Piano Party Book A by Jane Smisor Bastien. For piano. Method. Bastiens' Invitation to Music. Book A,1. Music book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WP270).
Piano Party is the core book at all four levels of the Bastiens' Invitation to Music Series (A, B, C, D); new concepts are introduced in the Piano Party books. Along with Piano Party, the companion books, Theory & Ear Training Party and Performance Party, provide the formula for a well-balanced music education. Colorful illustrations in all the books are used to reinforce concepts and styles, to maintain interest, and to motivate. Book A introduces the music alphabet, high & low (up & down -- right & left) concepts, finger numbers, white key names, and counting (quarter, two eighths, half, dotted half, and whole notes). Playing black key clusters establishes good hand positions. The book concludes with Middle C pieces in pre-staff notation.
About Bastiens' Invitation To Music
Sensitive and inspired teaching of early childhood students is a very satisfying and joyful experience for both parents and teachers. Ensure the success of these very special students with the Bastiens' Invitations to Music series, an exciting introduction to the marvelous world of music. No reading or writing is presumed, all necessary skills are developed gradually in successive levels of instruction.
The Bastiens' Invitation to Music series uses 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.