Piano instruction for beginners of all ages. The first level of this piano method uses pre-staff notation and focuses on giving students solid musical, piano, and rhythmic foundations. Students are introduced to a wide variety of rhythms, even sixteenth notes! Students are also encouraged to be creative and explore the wide range of the piano. There are no finger numbers. There is no staff. There is no indication where, on the piano, students should play. Teachers also have free reign on how to teach the pieces in this book. For example, there are a wide variety of rhythms introduced and teachers can use counting, rote, or even rhythm mnemonics to help strengthen a student’s rhythm.
Level 1A introduces whole, half, dotted half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, and triplet rhythms. The note C on the piano is also introduced. The materials in the level are appropriate for students ages 3 through adult. Older students will fly through this level while younger ones will take longer. It is very important that students do not skip this book! It provides a solid rhythmic foundation that is needed for the next levels.
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