A leading choice at leading university programs and music studios around the world this student-centered approach uses analysis, creativity, and expression to develop a 'musical mind and heart.' The delightful, pianistic pieces and creative theory pages, combined with an outstanding technical approach encourage practice and progress, with adventure! The 2nd Edition Level 1 Lesson Book introduces all the notes of the grand staff, elementary chord playing, and the concept of tonic and dominant notes. Students play in varied positions, reinforcing reading skills and recognizing intervals through the 5th. Musicianship is built with the introduction of legato and staccato touches. This level continues the interval orientation to reading across the full range of the Grand Staff. The 5-finger approach is presented here in a fresh, musically appealing way. Book and CD.