Piano - beginner, intermediate, advanced
Composed by Julie McIntosh Johnson. Basics of Keyboard Theory. Answer book. Julie Johnson Music Publications #BKTANS. Published by Julie Johnson Music Publications (JJ.BKTANS).
Each level reviews previous material as well as presenting new concepts.
Preparatory Level (beginner): Note names, half and whole steps, intervals to 5th by number, Major and minor five finger positions and chords, Major key signatures and scales, rhythms in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4. Keys of C, F, G, D Major.
Level I (beginner): All previous material plus intervals to 7th by number, Major and minor triads, I, IV, and V chords, rhythms including eighth notes.
Level II (advanced beginner): All previous material plus authentic, half, and plagal cadences, rhythms including 6/8. Keys of C, G, D, A, F, Bb Major, a minor.
Level III (early intermediate): All previous material plus all Major key signatures, a, e, and d natural and harmonic minor, Major and Perfect intervals, Major and minor triads and inversions, rhythm including 2/2 and triplets.
Level IV (intermediate): All previous material plus new keys of g, c, and b minor, minor intervals, diminished triads, iii and vi chords, Dominant 7th chord, rhythm including sixteenth patterns, transposition, four periods of music history.
Level V (intermediate): All previous material plus new key of F minor, chromatic scale, ii and viio chords, Dominant 7th chord, more music history.
Level VI (late intermediate): All previous material plus keys of f sharp and b flat minors, Augmented and diminished intervals, Augmented triads, Roman Numerals in harmonic minor, deceptive cadence, modulation, chord progressions.
Level VII (early advanced): All previous material including all Major and minor keys, Circle of Fifths, melodic minor scales, diminished 7th chords, Sonata Allegro form.
Level VIII (early advanced): All previous material plus whole tone scale, secondary dominants, homophonic and polyphonic textures, diatonic and chromatic half steps.
Level IX (advanced): All previous material plus triads within whole tone scale, Major, minor, and half diminished 7th chords, Fugue, Baroque Suite.
Level X (advanced): Traditional devices (passing tones, anticipations, etc.), Contemporary Period techniques, Augmented 6th chords, analysis of complete movements of Fugue, Sonata Allegro, Rondo, Theme and Variations, Twelve-Tone music.
About Basics of Keyboard Theory
Finally! Theory workbooks that students can understand! This series follows the theory requirements of the 2003 MTAC Certificate of Merit Piano Syllabus. Each book features:
-Review of material from previous level(s) and introduction of new concepts
-Clear, easy to understand explanations of skills with practice drills
-Application of new concepts to repertoire from the level
-Multi-chapter reviews and final test including drills and analysis