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On Your Way to Succeeding with the Masters

By Various

Piano - SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
Composed by Various. Edited by Helen Marlais. Print-piano - Classical. Succeeding with the Masters. Classical Period. Repertoire/Activity Book and Listening/Practice CD. The FJH Music Company Inc #FJH1433. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH1433).

Item Number: FJ.FJH1433

ISBN 9781569396803.

On Your Way to Succeeding with the Masters is a collection of keyboard pieces from six time periods - the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and the 20th/21st centuries. This collection will prepare students for the master composers found in Succeeding with the Masters, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and the Twentieth Century. Each era has an activity page as well as a valuable practice strategy. Each activity page gives students a historical perspective so that they understand the life and times of each era they are learning. This book is compatible with The Festival Collection!, Book 1.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 1-2.

About Succeeding with the Masters

Succeeding with the Masters is a series dedicated to the authentic keyboard works of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century masters.
This series provides a complete and easily accessible method for learning and performing the works of the masters. Each book presents the works in historical perspective for the student, and provides the means and the motivation to play these pieces in the correct stylistic, musical, and technical manner. The easily understandable format of practice strategies and musical concepts make this series enjoyable for both students and teachers.

Succeeding with the Masters begins with late-elementary repertoire, continues through intermediate-level works and also includes a few early-advanced works. Upon completion of the series, students will be well prepared for the major keyboard works by the master composers of each era.

About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)

5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.

  • Step into the Medieval Era (c. 675-1430) 
  • Practice Strategy: Learn and Practice 
  • Trouvere  Performed by Richard I, Coeur-de-Lion
  • Ballade  Performed by Perrin D'Angicourt
  • Step into the Renaissance Era (c. 1430-c.1600) 
  • Practice Strategy: Chain Linking 
  • Pavane  Performed by Claude Gervaise
  • A Study in 5/4 Time  Performed by Thomas Morley
  • Hercules' Dance  Performed by Attributed To Tielman Susato
  • Skipping Dance  Performed by August Normiger
  • Step into the Baroque Era (c. 1600-c.1750) 
  • Practice Strategy: Getting Ready for a Performance 
  • The Statues are Dancing  Performed by Andre Cardinal Destouches
  • Two Baroque Musicians  Performed by Attributed To Sebastien De Brossard
  • Minuet  Performed by Maaghdalena Dakkert
  • Bourree  Performed by Maaghdalena Dakkert
  • Noel (Do You Know My Dear Neighbor?)  Performed by Arr. Jean Francois Dandrieu
  • Step into the Classical Era (c. 1750-c.1820) 
  • Practice Strategy: Balancing the Melody with the Accompaniment 
  • Scherzo  Performed by Johann Andreas Kauchlitz Colizzi
  • The Bohemian  Performed by Johann Andreas Kauchlitz Colizzi
  • The Scale Ladder  Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
  • Softly, Like the Wind  Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
  • A Little Waltz  Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
  • Prelude  Performed by Samuel Arnold
  • Allegretto  Performed by Alexander Reinagle
  • Children's Song  Performed by Daniel Gottlob Turk
  • Allegro  Performed by Alexander Reinagle
  • Sunset at the Boardwalk  Performed by Carl Czerny
  • Monday March  Performed by Carl Czerny
  • The Cobblestone Road  Performed by Alexander Reinagle
  • Step into the Romantic Era (c.1820-c.1900) 
  • Practice Strategy: Careful Listening 
  • Soldier's Song  Performed by Moritz Vogel
  • In the Garden  Performed by Louis Kohler
  • Going to School (Op. 117, No. 14)  Performed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Water Sprite  Performed by Hermann Berens
  • Happily Exercising  Performed by Ferdinand Beyer
  • The Mighty Hawk (Op. 117, No. 8)  Performed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Step into the 20th/21st Centuries (1900-present) 
  • Practice Strategy: 3x1 Rule 
  • The Sparrow's Song  Performed by Timothy Brown
  • Study  Performed by Bela Bartok
  • Gradus No. 8  Performed by Samuel Adler
  • Polka  Performed by Dmitri Kabalevsky
  • Tiresome Prank  Performed by Erik Satie
  • Playing  Performed by Dmitri Kabalevsky
  • The Old Gypsy Violin  Performed by Kevin Olson
  • Glossary of Musical Terms 

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  • July 11, 2019 Music Through the Ages

    What a wonderful way to introduce the various periods in classical music to a child. The pieces are beautifully arranged for beginners to learn and enjoy.

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