Supersonics Piano Method Level Three


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:

  1. Use this book in conjunction with the free version of 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.

 TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

 

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 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:

  • 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. Students will also be able to compose pieces in a contemporary style utilizing the knowledge that they gained in the previous two levels.

    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 

    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. 

    Contents

    MODULE TWENTY-THREE MODULE TWENTY-SIX MODULE TWENTY-NINE
    Happy Days (Chord piece) March Macabre (Chord piece) Inspire (Chord piece)
    Elevate: Three
    Terry Tortellini Sunrise
    Elevate: Four
    Final Hope Daybreak
    Coconutty Chromatico Lullaby (Brahms)
    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)
    Dance (Bartok)
    Little Rondo (Turk)

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