||This course is designed to present the easiest possible approach to|
Piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and
illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught. Part one
is devoted to developing fluency in reading by note, the biggest
hurdle for most young children. The range is purposely limited. Only
five notes up and five notes down from middle C are presented and time
values do not go beyond crotchets.
Each book of the course contains its own writing exercises, sight
reading drills, review work and later, technical studies.
Accompaniments for teacher or parent are supplied with most of the
The accompanying CD is a wonderful tool for enhancing this method with
highly acclaimed midi-orchestrated backing tracks. Practice becomes so
Each track is split to enable the pupil to hear both Piano part and
accompaniment if the balance is centred, the accompaniment without
Piano if the balance is to the left, and the Piano part alone if the
balance is all the way to the right.
There are also two tempos for each song, allowing slower practice
while it's needed - an ideal accompaniment for learning!