Grade 3 expands on the concepts introduced in earlier levels and teaches new ones, such as: new time signatures of 3/8, 6/8 and cut time; compound meter; triads and inversions; IV chord and I-IV-I cadence; I-IV-I-V7-I in C, G, and F Major; syncopation; intervals of a 7th and an octave; alberti bass; triplets; swing rhythm; chromaticism; and the three forms of the minor scale in the key A and D. Healthy technique resulting in tension-free playing, conventional and intervallic note reading, engaging music by six leading composers establish a passion for playing piano.
The CD has a practice and performance track with a short verbal pedagogical comment in between that reinforces correct practice habits. The CD provides an opportunity to play with a string quartet accompaniment for some of the pieces.
Composer: Helen Marlais
Level: Grade 3
Series: Succeeding at the Piano
Editor: Helen Marlais
Subject: Method Books