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Piano Safari Level 1 Pack (2nd Edition 2018) Katherine Fisher Julie Knerr

Piano Safari Level 1 Pack (2nd Edition 2018) Katherine Fisher Julie Knerr

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The Piano Safari series of Piano Method books and resources by Katherine Fisher and Julie Kerr is a modern approach to teaching the piano that is recommended by 'The Curious Piano Teachers' community. It has been widely acclaimed by piano teachers and is now the preferred choice of many leading professionals.

The series comprises of 3 levels, with: 

  • A carefully sequenced, intervallic approach for learning to read music notation

  • Patterned pieces taught by rote that provide engaging music for students from the first lesson

  • Animal themed Technique Exercises that teach the basic motions of piano technique

  • Improvisation ideas for developing creativity

  • A holistic approach combining ears, eyes, and imagination that allows children to become musically literate at the piano

  • Accompanying Sight Reading and Rhythm Cards

  • Supplementary Technical Exercises and Rote Pieces

The materials that make up the Level 1 Pack are designed to enhance each other. Students will make optimal progress when all the components are used.

Level 1 Pack contains:

Repertoire Book 1

Sight Reading and Rhythm Cards for Book 1

Audio Tracks available as a Digital Download

Repertoire Book Level 1 is spiral bound, with colourful and hard wearing front back covers, with 117 pages covering:

  • Musicianship

  • Rote Pieces

  • Technique and Technical Exercises

  • Reading

  • Improvisation

  • Folk Songs

Each subject is explained in a simple, east to read manner and thoughtfully illustrated. Animal themes are used throughout the series.

Sight Reading Cards for Level 1 feature the following:

  • Pre-staff reading

  • 2nds on the staff beginning on Landmark Notes

  • 3rds on the staff beginning on Landmark Notes

  • 2nds and 3rds combined

  • Rhythm Tapping Exercises

There are 16 color-coded cards for each of five units, for a total of 80 cards.

Level 1 contents:

  • Teacher Introduction

  • Intro - High Low - Hot Cross Buns - Rhythm - Posture, Piano Hand Shape, Finger Numbers - Charlie Chipmunk - Hungry Herbie Hippo - Lion Paw - King of the African Drum

  • Unit 1 - Black Keys - March Improvisation - Ocean Animals - Tundra Animals - I Love Coffee - Inchworm - Sam - Old Macdonald - Fred the Fish - Outer space - Cowboy Improvisation 

  • Unit 2 - White Keys - Alphabet Boogie - Mary Had a Little lamb - Fuzzy Wuzzy - Zechariah Zebra - Zebra on a Pogo Stick - Sea Adventure - River Rafting - Cleaver the Beaver - Ode to Joy

  • Unit 3 - Staff, Landmarks, The Interval of a 2nd - My Dog Fritz - Creepy Basement - Swans on the Lake - Tall Giraffe - A Day in the Life of a Tall Giraffe - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - Thunderstorm Over the Prairie - Peter Piper Picking Pickled Peppers - Midnight Waltz - Kristabel Kangaroo - Crocodile on the Nile - Weird Bird - Hot Air Balloon - Bingo - Tree Frog - Rain Forest Mystery 

  • Unit 4 - The Interval of a 3rd - Sleepy Elephant - Baa, Baa, Black Sheep - Ferris Wheel - Skip to My Lou - Ping Pong - Animals in the Wild - Kangaroo - Kristabel Kangaroo Visits Korea - Autumn - The Hippopotamus and the Mosquito - Mischievous Matthew Monkey - Yankee Doodle 

  • Unit 5 - 2nds and 3rds - the Cat and the Hat - Three Ring Circus - Earl the Squirrel - Bluebird, Bluebird on My Shoulder - Twelve Bar Blues - Soaring Bird - Hawk on the Mountain Peak - Forest Night - Talent Show - A Cowboy's Life - The Mosquito and the Hippopotamus - Spiky Monster - Monkey Swinging in a Tree - Monkey Blues

  • Congratulations

  • Appendix, Accompaniment Transpositions

  • About the Authors  

Piano Safari also comes with Audio Tracks that can be downloaded using a code that comes with the books.

EAN Code: 7101422366200

ISBN: 9781470612399


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