Learn To Play The Piano Book 2 | (Download Only)

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Format:  100% Downloadable PDF 
Instrument:  Piano
Skill:  Complete Beginner
Type:  Tutorial Book
Pages:  50
Series:  'Learn To Play The Piano' series.


Learn to play the piano from complete beginner to a Level 2/Grade 2.

This book is a follow on from Alison's 'Learn To Play The Piano Book 1' and works in conjunction with her Piano Lessons 11-20 videos on YouTube, or as a stand alone tutorial book and will thoroughly teach you the basics as quickly and simply as possible.

The book contains 50 pages that can be printed out on single sheets, or will fit nicely printed out on both sides, the bound together as you see fit.

What is Covered in the Book:

  • Learning and playing scales & arpeggios.
  • Hints & tips on practising.
  • Chromatic & contrary scales.
  • All about key signatures. 
  • How to tell what key a piece of music is in.
  • Two new notes; A & B

Plus a few tests, practise charts and plenty of new pieces including 8 well known classical pieces arranged for the level of the book.


Accompanying Books

The below books are all in the 'Learn To Play Piano' series which accompany each other and follow on from each other. 

It is recommended that once you have completed the Tutorial book, you move onto the Song Book of the same level as this will give you more practise at that level before you move on:

Learn To Play The Piano Book 1

Song Book 1

Learn To Play The Piano Book 2

Learn To Play The Piano Book 3

Song Book 3

Learn To Play The Piano Book 4

Song Book 4


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30 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Julie-Ann Gilman on 28th Dec 2017

    I started piano at age 12 and stopped at 16/17 for various reasons. I've always felt guilty for stopping and regretted it. I've always wanted to start again but the lessons available elsewhere were way too kiddy for my tastes. Then along came Alison; I found her videos quite by accident (I was looking for music for my violin, which I also need to restart) and I'm so glad I did. The practice exercises on here are beautiful, so far I'm at Exercise 1 of Lesson 20 and it's my favourite song right now.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Alison. Nuff love!!!

  • 5
    So Helpful & Easy to Understand

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2017

    I went through Alison's "Piano Book I" and then went to this one. She explains everything so
    well and the demonstrations online are great! I am a complete novice and I have learned so

  • 5
    Bringing life to my piano

    Posted by Lyn on 20th Dec 2016

    I am so excited to be moving on to the second book. I'm loving my piano journey and thank you Alison.

  • 5
    very understable for beginners

    Posted by Ina Z. on 30th Aug 2016

    I'm in my book 2 now and Ms. Sparrow has been a tremendous help in my learning. The instructions in the books are so easy to understand. I am so thankful i first atumbled upon her on youtube! The book is just like having her beside you and it made my learning doable and not a strain or struggle. She helped me overcome my preconceptions about piano as intimidating. I highly recommend this book for beginners.

  • 4

    Posted by Fred Davies on 8th Mar 2016

    The information is repeated as you work through the book enabling me to understand things as I work through it. It connects well and expands on the previous book. It looks complicated work but is good to have someone take time to show you how to do this properly which is building my confidence and giving me a better understanding of music. The music is explained in a simple and clear way as though someone is talking to you. I like the PDF format so I can print off sheets and the links take me online directly to hear how the exercises sound. There is a new feature for Quick Response Codes as well. I found the personal advice on how to do things most helpful and suggestions for revision and practice help me organise myself.

  • 5
    Another elderly learner!

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Feb 2016

    To my amazement I find I am making real progress using these piano tutorials and I am a complete beginner aged 63. I think the YouTube videos make all the difference when something just won't sink in or I am losing heart. Alison is absolutely correct about the work needed on scales and arpeggios and I feel it is beginning to pay off.

  • 5
    A Fantastic Progression From Book 1

    Posted by Geoff Littler on 1st Feb 2016

    Book 1 in the series offered the would be pianist a fantastic jump start to learning some of the fundamentals of playing. Book 2 continues this with an equal 'no nonsense approach' offering a worthy accompaniment to the free online lessons that Alison Sparrow very kindly donates. As with book 1 the simplicity of explanations make things appear so easy that even an idiot like me can follow them. Any questions that I have posted on the YouTube clips the author has followed up immediately with answers. I now move on to book 3. A review of it will follow soon.

  • 4
    I'm making progress!

    Posted by Simon on 8th Oct 2015

    I'm a 68 year old piano beginner with some previous musical experience. I like Alison Sparrow's no-nonsense approach. I thought Book 1 was well put together, with good links to YouTube. I finished that so moved to Book 2. This is more gritty. She tells you that working on scales etc is really important - and I believe her. And yes, like a good pupil who's a bit scared of his teacher, I'm doing the scales! Good book - very good value.

  • 5
    Book 2 is also excellent.

    Posted by Charles on 10th Aug 2015

    I'm enjoying the technical exercises (scale and arpeggios) presented in this book. I've been practicing them everyday, and I've seen major improvements. The way Alison presents the information (without overloading you with unnecessary information at this point) makes it easier to follow and stick with it.

    For future purchasers, I recommend getting both Book 1 and Book 2 at the same time, so that you can get access to the scales and arpeggio exercises right from the beginning. They have really helped me understand fingering, loosening up my hand, and getting comfortable with the piano.

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