Description: This precious primer piece is perfect for the young child. Playful and clever lyric is set to a white key melody with a simple black key interlude. The student explores the entire range of the keyboard, ending with the highest note on the piano.
Description: This compact disc set contains orchestrated background accompaniments for the pieces in the Accelerated Piano Adventures® Lesson Book 1. Each selection in the book is played twice: first at a slow practice tempo and then at performance tempo. The piano part is included in the slow track. For the performance track, the piano part is omitted or is in the background, allowing the student to be the featured performer.
The Enhanced CDs also include standard MIDI files that can be accessed with a computer. When used with your software, keyboard, or synthesizer, the MIDI files allow you to adjust tempos, isolate track playbacks, and transpose to different keys.
Description: This compact disc contains orchestrated background accompaniments for the pieces in the Accelerated Piano Adventures® Lesson Book 2. Each selection in the book is played twice: first at a slow practice tempo and then at performance tempo. The piano part is included in the slow track. For the performance track, the piano part is omitted or is in the background, allowing the student to be the featured performer.
The Enhanced CD also includes standard MIDI files that can be accessed with a computer. When used with your software, keyboard, or synthesizer, the MIDI files allow you to adjust tempos, isolate track playbacks, and transpose to different keys.
Description: Book 1 covers fundamental rhythms, all the notes of the grand staff, C position, G position. Contents include: Aloha Oe • Amazing Grace • Bagpipes • Bus Stop Boogie • Camptown Races • Chant of the Monk • Chant of the Monks • Chinese Dragon • Chord Crossings • Dreamscape • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik • English Minuet • Fife and Drums • Forest Drums • French Minuet.
Description: A collection of effective pieces in a variety of styles. Contents include: Allegro • Alouette • Backpacking • Boogie in 3rds • Carousel Melody • Clock Tower Bells • For He's a Jolly Good Fellow • Greensleeves • The Handbell Choir • Horse and Sleigh • La Cinquantaine • March of the English Guard • A Merry March • more.
Description: Promotes enthusiasm for sightreading through unique “Sightreading Stocking Stuffers.” Contents include: Angels We Have Heard on High • Deck the Halls • Good King Wenceslas • Jingle Bells • Joy to the World • O Come, All Ye Faithful • Silent Night • We Three Kings of Orient Are • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (4-hand student-student piano duet). Optional teacher accompaniments included.
Description: Major and minor pentascales; intervals through the 6th; C. G, and F major scales. Contents include: Almost Like a Dream • America • American Fiddle Tune • Beach Party • Beethoven's Fifth Symphony Theme • Blues Train • The Boogie Machine • Brahms' Lullaby • Can-Can • Cathedral Chimes • Chord Jumps • Classical Dance • Cross-Hand Arpeggios • El Matado.
Description: Contents include: African Celebration • Club Jazz • Down by the Riverside • Everybody Ought to Know • Gallop on the Moor • German Dance • Holiday Fanfare • Mysterious Cavern • Niagra Falls • 'O Sole Mio! • Pale Moon Serenade • Peppermint Rag • Prelude in F • Prince of Denmark's March • Ride of Paul Revere • The Snow Castle • “Surprise” Symphony Theme • Tambourin • The Time Machine • Waltz in D Major.
Description: Outstanding popular repertoire skillfully arranged and correlated with the concepts in Accelerated Lesson Book 1. Contents include: In Dreams • Video • Star Wars • Hedwig's Theme • Fiddler on the Roof • What a Wonderful World • Soak up the Sun • Over the Rainbow • The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
Description: Accelerated Theory Book 2 is divided into fifteen units, correlating with the fifteen units of Lesson Book 2. Each unit provides valuable reinforcement of basic theory concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear-training activities.
Description: Accelerated Popular Repertoire, Book 2 is skillfully arranged and correlated with the concepts in Accelerated Lesson Book 2. Contents include: Hero Theme from Spiderman • A New Day Has Come • The Game of Love • I Will Remember You • The James Bond Theme • Bring on the Rain • Because You Loved Me • and more.
Description: Designed for the teenager or transfer student, this technique course combines “Technique Secrets” from both the Primer and Level 1 with new exercises that correlate with Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book One. The integration of technique and artistry gives students the tools for expressive performance. “Technique Secrets” develops a technical foundation, while the “Artistry Magic” page at the end of each unit explores expressive playing.
Description: Technique & Artistry Book 2 combines “Technique Secrets” from levels 2A and 2B with new exercises and “Artistry Magic” pieces that correlate with Accelerated Piano Adventures Lesson Book 2. These elegantly simple “technique secrets” build a solid technical foundation for the older beginner and are used as daily warm-ups throughout the book. Students are guided to produce a variety of pianistic motions always with the purpose of creating artistic sounds.
Description: Contents include: Almost Like a Dream; America; American Fiddle Tune; Beach Party; Beethoven's Fifth Symphony Theme; Blues Train; The Boogie Machine; Brahms' Lullaby; Can-Can; Cathedral Chimes; Chord Jumps; Classical Dance; Cross-Hand Arpeggios; El Matador.
Description: Adult Piano Adventures Classics Book 1 celebrates great masterworks of Western music, including symphony themes, opera gems, and classical favorites. The melodies of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and other master composers are arranged at just the right level for adult beginners and for those who are returning to the keyboard. Section 1 features piano arrangements with minimal hand position changes, and many selections include an optional duet part. Section 2 introduces the I, IV, and V7 chords in the key of C major, harmonizing themes such as Sibelius's Finlandia, Schubert's The Trout, and Mendelssohn's Spring Song. Section 3 presents the primary chords in the key of G major, with arrangements of Vivaldi's Autumn (from The Four Seasons), Mozart's theme from The Magic Flute, Lizst's Liebestraum, and more.
Description: Whether the adult student has just completed Book 1 or is returning to the piano after formerly playing, great pieces await in Adult Piano Adventures Book 2. This convenient “All-In-One” volume offers carefully sequenced instruction in note reading, music theory and piano technique. Its appealing new design clearly introduces concepts such as triad inversions, 3/8 and 6/8 time signatures, 16th-note rhythms, connected pedaling, and major and minor scales, plus a special focus on chord playing with lead sheets of familiar songs. Audio and video files are included on CD and DVD at the back of this perfect-bound book, or may be accessed online – hours of instructional videos and accompaniment tracks that inspire rhythmic vitality and artistic expression. Song highlights: 'O Sole Mio! • Sloop John B • Brahms' Lullaby • The Lion Sleeps Tonight • Hava Nagila • Give My Regards to Broadway • Scarborough Fair • Malaguena • Pachelbel's Canon • and more.