American Popular Piano
Christopher Norton & Scott McBride Smith
- Novus Via Music Group, Inc.
Level One is designed for advanced beginners who can already play hands together. Tasks and lessons include whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, dotted half notes, whole rests, half rests, quarter rests, and dotted half rests. Dynamics are encouraged and taught as well as the useage of crescendos and diminuendos. Phrasing techniques such as slurs, legato, staccato and accents are introduced. The time signatures that are taught are 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4 and the key signatures that are utilized are C Major, G Major and F Major. Repeats, 8va, ties, fermatas and ritardandos are taught as well.