This series is ideal for beginning students ages 11 and up. Book 1 is a condensed and more mature version of the Primer Level and Level One of the basic Piano Adventures method. Book 1 starts with a few pages of pre-reading tunes and then jumps into reading from the staff. The tunes included in this accelerated version for the older beginner appeal to the adolescent and teen set with folk tunes from around the world, familiar classic arrangements, spirituals, and fun, appealing originals by the authors. Book 1 covers fundamental rhythms (including eighth notes), all the notes of the grand staff, C position, G position, and more.