Faber Piano Adventures: Level 3B
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Lesson: The 2nd Edition of the Level 3B Lesson Book is a fresh, dynamic update for early-intermediate students. This is the level of contrasts: fast fingerwork contrasted with sonorous tonal colors, and traditional harmonies mingled with contemporary sounds. Compositions from Dvorak, Rebikov, and Liszt are included along with new Faber originals. Concepts include the octave, A minor, E minor, and D minor scales (natural and harmonic minor), motive and sequence, all 12 major and minor triads, triad inversions, syncopation, and introduction to sixteenth notes.
Theory: The hallmark of the revised Level 3B Theory Book is the synthesis of 3B concepts: major and minor scales, triads and chord inversions, and 16th-note rhythms are reinforced with writing, composing, sightreading, and ear-training exercises. Students will enjoy composing a tune for a lead sheet, harmonizing melodies, identifying triad inversions, and creating their own 16th-note rhythms in various time signatures.
Technique & Artistry: In the Level 3B Technique & Artistry Book, students learn four effective Technique Secrets to help develop fluency for early-intermediate repertoire. New etudes by Bertini, Beyer, and Czerny are used to review and apply the Secrets, leading to Artistry Magic pieces that are suitable for recital performance.
Performance: The 2nd Edition of the 3B Performance Book offers appealing, pianistic pieces that closely correlate with the Lesson Book concepts. Students will enjoy a German Dance by Beethoven and a selection from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, as well as arrangements by Strauss, and a four-hand duet by Felix Mendelssohn. Well-loved standards such as “Hava Nagila” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” along with new originals by the Fabers, provide a variety of major and minor keys, accompaniment styles, and pianistic expression.