Supersonics Piano Method Quick Start B

by Daniel McFarlane

Series: Supersonics Piano Method

Level: click here to view the flowchart

Book information: Spiral bound; 136 pages

The Supersonics Piano Method Quick Start series is designed to give older beginners a "quick start" to the piano. There is no padding in this book, just a streamlined contemporary progression. This book is suitable for all ages. This book should be considered interchangeable with the Supersonics Piano Method Level Three book. The two books share the share content but Quick Start Level B is an accelerated progression and the content is arranged differently. 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.




The book is divided into six sections:

  1. Key Explorations: The pieces in this section explore the keys of C,G,F and D majors and A,E and D minors as well as the chromatic scale.
  2. Arrangements: In this section we explore arrangements of some well-known folk tunes and popular classics.
  3. Modes: This section explores the modes of the major scale (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian).
  4. Historical Sounds: In this section we explore original "historical" repertoire by some of the great composers.
  5. Chords: In this section we continue the exploration of contemporary harmony we began in Level A.
  6. Creative: In this section we explore your musical creativity.

    This is the recommended minimum amount of work that you should cover in this book:

    1. Key Explorations: Learn all the Finger Tricks exercises and one piece for every key in this section.
    2. Arrangements: Learn four out of the nine pieces in this section.
    3. Modes: Learn how to construct the different modes and then learn two out of the six pieces.
    4. Historical Sounds: Learn three out of the eight pieces in this section.
    5. Chords: Learn all the pieces in this section.
    6. Creative: Complete as many of these exercises as you like.
    7. Own Choice: Learn an additional three pieces. These can be from this book or other appropriate sources.

      This will give you a well-rounded appreciation of the musical content appropriate for this level. Obviously the more pieces you learn the better so feel free to work your way from cover to cover in this book!

      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.  


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