Basic Piano Adventures

  • Piano Adventures® Level 1 Lesson & Theory Book

    The Dutch Level 1 Lesson & Theory Book presents a wide range of musical styles to introduce the keyboard, basic note values, note names, and recognition of steps and skips. Students can play along with teacher duets at their lesson.

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 1 Lesson & Theory Book with CD

    The Dutch Level 1 Lesson & Theory Book presents a wide range of musical styles to introduce the keyboard, basic note values, note names, and recognition of steps and skips. Students can play along with teacher duets at their lesson. Students will be delighted by imaginative, orchestrated background accompaniments on the included CD. A variety […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 1 Technique & Performance Book

    The Dutch Technique & Performance Book develops technical skill and artistry. Five “Technique Secrets” open the book, followed by effective, short exercises. Each unit progresses from etudes to an engaging Performance Piece, where these techniques become tools for musical expression.

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 2 Lesson & Theory Book

    The Dutch Level 2 Lesson & Theory Book addresses all the notes of the grand staff while reinforcing valuable guide notes. Musicality is enhanced by the introduction of legato and staccato touches. Reading skill progresses with recognition of intervals through the 5th. Tonic and dominant pitches are explored aurally and visually.

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 2 Lesson & Theory Book with CD

    The Dutch Level 2  Lesson & Theory Book addresses all the notes of the grand staff while reinforcing valuable guide notes. Musicality is enhanced by the introduction of legato and staccato touches. Reading skill progresses with recognition of intervals through the 5th. Tonic and dominant pitches are explored aurally and visually. With the imaginative orchestrations on […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 2 Technique & Performance Book

    The Dutch Level 2  Technique & Performance Book focuses on a relaxed wrist and finger coordination. The four new “Technique Secrets” are Round Hand Shape, Relaxed Wrist (“wrist float-off”), Light Hand Bounce and Finger Independence. Performance pieces feature traditional songs and etudes by composers such as Beyer, Czerny, and Gurlitt.

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 3 Lesson & Theory Book

    Major and minor five-finger patterns are taught in Level 3  of Piano Adventures. Five-finger positions enhance reading skill by eliciting visual and aural pattern recognition, offering a context for transposition. Quavers are introduced in two-beat patterns for “chunking” of rhythms into meaningful groups. The Dutch Level 3 Lesson & Theory Book includes pieces in different […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 3 Lesson & Theory Book with CD

    Major and minor five-finger patterns are taught in Level 3  of Piano Adventures. Five-finger positions enhance reading skill by eliciting visual and aural pattern recognition, offering a context for transposition. Quavers are introduced in two-beat patterns for “chunking” of rhythms into meaningful groups. The Dutch Level 3 Lesson & Theory Book includes pieces in different […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 3 Technique & Performance Book

    Five “Technique Secrets” open the Dutch Level 3 Technique & Performance Book: Firm Fingertips, Hands-Together Skill, Light Thumb, Fast Fingers, and a deeper study of Wrist Float-Offs. Etudes and captivating pieces, based on 5‑finger scales, emphasise the development of a relaxed wrist for artistic phrasing.

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 4 Lesson & Theory Book with CD

    Piano Adventures® Level 4 Lesson & Theory Book with CD

    The Dutch Level 4 Lesson & Theory Book provides an in-depth study of chords and harmonisation in the keys of C, G, and F. Use of connected pedalling and a variety of repertoire keep the student musically engaged as they explore I, IV, and V7 chords. Styles range from jazz in Boxcar Rumble, to the […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 4 Lesson & Theory Book

    Piano Adventures® Level 4 Lesson & Theory Book

    The Dutch Level 4 Lesson & Theory Book provides an in-depth study of chords and harmonisation in the keys of C, G, and F. Use of connected pedalling and a variety of repertoire keep the student musically engaged as they explore I, IV, and V7 chords. Styles range from jazz in Boxcar Rumble, to the […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 4 Technique & Performance Book

    Piano Adventures® Level 4 Technique & Performance Book

    The “Technique Secret” exercises presented in the Dutch Level 4 Technique & Performance Book develop a technical foundation, training the student in Arm Weight, Slur Gesture, Light Thumb, and Connected Pedalling. The Performance Pieces focus the student on forward motion, balance between the melody and harmony, articulation, pedal effects, and “musical colour.” Includes an appendix of […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 5 Lesson & Theory Book with CD

    Piano Adventures® Level 5 Lesson & Theory Book with CD

    The Dutch Level 5 Lessson & Theory Book uses a systematic approach to more deeply explore major and minor keys and scales. Ledger lines extend staff reading to new ranges, while 16th-note patterns prepare students for intermediate repertoire. Compound meter is introduced and compared with the triplet and swing rhythm. Students learn to recognise the […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 5 Lesson & Theory Book

    Piano Adventures® Level 5 Lesson & Theory Book

    The Dutch Level 5 Lessson & Theory Book uses a systematic approach to more deeply explore major and minor keys and scales. Ledger lines extend staff reading to new ranges, while 16th-note patterns prepare students for intermediate repertoire. Compound meter is introduced and compared with the triplet and swing rhythm. Students learn to recognise the […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 5 Technique & Performance Book

    Piano Adventures® Level 5 Technique & Performance Book

    The Dutch Level 5 Technique & Performance Book works on the development of speed and builds on technical skills and expression. The Technique Secrets of part 5 are: Cupped Hand for Scale Passages, Round-off, Voicing the Melody, and The Up-Touch. By playing several notes in one movement with a cupped hand, a higher speed is […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 6 Lesson & Theory Book

    Piano Adventures® Level 6 Lesson & Theory Book

    In the Dutch Level 6 Lesson & Theory Book, students link major and relative minor keys while increasing speed and fluency. They use knowledge of fundamental harmonies for reading, memorisation, and musical creativity. Primary chord and cadence warm-ups prepare students for nuanced performance in each key signature. Integration of techniques focused on arm, wrist, and […]

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  • Piano Adventures® Level 6 Technique & Performance Book

    Piano Adventures® Level 6 Technique & Performance Book

    With the development of the right technique for arm, wrist and fingers, the Dutch Level 6 Technique & Performance Book provides the basis for virtuoso and expressive piano playing with lyrical expression and fine control of tone. The Technique Secrets of part 6 are: Alignment, Drop and Follow-Through, Wrist Circles, Precise Rhythm for Staccatos, and […]

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