Piano Time 1 starts at the very beginning, with simple five-finger tunes for hands separately and together, many with duet parts. It gradually adds more notes and techniques to cover sharps and flats, simple scales and keys, and a range of dynamics and symbols.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 312 x 232 x 7 mm
The highly popular Piano Time series has undergone a full facelift. The most striking change is the new presentation: all Piano Time series books now tout bright and shiny colourful covers, with illustrations throughout. The pedagogics have seen minor changes too: content is ordered with a more natural approach to pace and degree of difficulty. Free supplementary material for the series is also included. Downloads comprise additional new pieces, a teacher's guide and a few MP3s of the pieces. Without a doubt, the most useful is the free-to-print PDF material, divided into two categories: extra pieces for the student, and duet parts for the teacher.
It's brighter and even better says the sticker on the front of Pauline Hall's Piano Time volumes. And it's true! The tutors move at a good pace and both they and the repertoire books have added pieces and pictures with some particularly characterful contributions from Alan Bullard.