My First Piano Adventure®
Book B • Steps on the Staff
For the Young Beginner
Book B introduces directional note-reading on the staff. Notes from Bass C up to Treble G are taught with step-wise movement and changing hand positions. Technique and music theory are taught with engaging songs, games, and creative exploration at the piano.
In keeping with the child-centered philosophy of this series, “friends at the piano” from Book A introduce young students to the music of two new composer friends—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Classic themes share the stage with contemporary pop and jazz sounds for young ears to absorb and enjoy.
The Fabers’ instructional theory “ACE”—Analysis, Creativity, and Expression guides the pedagogy of My First Piano Adventure®. Analysis leads to understanding, creativity leads to self-discovery, and expression develops personal artistry.
The CD for this book offers a unique listening experience with outstanding orchestrations and vocals. The recordings demonstrate a key principle of the course: when children listen, sing, tap, and move to their piano music, they play more musically.
The child may listen to the CD from beginning-to-end at home or in the car. Individual CD tracks of assigned pieces may be played repeatedly—singing words, pointing to notes, tapping the rhythm, etc. The CD track may also be used as an optional play-along accompaniment, after a piece is learned. Listen, sing, play, and enjoy!