“The Hymns: Transitional Arrangements” is now part of the LEARN THE PIANO series. In this collection, well-known hymns are simplified in a way that keeps them delightfully true to their original sound and key while building skills that will allow the student to smoothly transition into the standard hymns. Basic instruction and exercises are included at the beginning of the book, and the student is encouraged to become proficient in three select hymns, which, once mastered, become the nucleus for playing the remaining hymns in the book. Access to an audio recording of each piece is made available in this edition by QR code or URL for easier learning. The arrangements are of adequate quality to provide accompaniment for church services. The Mary James course book, “Learn the Piano in Five Easy Steps,” is an excellent companion book that teaches the skills and fundamentals needed for playing these hymn arrangements.