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Bastien New Traditions - Primer B

All-In-One Piano Course

By Jane Bastien, Lisa Bastien and Lori Bastien

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Piano - Primer B
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.WP451).

Item Number: KJ.WP451

ISBN 0849797861.

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 B
Introduction to Note Reading on the Staff
Staff notation:
* Individual notes introduced one at a time beginning with Middle C
* Multiple hand placements, including Midde C and C 5-finger positions
* Quarter, half, dotted half and whole notes; quarter and half rests
* 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures
* 2nds and 3rds.

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

  • 5

    PinkPianist
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-08-07 20:54:51.0 Nice!

    I agree with the other reviewer (Music1234). Books A and B should have been combined into one book. There are just too many pre-reading songs in the Book A, and too much information given to students at one time, if starting with Book B. I had my student borrow...

    my copy of Book A for a few weeks just to cover some basics. Then, we transitioned to Book B. I'm liking this method so far. It's simply laid out, has good music, switches up finger numbers so that students don't start reading just finger numbers, introduces one new note at time, and it has play along audio tracks. The only thing I would change if given the choice, would be having students move around the keys more. Students only play in a small portion of the keyboard for most of the book. I would like it if there were more octave jumps.

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  • 5

    Music1234
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2017-06-25 21:21:55.0 Great for Young Beginners

    The back of the book recommends teacher using either Primer A or the Primer B book, but I find it best if both were used together simultaneously. If I were the author, I would combine both books as one in future prints. The Primer A book gives the student an...

    opportunity to play a few tunes without the ability to sight read music & the Primer B book slowly introduces each staff note to expand note reading skill steadily. Other method books may move a lot quicker, but I find that many students did not build a strong, solid sight reading foundation which in turned slowed them down as they progress to higher levels. All in all, I can see that this series is mixing a few of their family traditions with some new approaches. I am excited to explore new ways to teach & learn with my new student through this series.

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