J:10308835:F:Succeeding at the Piano
Succeeding at the Piano
- FJH Music Company Inc
Grade 3 of Succeeding at the Piano expands on the concepts introduced in level 2B and teaches new ones, such as: new time signatures of 3/8, 6/8 and cut time; compound meter; triads and inversions; IV chord and I-IV-I cadences as well as I-IV-I-V7 in C, G and F Major; syncopation; intervals of a 7th and an octave; alberti bass; triplets; swing rhythm; chromaticism; and the three forms of the minor scale in the keys of A and D. Healthy technique resulting in tension-free playing, conventional and intervallic note reading, engaging music help establish a passion for playing the piano. The CD has a practice and performance track with a short verbal pedagogical comment in between that reinforces correct practice habits. The CD provides an opportunity to play with a string quartet accompaniment for some of the pieces.