Faber Piano Adventures: Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Lesson Book 1: Spiral Bound
Faber (Nancey) & Faber (Randall)
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  1. I suspect this first volume will be too elementary for me as I’ve had lessons in the past (going for Grade II when I first took lessons in 2008-10). But I’ve not kept up with things, despite having a nice Yamaha sitting right behind me!
  2. Hopefully this will get me going again, and I can quickly progress to the later volumes in the series.
  3. The online video and audio resources are available here: Adult Piano Adventures Course Book 1.

Amazon Book Description
  1. For adult beginners, use Adult Piano Adventures. This comprehensive, All-In-One book includes lessons, solos, technique, and theory in a single volume for ease of use.
  2. Nancy and Randall Faber have combined their backgrounds as composer and performer to become leading supporters of piano teachers and students. The husband and wife team has authored over 300 publications, including the bestselling Piano Adventures® method and the PreTime® to BigTime® Piano Supplementary Library. Their innovative, student-centered approach continues to enjoy an unprecedented response from teachers and students worldwide.
  3. The Fabers advocate piano study not only for personal expression and performance success, but also as a vehicle for the student’s creative and cognitive development. Their philosophy is reflected in their writings, their public appearances, and in their own teaching.
  4. Nancy and Randall Faber have been recognized for their contributions to the field of keyboard pedagogy with the MTNA-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award. The Fabers are co-founders of the Faber Piano Institute.

Amazon Customer Review
  1. I cannot praise this highly enough. Excellent, well written book.
  2. Years ago, I taught myself to play a keyboard, so I could bash away to my Jean Michel Jarre albums. I never had a formal piano lesson, and it is only because I had trumpet lessons that I am able to read music. Recently I decided to have a go at learning to play my keyboard properly, and see if I could get rid of all those bad habits I had no doubt picked up over the years.
  3. This book was recommended to me by a music teacher, and I have found it so helpful. I have really progressed, and have already noticed improvements in my playing. I cannot begin to describe the feeling of joy I had when I finally managed to play the final piece "Carnival of Venice", a simple waltz that a few months ago I would have deemed impossible for me to play.
  4. If I were to offer any criticism, it is the use of American terms for all the notation, rather than the British English terms that I grew up with (such as measure for bar, quarter note for crotchet, and so on). However, that criticism is minor and my praise for this is book is major.
  5. Better stop with these puns, as these cannot be sustained, and my review might be diminished.
  6. I have a long way to go before I can call myself a proper piano player, but I have already ordered book 2, and I can't wait for the next stage of my piano adventure to continue!

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Hal Leonard; Revised edition (14 Aug. 2014)

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