Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Learn to Play With Faber Piano Adventures

This week, we're proud to announce the introduction of Faber Piano Adventures books to the Yamaha MusicSoft catalog. The Faber Piano Adventures lesson system is one of the most popular piano lesson methods in the US, used by thousands of piano educators across the country and beyond. The extensive range of lessons produced by Faber offers something for anyone who wants to learn the piano.

The Piano Adventures system starts with beginner lessons and primer books.  These books give young beginners the fundamental instruction and exercises they need to set the right course for their piano studies.  However, Faber also has a course for adults who are beginning to take up the piano, the accelerated Piano Adventures series for older beginners and teenagers, and even lessons for very young beginners.  Beyond the lesson books, theory books and work books for the various different courses, Faber also provides individual piano pieces and song collections to suit piano students throughout their studies.  Click here to see the full range of books available.

Yamaha takes great pride in supporting music education so it's wonderful that the philosophy behind Faber's method is so much in keeping with Yamaha's educational ideals. The Fabers' biography stresses that they, "advocate piano study not only for personal expression and performance success, but also as a vehicle for the student's creative and cognitive development." Yamaha's educational wing, the Yamaha Music Foundation makes a very similar statement, stressing their commitment to "explor[ing] fundamental issues of educational activities pertaining to music that serve as a basis to cultivate a rich sense of humanity in toddlers, young children, youths and adults, [and] to pursu[ing] the popularization of music and contribute widely to the promotion of social education."

Check below for a full list of the new Faber Piano Adventures books, now available at Yamaha MusicSoft.

Lesson Books

Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Christmas Book 1
Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Lesson Book 1
Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Lesson Book 2, International Edition
Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Performance Book 1
Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Theory Book 1
Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner, Theory Book 1, International Edition
Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book 2
Accelerated Piano Adventures Performance Book 2
Accelerated Piano Adventures, Theory Book 2
Achievement Skill Sheet No. 2, Minor 5-Finger Patterns
Achievement Skill Sheet No. 4, One-Octave Minor Scales & Arpeggios
Achievement Skill Sheet No. 5, Two-Octave Major Scales & Arpeggios
Achievement Skill Sheet No. 6, Two-Octave Minor Scales & Arpeggios
Achievement Skill Sheet No. 7, I-V-I Cadences
Achievement Skill Sheet No. 8, Cadence Booklet
Adult Piano Adventures All-In-One Lesson Book 1
Adult Piano Adventures All-In-One Lesson Book 2
Discover Beginning Improvisation
Discover Blues Improvisation (With MIDI)
FunTime Piano Favorites (NFMC)
I Can Read Music, Book 1
I Can Read Music, Book 2
I Can Read Music, Book 3
My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book A with CD
My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book B with CD
My First Piano Adventure, Lesson Book C
My First Piano Adventure, Writing Book A
My First Piano Adventure, Writing Book B
My First Piano Adventure, Writing Book C
Piano Adventures Christmas Book, Level 1
Piano Adventures Christmas Book, Level 2A
Piano Adventures Christmas Book, Level 2B
Piano Adventures Christmas Book, Level 3A
Piano Adventures Christmas Book, Level 4
Piano Adventures Christmas Book, Primer
Piano Adventures Gold Star Performance, Level 1 (NFMC)
Piano Adventures Gold Star Performance, Level 2A
Piano Adventures Lesson Book, Level 1
Piano Adventures Lesson Book, Level 2A
Piano Adventures Lesson Book, Level 3A
Piano Adventures Lesson Book, Level 3B
Piano Adventures Lesson Book, Level 4
Piano Adventures Lesson Book, Level 5
Piano Adventures Lesson Book, Primer
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Level 1
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Level 2A
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Level 2B
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Level 3A
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Level 3B
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Level 4
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Level 5
Piano Adventures Performance Book, Primer
Piano Adventures Technique & Artistry Book, Level 1
Piano Adventures Technique & Artistry Book, Level 2A
Piano Adventures Technique & Artistry Book, Level 2B
Piano Adventures Technique & Artistry Book, Level 3A
Piano Adventures Technique & Artistry Book, Level 3B
Piano Adventures Technique & Artistry Book, Primer
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Level 1
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Level 2A
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Level 2B
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Level 3A
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Level 3B
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Level 4
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Level 5
Piano Adventures Theory Book, Primer
Piano Literature for a Dark and Stormy Night, Vol. 1
Piano Literature, Book 1 (with CD)
Piano Literature, Book 2 (with CD)
Piano Literature, Book 4 (with CD)
Practice & Progress Lesson Notebook
Preparatory Piano Literature (with CD)


Song Collections

AdvanceTime Piano Christmas
BigTime Piano Classics
BigTime Piano Favorites
BigTime Piano Hymns
Chopin: Three Mazurkas
ChordTime Piano Christmas
ChordTime Piano Classics
ChordTime Piano Hymns
ChordTime Piano Jewish Favorites (NFMC)
ChordTime Ragtime & Marches
DuetTime Christmas, Level 1
DuetTime Christmas, Level 2
DuetTime Christmas, Primer Level
FunTime Piano Christmas
FunTime Piano Classics
FunTime Piano Hymns
FunTime Piano Ragtime & Marches
Grieg: Four Lyric Pieces
Once Upon A Rainbow, Book 1
Once Upon A Rainbow, Book 3
Piano Adventures Christmas Book, Level 3B
Piano Sonatinas, Book Four
Piano Sonatinas, Book One
Piano Sonatinas, Book Three
Piano Sonatinas, Book Two
PlayTime Piano Christmas
PlayTime Piano Classics
PlayTime Piano Favorites (NFMC)
PlayTime Piano Hymns (NFMC)
Pre-Reading Christmas, A First Book For Piano
PreTime Piano Christmas
PreTime Piano Classics
PreTime Piano Hymns (NFMC)
PreTime Piano Jazz & Blues
PreTime Piano Rock 'n Roll
Selections from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
ShowTime Piano Hymns


Individual Pieces

American Frontier
Ave Maria
Bach, C.P.E., Solfeggietto
Bach, J.S., Prelude in C
Beethoven, Fur Elise
Beethoven, Sonata in G Major (Op. 49, No. 2)
Beethoven, Sonatina in G Major
Bluebird on My Shoulder (NFMC)
Bunny with No Name, The
Cat Prowl
Chinese Dragons (NFMC)
Classic Sonatina
Danse Brillante
Debussy, Clair de lune
Debussy, La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
Dinosaur Stomp!
Egyptian Rhapsody
Etude Drammatico
Ghost in Our Piano, The
Hallelujah Chorus
Halloween Sonatine
Happiness Runs (NFMC)
Home Run Harry
I'm Ready!
Jazz Pizzazz
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Jesus Is My Friend
Land of Dreams
Little Tin Soldier (NFMC), The
Look at What I Can Do! (NFMC)
Lullaby for a Grizzly Bear
Millions of Stars
Mozart, Rondo alla Turca (K. 331)
Mozart, Sonata in C Major (K. 545)
Nocturne
Notorious Pirate, The
Once I Caught a Fish! (NFMC)
Particularly Pleasing Piano Piece, A
Pete, the Repeat Bird
Pieczonka, Tarantella
Plurals!
Pony Express
Shimmering Waterfalls
Shout Boo!
There's Nothing Like a Circus
They'll be Back!
Toccata in Morse Code
Toy Town
Walk in a Rainbow
Wee Small Bear
Whispers of the Wind
Willow Tree Waltz
Would You Go In?
Zoom, Zoom, Witch's Broom


- Doug