Piano is the main lesson book in the Bastien Piano Basics course. The carefully graded, logical learning sequence assures steady, continual progress. Original music by the Bastiens includes a stimulating mixture of pop, folk, classical, and contemporary styles. Full-color illustrations throughout entertain and reinforce musical concepts along the way. The gradual multi-key approach takes students through all 12 keys -- 3 in each of Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Each page is carefully correlated page-by-page with Theory, Performance, and Technic. All in all, a dynamic way to introduce students to the marvelous world of music!
Level 4 presents the overlapping pedal, 1st and 2nd inversion triads, sixteenth notes, dotted eigth notes, altered intervals, augmented and diminished triads, syncopation, parallel major and minor scales, grace notes, and the keys of G-flat, B-flat, and B.