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Pre Reading Experiences Of Music Through The Piano

Piano - Primer
Edited by Jane Smisor Bastien. Method. Bastien Music Through the Piano. Instructional, Method and Learn To Play. Instructional book. 72 pages. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP1).

Item Number: KJ.GP1

ISBN 849760003. 9x12 inches.

  • Unit 1 
  • Up and Down the Keyboard 
  • High and Low 
  • Finger Numbers 
  • The Black Keys 
  • Hot Cross Buns 
  • Stepping Up 
  • The I Chord (Tonic Chord) 
  • Unit 2 
  • The Musical Alphabet 
  • Using the Musical Alphabet 
  • Playing Keys on the Keyboard 
  • Sharps and Flats 
  • Playing Sharps and Flats 
  • Group 1 Keys - C, G, F 
  • Using the Group 1 Keys 
  • Unit 3 
  • Understanding Rhythm 
  • Rhythm Fun 
  • Chinese Bells 
  • Skipping Up 
  • At the Circus 
  • In Autumn 
  • Unit 4 
  • Group 2 Keys - D, A, E 
  • Using the Group 2 Keys 
  • Keyboard Quiz 
  • Alphabet Game 
  • Skips and Steps in the Keyboard 
  • Unit 5 
  • Bugle Call 
  • School Days 
  • Piano Lessons 
  • The Waterfall 
  • Unit 6 
  • The Group 1 Keys 
  • The Group 2 Keys 
  • Skips and Steps 
  • Unit 7 
  • Silver Stars 
  • Beautiful Kites 
  • Millions of Poppies 
  • Playing Skips and Steps 
  • Unit 8 
  • Group 3 Keys - D flat, A flat, E flat 
  • Using the Group 3 Keys 
  • Alphabet Skips Up and Down 
  • Skips and Steps in All Keys 
  • Keys and Chords 
  • Key and Chord Quiz 
  • Unit 9 
  • Melody and Harmony 
  • Stepping Up - Both Hands 
  • Skating 
  • Peter, Peter 
  • Unit 10 
  • Music Signs and Symbols 
  • Line and Space Notes 
  • Skips and Steps and Repeated Notes 
  • Skips and Steps Practice 
  • Unit 11 
  • Unusual Group of Keys - G flat, B flat, B 
  • Using the Unusual Group of Keys 
  • Smiling Skyscrapers 
  • This Old Man 
  • What Have You Learned? 
  • Springtime 
  • Unit 12 
  • Naming the Lines 
  • Writing the Line Notes 
  • Skips and Steps Up and Down 
  • Unit 13 
  • The V7 Chord 
  • Twinkle, Twinkle 
  • Note Quiz 
  • The Chromatic Order of Keys 
  • Unit 14 
  • Naming the Spaces 
  • Writing the Space Notes 
  • Skips Up and Down 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Parker, CO
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  • 2012-03-14 00:00:00.0 Pre Reading Experiences

    Good book for pre reading students

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  • 5

    S. S.
    Sidney, NE
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  • 2009-01-26 00:00:00.0 Music books

    My little brother is just beginning to read and I bought this book for him so I could teach him. He is my first student and I wasn't exactly sure where to start with him. I found this and I am impressed with the ease with which he can...

    practice the first few songs. He likes it a LOT! He has not made it quite yet to where he can read the notes yet, but this book introduces students to how to hold your hands as you play, which fingers are which, and just the basics of playing the piano. A MUST HAVE FOR ANY TEACHER OR STUDENT JUST STARING.

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  • 5

    Kevin Coan
    Newington, CT
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  • 2008-03-31 00:00:00.0 Give Your Good Students a Challenge

    MTTP is an intensive multikey method similar to the Robert Pace approach. In Pre-Reading Experiences, the student learns all major five-finger positions as well as the I and V7 chords (3 note versions) in pre-reading notation. Rhythm includes both 4/4 and 6/8 time, and note...

    values progress to eighth notes and dotted quarter notes. Key names are developed early, and note names and steps and skips on the staff are introduced by the end of the book. Follow this with First Reading Experiences. This course is best used wtih students 8 year of age or older.

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  • 5

    Benjamin Lee
    Logan, UT
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  • 2007-07-17 00:00:00.0 Tried and True

    I agree with Cindy Cook. This is the best "Book 1" out there.

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  • 5

    Cindy Cook
    Senegal, W. Africa
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  • 2006-02-04 00:00:00.0 For bright children you can't do better

    I've been teaching for over 20 years using this series of Bastien for my bright young(4-8)students. This gives them a foundation that no other series gives. They start without the staff and play all 12 keys/positions with ease after just a few short months. Bastien...

    gradually moves them to reading on the staff, which is more difficult for some than others, but wow, the results are amazing. Kids can transpose and read music much more easily with this than with other beginner Bastien and Alfred series. I've designed a series for adults that is based on the same principles in French. I only wish that they continued it past the 3rd level Reading!!!

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