Accelerated Piano Adventures for the Older Beginner: Book 2
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Lesson: 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.
Theory: 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
Performance: 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.
Technique & Artistry: 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.