Best Piano Books

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1. Piano Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Songs, Read Music, Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons)

Author: by Damon Ferrante
Published at: Steeplechase Arts (July 23, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0692926437

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Recommended by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best beginner piano book, this book and streaming video course is all that you will ever need for getting started playing the most famous and cherished piano classics! Piano Professor, Damon Ferrante guides you through how to play the piano with step-by-step lessons for beginners and 20 streaming video lessons.

This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun. No music reading is required! Learn great piano songs! The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved piano songs and improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music.

Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level! Ask yourself this:1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play famous piano pieces, but did not know where to start?2.

Did you start piano lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult?3. Are you struggling to follow online piano lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency?4. Would you like to expand your musical understanding and learn how to play the piano through an affordable, step-by-step book and video course?


2. Level 1 – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 1996)
ISBN: 978-1616770785

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 1 Lesson Book introduces all the notes of the grand staff, elementary chord playing, and the concept of tonic and dominant notes. Students play in varied positions, reinforcing reading skills and recognizing intervals through the 5th.

Musicianship is built with the introduction of legato and staccato touches. This level continues the interval orientation to reading across the full range of the Grand Staff. The 5-finger approach is presented here in a fresh, musically appealing way.


3. Primer Level – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 1996)
ISBN: 978-1616770754

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Primer Lesson Book introduces the keyboard, note values, and the grand staff. Students play in C 5-finger scale patterns, develop recognition of steps and skips, and learn letter names independent of finger number. Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics and coloristic experimentation with the pedal.

The book is organized into units which represent the major concepts and skills. As new units are introduced, earlier concepts and skills are constantly reviewed.


4. Level 2A – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0929666624

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 2A Lesson Book follows Piano Adventures Level 1. The book opens with a Note Reading Guide and an introduction to eighth note rhythm patterns. Students work with 5-finger transposition, functional harmony, and musical phrases.

Exploration of C, G, D and A major and minor 5-finger positions builds on intervallic reading skills that were introduced in the earlier level. Appealing repertoire reinforces key concepts and encourages students to explore musical expression through varied dynamics and tempos.

Selections include well-known classics from the great composers and original compositions.


5. Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1

Author: by Willard A. Palmer
Published at: Alfred Music; Spi edition (July 1, 1994)
ISBN: 978-0882848181

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Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, and technique in a convenient, “all-in-one” format.

This comprehensive course adds such features as isometric hand exercises, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that reinforce each lesson’s concepts. There is a smooth, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections.

At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * Au Claire de la Lune * Aunt Rhody * Auld Lang Syne * Aura Lee * The Bandleader * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down!


6. Level 2B – Lesson Book: Piano Adventures

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 1997)
ISBN: 978-1616770846

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 2B Lesson Book offers a systematic approach to scales, primary chords (I, IV, V7), and transposition for the keys of C, G, and F major. This new edition features nine new songs, plus enhanced arrangements of favorite pieces from the first edition.

The new “Scale and Chord Adventures” appendix offers teachers the flexibility to explore major and minor scale and chord patterns in all twelve keys.


7. Level 1 – Theory Book: Piano Adventures

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at:
Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0929666600

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Theory Book provides instruction, reinforcement, and creative applications of basic theory concepts. Students will enjoy note-naming with StoryRhymes, explore improvisation, and engage with eye-training and ear-training activities all within a fun-filled context tied thematically to the Level 1 Lesson Book pieces.


8. Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book 1: Book with Media Online

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 2002)
ISBN: 978-1569392386

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). Adult Piano Adventures enables the adult beginner to play music for pleasure while developing musical understanding. This comprehensive “All-In-One” book includes lessons, technique, and theory in a single volume for ease of use. Book 1 presents the fundamentals of music notation, chord playing, and musical form.

The redesigned layout improves information hierarchy, putting focus on key concepts and step-by-step learning. Online support is now included, with over two hours of instructional videos and audio accompaniment tracks that inspire rhythmic vitality and artistic expression. Songs include: Amazing Grace * The Can-Can * Catch a Falling Star * Danny Boy * Eine Kleine Nachtmusik * The Entertainer * Greensleeves * The Lion Sleeps Tonight * and more!

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9. Easy Piano Sheet Music for Kids: A Beginners First Book of Easy to Play Classics | 40 Songs (Beginner Piano Books for Children)

Author: by Alex Franklin
Published at: Independently published (June 24, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8635859520

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Easy Piano Sheet Music for Kids is a great first songbook for beginners. Songs on every page page have letters above each note to help children who are yet to learn how to read sheet music. Inside you will find 40 familiar favorites that are some of the most popular tunes for those beginning on piano or keyboard and are new to lessons.

The following pieces are included:Mary Had a Little LambTwinkle, Twinkle, Little StarHappy BirthdayAre You Sleeping? The Wheels on the BusItsy Bitsy SpiderLondon BridgeHumpty DumptyHead, Shoulders, Knees and ToesWhen the Saints Go Marching InThis Little Light of MineI’m a Little TeapotThis Old ManJingle BellsRock-A-Bye BabyOld MacDonald Had a FarmThe Muffin ManRow, Row, Row Your BoatShe’ll Be Coming Round the MountainThree Blind MiceHickory, Dickory, DockDeck the HallsBingoRing a Ring of RosesIf You’re Happy and You Know ItRain, Rain, Go AwaySilent NightBaa, Baa, Black SheepHot Cross BunsPop Goes the WeaselSing a Song of SixpenceFor He’s a Jolly Good FellowTake Me Out to the BallgameYankee DoodleHey Diddle DiddleWe Wish You a Merry ChristmasSkip to My LouPolly Put the Kettle OnI’ve Been Working on the RailroadHush, Little BabyThis is a great addition to your young one’s beginner instruction as they start learning notes.

