Product Description by our Music Experts
Chester's Easiest Piano Course Book 1 takes you right from the beginning, on a fun and colourful journey to help you learn piano along with Chester the Frog and his friends!
Colourful beginner introduction to playing the piano
Book 1 in Chester's Easiest Piano Course starts with very easy introduction pages - ‘Where The Notes Live’ and ‘Finding Your Way’, ‘Black Keys And White Keys’, ‘The Musical Alphabet’, and ‘In the Middle’ before you play your first piece. It then continues to gradually introduce new concepts, with several fun, clear info pages, called ‘More notes’, ‘About Time’ (explaining basic note values), ‘Jumps’ (explaining intervals of a 4th and 5th), ‘Rests’, ‘Chords’, ‘A Tie’, and ‘Chester’s Chart - Hints and Reminders’. Chester the Frog gradually introduces you to dynamics, articulation, accents, octave leaps and dotted rhythms, with fun, full colour illustrations.
Prepare for your piano-playing future now!
In addition to the fun and exciting array of unique pieces, Chester’s Easiest Piano Course Book 1 also contains fun sight-reading pages and warm-up exercises. It is a great importance that you warm up you fingers before you begin to practice/perform, especially as you progress to more complex pieces (it’s good to get in the habit now!). Similarly as you progress, especially if you decide to enter for ABRSM grades, you will be required to take sight-reading tests. These short, fun, quiz-like sight-reading pages are a great place to start!
Fun, easy songs
Chester's Easiest Piano Course Book 1 is full of fun songs like ‘Pop! Goes the Weasel’, ‘Jelly on the plate’, ‘Party piece’ and ‘Eric’s boogie’, many with words for you to sing along! You start off playing with one hand only and end up playing with two hands together by the end of the book. Detailed, clear fingering diagrams tell you where to place your hands, and there are useful reminders throughout the book to keep you on track! Some songs have accompaniments so you can play with your teacher.
Full of speech bubbles from Chester the Frog, Chester's Easiest Piano Course Book 1 gives you instructions and handy tips throughout the pieces. It’s really fun for beginners - there is a ‘Time to write’ quiz, and a game where you fill in the ‘Musicobot’s face and body with musical notes and signs to complete the picture! A double page in the middle has a life-sized paper piano to practise finding different notes. Chester's Easiest Piano Course Book 1 ends with a cut out music quiz with a certificate on the back to officially promote you into the next book!