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The 2nd Edition Level 1 Lesson Book introduces all the notes of the grand staff, elementary chord playing, and the concept of tonic and dominant notes. Students play in varied positions, reinforcing reading skills and recognizing intervals through the 5th. Musicianship is built with the introduction of legato and staccato touches. This level continues the interval orientation to reading across the full range of the Grand Staff. The 5-finger approach is presented here in a fresh, musically appealing way.
The 2nd Edition Theory Book provides instruction, reinforcement, and creative applications of basic theory concepts. Students will enjoy note-naming with StoryRhymes, explore improvisation, and engage with eye-training and ear-training activities – all within a fun-filled context tied thematically to the Level 1 Lesson Book pieces.
The 2nd Edition Performance Book provides a collection of 24 effective pieces in a variety of styles that reinforce the concepts presented in the Level 1 Lesson Book. Discovery questions encourage students to explore the music in a new light. Selections include: The Spanish Guitar • I'm a Fine Musician • Painting with Pastels • Hill and Gully Rider • Rain Dance • Silver Moon Boat • and more.
The 2nd Edition of this ground-breaking book integrates of technique and artistry, giving students the tools for expressive performance. Four effective “Technique Secrets” open the book, followed by engaging technical exercises. The “Artistry Magic” pieces at the end of each unit promote expressive, pianistic playing for the Level 1 student.