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Multi-Key Reading

By Jane Smisor Bastien

Composed by Jane Smisor Bastien. Supplementary Books. Bastien Piano Library. Sheet music. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #GP29. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP29).

Item Number: KJ.GP29

ISBN 9780849760266.

This versatile book provides an excellent review of multi-key materials for assignment at the beginning of the second year of lessons. Contains a combination of original compositions and folk tune arrangements in all major keys, and some minor keys. This book combined with Magic Finger Technique Book 1, is ideal as an introduction to multi-key reading for transfer students!

About Bastien Piano Library

The Bastien Piano Library is an integrated course of study containing method books, related theory and technic books, and a wide variety of supplementary materials, including Music Flashcards, specifically correlated solo sight reading books, and note speller. The Bastien Piano Library also offers the option of beginning with either a "contemporary" approach (featuring pre-staff notation and first staff reading in G, then C, then middle C) or "traditional" approach (featuring Middle C reading and the C five-finger position).

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  • 5

    Kevin Coan
    Newington, CT
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  • March 31, 2008 Transition to a Multikey Course

    This book was written to enable a student who has begun lessons with a traditional method to transition into level 2 of "Music Through the Piano," an intensive multikey course. Of course, it could be used for this purpose with other courses, such as Pace. Each key is developed one...

    at a time with short reading pieces that use I IV V7 harmonies in five-finger positions with extensions. Systematic review of previously studied keys is included throughout. Transposition to other keys is also a feature of the program. A good use of this book is as a supplement to many of the popular courses that are often short on pieces in keys other than C, G, and F. Using this book enables the teacher to continue to use his or her favorite teaching approach and pieces while still providing the musicianship skills a student needs to be a well-rounded musician.

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