Book Description: Outstanding musical models for shaping a line, balancing hands, phrasing, & voicing chords. Whether you have an acoustic piano with a sequencer / sound module hooked up to your stereo, a self-contained sequencer with amplified sound capability, or recent sophisticated digital keyboard equipment, Bastien General-MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) Orchestration disks allow you and your students to benefit from technology at the fundamentals stage. Paul Sheftel's creativity, sensitivity, and humor sparkle in every arrangement. Pieces may be heard with one hand only, both hands, with or without the background arrangements and at the tempo you select. The disks also provide excellent opportunities for improvisation and transposition. Each piece on each disk has a two- measure introduction. The student parts are usually played by an instrument other than the piano so that the student easily distinguishes his or her piano performance. The eight-page booklet included with each level contains Digital Features and Benefits, Design of the Musical Materials, The Essential-Step-By-Step, How to Teach and How to Learn (Paul's Five Star+Bonus Game), Musician's Survival Kit of Technical Terms, a sequencer Technology Discussion plus a component Connection Chart. Each level contains three separate disks for the Piano, Performance, and Technic books from the Bastien Piano Basics.