The Hal Leonard Student Piano Library's Adult Piano Method is attractive, pedagogically sound and easily digestible by any new student to the piano! It takes an all-in-one approach by combining lessons, solos, technique and theory into a single volume. Adults begin by becoming familiar with the keyboard and black key groups. Rhythmic notation is introduced next and students begin to play notated pieces by reading simple, pre-staff notation on black key groups and then white key groups. Students are introduced to the five-line staff simply and gradually in Unit 2. By the end of Book 1, students are playing early intermediate originals and arrangements in the keys of C Major and A Minor. Richly orchestrated accompaniments are available on the enclosed CD or MIDI disk. The Popular Hits book is a supplement to the core method book and offers brand new arrangements of standard favorites that adults recognize and love to play. The twelve songs in the Popular Hits book include: American Pie; My Heart Will Go On; Strangers in the Night; Vincent; Y.M.C.A. and more.