Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Performance Book 1

(53 customer reviews)


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Faber Piano Adventures; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2000)

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40 pages

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5.8 ounces

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9 x 0.15 x 12 inches


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#264 in Music Instruction & Study (Books)

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53 reviews for Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner Performance Book 1

  1. Maria

    As described and what was needed

    Fast shipping and great product

  2. TaylorTaylor

    Simple pieces, bit boring/basic

    My background: 22 year old, been playing less than a year (true beginner).I bought this to help me improve and practice my skills as I learn to play the piano. I bought the book used but it was in great condition.The pieces are composed well and they include helpful tips and questions to keep you engaged and reaffirm your sheet reading knowledge. It’s a true beginners book, anyone with significant experience would be really bored.Why did I knock off a star? I feel there isn’t really anything special about it.I get that it’s an exercise book, but almost all the songs are included in my instruction book series (Alfred all in one lesson/theory course). They are very basic, boring pieces that you find in most instruction courses (non copyrighted generally).The two nice thing is that it includes: duets on almost all the pieces to play with your teacher (so if you are interested in that it’s a good piece to add to your collection) and : a repertoire list in the back (nice to keep track of the pieces you have mastered but tbh you could just make a list for yourself and keep it pinned up somewhere).Overall: I probably won’t even use it that much after this year. It’s good to work through once but then you probably won’t touch it again, so I wouldn’t suggest paying too much for it. Good book to write in and use as practice. Despite its title I feel that it would actually be well suited to children beginners as well (maybe 10+).That’s all she wrote: a general reminder to please leave reviews do other consumers can make smart purchases 🙂

    9 people found this helpful

  3. Jason price

    It’s okay.

    I love the FABER Piano Lesson and Performance books from the pre-reader all the way to lesson 5. These though were very disappointing and boring. They just made my adult students and older students feel blah when they played them. I don’t like the serious at all.

    One person found this helpful

  4. Maestrazim

    My favorite series for students above age 10

    The Faber series (using all 4 books – Theory, Technique and Artistry, Lesson, and Performance) are by far my favorite curriculum for older beginner students. The reason I don’t give 5 stars is that 1) does not display them together and it is VERY hard to find all 4 of the right level. It is NOT user-friendly. To the point that I ordered one set, took them to a local music store and asked them to carry it because parents could rarely get the right books without my assistance.2). There is a British version and and American version. Some students have received one, some the other. In the US, we use different words for rhythm. For example: our quarter note is a “crotchet” in Great Britain. That’s awkward to explain to a 12 year old boy!

    22 people found this helpful

  5. Lynne Bouchard

    Love the Piano Adventure series!

    I have been teaching piano for 32 years. I love the Piano Adventure Series! I use these books exclusively with my beginning students. I usually buy mine at the local music store, but they were out of one of the books last week, so I ordered with Amazon Prime and had it the next day 🙂

    One person found this helpful

  6. Kekz

    Great purchase

    Came in right away, my daughter is learning really quickly.

    One person found this helpful

  7. James Anderson

    Good music book

    I teach piano to my grandchildren ages 7 and 10. They like this publication and find it non-intimidating. The 10 year old just finished the last piece in the book and was very proud to play it to his parents. The book may be a little easy for him but it gives him some fun and relaxing pieces to play. You can’t just have challenging pieces or they will loose interest. Practice must be fun and rewarding.

    3 people found this helpful

  8. Kindle Customer

    Faber is unbelievable.

    The music books by Faber are unbelievable. I switched to Zfaberare from another Artie’s because Faber had more music theory and better compositions. Am very impressed with this series. Great for any serious student.

  9. Kindle Customer

    Love Adventures

    Using this for a new student that is 14 years old. Progresses at a quicker pace that the original version. A wonderful learning technique.

  10. nancyOR

    Great for adult beginners!

    The Faber Accelerated books for Older learners are wonderful. The pace is fast enough to be interesting for someone like me, who listens to a lot of classical and jazz music. The song selections are pretty, sometimes even beautiful — rare in a book for beginners.

    7 people found this helpful

  11. CH


    All of the books in this series are great for learning piano. The best I have found.

    One person found this helpful

  12. Molly


    Wonderful series for older beginners

  13. epic

    Super fast delivery of product

    Super fast delivery of product. This is a great beginner book for older piano learners. My son is almost 10 and he is cruising through the lessons. It keeps him interested and challenged.

    4 people found this helpful

  14. Jeanne B. Clark

    Great value

    Great value

  15. radiogaga

    Great for my older piano students

    Great for my older piano students. If you have a beginner student that is in he 5th grade or older, this is a good book to use.

    One person found this helpful

  16. Kindle-Customer

    Great book!

