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Are you curious to know what the most popular piano lesson books and supplementary books are, for adult beginners?
This is a list of top-selling adult piano books at Amazon by our visitors during the last few months. I have also added my own suggestions. Maybe you can find something useful for yourself?
If you're an adult beginner, it's important to get a piano lesson book written for adults. This is because adults learn in different ways and speeds than children and need other exercises.
This is my first choice among piano lesson books for adult students. It's not too easy and not too hard. It moves ahead at a good pace but doesn't focus so much on how to play with a beautiful tone and expression.
It's meant to be used with a teacher, so make sure you have at least occasional lessons to stay on the right path!
This book is made for adult beginners who want to work on their own. I STILL recommend taking a few lessons here and there!
This is my second choice for my own adult students. It's a method where more attention is directed to musical detail and expression. It progresses slower than Alfred's All In One above but goes more in-depth.
This method has great backing tracks to play along with! It must have been very popular with my students since it "walked out" of my studio library several years ago, never to be seen again! :) But, seriously, a good lesson book.
You also need supplementary books in addition to piano lesson books!
Every serious pianist should have a piano scales book for beginners as a reference in the music library. Also, learning about chords is really useful. The best piano chord book for beginners should also teach you how to play chords.
These books are the most popular with our readers this year. All 4 books here are great, complement each other, and are really useful. Pick what you like.
Yup. You need it. Even if the goal is to not need it! (Learn all scales by heart.) But every pianist needs a scale book as a reference.
When you're bored playing scales....! Tips and tricks that are very useful for music scales practice.
A useful book for the beginner pianist to use as a reference.
I love this book! I think it's the best book to learn piano chords by playing well-known songs. It's great fun to use your newly acquired chord skills with easy chord progressions and famous pieces. In the same series, you can choose between any style you like!
Good piano exercises for beginners book with technique drills are an important aspect of daily practice. There's no surprise really that you'll find Hanon's Virtuoso Pianist here!
My suggestions: Beginners could start with piano exercise books like Junior Hanon and the Czerny op.599, more advanced beginners/intermediate players could pick either the first Hanon book or the last book of Burgmuller, Czerny, and Hanon.
If you would get only one piano finger exercises book...this is the one. You can find free PDFs online, but I believe a Hanon book belongs in every serious pianist's library.
A true classic! Gives you the basic, classical technical exercises for piano.
Great for beginners, as the notes are larger, simpler, (and not so intimidating) as the original Hanon above.
This book (1 of 3) is great, and I use it all the time. 3 famous composers of exercises and etudes in one. For the intermediate player and up.
Other popular piano music books purchased by our readers about practice or performance are: (All are really great books! I use nr. 14 and 15 extensively.)
One of my favorite books. How to organize and structure your practice. Intended for more advanced students, but also beginners have a lot to learn. I return to it again and again for inspiration and ideas.
This one's amazingly fun and hilarious! BUT one of the best books on practice ideas out there! It's in my favorite section of my personal library. I have used the practice games a lot with my students. (All ages!)