This first book in a series of five piano technique books presents short, 4-measure exercises with helpful text imagery (Warm-Ups), and brief etudes. The skills emphasized in the Warm-Ups are given a musical context in the Etudes that follow them. Each Warm-Up and Etude in the book has its own original accompaniment. This package includes a Piano Technique Book and access to audio files online. The audio is accessed using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Piano Technique Book 1 focuses on basic skills at the piano: good posture & hand position; creating a beautiful tone; attention to silence; playing forte and piano; playing detached tones; and playing connected notes.