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Piano Lessons - Book 1

Hal Leonard Student Piano Library

By Mona Rejino

Book Only Piano/Keyboard - beginner
Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. Learn To Play. Instructional book. With instructional text, illustrations, easy piano notation, fingerings, musical examples, lyrics (on most songs) and introductory text. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296001).

Item Number: HL.296001

ISBN 9780793562602. 11.8x9 inches.

From the very first lessons in Book 1, students are making music as they explore the piano keyboard through fun improvisation pieces called My Own Song. The beginning of the book introduces finger numbers, the black-key and white-key groups, and basic rhythm patterns. Directional reading is taught first by finger number, then by note name, and then by interval (stop, skip, and repeat). Once the students are introduced to the staff, they learn reading guides Bass F and Treble G and read by interval in several different hand positions.

About Hal Leonard Student Piano Library

A piano method with music to please students, teachers and parents! The Hal Leonard Student Piano Library is clear, concise and carefully graded. Perfect for private and group instruction.

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  • 4

    Dorothy Clark
    Decatur, GA
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  • February 12, 2017 For a unique student

    I recently began a little student with only seven fingers. Most methods go to 5-finger positions early on. This has worked great with some re-fingering to suit this special girl!

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  • 5

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  • September 13, 2006 My favorite primer!

    I love this 1st book for beginners. I have had success using this book with young students who have never played before. I would recommend it to other teachers.

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  • 3

    Nicholas Hartmann
    Swampscott, MA
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  • December 26, 2005 Eh, okay

    This book is okay. It slowly explains the notes and symbols step by step. But children can't have fun with it. The songs are pretty boring and there are only a few that are popular songs that children know. I think this book would be better if the songs...

    were songs that kids are familiar with.

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    21 of 44 people found this review helpful.
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