Mister Bass Clef® teaches Piano Note Reading
Why do so many students not know their notes? Why do students who play their songs comfortably through the Primer Level and Level 1 find themselves struggling with note reading when they reach Level 2? Why do students using well-written methods still lack essential note reading skills?
The answer is simple – as long as the student remains in a five-finger position, he relies on finger numbers and intervals to play the songs. In Level 2, the intervals become greater than a fifth and the five fingers are no longer attached to just one position. At this point, if the student cannot quickly identify the notes and locations, he will find the more advanced music difficult to master. Teachers try to rectify the situation with additional note study but most students resist this remedial work. Their progress slows considerably, and, in some cases, lack of progress causes students to give up piano lessons altogether.
The Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO Note Reading series was developed to ensure learning the names of the notes. When students complete the Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO Note Reading series, they can easily name all of the treble and bass clef notes and reading higher level music becomes a pleasure instead of a chore.
These books can be used independently or along with any piano method series.
(Note: the Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO books are not sponsored by or affiliated with Piano Adventures®, Alfred's Premier Piano Course or Succeeding at the Piano®.)
Use the STAR Note Reading books for students in the Piano Adventures® series.
Use the TRIANGLE Note Reading Books for students in Alfred's Premier Piano Course.
Use the DOT Note Reading books for students in the Succeeding at the Piano® series.
For students using any other series, choose either the STAR, TRIANGLE or DOT Note Reading books.
Continue with the same set of books you start with.
Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO Improvising
Why do so many students not know how to improvise (play by chord)?
The market lacks good introductory books to help students learn how to play using chord symbols and how to improvise.
The Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO Improvising series can be used independently by students who only wish to learn how to play using chords or they can be used with any piano method series.
Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO Theory
Many theory books, although they introduce all the necessary concepts, are presented in a cute way with games and puzzles, etc. Although fun for children to do, they can be confusing and also do not appeal to adults.
The Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO Theory series presents theory concepts in a clear manner. Review and summary pages help students remember the concepts learned in previous levels.
Great for any age student as they are clear enough for children to understand and most adults prefer them over theory methods which are aimed at children. These books can be used as a supplement to any piano method series.
Mister Bass Clef® teaches PIANO Technique
Why do students learn five-finger positions, scales and arpeggios but have trouble remembering them?
The Mister Bass Clef teaches PIANO® Technique series continually reinforce what is learned. These books can be used as a supplement to any piano method series.