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Bastien Piano For Adults - Book 1 (Book Only)
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By Jane Smisor Bastien

Solo piano - SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
Edited by Lisa Bastien and Lori Bastien. Method. Bastien Piano. Instructional and Method. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Neil A. Kjos Music Company #KP1B. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.KP1B).

Item Number: KJ.KP1B

ISBN 9780849773020. 9x12 inches.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 1-2.

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 2 (Late Elementary)

5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 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 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Piano Teacher in Kula, Maui
    Maui, HI
    Difficulty Level:
  • September 24, 2012 The Only Adult Beginner Book I Use

    I have used Book 1 and 2 for years and plan on continuing to do so. It's comprehensive including theory, technique, and sightreading. The learning songs are OK, and the "Challenge Pieces" are very nice. Students are able to advance quickly because of how the book is formated. I...

    recommended it highly.

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  • 5

    Andrea Zamudio
    Thurmont, MD
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  • November 07, 2008 Great!

    Its been really helpful in my beginners class.

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  • 4

    Kevin Coan
    Newington, CT
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  • November 05, 2008 Improved Opinion

    My first impression of this course didn't thrill me, but having used the course for some adults who needed to move more gradually changed my mind. This program provides a very thorough, albeit slow, presentation of all of the fundamentals, using fairly interesting music in the process. It would...

    be important to follow book 2 of this course with level 2 of the Older Beginner Piano Course, so as to cover the flat keys, which this course omits. One would only need units 6 and 10 of the OBPC to complete the cycle.

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  • 5

    New Zealand
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  • May 23, 2008 A Comprehensive Tutor Book

    This is not a "been there done that" book. Keyboard concepts are carefully sequenced; tunes and studies are attractively arranged; applaud the careful use of technic, theory, articulation and expression. A "no frills" book that gets to the heart of pianistic playing. A great resource book that the serious learner...

    can refer back to as they mature in this art. Have successfully used it with beginners from Year 5 up.

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  • 3

    Kevin Coan
    Newington, CT
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  • July 10, 2007 Better Choices Available

    I found this book to go on and on without getting very far very fast. Unlike other Bastien materials, this series covers only half of the key groups. The authors recommend following up with their Older Beginner method book 2, but that back-tracks in terms of difficulty of music...

    . I would recommend comparing this with Alfred's "Play Piano Now" series instead, which is better organized and more attractive.

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