Product Description by our Music Experts
Piano Time 1 is an incredibly popular beginner piano book, renowned for its fun style and exciting tunes. Packed with really easy, fun pieces combined with musical tips & simple theory, this book has everything a budding pianist needs to get started!
Starts at the beginning
Pauline Hall's Piano Time 1 gradually introduces you all the important things! The starting out section teaches you the basics for ‘Getting Around The Piano’, ‘Musical Words’, reading notes and musical signs and finger/hand positions. It then gradually introduces you to new notes using clear keyboard diagrams, starting with right and left hand notes from middle C. Piano Time 1 covers note values, rests, ties, dynamics, accidentals, keys of C major, G major and F major, chords, quavers, intervals, changing hand positions, dotted notes and leger lines. There are even two duets to play along with your teacher or a friend!
Great fun for beginners
Piano Time 1 is full of simple exercises and fun pieces by Pauline Hall and guests, including ‘If you should meet a crocodile’, ‘Indian dance’ and ‘Don’t care blues’, among some traditional tunes you will recognise such as ’She’ll be coming round the mountain’ and ‘Au clair de la lune’. All of the pieces are arranged for really easy piano (pre-grade-1 standard) and have dynamics, articulation, fingerings, and performance directions in the music.
Cool tips and puzzles
Throughout the Piano Time 1 book there are lots of tips and games - useful keyboard diagrams labelled with notes to remind you where to put your hands, tips explaining important musical terms, and fun ‘Puzzle Pages’ and listening games to help develop your music theory and musicianship. All of this combined with the really fun illustrations and clear full colour layout, makes this book perfect for beginners to learn from.
Once you have finished Piano Time 1 you can explore the other Piano Time Books in the series.