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American Popular Piano Repertoire Book 4 Includes accompaniment CD

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This is one of four level-three books in the American Popular Piano series - the educational piano course by Christopher Norton and Scott McBride Smith. The series has 11 difficulty Levels, and each Level contains: Repertoire album with CD; Etudes album (including Improvisation); Skills book; Technic (technique) book. Level Three For early intermediate students - Basic syncopation, accidentals, swung eighth notes- Whole, half, quarter note, dotted half note, eighth note, triplet- Whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, dotted-half rest, eighth rest- pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, crescendo and diminuendo- Slur, legato, staccato, accent, tenuto, grace notes- 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures- Key signatures up to two sharps and one flat- Repeat, 8va, 8vb, tie, fermata, ritardando, a tempo- Fine, DC al Fine, Coda, DS al Coda Repertoire Albums: a wide selection of pieces in three distinct categories: · Lyrical: develops beautiful tone; reinforces careful listening; nurtures musical expression; improves finger control; · Rhythmic: instills a steady beat; improves counting; refines articulation; ensures secure syncopations; internalizes the pulse; · Ensemble: hones listening skills; encourages regular ensemble playing; offers rich musical textures even in early studies; reinforces musical continuity. The CD, which comes only with the Repertoire Album, contains accompanying instrumental backings both for the Repertoire Album's ensemble pieces, and the Etudes Album's Improvisation modules: · provides convenient practice and performance tempos for realistic support of the learning process; · stimulates daily ensemble playing; · creates a full band improvisation experience; · makes reaching a polished performance just plain fun! About the American Popular Piano series: “Why can’t I play more music like this?” asked a fourteen-year-old piano student. “My friends like to hear me play cool music.” Why not, indeed. J.S. Bach taught his sons using the music of his time – popular dances, preludes and exercises by living composers. It would never have occurred to him to seek out pieces in styles and rhythms one hundred years old. He expected his boys to thrive in the musical world of their time. American Popular Piano has been developed on the same principles. Students working in this series will… · develop traditional pianistic and musical skills through music in contemporary, popular styles; · be motivated to practice by working on music that is familiar, fun, and that they can’t wait to play; · nurture their creativity and spontaneity through a user-friendly modular ap

Item Details

Category: Popular & Jazz Piano Albums
Publisher: Novus Via Music Group Inc
Publisher's reference: NVM4
Our Stock Code: 1080643
Media Type: Paperback (38 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD