Beyer op.101 – part one

3 MODULES

34 LESSONS

1st YEAR

Course Description

Ferdinand Beyer's Opus 101 is the most widely used method for learning to play the piano. An easy course suitable for everyone, it allows you to take your first steps in studying the piano gradually and progressively. Perfect for adults and for those who want to learn, even self-taught.

COURSE STRUCTURE

One hand at a time...

In the first module you will learn about the staff and how to read music. You will first play with one hand, then play simple melodies with both hands together.

Lesson 1

Exercise 1 - part 1

Lesson 2

Exercise 1 - part 2

Lesson 3

Exercise 1 - part 3

Lesson 4

Exercise 2 - part 1

Lesson 5

Exercise 2 - part 2

Lesson 6

Exercise 3

Lesson 7

Exercise 4

Lesson 8

Exercise 5

Lesson 9

Exercise 6

Lesson 10

Exercise 7

Lesson 11

Exercise 8

Lesson 12

Exercise 9

Lesson 13

Exercise 10

Lesson 14

Exercise 11


Hand independence: the first steps

In the second module you will develop hand independence. The two hands play different notes, often playing in parallel motion, or using the same fingerings. You will learn to recognise when the two hands make similar movements, which will make it easier to play the correct notes.

Lesson 15

Exercise 12

Lesson 16

Exercise 13

Lesson 17

Exercise 14

Lesson 18

Exercise 15

Lesson 19

Exercise 16

Lesson 20

Exercise 17

Lesson 21

Exercise 18

Lesson 22

Exercise 19

Lesson 23

Exercise 20

Lesson 24

Exercise 21


Hand independence: you're making progress!

Your hands stay in the same position, but you will play more and more independent lines. You will learn to follow both staffs at once, which seems difficult at first, but with these exercises you will learn to do it. You will also learn how ties work, learning to read music better and better.

Lesson 25

Exercise 22

Lesson 26

Exercise 23

Lesson 27

Exercise 24

Lesson 28

Exercise 25

Lesson 29

Exercise 26

Lesson 30

Exercise 27

Lesson 31

Exercise 28

Lesson 32

Exercise 29

Lesson 33

Exercise 30

Lesson 34

Exercise 31