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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33 Reviews

  • 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.

  • 4
    video piano

    Posted by P Hamblin on 18th Jul 2015

    A an older learner i find it easy to go in shorter steps and this course lets you learn at your own pace with video clips when thing just don't sink in.

  • 5
    This Teaching method works!

    Posted by Mary K. Patterson on 7th Jul 2015

    The books and tutorials go hand in hand making learning, practicing and playing the piano easy, fun and joyful. I no longer feel intimidated by the piano, instead I love to pick up a piece of music and see how far I can play it. It amazes me how quickly I have been able to learn with Allison's teachings verses other methods I have attempted. Her videos are informative and extremely helpful. A+++ Teaching!

  • 5
    Just the help I needed

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2015

    I'm finding the book to be very helpful, clear to understand and easy to follow, I've been trying to teach myself for a few years,
    and needed some help, this book was just the help I needed.

  • 5
    Learn to Play Piano (Book 2)

    Posted by Alfred John Wiggin on 11th May 2015

    Well presented easy to follow course.

  • 5
    Great little simple book

    Posted by Jose E. on 6th May 2015

    I have been playing guitar and bass since my late teens. Also taught myself how to play drums, but when it came to playing keyboards or piano, I was never able to progress beyond playing mostly basic chords. I was always intimated by piano scales until now. I love Alison's approach to practicing scales, it has allowed me to start playing scales with both hands like never before. It is a good idea to link the book to the videos, which as a matter of fact, are great. I will be waiting for #3.

  • 5
    great for older beginners like me

    Posted by David on 27th Apr 2015

    Realy easy to follow book with excellent videos to help...Alison is really good...as someone who wss told I was no good at music at school this book plus persistence shows we can all have a go

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