Piano Materials

Our Favorite Piano Books for Teenagers

The performance piano books listed are great for older students learning piano. These are our favorite piano books that will help you become a wonderful pianist!

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Lesson Book 1

Book 1 covers fundamental rhythms, all the notes of the grand staff, C position, G position. Contents include: Aloha Oe, Amazing Grace, Bagpipes, Bus Stop Boogie, Camptown Races, Chant of the Monk, Chant of the Monks, Chinese Dragon, Chord Crossings, Dreamscape, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik * English Minuet, Fife and Drums, Forest Drums, and French Minuet.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Lesson Book 2

Major and minor pentascales; intervals through the 6th; C. G, and F major scales. Contents include: Almost Like a Dream, America, American Fiddle Tune, Beach Party, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Theme, Blues Train, The Boogie Machine, Brahms’ Lullaby, Can-Can, Cathedral Chimes, Chord Jumps, Classical Dance, Cross-Hand Arpeggios, and El Matado.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Theory Book 1

Correlated with the 12 units of the Lesson Book, this book provides valuable reinforcement of theory, concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear training activities.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Theory Book 2

Accelerated Theory Book 2 is divided into fifteen units, correlating with the fifteen units of Lesson Book 2. Each unit provides valuable reinforcement of basic theory concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear-training activities.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Technique and Artistry Book 1 

Designed for the teenager or transfer student, this technique course combines “Technique Secrets” from both the Primer and Level 1 with new exercises that correlate with Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book One. The integration of technique and artistry gives students the tools for expressive performance. “Technique Secrets” develops a technical foundation, while the “Artistry Magic” page at the end of each unit explores expressive playing.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Technique & Artistry Book 2

Technique & Artistry Book 2 combines “Technique Secrets” from levels 2A and 2B with new exercises and “Artistry Magic” pieces that correlate with Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book 2. These elegantly simple “technique secrets” build a solid technical foundation for the older beginner and are used as daily warm-ups throughout the book. Students are guided to produce a variety of pianistic motions always with the purpose of creating artistic sounds.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Performance Book 1

A collection of effective pieces in a variety of styles. Contents include: Allegro, Alouette, Backpacking, Boogie in 3rds, Carousel Melody, Clock Tower Bells, For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, Greensleeves, The Handbell Choir, Horse and Sleigh, La Cinquantaine, March of the English Guard, A Merry March, and more.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Performance Book 2

Contents include: African Celebration, Club Jazz, Down by the Riverside, Everybody Ought to Know Gallop on the Moor, German Dance, Holiday Fanfare, Mysterious Cavern, Niagra Falls, ‘O Sole Mio!, Pale Moon Serenade, Peppermint Rag, Prelude in F, Prince of Denmark’s March, Ride of Paul Revere, The Snow Castle, “Surprise” Symphony Theme, Tambourin, The Time Machine, and Waltz in D Major.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures Sightreading Book 1

This highly effective sightreading course is developed specifically for the needs of the older beginner. There are five variations of each piece from the Accelerated Lesson Book 1, one for each day between lessons. Learning activities scattered throughout the book build pattern recognition skills. Concepts include: fundamental rhythms (including eighth notes), all the notes of the grand staff, intervals, and five-finger scale melodies in C and G.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures Sightreading Book 2 

Good sightreading ability is a necessary skill for the developing musician. The Accelerated Sightreading Book 2 builds confident readers as students play musical variations based on their Lesson Book pieces. Theory activities help students focus on key concepts: eighth note and dotted quarter note rhythms, major and minor five-finger scales, intervals through the 6th, plus one-octave scales and primary chords in the keys of C, G, and F major.

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Outstanding popular repertoire skillfully arranged and correlated with the concepts in Accelerated Lesson Book 1. Contents include: In Dreams, Video, Star Wars, Hedwig’s Theme, Fiddler on the Roof, What a Wonderful World, Soak up the Sun, Over the Rainbow, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

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Accelerated Popular Repertoire, Book 2 is skillfully arranged and correlated with the concepts in Accelerated Lesson Book 2. Contents include: Hero Theme from Spiderman, A New Day Has Come, The Game of Love, I Will Remember You, The James Bond Theme, Bring on the Rain, Because You Loved Me, and more.

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Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Christmas Book 1

Promotes enthusiasm for sightreading through unique “Sightreading Stocking Stuffers.” Contents include: Angels We Have Heard on High, Deck the Halls, Good King Wenceslas, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, We Three Kings of Orient Are, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas (4-hand student-student piano duet). Optional teacher accompaniments included.

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