(Educational Piano Library). The Hal Leonard Student Piano Library's Adult Piano Method takes an all-in-one approach by combining lessons, solos, technique, and theory into a single volume. This innovative new series is authored by the skilled writers of the HLSPL student method books.
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I was hoping for a book that moved slowly to give me time to grind in techniques before moving on. This book moves faster than I had anticipated. 2 weeks after opening it, 1 hour a day, I'm on the last song feeling comfortable. That was a week ago, I'm waiting for book 2 to get here. I've continued playing daily out of this book, but my hour a day has changed to a half hour because it only takes me about 30 minutes to burn through the second half of the songs with minimal errors.
This book starts off not even using sheet music, but instead using large notes, with the letter names written on them, moving up and down. The point here is to get the student's fingers a little used to the keys and the direction of the notes in association with the keys.
The song selection is brilliant. After a technique has been introduced and a song has been played involving that technique. The song associated with the next introduced technique will include the previously introduced...
It's taken me a while to use this book because at first I thought it was too complicated. But when I started using the book w/cd, I found that it is just what I need to go along with the Piano Scales, Arpeggios, and Chord Lessons by Ferrante that I am also trying to learn. These books compliment each other and I understand that if you want to become a great pianist you will need to learn your scales. This way I work on both at the same time.
This was the required book for our Piano 1 class but I have enjoyed using it. It explains things very well and slowly increases your knowledge and your skills. This would be a good book to be able to teach yourself with also.
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