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Bastien Piano For Adults - Book 1 (Book & IPS)

By Jane Smisor Bastien

Solo piano - SMP Level 1 (Elementary)
Edited by Lisa Bastien and Lori Bastien. Method. Bastien Piano. Instructional and Method. Book & digital audio. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Neil A. Kjos Music Company #KP1. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.KP1).

Item Number: KJ.KP1

ISBN 9780849773006. 9x12 inches.

About Bastien Piano For Adults

Everything the adult beginner needs in one book!

To teach piano basics, the Bastiens have created a new, rich course designed specifically for adult beginners, Bastien Piano for Adults is a welcome addition to the best-selling collection of Bastien methods and supplementary materials. Lessons, theory, technic, and sight reading are combined in one easy-to-use book. The series is gradually paced to ensure student confidence and success. The variety of music, custom selected for adults, includes famous classic themes, folk songs, spirituals, ragtime, blues, boogie, jazz, and Bastien originals that teach the basics in a straightforward, yet innovative manner.

Accompaniment audio for Bastien Piano for Adults , Books 1 & 2 were created to musically enhance student practice, thus making piano study more enjoyable. In addition to adding excitement, variety, and motivation for the student, the audio help improve understanding of phrasing, balance, rhythm, and pulse. Even beginning students can play along with a jazz band, a symphony, or rock group. The audio add a whole new, joyous dimension to learning piano and making music.

About SMP Level 1 (Elementary)

Very little hand movement and the introduction of 3 note chords.

  • Posture and Sitting Position, finger Numbers, Tone 
  • Hand Position, Loose Fist Technic, First Joint Technic, Tennis Ball Image 
  • Keyboard Geography, 2 Black-Key Groups, 3 Black-Key Groups 
  • The Music Alphabet 
  • Basic Rhythm 
  • Review 
  • Etude in C 
  • Ode to Joy, Au Claire de La Lune 
  • Good King Wenceslas, Frere Jacques 
  • Gentle Waves 
  • Review, Block and Broken Chords 
  • Treble and Bass Stafffs, C 5-finger Position and the Grand Staff 
  • Prelude in C 
  • Moving Along, Jngle Bells 
  • More about Clefs, Note Reivew 
  • Interval Etude 
  • Down by the Station, March 
  • All Through The Night 
  • Intreval Workoout 
  • Bridal March, Star Gazing 
  • Aura Lee, Marching on Main Street 
  • Challenge Piece: Chimes 
  • Chord Preldue 
  • Round and Round, Bells in the Distance 
  • Chord Etude 
  • Goodnight, Ladies 
  • promenade 
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat 
  • Review, Peaceful Dreams 
  • Simple Gifts 
  • Kum Ba Yah 
  • Fanfare 
  • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • Challenge Piece: Persian Market 
  • Middle C Preldue 
  • Yankee Doodle, Down in the Valley 
  • Can Can 
  • Fantasie Impromptu 
  • Another Year Older? 
  • Minuet In G 
  • Early Morning Stroll 
  • Footsteps in the Night 
  • Suprise Symphony 
  • technic: Jump and Glide 
  • Challenge Piece: Waltz for the Left hand 
  • Etude in G 
  • Interval Stretch, Reveille 
  • The Aeolian Harp 
  • Waltz for Viola, Love somebody 
  • Musette 
  • Bells in the Tower 
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game 
  • Hush, Little Baby 
  • Lightly Row 
  • Stars Above 
  • At Sunset 
  • Lavender's Blue 
  • Oh, Susanna 
  • Walking Along 
  • Morning Rainbow 
  • Technic: harmonic 5ths and 6ths, Legato-Staccato Intervals 
  • Challenge Piece: Spring 
  • The King's Court 
  • Parisian Street Scene 
  • London Bridge, Deck the Hall, America the Beautiful 
  • Angels We Have Heard On High 
  • Sonata Theme 
  • Aloutte 
  • America 
  • Morning Mood 
  • Dynamic Chase 
  • Technic: Four Exercises form Opus 16 
  • Challenge Piece: The Caisson Song 
  • Etude In F 
  • Interval Dance, Song of the Sea 
  • Chords in F 
  • Prelude 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Chord Hop 
  • The 12 bar Blues 
  • Twilight Blues 
  • Half Step, Whole Step 
  • Riverboat boogie 
  • The blue Danube Waltz 
  • Classic Dance 
  • Got the Blues 
  • Major and Minor Chords 
  • Technic: Ocean Waves 
  • Challenge Piece: Blue Mood 
  • Interval March 
  • Sing the Blues 
  • Major Scale 
  • Scaling the Rockies 
  • Hallelujah Chorus 
  • Inversions of Triads and Seventh Chords 
  • Autumn Fest 
  • Country Gardens 
  • Interlude 
  • Relative Minor Scale 
  • In Bagdad 
  • Prelude in A Minor 
  • Greensleeves 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • Polovtsian Dance 
  • Carol of the Bells 
  • The Entertainer 
  • Amazing Grace 
  • Technic: Finger Extension Study 1 
  • Challenge Piece: Fur Elise 

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • February 27, 2012 PERFECT learning book!!!

    Great daughter learned to play the piano with this book by herself. She LOVES it!

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  • 5

    Chula Vista CA
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    Early intermediate
  • December 13, 2011 Bastien Piano for Adults - Book 1 (Book and CD)

    I teach most of my adult students with this book. I have also started buying the Book and CD as it's easier for the students to listen more often at home.Bastien books are highly recommended by me and I teach the younger students with her other books. They...

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  • February 11, 2009 Great Method- Great process!

    I am taking up piano again after about 30 years. I love this. Playing with a CD gives the lessons depth - I love the way the theory is presented. The exercises are great. It makes for excellent self learning.

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  • November 25, 2008 Good Book for Learning

    I want to learn after my boys started piano and this was the perfect book for me to learn to play piano with.

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  • July 17, 2008 Great Book!

    This is a great beginner book for me while I am learning piano. I think Bastien's work has been a hudge help for me so far, and I hope to continue my training for the piano and keyboard with "Bastien Piano for Adults."

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