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Bastien New Traditions - Primer A

All-In-One Piano Course

By Jane Bastien, Lisa Bastien and Lori Bastien

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Piano - Primer A
All-In-One Piano Course. Composed by Jane Bastien, Lisa Bastien and Lori Bastien. Bastien New Traditions. Method book. 71 pages. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WP450).

Item Number: KJ.WP450

ISBN 0849797853.

Bastien New Traditions is a comprehensive and integrated method for beginning piano study that is easy to use and paced just right for today’s busy students. Concepts are presented in a holistic way, with lesson, theory, and technic pages mixed with attractive performance pieces all in the same volume. A gradual multi-key approach is used allowing students to experience complete keyboard knowledge. There is a clear step-by-step presentation of concepts and skills with straightforward, simple reinforcement and review throughout the series. The learning sequence is carefully graded to ensure steady progress, and students will love the selection of music as well as the beautiful watercolor illustrations.
Primer A
Introduction to the Entire Piano Keyboard
Pre-staff notation:
* Single-line black and white key pieces
* Multiple hand placements, including Middle C and C 5-finger positions
* Quarter, half, dotted half and whole notes; quarter and half rests
* 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures
* p, mp, mf and f dynamics
* Steps, skips, and repeats.

About Bastien New Traditions

Bastien New Traditions is a comprehensive and integrated method for beginning piano study that is easy to use and paced just right for today's busy students. Concepts are presented in a holistic way, with lesson, theory, and technic pages mixed with attractive performance pieces all in the same volume. A gradual multi-key approach is used allowing students to experience complete keyboard knowledge. There is a clear step-by-step presentation of concepts and skills with straightforward, simple reinforcement and review throughout the series. The learning sequence is carefully graded to ensure steady progress, and students will love the selection of music as well as the beautiful watercolor illustrations. Each book includes cutting edge technology in the Kjos Interactive Practice Studio (IPS), which students can use on their desktop or mobile device to access audio accompaniments, educational enrichments, and so much more! Students have access to a "virtual book" from nearly any location.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 2

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-06-08 10:26:35.0 The old version moved more quickly

    I am not too thrilled with this new version, and unfortunately, there were no review online prior to me purchasing about $200 worth of these books for my piano studio. I've only gotten through the first part of Primer A and it moves so slowly, spending forever on the...

    black keys, and even introduces quarter rests as a theory lesson, but never applies them to the song. The positives are that the graphics looks nicer and they do cover a broader range or registers on the black keys) though I think that actually adds to confusion for the beginner. The old version was so much better. I wish I had known.

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    Halfnote
    Location:
    Kent, WA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-05-22 22:21:23.0 Truly disapointed...

    I was incredibly excited about this book when I first heard about it as I'm a huge fan of the Bastien programs. However, after reviewing Primer A, I would never buy or recommend this program to my students. For starters, the pacing is incredibly slow. Painfully so with very...

    little for students to do on the actual piano. It is more busy work, and what piano playing is available is dumbed down. There is no reason a primer student should still be playing black notes months after starting lessons. Additionally, the book recommends starting pedal work. I have a large studio, and none of my primer students can reach the pedals without using a pedal extender, and even then, this is not authentic practice as even if I have one in the studio, they won't have one at home to practice with. Why in the world would anyone recommend pedal work to children who can't reach? Save your money and invest in their other programs. Give this one a pass.

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