The ideal tutor course for adults, or gifted younger beginners wishing to learn at a faster pace.
Book 1 Starting To Play introduces the keyboard, note pitches and values, ties, accidentals, and key signatures. Pieces include Fur Elise, Swan Lake and music by the author Carol Barratt. Every piece has been specially chosen or written to illustrate a teaching point as well as to be enjoyed.
Book 2 Building Your Skills covers choosing and owning a piano, the major scale, tied quavers, metronome marks, triplets, plus over twenty pieces including The Entertainer and The Blue Danube. Also includes fascinating items of musical history and biography, an easy-to-follow introduction to the theory of music, and suggested listening to enhance your musical appreciation.
Book 3 Making Music covers the minor scale, accidentals, intervals, triads, chord symbols, playing the blues, and theme and variations. Includes music by Chopin, Greig, Handel and Tchaikovsky.