Piano Discoveries Off-Staff Starter (Books and Disc)

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Piano Course with acc. CD tracks (For Player Piano CD Systems)

WebOnlyPianois proud to have teamed up with Heritage Music Press in order to offerthis celebrated course. Each learning level includes a lessonbook, theorybook, and an ultra-highquality play-along accompaniment disc(included in the back of the lesson book).

Foreach lesson that has a play along track, there is a small disc symbolat the bottom of the page.

Thecourse is available in virtually all play-along formats: The versatile GeneralMidi Floppy Disc or GeneralMidi Compact Disc format features onetrack each lesson—the tempo (and the key for that matter) maybe adjusted by the student to fit practice or performancerequirements. The student may also mute either theright hand or the left hand piano part individually for practice, orboth piano parts for full performance. It is also availablein all popular player pianoformats and features two tracks for each lesson—one trackat performancetempo and one track at practice tempo.One of the most exciting features of the WebOnlyPiano Discoveriesedition for PianoDisc systems is that the keysactually move to show the student where to put their fingers!Then, after practice, that feature may be turned off and the studentmay play normally with the accompaniment track. It is alsoavailable as a standardaudio compact discwith the piano part on the left, and the accompaniments on the right,thereby allowing the student to listen to the whole performance, orplay along with just the accompaniment tracks.

PianoDiscoveries is an 8-level, 16 book series. Each level "set"from WebOnlyPiano contains a Lesson Book, a Theory Workbook, and aplay-along accompaniment disc. The first two levels areusually considered an "either-or" proposition.

The On-StaffStarter is designed as the beginner set for children (oradults) with no musical experience atall. It teaches the fundamentals of reading music and fingerposition, while offering short songs and pieces designed to get thestudent on the keyboard, which serves as preparation for the next bookset, Level 1A.

Theother sets in the series include the Off-Staff Starterwhich may be used for beginning students withoutbasic reading capabilities, and then packages Level 1A,Level 1B, Level 2A, Level 2B, Level 3 and Level4.

Themusic and accompaniment tracks in these lesson books are all graduatedin difficulty . . . by Level 3 and Level 4 the student willexperience some reasonably challenging piano musicalong with sophisticated accompaniment tracks.

Adultshave found the WebOnlyPiano Discoveries course extremely enjoyable aswell . . . they don't mind the cute animal characters that coach thestudent on each page. They find it a good way to "de-stress"as they learn to play the piano!

On-Staff content sample(Click to view  samplepdf of book content)

Title: (click titleto hear 5-minute montage) WebOnlyPianoDiscoveries On-StaffStarter
Artist: Janet Vogt, Leon Bates and YOU!
Style: Interactive - Educational
Instrumentation: Assorted Band and Orchestra


Track List: (click song title to hear audioclip)
1. IfYou Think That You Might Giggle
2. ItTakes The Cake
3. FromMy Bedroom Window
4. WinterSnow
5. HalloweenSong
6. WhatGoes Up Must Come Down
7. StrikeUp The Band
8. Oom-pah!Oom-pah!
9. ILike The Circus
10. JollyOld Saint Nicholas
11. ILike Baseball
12. MakeYour Own Sundae
13. ILove Parades