Real Piano Player tutor books are the definitive guide to playing the piano AND reading music. Each of the six books in the series contains approximately 32 pieces of music. The books are available for the first time as a digital download, complete with mp3 recordings of each piece, from the shop.
Please see below for a detailed description of each book.
Piano Tutor Books
Tutor Book 1
Book One is aimed at the total beginner. It covers posture, technique, and the names of the notes on the piano and the music stave. Book One starts with pieces using just 2 notes per hand. By the final piece you will be playing with all 10 fingers, using a variety of rhythms
Tutor Book 2
Book Two introduces 2 new hand positions. The hands play one octave apart in the keys of C major and F major. Chords, scales and key signatures are also introduced. Test your understanding of the theory of music in the 3 quizzes provided
Tutor Book 3
In Book Three you will be playing in the keys of G major and D major. You will also be introduced to the Italian terms for dynamics (playing loudly and quietly) and tempo markings (the speed of each piece). Syncopation will give an offbeat, jazzy feel to your playing.
Tutor Book 4
Book Four takes the 4 keys you have learned so far and jumbles them all up! You will play pieces in the 4 major keys of C, F, G and D. The 6/8 time signature is introduced along with chord inversions. Book Four ends with dances and songs from around the world.
Tutor Book 5
Book Five takes you deeper into the world of keys by introducing the minor keys. Discover the mathematical relationship between different keys on the piano. Experience your fingers running over the keys with semiquaver rhythms. The damper pedal adds soul to your playing.
Tutor Book 6
In Book Six there are 16 beautiful and challenging piano pieces waiting for you to play. Each piece, from Moonlight Sonata to The Toreador’s March, is placed in the book according to its position in the Circle of Fifths. This is the final book in the series.
Heidi Milner Age 41
“Being a complete beginner I have found the tutor books fabulous. The books follow on beautifully. I do not feel bombarded with new things to learn. Each book follows on in a logical progression.”
Debbie Jervis Age 33
“Andrea’s tutor books are inviting and fun to use. I am now on Book 5 and they have enabled me to learn steadily. Andrea has chosen a range of songs/tunes to give versatility and range. Excellent.”