOOK 2: Start learning about the black keys, the sustaining pedal, new chords, and more. Songs include: For He's a Jolly Good Fellow • Merry Widow • My Darling Clementine • On Top of Old Smoky • We Three Kings • and more. BOOK 3: This book continues with major chords, scales, rhythm in 4, eighth note patterns, and more. Songs include: Good Night Ladies • Home on the Range • I've Been Working on the Railroad • Marine Hymn • Oh, Susanna • and more. BOOK 4 moves into the areas of alternating bass, melody in octaves, sixteenth notes, playing triplets, syncopation, and more. Songs include: America • Bicycle Built for Two • Bill Baily • My Bonnie Old Folks at Home • Sailing Sailing • and more. BOOK 5: This edition explores scale and chord patterns, chord inversions, chord progressions, cross hand accompaniment, key of D Major, and more. Songs include: the First Noel • Glow Worm • Minuet • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot • When the Saints Come Marching On • and more.