Jane Bastien - The Very Young Pianist
A delightful series of books containing lesson material for very young beginners, ages 4-7. Book 1 introduces number (1-5), letters (A-G), and basic rhythms. Presents short, pre-staff pieces in the 5-finger positions of C and G. Introduces the I chord for harmonization of melodies. Book 2 continues a variety of pre-staff experiences and leads gradually into note reading in C, G, and F. Directional reading is taught by steps, skips, and jumps. Book 3 contains a charming selection of familiar folk tunes and original pieces, notated in 5-finger position in all 12 keys and middle C position. Intervals through the 5th are custom-made for pre-schoolers and enjoyable activities are very appealing to very young children! After completing Book 3, the student will be adequately prepared for further piano study in Bastien Piano Basics.