Piano Adventures: Level 2A
Lesson: Level 2A includes C, G, D and A major and minor 5- finger positions. Introduces eighth notes. Transposition and functional harmony skills are presented in highly musical settings. The Level 2A Lesson Book follows Level 1 and continues an intervalic orientation to reading through a musically appealing multi-key approach. Includes C, G, D, and A major and minor 5-finger positions. Transposition and functional harmony skills are introduced.
Theory: This book provides instruction, reinforcement and creative application of theory concepts through writing, sightreading, and eartraining activities – all within a fun-filled context.
Technique & Artistry: This book features “Technique Secret” exercises which train students in firm fingertips, light thumb, fast fingers, hands together coordination, and wrist float-off. An “Artistry Magic” page at the end of each unit explores expressive playing. An appendix of the 12 major 5-finger positions and 7 white-key minor 5-finger positions is included.
Performance: This book offers a collection of effective pieces in a variety of styles, designed to be used in conjunction with the Lesson and Theory books.
Gold Star Performance: Features new piano solos for the mid-elementary pianist from Nancy and Randall Faber, some with optional teacher duet parts. These pieces present a broad range of styles to enhance the young musician’s awareness of classical, jazz, folk, and impressionistic sounds. Repeated listening and play-along with the online audio accompaniments will familiarize students with diverse musical textures and sonorities, including a piano sonatina with orchestra.