Category Archives: Music Books

Today’s question is from one of our Patreon supporters, Fred Jones. He asks,

“Your opinion on using outside songs with workbooks. For example, I am using Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course #1 as my workbook. I also bought a book of level 1 Christmas music because the songs seemed like they would be fun to work on as winter approaches. How much time should be spent on specific songs vs. progressing through a workbook?”

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

It’s been a while since I shared books with you guys, and I’ve never shared non-sheet music books on this channel before.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

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In today’s video, I’m going to show you my favorite grade 2 piano books, and the pieces in them (as per the RCM).

I also did a video very similar to this about grade 1 level books, so if that’s up your alley, definitely check it out.

You can also check out the post all about grade 2 (RCM and ABRSM) – what’s expected at that level, a breakdown of the categories, and so on.
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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

In today’s video, I’m going to show you my favorite books with Grade 1 level piano pieces in them (as per the RCM) – they come in all different kinds of shapes and sizes.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.