J:10069136:F:American Popular Piano
American Popular Piano
Christopher Norton & Scott McBride Smith
- Novus Via Music Group, Inc.
The melodies in Level 8 involve a broader range of leaps and turns as well as frequent position changes. The harmonies make full use of jazz harmonies with frequent repeated notes and double-note figures. Rhythm articulation becomes more complex with a variety of off-beat accents and syncopation. Technical requirements require a full range of speed and movement at the intermediate level. Improvisation continues to advance the step-by-step building blocks for melodic and vamp construction and level-appropriate terminology Comparable classical pieces include Bach's Menuets and French Suites, Haydn's easier sonatas, Heller's easier studies and Muczynski Fables Op. 21.