Faber Piano Adventures: Level 2B
From the publisher-
Lesson: Contents include- Almost Like a Dream • Amarylis • America • Auld Lang Syne • Beach Party • Boom Boom! • Boxcar Rumble • Camptown Races Duet • Canoeing in the Moonlight • Carefree Waltz • Cathedral Chimes • Chord Jumps • Cross-Hand Arpeggios • Down by the Bay • and more.
Theory: This book provides instruction, reinforcement, and creative applications of basic theory concepts through writing, sightreading, and ear-training activities – a strong foundation in reading and theory.
Technique & Artistry: The “Technique Secret” exercises presented in this book develop a technical foundation, training the student in arm weight, slur gesture, light thumb, and connected pedaling. The “Artistry Magic” page focuses the student on forward motion, balance between the melody and harmony, articulation, pedal effects, and “musical color.” Includes an appendix of elementary cadences.
Performance: The use of connected pedal and variety of styles in this collection keep the students musically engaged as they explore the I, IV, and V7 chords. An ideal supplement with other piano methods.
Gold Star Performance: An adventurous collection for the late-elementary student that offers performance pieces “with a challenge.” These are especially appropriate for recitals and other musical events, featuring an ancient Chinese folk song, a gypsy dance by fire light, and a humorous blues piece. These new solos by the Fabers provide settings in harmony, style, and rhythm that explore the expressive and dramatic qualities of the piano.