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Frisky Frogs!

Primer Level Lesson Book, Pg. 45, Frogs on Logs Jumping frogs might land in different places. The first test of finger 2 moving to other keys sets up the action. By circling the repeated notes, Vivian sees that these frogs are really hopping! After she learns the pattern in the first four measures, Vivian is […]

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Circling Con Moto Dance

Developing Artist Preparatory Piano Literature, Pg. 16, Circle Dance Warming up with A Minor five-finger scales, Sam is learning to express “con moto.” He clearly makes his “con moto” approach a musical shape, and he applies this idea to Circle Dance with natural ease. It’s evident that he is thinking in four-measure phrases, and the […]

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Off to the Races!

Level 2B Lesson Book, Pg. 32, Camptown Races This dynamic duo is off to the races! Philip puts into practice his learning of tonic and dominant chords as he plays the accompaniment for Camp Town Races for his teacher. Philip stays steady as a rock as Nancy creates fun and fancy rhythms in the melody.

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The Dance Band and Drummer: Proper Arm Weight

Lesson Book, Primer Level, Pg. 44, Dance Band In this video, Randall Faber describes and demonstrates the use of arm weight as an important technique to be taught from the early lessons at the Primer level. This piece titled, The Dance Band, strategically offers repetition and review as it corresponds directly to the Technique and […]

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The Skater’s Waltz

Level 2B, Lesson Book, Pg. 26 Watch as Nancy cultivates Philip’s musical artistry through affirming his expressive performance of The Skater’s Waltz. To the student, Piano Adventures® implies an exciting exploration. To the teacher, Piano Adventures® implies a mission and mindset which puts the student’s personal development in the fore. The Piano Adventures® Teacher refers […]