10. Piano Adventures: A Basic Piano Method, Level 3A

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 1998)
ISBN: 978-1616770877

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Save BIG when you buy today!. Level 3A introduces 3/8 and 6/8 time signatures and the triplet. Students learn the chromatic scale, the 7th, one-octave arpeggios, and explore the key of D major. Contents include: Amazing Grace Campbells are Coming Cool Walkin’ Bass Cossak Ride Echoes of the Harp Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Ice Dancing Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Land of the Silver Birch Looking-Glass River Lunar Eclipse March Slav and more.

11. Beginner Piano Lessons for Kids Book: with Online Video & Audio Access

Author: by Jay Wamsted
Published at: Independently published (September 24, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1723988486

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The Beginner Piano Lessons for Kids Book with Online Video & Audio Access by Jay Wamsted was designed to help the absolute beginning student learn to play the piano or keyboard. This step by step course is designed for elementary school-aged children (ages 5-11) and quickly teaches the student to play songs they will know and love.

These lessons start by playing with just the right hand and gradually build to adding the left hand thumb and learning how to play with both hands. Song arrangements were carefully selected to provide an easy transition from learning the basics to covering more interesting rhythms, techniques, and musical ideas.

The book features standard music notation for each song and exercise along with fingering notation and hand shifts to make the course easier to learn. This method includes online access to over an hour of video instruction that will help the child play with proper form and timing.

The video shows the piano, both hands, and the sheet music on-screen at the same time. The audio tracks allow the student to practice and play along with easy songs at two speeds. The slower speed features just the piano playing the song.

12. Primer Level – Theory Book: Piano Adventures

Author: by Nancy Faber
Published at: Faber Piano Adventures; 2nd edition (January 1, 1996)
ISBN: 978-1616770761

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(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Primer Theory Book provides important reinforcement and creative application of basic theory concepts. Students will enjoy note-naming with StoryRhymes, exploring improvisation, and engage with eye-training and ear-training activities all within a fun-filled context tied thematically to the Primer Lesson Book pieces.

13. The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences: Includes All the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) & Chromatic Scales — Plus Additional Instructions on Music Fundamentals (PIANO)

Author: by Willard A. Palmer
Published at: Alfred Music; 32920th edition (August 1, 1994)
ISBN: 978-0739003688

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Scale, chord, arpeggio and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format. Includes an in-depth 12 page explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences plus a clear explanation of scale degrees and a two-page guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios.

In addition, several “enrichment options” are provided with exercises such as harmonizing scales, accelerating scales expanding scales and much more! These excellent all-inclusive books teach scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadences at three different levels. The FIRST book (#11761) accommodates the learning pace of younger students such as those in Alfred’s Basic, Level 2.

The BASIC book (#5754) is slightly more in-depth, presenting scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadence studies in all the major and minor keys. The COMPLETE book (#5743) features everything in the BASIC book, plus extra features like a 12-page explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadences; a clear explanation of scale degrees; and a two-page guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios

14. Alfred's Basic Piano Course Lesson Book Level 1A (Alfred's Basic Piano Library)

Author: by Willard A. Palmer
Published at: Alfred Music; Pap/Com edition (March 1, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0739007174

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The Universal Edition is designed for all English-speaking countries outside of the United States, including Canada, the U.K., and Australia. This edition uses the British system of terminology for rhythmic values such as “crotchet” for quarter note. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.

15. First 50 Popular Songs You Should Play On Piano

Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: Hal Leonard (January 1, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1480398023

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(Easy Piano Songbook). 50 great pop classics for beginning pianists to learn, including: Autumn Leaves * Candle in the Wind * Chopsticks * Don’t Know Why * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Hallelujah * Happy * Happy Birthday to You * Heart and Soul * Hotel California * I Walk the Line * Just the Way You Are * Let It Be * Let It Go * Your Song * Moon River * Over the Rainbow * Piano Man * Stand by Me * Summertime * Unchained Melody * What a Wonderful World * Yesterday * and more.

16. Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics: 83 Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements (Book & Downloadable MP3) (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Bergerac
Published at: Dover Publications; 37862nd edition (June 11, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0486466156

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Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of beloved piano classics. Each piece has been carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. The special arrangements also offer novices the pleasure and satisfaction of playing music that’s usually beyond their grasp and free MP3 downloads of each tune make mastering the music even easier.

Some of the master composers are represented by several pieces each: nine works by Bach include Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca appears along with eight other selections from his oeuvre; seven by Chopin include Funeral March; the “Emperor” Concerto, Ode to Joy, and “Fr Elise” are among the eight Beethoven features; and eight by Tchaikovsky include Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker.

Other well-known pieces include Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt, Brahms’ “Lullaby,” Morning Mood by Grieg, Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony, plus compositions by Schubert, Verdi, Debussy, Handel, Mendelssohn, and others.