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AMERICAN POPULAR PIANO Etudes Book 5 BK/CD
Novus Via Music Group
Our Price $11.95
This Series will help students: 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 they can t wait to play; nurture creativity and spontaneity through a user friendly modular approach to improvisation; enjoy regular ensemble playing ;find pleasure in a lifelong relationship with music. Each Etude Album compliments the corresponding Repertoire Album with traditional etudes in both classical and popular styles and through a revolutionary, module based approach to improvisation. Technical Etudes: builds solid fundamentals by focusing on specific technical and musical elements; offers an enjoyable approach to improving facility Improvisation Etudes: delivers a practical framework for learning improvisation; integrates effortlessly into traditional piano lessons; module structure provides intuitive, progressive development from the very first level; encourages creativity and spontaneity; trains critical active listening skills. The instrumental backing CD's that come with the Repertoire books are compatible with the improvisation modules in the Etude books. The CD's provide convenient practice & performance tempos for realistic support of the learning process. The CD also helps stimulate daily ensemble playing and creates a full band improvisation experience that makes reaching a polished performance just plain fun! Level five is for late intermediate students. - Difficulty and musicianship issues similar to classical sonatinas - Whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth note, dotted-half, dotted-quarter and dotted-sixteenth note, triplet eighth, triplet sixteenth - 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 - 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8 time signatures - Key signatures up to two sharps and two flats - Repeat, 8va, 8vb, tie, fermata, rit 15. The pages isolate duple and triple rhythm and then combine the rhythms to strengthen a student's sense of pulse and time-keeping ability.
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