Bastien Piano Basics Method. Available in Primer, Book 1, 2, 3 or 4 this course starts the beginning pianist in a primer method with the complete beginner in mind. Then the series continues book by book continually furthering their skills. The Bastien Piano Basics books are very popular with many of our instructors and teachers throughout the area and have been a "go to" for many educators.
This Bastien book is a fantastic Method Book that gives you a mix or several genre styles including pop, folk, classical and contemporary. There are full color images which clarifys the lesson points. The system will take the beginning pianist through all twelve keys with three keys each in level 1 through level 4. At DC Muisc Store we carry the entire Bastien line of piano method books which inlucde theory, performance and technic. All at the lowest prices DC Music Store offers pianos and keyboards from many brands as well as a terrific selection of books and accessories for your musical journey and enjoyment.
The Primer Level is for average age beginners (7-11). It uses pre-staff notation before introducing the grand staff. Reading is presented with steps, skips, and repeated notes. Music includes a variety of original works, folk songs, and pop styles, many with duet accompaniments.
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.
Level 2 - 4 continue the advancement of this course.