and Technique Book
FJH2075CD / 7.95
Grade 4 of Succeeding at the Piano® students
continue to cultivate musicianship and a passion for playing
piano! New concepts are: triads and inversions; two octave
scales; the circle of fifths; dominant seventh chords in
root position; the trill; the key of B flat Major; 3 forms
of E minor and G minor; diminished triads; refined pedal
technique; sixteenth notes and sixteenth notes variants.
Bach’s Prelude in C BWV 846 and classical
themes by Brahms, Liszt, Mozart, Beethoven and Grieg are
interspersed with folk tunes and original solos by leading
FJH composers. By reviewing the concepts of transposing,
musical forms, intervals, and technical tips, Grade 4 supports
the pedagogical foundation laid down in previous grades.
CD reinforces good practice habits with a short, verbal,
pedagogical comment between the practice track and performance
track. It also provides an opportunity to play with a string
quartet accompaniment for some of the pieces.
Recital Book (with CD)
FJH2076 / 6.50
pieces, in a wide variety of compositional styles, reinforce
valuable concepts presented in the Lesson and Technique
Book. These compositions make fine recital, festival,
and competition repertoire for students. Some of the selections
are: Fantasie by Telemann; Minuet by Haydn;
Musette by Gräfe; artistic arrangements of
Tales from the Vienna Woods and Musetta’s
Waltz; and outstanding originals by Timothy Brown,
Kevin Costley, Mary Leaf, Edwin McLean, and Kevin Olson.
Musicianship, good practice habits, and listening skills
develop as students focus on “Before Playing”
and “After Playing” points.