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Bastien New Traditions: All In One Piano Course
A comprehensive and integrated method for beginning piano study that is easy to use and paced just right for today’s busy students. Concepts are presented in a holistic way, with lesson, theory, and technic pages mixed with attractive performance pieces all in the same volume.

Center Stage
The Center Stage series includes a diverse selection of solo & duet repertoire from today's top composers of educational music. Gradual and progressive grading allows for the perfect selection of repertoire for any student and any situation. Whether your student needs reinforcement of specific concepts, motivating music at a difficult stage, or performance music for a recita

Creative Chords Keyboard Improvisation Method
This unique series is designed for learning and teaching keyboard improvisation. Student who have mastered late-elementary level keyboard skills and who know basic theory concepts learn to play well-known melodies by ear, improvise embellishments and variations, add chords and accompaniment styles, and create full-sounding arrangements based on their tastes and preferences.

Master Composer Library
The Neil A. Kjos Master Composer Library, selected and edited by Keith Snell, is comprised of unique editions of the most popular piano teaching repertoire. Clavier Magazine calls it “an outstanding teaching series.” All books are attractively priced for students representing an outstanding value.

National Federation of Music Clubs July 2016 - June 2020
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Palette of Touches
Palette of Touches - Elementary book presents a way for students to easily develop tonal colors and touches in piano performance through exercises and repertoire that define various types of legato, staccato, and chordal touches. Students of all ages learn how to “color” music by developing the piano touches necessary to create sounds that define the mood, character, and compositional style.


New Repertoire:

Palette of Touches, Intermediate (Haroutounian) - WP619 / $12.95sample available for this titlevideo available for this title

Palette of Touches–Intermediate offers a way for developing pianists to gain an aural awareness of tonal colors available on the piano and the technical tools needed to produce them in performance. The book introduces a variety of legato, staccato, and chordal touches through the following:

  • Detailed descriptions, photographs, and online video clip demonstrations
  • Recommended touch symbols to apply to printed exercises and scores
  • Exercises specifically written to match each touch
  • Excerpts from traditional piano literature for quick application
  • Selected pieces of classic repertoire that feature each touch

Teachers and students learn to define interpretive decisions in music being studied using a descriptive, clear-cut "touch vocabulary," assigning a level of weight into the key (key depth) to define dynamics, and through exercises and repertoire that allow students to physically fine-tune the sound and feel of these touches. The results can be remarkable. Student performances suddenly gain life and vitality!






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Creative Chords Book 2 (Sowash) - JP51 / $14.99sample available for this title

Each book in this unique series is designed for learning and teaching keyboard improvisation.

• Read and play well-known melodies by ear
• Improvise embellishments
• Add chords and “stock” accompaniment styles
• Learn to play from lead sheets
• Create full-sounding arrangements according to your own tastes and preferences


Teachers, even those with a limited background in improvisation, will find this series approachable and fun! The Kjos Interactive Practice Studio (IPS) technology provides access to orchestrated accompaniments (“backing tracks”), select video lessons with the author, additional detailed information/downloads, and more!


Bastien New Traditions - Level 1A (Bastien / Bastien / Bastien) - WP452 / $9.99sample available for this title

Bastien New Traditions is a comprehensive and integrated method for beginning piano study that is easy to use and paced just right for today’s busy students. Concepts are presented in a holistic way, with lesson, theory, and technic pages mixed with attractive performance pieces all in the same volume. A gradual multi-key approach is used allowing students to experience complete keyboard knowledge. There is a clear step-by-step presentation of concepts and skills with straightforward, simple reinforcement and review throughout the series. The learning sequence is carefully graded to ensure steady progress, and students will love the selection of music as well as the beautiful watercolor illustrations.

Level 1A
Expanded Note Reading
• Harmonic and melodic intervals: 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths
• Slurs and ties
• Legato and staccato
• Accidentals (sharps and flats)
• Hands together playing both as 2-note harmonies and note against note

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Bastien New Traditions - Primer A (Bastien / Bastien / Bastien) - WP450 / $9.99sample available for this title

Bastien New Traditions is a comprehensive and integrated method for beginning piano study that is easy to use and paced just right for today’s busy students. Concepts are presented in a holistic way, with lesson, theory, and technic pages mixed with attractive performance pieces all in the same volume. A gradual multi-key approach is used allowing students to experience complete keyboard knowledge. There is a clear step-by-step presentation of concepts and skills with straightforward, simple reinforcement and review throughout the series. The learning sequence is carefully graded to ensure steady progress, and students will love the selection of music as well as the beautiful watercolor illustrations.

  Primer A
Introduction to the Entire Piano Keyboard
Pre-staff notation:
• Single-line black and white key pieces
• Multiple hand placements, including Middle C and C 5-finger positions
• Quarter, half, dotted half and whole notes; quarter and half rests
• 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures
• p, mp, mf and f dynamics
• Steps, skips, and repeats

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Bastien New Traditions - Level 2A (Bastien / Bastien / Bastien) - WP454 / $9.99sample available for this title

Bastien New Traditions is a comprehensive and integrated method for beginning piano study that is easy to use and paced just right for today’s busy students. Concepts are presented in a holistic way, with lesson, theory, and technic pages mixed with attractive performance pieces all in the same volume. A gradual multi-key approach is used allowing students to experience complete keyboard knowledge. There is a clear step-by-step presentation of concepts and skills with straightforward, simple reinforcement and review throughout the series. The learning sequence is carefully graded to ensure steady progress, and students will love the selection of music as well as the beautiful watercolor illustrations.

  Level 2A
Scales and Chord Progressions
• C, G and F scales
• Key signatures for C, G and F
• Primary chords in root position
• Chord progressions including I IV I V7 I
• 6ths and 7ths
• Harmonized melodies with I, IV and V7 chords

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New Piano Books

Bastien New Traditions: All In One Piano Course
A piano method designed for achievement and success!

Center Stage

Creative Chords Keyboard Improvisation Method

Master Composer Library

National Federation of Music Clubs July 2016 - June 2020

Palette of Touches

 

 

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