Piano is the main lesson book in the Bastien Piano Basics course. The carefully graded, logical learning sequence assures steady, continual progress. Original music by the Bastiens includes a stimulating mixture of pop, folk, classical, and contemporary styles. Full-color illustrations throughout entertain and reinforce musical concepts along the way. The gradual multi-key approach takes students through all 12 keys -- 3 in each of Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Each page is carefully correlated page-by-page with Theory, Performance, and Technic. All in all, a dynamic way to introduce students to the marvelous world of music!
Use the Primer Level for your beginner's first performance. Level 1 features easy piano arrangements using I, IV, and V7 chords in the keys of C, G, and F. Level 2 introduces more hand position movement. Sophisticated arrangements in a wider variety of keys are used in Levels 3 and 4. Each level is correlated with Bastien Piano Basics or any other method at a comparable level.