Supersonics Piano Method Level Three (2019 edition)


by Daniel McFarlane

Series: Supersonics Piano Method

Level: click here to view the flowchart

Book information: Spiral bound; 168 pages



Supersonics Piano Method Level Three is designed for Elementary pianists and will provide 1-2 years of material. This book is suitable for all ages. Depending on a student's learning style they may be more suited to Quick Start B (the two books are interchangeable). There are three ways to effectively use this method:

  1. Use this book in conjunction with the free material in Supersonics Plus
  2. Subscribe to Supersonics Plus to experience the full comprehensive program (if you are a Plus subscriber you can print all the pieces in this book as part of your membership).
  3. Use this book as the repertoire, technical and creative base for your teaching/learning. You can then add your own aural and theory programs.

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 2019 CHANGES

 

Description

Modules: This book features the final 8 modules of the course (there are 30 in total). Each module is targeted towards a different key group making it easy to understand and to integrate supplementary material.

Techniques: The six fundamental techniques introduced in the earlier levels are consolidated and extended in this book. 

Note-reading: The reading approach is intervallic + landmark note based. Key signatures are explored in this level.

Rhythm: Any rhythmic system can be used with this method (e.g. French rhythm names or counting) making it very flexible and adaptable. 

Style: The greater majority of this book consists of original pieces by me! These are composed in an engaging, contemporary style. In order to expand a student's musical range I have also included folk tunes, canons, popular classic arrangements and "authentic" classical repertoire.

Tonality: This books explores the following areas:

  • C,F,G and D majors. A,D and E minors
  • Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian modes
  • Pentatonic, minor pentatonic and blues scales
  • Chromatic harmony

Creative: This book includes improvisation and composition tasks. 

    Popular harmony: A unique feature of this method is the inclusion of the structured development of practical contemporary harmony skills ("pop" chords). Every module features pieces that further explores contemporary harmony. 

    Supersonics Plus 

    Supersonics Plus is the online system that works in conjunction with this book in order to give you the "complete" method experience. Supersonics Plus features:

    Backing tracks: Every original piece has a backing track. Practicing with backing tracks is a great way to develop a strong sense of beat. 

    Supplementary repertoire: Supersonics Plus features a huge library of supplementary pieces.

    Rhythm Builders: Every piece has a Rhythm Builder worksheet associated with it.  

    Shipping

    Standard shipping to the continental United States, Australia, the UK and New Zealand is FREE for all orders of 2019 edition printed books (and for three or more original edition books). Other countries have the following flat rates of shipping:

    • Canada: $10 USD (free shipping will become available for Canadian orders later in 2019)
    • Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland): $5 USD
    • International (Hong Kong): $10 USD 

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