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The 2nd Edition Primer Lesson Book introduces the keyboard, note values, and the grand staff. Students play in C 5-finger scale patterns, develop recognition of steps and skips, and learn letter names independent of finger number. Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics and coloristic experimentation with the pedal. The book is organized into units which represent the major concepts and skills. As new units are introduced, earlier concepts and skills are constantly reviewed.
The 2nd Edition Primer Theory Book provides important reinforcement and creative application of basic theory concepts. Students will enjoy note-naming with StoryRhymes, exploring improvisation, and engage with eye-training and ear-training activities – all within a fun-filled context tied thematically to the Primer Lesson Book pieces.
The 2nd Edition Performance Book is a solo collection of 28 effective pieces that reinforce the concepts presented in the Primer Lesson and Theory Books. Fanciful lyrics, colorful artwork, and sophisticated teacher duets enrich the learning experience. Contents include: In the Jungle • The Doorbell • The Shepherd's Flute • Hot Cross Buns • Banana Split • Listen to the Drums • Classical March • The Opposite Song • Rex, the Tyrannosauraus • Trumpet Song • and more.
The 2nd Edition of this ground-breaking book combines two essential elements of pianism: technical skill and artistic performance. “Technique Secrets” open the book, followed by engaging technical exercises. An “Artistry Magic” piece at the end of each unit promotes expressive, pianistic playing at the earliest level.