Lesson Book 1 is pre-reading. Concepts taught are: How to sit at the piano; Correct hand position; High and low; Loud and soft (forte and piano); Keyboard topography; Bar line and measure, Quarter, half, whole notes and rests; and Repeat signs. The first pieces in the book are played on the black keys. Later in the book, C D E for the RH and C B A for the LH (Middle C position) are taught with letter notes (the name of the note is written inside the note head).Characters introduced: Mozart Mouse, Beethoven Bear, and Elgar E. Elephant. The music from this book is available in the Piano Maestro app that's downloadable at http://app.appsflyer.com/id604699751?pid=web&c=alfred. Learn more About JoyTunes, the maker of Piano Maestro at http://teachers.joytunes.com/?jt&utm_source=alfred&utm_campaign=web.