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Bastien Piano Basics, Level 1, Piano
By James Bastien

Piano - Level 1
Method. Bastien Piano Basics. Learn To Play. Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, easy piano notation, fingerings, lyrics (on most songs) and illustrations. 55 pages. Neil A. Kjos Music Company #WP201. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WP201).

Item Number: KJ.WP201

ISBN 9780849752667. 9x12 inches.

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! Level 1 may be used with students who have completed any Primer Level. It begins with easy pieces in the C position and presents C, F, and G 5-finger positions.

About Bastien Piano Basics

Bastien Piano Basics is an exciting and comprehensive series for piano study designed to get the young student off to the right start. The learning sequence is carefully graded to assure steady progress, while the full-color illustrations entertain and reinforce along the way.

  • March On 
  • Roasring Lions 
  • Sleepy John 
  • Tomcat 
  • New London Bridge 
  • It's Winter 
  • Santa's Sleigh 
  • Run, Mouse, Run 
  • The Bullfrog 
  • Pop! Goes the Weasel 
  • Persian Market 
  • Waltzing Elephants 
  • My New Key 
  • The Happy Seal 
  • Bravery At Sea 
  • Rain, Rain 
  • Sing, Bird, Sing 
  • Gee Whiz 
  • Bugle Call 
  • Spooks 
  • Mountiain Climbing 
  • Dutch Dance 
  • Soccer Is My Favorite 
  • Swingin' Beat 
  • Floating Clouds 
  • Fiesta 
  • Pedal Study 
  • Morning Prelude 
  • The Old Grey Owl 
  • The New Day 
  • Chord Hop 
  • Rockin' Song 
  • March 
  • America 
  • Angels We Have Heard On High 
  • Largo 
  • Alouette 
  • Cops And Robbers 
  • The Natural 
  • Cancel That 
  • Celebration 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • Ode to Joy 
  • Rock Group 
  • Space Walk 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Music Lady 49
    Chicago, IL
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  • July 31, 2012 Fun beginner set

    This is part of a four-book set that works together to teach young beginners. I have used them with students as young as 4. The concepts are easy to teach, and the pictures are entertaining.

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  • 5

    Monroe, MI
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  • June 10, 2012 Completely Satisfied

    Our first child borrowed this book from another student of our piano teacher, our second child is starting lessons and there was no loaner available this time around. The book arrived in excellent shape and very promptly. SheetmusicPlus knows what they are doing!

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  • 5

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  • April 16, 2010 A Fun, Well-Paced Teaching Tool

    I learned on the Bastien series for my formative years in piano, and found it wonderful. The songs are interesting and the artwork engaging. The course moves at a very nice pace, the popular Alfred's series just crawls along (not to mention the bland, yawn-inducing songs of Alfred...

    's!). All of my students who have used both prefer the songs in the Bastien books, and find them more fun and pleasurable to play. Bastien handles theory well, though is perhaps slightly weaker than Alfred's on this front. I use Bastien with most of my students, and enjoy teaching with it immensely.

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  • 5

    piano mom
    Fort Myers, FL
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  • December 02, 2008 Great for my 7 year old and Husband

    This is the book my daughter Piano teacher recommended and it is working great. She has only been playing since May 2007 and she can read music and play and best of all my daughter has always had trouble in math and playing the piano has made her a A...

    student in math.

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  • 5

    Ada, Ohio
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  • September 12, 2008 Great for the beginner!

    I bought this for my 11-year old grandson, who is just learning how to play the piano. This is a good book to use after completing the lessons in "The Primer."

    55 of 112 people found this review helpful.
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