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The Complete Collection

Piano Basketball: Play Without Notation

For any level of piano student from age 10.

By Patricia Melcher Bissell


Book I Melody begins with the understanding of musical sound and the piano keyboard.  You will then learn how to play, improvise, and create musical patterns as well as play common melodies using 3 - 5 white keys with both hands. Single-hand positions are used in the lower and higher piano ranges. A video link is given on each page to demonstrate musical examples. For an absolute beginner from age 10.


Book II Chords begins with hands-on experience with white key intervals (the distance between two keys) as the foundation of different scales used for melody and chords in creating harmony. Learn how to build, play, and improvise white key chords in different positions and progressions with both hands. Coordinate right-hand impr