by Daniel McFarlane
Series: Supersonics Piano Method
Level: click here to view the flowchart
Book information: Spiral bound; 114 pages
Supersonics Piano Method Level Three is designed for Elementary pianists and will provide 12-18 months of material. This book is suitable for all ages. There are three ways to effectively use this method:
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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 Level One 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:
Popular harmony: A unique feature of this method is the inclusion of the structured development of practical contemporary harmony skills. Every module features pieces that further explores contemporary harmony.
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.
|MODULE TWENTY-THREE||MODULE TWENTY-SIX||MODULE TWENTY-NINE|
|Happy Days (Chord piece)||March Macabre (Chord piece)||Inspire (Chord piece)|
|Botany Bay (Lutz)||Mixed Messages (Dorian mode)||Russian Dance (Tchaikovsky)|
|Study in C (Czerny)||Scarborough Fair (Traditional)||Musette (Anon.)|
|Sonatina (Duncombe)||The Flowers Sing of Love (Bartok)||MODULE THIRTY|
|MODULE TWENTY-FOUR||MODULE TWENTY-SEVEN||Sunday Afternoon|
|Lonely Road (Chord piece)||Afterglow (Chord piece)||Time Is Up|
|The Lion and the Mouse||Elevate: Six||Stranger Horizons (Locrian mode)|
|Mechanico||A Brand New Day||The Snow Swirls|
|Melancholia: One||The Village Fair (Mixolydian mode)||Also Sprach Zarathustra (Strauss)|
|Armada||Amazing Grace (Traditional)||Harp Prelude (Fischer)|
|Aeolian Air (Aeolian mode)||Country Gardens (Traditional)||Midnight Escape (Gurlitt)|
|The Ghost of Tom (Traditional)||Ecossaise (Beethoven)||Arabesque (Burgmuller)|
|Study in A minor (Gurlitt)||MODULE TWENTY-EIGHT|
|Study in A minor (Reinecke)
||Electrix (Chord piece)|
|MODULE TWENTY-FIVE||Pentatonica (Chord piece)|
|Dreaming (Chord piece)||Blue Daze (Chord piece)|
|Elevate: Five||Melting Snow|
|Sunburst||After the Battle|
|The Triffid (Lydian mode)||Bazaar (Phrygian mode)|
|William Tell Overture Rossini)||The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas)|
|Study in F (Gurlitt)
|Little Rondo (Turk)|
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