On Your Way to Succeeding with the Masters!
Piano - SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
Composed by Various. Edited by Helen Marlais. Classical. Succeeding with the Masters! Classical Period. Repertoire/Activity Book and Listening/Practice CD. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FF1433).
Item Number: FJ.FF1433
On Your Way to Succeeding with the Masters is a collection of keyboard pieces from six time periods - the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and the 20th/21st centuries. This collection will prepare students for the master composers found in Succeeding with the Masters, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and the Twentieth Century. Each era has an activity page as well as a valuable practice strategy. Each activity page gives students a historical perspective so that they understand the life and times of each era they are learning. This book is compatible with The Festival Collection!, Book 1.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 1-2.
About Succeeding with the Masters
Succeeding with the Masters is a series dedicated to the authentic keyboard works of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century masters.
This series provides a complete and easily accessible method for learning and performing the works of the masters. Each book presents the works in historical perspective for the student, and provides the means and the motivation to play these pieces in the correct stylistic, musical, and technical manner. The easily understandable format of practice strategies and musical concepts make this series enjoyable for both students and teachers.
Succeeding with the Masters begins with late-elementary repertoire, continues through intermediate-level works and also includes a few early-advanced works. Upon completion of the series, students will be well prepared for the major keyboard works by the master composers of each era.
About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.
- Step into the Medieval Era (c. 675-1430)
- Practice Strategy: Learn and Practice
- Trouvere Performed by Richard I, Coeur-de-Lion
- Ballade Performed by Perrin D'Angicourt
- Step into the Renaissance Era (c. 1430-c.1600)
- Practice Strategy: Chain Linking
- Pavane Performed by Claude Gervaise
- A Study in 5/4 Time Performed by Thomas Morley
- Hercules' Dance Performed by Attributed To Tielman Susato
- Skipping Dance Performed by August Normiger
- Step into the Baroque Era (c. 1600-c.1750)
- Practice Strategy: Getting Ready for a Performance
- The Statues are Dancing Performed by Andre Cardinal Destouches
- Two Baroque Musicians Performed by Attributed To Sebastien De Brossard
- Minuet Performed by Maaghdalena Dakkert
- Bourree Performed by Maaghdalena Dakkert
- Noel (Do You Know My Dear Neighbor?) Performed by Arr. Jean Francois Dandrieu
- Step into the Classical Era (c. 1750-c.1820)
- Practice Strategy: Balancing the Melody with the Accompaniment
- Scherzo Performed by Johann Andreas Kauchlitz Colizzi
- The Bohemian Performed by Johann Andreas Kauchlitz Colizzi
- The Scale Ladder Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
- Softly, Like the Wind Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
- A Little Waltz Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
- Prelude Performed by Samuel Arnold
- Allegretto Performed by Alexander Reinagle
- Children's Song Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
- Allegro Performed by Alexander Reinagle
- Sunset at the Boardwalk Performed by Carl Czerny
- Monday March Performed by Carl Czerny
- The Cobblestone Road Performed by Alexander Reinagle
- Step into the Romantic Era (c.1820-c.1900)
- Practice Strategy: Careful Listening
- Soldier's Song Performed by Moritz Vogel
- In the Garden Performed by Louis Kohler
- Going to School (Op. 117, No. 14) Performed by Cornelius Gurlitt
- Water Sprite Performed by Hermann Berens
- Happily Exercising Performed by Ferdinand Beyer
- The Mighty Hawk (Op. 117, No. 8) Performed by Cornelius Gurlitt
- Step into the 20th/21st Centuries (1900-present)
- Practice Strategy: 3x1 Rule
- The Sparrow's Song Performed by Timothy Brown
- Study Performed by Bela Bartok
- Gradus No. 8 Performed by Samuel Adler
- Polka Performed by Dmitri Kabalevsky
- Tiresome Prank Performed by Erik Satie
- Playing Performed by Dmitri Kabalevsky
- The Old Gypsy Violin Performed by Kevin Olson
- Glossary of Musical Terms
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