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The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 1
Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2082 / 9.95

Explore this new and exciting series by Kevin and Julia Olson that presents a modern sequential approach to note reading at the piano. This book gives the beginning student a solid foundation for note reading and is designed to supplement any piano method. New notes are introduced and then thoroughly reinforced with plenty of music that is fun to play. Especially designed for the young beginner, the busy student, students needing extra reinforcement, and students at higher levels who want to improve their sight-reading skills. A wonderful way to get piano students off to The Perfect Start!

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The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 2
Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2108 / 9.95

Elementary
Book 2 continues with short, simple pieces that teach and reinforce note reading at the piano using a systematic, sequential approach. In this book, the notes from Bass C to high G are covered, C position, and treble C position are introduced, and intervals of a 2nd to 5th are reinforced. This book is perfect for a variety of students including the young beginner, busy students, students who need reinforcement, and students who want to improve their sight-reading skills.

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The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 3
Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2150 / 7.95

Book 3 of this effective series continues the modern sequential approach to note reading at the piano and focuses on notes in the G positions, F position, and D position. Sharps and flats of the respective positions are introduced, and intervals continue to be reinforced throughout the book. Includes lyrics and teacher duet parts.

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The Perfect Start for
Finger Exercises, Book 1

Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2190 / 6.95

This innovative collection of technical exercises features four-measure patterns that reinforce note reading and challenge students to play in an assortment of ways. Icons and check-off boxes encourage students to play with a rounded hand shape and varying tempos, dynamics, and touch. Simple, intuitive graphics make this book unique and user friendly. Students will benefit by listening to the variations as well as develop finger strength and dexterity. It is correlated with The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 1, or can be a companion to any beginning book. Fun and useful!

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The Perfect Start for
Solo Playing, Book 1

Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2189 / 5.95

The solo pieces in this 36 page book offer sequential reinforcement of the notes beginning students are learning, and introduce students to the concept of playing with expression and style. Students are encouraged to develop artistry as they play variations in dynamics, tempo, pedaling, articulation, and octave shifts. Large note heads and limited use of rests gives this book a clean look and "easy" feel. Teachers can decide to use optional, alternate fingering. Pieces are one or two pages in length, and can be programmed for performance or evaluation.

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The Perfect Start for Finger Exercises, Book 2
Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2218 / 6.95

Simple, intuitive graphics make this book unique and user friendly. This innovative collection of technical exercises features four measure patterns that reinforce note reading and challenge students to play in an assortment of ways. Icons and check-off boxes encourage students to play with a rounded hand shape and varying tempos, dynamics, and touch. It is correlated with The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 2, or can be a companion to any beginning book. Fun and useful!

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The Perfect Start for Solo Playing, Book 2
Kevin and Julia Olson

FJH2219 / 6.95

Eight units cover C Position and Treble C Position, gradually adding one new note per unit. The 24 pieces are one to two pages in length–some with lyrics and some with alternate fingering suggested. Use of pedal, 8va, phrasing and staccato touch are incorporated in this easy-to-read book. Correlated with The Perfect Start for Note Reading, Book 2 this book is great for transfer students and general sight reading

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