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Traditional Primer Theory and Technic Lessons

By James Bastien

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Piano - Primer
Composed by James Bastien. Traditional Primers. Bastien Piano Library. Music book. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #WP101. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WP101).

Item Number: KJ.WP101

ISBN 9780849751578.

Theory and Technic provides parallel theory and technic instruction correlated with the Traditional Primer. Writing and playing drills reinforce musical concepts, and exercises are included to develop legato and staccato touch. Students also work on chords, phrasing, and finger dexterity.

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).

  • The Piano Keyboard 
  • The Musical Alphabet 
  • The Staff 
  • Stems on Notes 
  • Intervals on the Keyboard 
  • Middle C Position 
  • Intervals (2nds, 3rds) 
  • Rests 
  • Intervals (4ths, 5ths) 
  • Rhythm 
  • Flats 
  • C Chord (I Chord) 
  • Review 
  • Playing 3rds 
  • Playing 4ths and 5ths, Staccato Touch 
  • Chords, Melody and Harmony 
  • Teacher's Technic 
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