    Exactly what I wanted.

  17. Amy Abraham


    Great book

  18. Paula Diane Luther

    Easy to understand

    I purchased the series of Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner, Level 1. Easy to understand, but challenging. Just what I wanted to help me learn to play the piano.

    7 people found this helpful

  19. Bloomgirl5


    Good book but very easy arrangements–good for sight reading practice.

  20. Orquidlady

    My son loves it!

    My son is 9 years old.The songs are so catchy and lovely that he practiced all the songs by himself, without any teaching.I’m very happy to find a material that motivates him and makes the practice very enjoyable.

    2 people found this helpful

  21. Chris S

    Great book

    The book is great! My daughter uses it in lessons! Easy for her to use and she likes using it!

    One person found this helpful

  22. M. S. Bar

    One of three for set. Really good.

    Easy to follow on my own. Goes great with the set.

    One person found this helpful

  23. GreggB

    Five Stars

    As advertised

  24. omorris

    Five Stars

    It is a good product for a child who has had more experience with music.

  25. Patty Littleton

    Five Stars

    This is a great series, my student is enjoying this set of books.

    One person found this helpful

  26. Janet from Arizona

    Five Stars

    Great books.

  27. Amazon Customer

    Five Stars


    One person found this helpful

  28. Sheila R. Moen

    Perfect! Just what I

    Perfect! Just what I wanted

  29. george watkins

    Four Stars


  30. bluehouse

    The right book for lessons.

    Works great for my 7 year old.

    One person found this helpful

  31. violetviiana

    Got the wrong book. Ended up being perfect.

    So, I got the performance addition instead of the instructional book. My piano instructors (old and new one) worked fine with it. It’s adequately challenging and I learn very well with it.

    2 people found this helpful

  32. Shirley Williams

    Four Stars

    Don’t like the foreign words in the book.

  33. Jill Carter

    Five Stars

    Best piano teaching series

  34. TJ

    Five Stars

    Great product, Timely shipping, Thanks!

  35. Victoria L. Geyer

    New piano student

    I have a young lady who can already read music, but is just starting on the piano. She is able to push ahead at a fast pace and get into the piano very fluently this way.

    One person found this helpful

  36. Barbara

    Four Stars

    Easy and enjoyable for my grandkids.

  37. Kathy K

    Five Stars


  38. H rapti

    good learning book

    just started playing piano and this book is easy to follow…i bought the other two also which should have been sold as a 3 pack

    5 people found this helpful

  39. POTP_27

    Great for older beginners!

    Fun and appropriately challenging pieces and a great supplement to the Lesson Book. I love this method for my older students.

    2 people found this helpful

  40. LBD

    Four Stars

    Good method books for older beginner.

  41. Ken

    A good book

    I am looking for books to help me ( I am already a musician ) learn the keyboard/piano . This book is Ok but I think I prefer the Michael Aaron books better .

  42. Mamgu38

    Five Stars

    perfect thx

  43. Miss lavender

    Five Stars

    as describedd

  44. Ivy Davis


    Great Piano Lessons..Would Recommend:)

    One person found this helpful

  45. shellita

    Five Stars


  46. Miriam

    Too Much Go And No Go!

    Too much talk and no go! You need a teacher to use this book!

  47. Andrea NYC

    Three Stars

    This was OK.

  48. Amazon Customer

    For the Adult Beginner

    As an adult beginner piano student, I don’t want to be playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” This book provides me with music that sounds great for a beginner. They are easy to play but not so cutesy. Almost all the pieces are duets with the teacher. When we play together, I sound like a pro. This book works in conjunction with all the other Accelerated Piano Adventures books to coordinate the skills with the piece. It’s a great way to learn piano.

    7 people found this helpful

  49. Marina Adam


    my baby has very nice results; the book is useful

  50. Amazon Customer

    Excellent value!!

    You can’t go wrong with Piano Adventures books, they are pedagogically sound, creative, and you can find curriculum appropriate for any age!! My students and I love them!!

  51. Amazon Customer

    Very happy with this book

    Loved this book. I taught myself (as an adult) using this book and am now working through it with my students. I found that all of the books in level 1 are awesome. I highly recommend getting the theory, technique and artistry, and performance books for each level to supplement and engrave the things learned throughout the lesson book.

    One person found this helpful

  52. jk


    It is excellent

  53. Articus Heaven

    Buen complemento

    Un buen material para complementar al libro de lecciones, se repasa el tema visto en el libro principal y se enriquece.Tiene las mismas cuestiones a considerar que el otro libro, piezas muy rápidas que exigen buena lecura, lo que puede ser beneficioso o no, depende de cómo se aplique.

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