Succeeding at the Piano! , Lesson and Technique Book - Grade 3 (with CD) (A method for Everyone, Let's Play!). Composed by Various. Edited by Helen Marlais. For piano. Book. Succeeding at the Piano. Method. Grade 3. Book. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH2071CD).
ISBN 1-56939-993-X. Method.
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.