First Piano Book for Beginners, Part Two should be started after completing the previous book of this series. By that time, students should be able to fluently read notes in treble and bass clefs, have a good knowledge of time values of notes including sixteenth notes and understand different rhythmic patterns including dotted-note rhythms. Most importantly, after learning the first book students have already mastered the basic playing habits of correct execution of different articulations: non legato, two-note slurs, staccato, legato.
The book consists of two parts: repertoire pieces and Easy Studies. The material of the book is expected to be learnt in 20 – 24 weeks provided the student has 45-minute lessons once a week. Both parts of the book – small pieces and studies should be studied at the same time.