Book Details

When 3-year-old Richard's mom tried to teach him the piano she couldn't find the right teaching material. So, she made her own. Now, you can profit yourself.

The songs in this book are composed on the grand staff, and the notes are colored according to pitch. Colored markers corresponding to the notes are provided in the book.

Grand staff with colored notes

Piano keyboard with colored markers

This combination of color and grand staff allows even very young students (2 to 3 years old) to learn both-hand piano playing. Learning with both hands right from the start helps developing great artistry. In addition, we made the book very wide and chose big notes to ease score reading for beginners.

Our book is a tool for learning. It does not contain instructions on how to learn the piano. On the market you find many books on how to learn the piano. Our motivation is to provide the missing element: a color technique on a proper score, i.e., grand staff, proper fingering, and rhythm suitable for young beginners. The Rainbow Piano Technique starts with a simple rhythm (all quarter notes) and gradually progresses to more complicated rhythms.

The colored notes are intended for the beginning only. Eventually, students will transition to black and white. From our experience, the timing for such a transition should be adjusted to each individual student. We recommend to gradually remove the colored markers after a student masters all songs in the book.

Second Edition

The second edition has an improved color code and self-adhesive stickers.

Contents: The same 42 songs as in the first edition
Pages: 60
Paper: White
Cover: Paperback, glossy
Publisher: Cho Music Book (Jul, 2013)
Language: Chinese/English (bilingual)
ISBN-10: 2771021803
ISBN-13: 4712771021806
Dimensions (w x h x d): 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 x 1/4 inches
Weight: 15 ounces
Price: Buy from us for $24.95

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First Edition

You can still buy the electronic version of the first edition.

Contents: 42 songs
Pages: 54
Paper: White, 0.02 lbs/square foot
Cover: Paperback, glossy, 0.06 lbs/square foot
Publisher: Annie Wang Publications (Apr, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0-9816269-0-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-9816269-0-1
Dimensions (w x h x d): 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 x 3/16 inches
Weight: 11 ounces
List price: $39.95 (sold out). Buy the PDF for only $9.95

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