My First Piano Book (2CD+Book)

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Genevieve Helsby, Jason Chapman

  • Original and vibrant approach to the piano.
  • Integrates listening to professionals and learning to play: this is unique.
  • Follows huge success of Naxos’s My First Classical Music Book, My First Orchestra Book & Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra!
  • Multimedia approach – CDs and online tracks, with music and narration.
  • Same author/illustrator partnership as My First Classical Music Book.

Following the huge success of My First Classical Music Book, Genevieve Helsby and Jason Chapman return with My First Piano Book. Bursting with life and humour, this is a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the piano, designed first and foremost to inspire.

Text and illustrations are so perfectly in tune with each other that every page is a treat to explore. With a cast of animal characters showing what they know (and what they don’t!), this truly is both informative and great fun.

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Part 1: ‘Why is the Piano So Special?’

How the piano works and sounds.

CD 1 / Online Part 1: 23 music tracks, inc.

  • Bach Prelude in C,
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No.21,
  • Joplin The Entertainer,
  • Debussy Clair de lune,
  • Fauré Berceuse,
  • John Cage Perilous Night No.6,
  • Satie Gymnopédie No.1


Part 2: ‘How Do I Play It?’

A clear introduction to playing the piano.

  • CD 2 / Online Part 2: Play along with 12 specially written pieces, each belonging to an animal. Choose ‘Guide Me’ narration option to be talked through Part 2.