Theory & Ear Training Party Book A by Jane Smisor Bastien. For piano. Theory/Ear Training. Bastiens' Invitation to Music. Book A,1. Music book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WP274).
Theory & Ear Training Party books correlate with their respective level Piano Party books. They provide reinforcement of the concepts presented in Piano Party, especially through listening and writing plus improvising and composing activities. Students learn through sequential games and exercises designed to hold their interest. 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.
Location: from Sydney, Australia
April 17, 2012
I am using this series to teach my 4 year old daughter to play piano. I am a woodwind teacher that can play piano but I have not taught piano before. This publication has made learning and teaching the piano so enjoyable and fulfilling for both my daughter and myself....
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Jose, CA
October 1, 2008
Surprisingly covers a lot!
The Theory and Ear Training Book that accompanies the Piano Party Book is amazing! I am a firm believer in starting ear training at an early age, and this book is the perfect way to get them started. It is easy to understand, and also features lots of coloring for...
14 of 31 people found this review helpful.