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Lesson Books (Current)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 13 Leftover Popcorn (student part, qn=76)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 13 Leftover Popcorn (student part, qn=126)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 13 Leftover Popcorn (both parts, qn=126)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 12 Skip to My Lou (student part, qn=92)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 12 Skip to My Lou (both parts, qn=92)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 12 Skip to My Lou (student part, qn=144)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 12 Skip to My Lou (both parts, qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 11 Famous People (student part, qn=104)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 11 Famous People (both parts, qn=104)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 8 When The Saints Go Marching In (student part, qn=116)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 8 When The Saints Go Marching In (student part, qn=132)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 8 When The Saints Go Marching In (student part, qn=160)
Traditional: Level 2A 2nd Ed - page 8 When The Saints Go Marching In (both parts, qn=160)


Performance Books (Current)
Giuliani: Level 1 - The Juggler (student part, qn=80)
Giuliani: Level 1 - The Juggler (student part, qn=100)
Giuliani: Level 1 - The Juggler (student part, qn=120)
Giuliani: Level 1 - The Juggler (student part, qn=140)
Giuliani: Level 1 - The Juggler (both parts, qn=140)


Popular Repertoire Books (Current)


Recital/Concert Pieces (Current)




Past Links...


Lesson Books (Prior)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 59 The Bubble (qn=132)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 59 The Dreydl Song (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 59 The Dreydl Song (qn=100)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 59 The Dreydl Song (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 59 The Dreydl Song (qn=180)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 58 Dinosaur Stomp (qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 57 Chords in G (qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (student part, qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (both parts, qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (student part, qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (both parts, qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (student part, qn=180)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (both parts, qn=180)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (student part, qn=200)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 56 Bongo Drummers (both parts, qn=200)
Beethoven: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 54 Shepherd's Song (student part, qn=92)
Beethoven: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 54 Shepherd's Song (student part, qn=108)
Beethoven: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 54 Shepherd's Song (both parts, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 53 Jazzy Joe (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 53 Jazzy Joe (qn=180)
Haydn: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 52 London Symphony (qn=120)
Haydn: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 52 London Symphony (qn=144)
Traditional: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 51 Row, Row, Row Your Boat (qn=120)
Traditional: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 50 My Pony (student part, qn=120)
Traditional: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 50 My Pony (both parts, qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 49 Song for a Scarecrow (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 49 Song for a Scarecrow (qn=144)
Beyer: Level 1, 2nd Ed page 47 Girl On A Bicycle, Boy On a Bicycle (qn=100)
Faber and Faber: Level 1, 2nd Ed page 46 Two-Note March (qn=92)
Giuliani: Level 1, 2nd Ed page 45 Scarf Dance (qn=88)
Giuliani: Level 1, 2nd Ed page 45 Scarf Dance (qn=108)
Giuliani: Level 1, 2nd Ed page 45 Scarf Dance (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 39 Grumpy Old Troll (qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 39 Grumpy Old Troll (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 38 No Moon Tonight (student part, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 38 No Moon Tonight (both parts, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 36 Forest Drums (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 36 Forest Drums (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 36 Forest Drums (qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 36 Forest Drums (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 36 Forest Drums (hn=100)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 35 Lightly Row (qn=72)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 35 Lightly Row (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 35 Lightly Row (qn=138)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 35 Lightly Row (in G, qn=138)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 34 Rain Forest (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 33 Runaway Rabbit (qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 33 Runaway Rabbit (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 33 Runaway Rabbit (qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 33 Runaway Rabbit (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 32 Flute of the Andes (qn=100)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 32 Flute of the Andes (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 30 A Mixed-Up Song (qn=104)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 30 A Mixed-Up Song (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 30 A Mixed-Up Song (qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 28 Kites in the Sky (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 28 Kites in the Sky (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 27 This Is Not Jingle Bells (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 26 Traffic Jam 2nds (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 25 The Juggler (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 25 The Juggler (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 25 The Juggler (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 23 Mozart's Five Names (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 22 C's Rock (qn=140)
Traditional: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 21 Li'l Liza Jane (student part, qn=88)
Traditional: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 21 Li'l Liza Jane (student part, qn=108)
Traditional: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 21 Li'l Liza Jane (student part, qn=120)
Traditional: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 21 Li'l Liza Jane (student part, qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 20 The Lonely Pine (student part, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 20 The Lonely Pine (both parts, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 19 Half-Time Show (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 19 Half-Time Show (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 18 Skipping in Space (qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 16 Classic Dance (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 16 Classic Dance (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 15 The Haunted Mouse (qn=66)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 15 The Haunted Mouse (qn=76)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 15 The Haunted Mouse (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 15 The Haunted Mouse (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 15 The Haunted Mouse (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 14 Mexican Jumping Beans (student part, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 14 Mexican Jumping Beans (student part, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 14 Mexican Jumping Beans (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 12 Ferris Wheel (student part, qn=72)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 12 Ferris Wheel (student part, qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 12 Ferris Wheel (both parts, qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 11 Sailing in the Sun (qn=66)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 11 Sailing in the Sun (qn=76)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 11 Sailing in the Sun (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 11 Sailing in the Sun (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 11 Sailing in the Sun (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 10 Little River (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 10 Little River (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 8 Firefly (student part, qn=60)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 8 Firefly (student part, qn=76)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 8 Firefly (student part, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 8 Firefly (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 8 Firefly (both parts, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 8 Firefly (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 70 The Bugle Boys (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 70 The Bugle Boys (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 69 Princess or Monster (monster duet, qn=80)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 69 Princess or Monster (princess duet, qn=102)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 60 Copy Cat (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 60 Copy Cat (qn=104)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 59 Octavius the Octopus (qn=102)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 58 Football Game (qn=102)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 57 A Joke for You (qn=102)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 57 A Joke for You (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 56 Magic Rhyme for Bass D (student part, qn=96)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 56 Magic Rhyme for Bass D (both parts, qn=96)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 55 Yankee Doodle (student part, qn=96, 120)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 55 Yankee Doodle (both parts, qn=96, 120)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 54 Elephant Ride (student part, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 54 Elephant Ride (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 53 Allegro (student part, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 53 Allegro (student part, qn=110)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Edition - page 53 Allegro (both parts, qn=110)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.50 Come See The Parade! (both parts, qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.50 Come See The Parade! (student part, qn=110)
(this one is a little faster, at qn=110)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.50 Come See The Parade! (both parts, qn=110)


Performance Books (Prior)
Kuffner: Level 1 Performance - page 22, Miniature Sonatina (student part, qn=108)
Kuffner: Level 1 Performance - page 22, Miniature Sonatina (student part, qn=138)
Kuffner: Level 1 Performance - page 22, Miniature Sonatina (both parts, qn=138)
Kuffner: Level 1 Performance - page 22, Miniature Sonatina (both parts, qn=184)
Kuffner: Level 1 Performance - page 22, Miniature Sonatina (teacher part only, qn=108)
Kuffner: Level 1 Performance - page 22, Miniature Sonatina (teacher part only, qn=184)
Kuffner: Level 1 Performance - page 22, Miniature Sonatina (both parts)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.32 Let's Boogie (student part, qn=xxx)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.32 Let's Boogie (both parts, qn=xxx)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.30 Rainy Day (qn=xxx)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.28 Trumpet Song (student part, qn=xxx)
Faber and Faber: Level Primer 2nd Ed. - p.28 Trumpet Song (both parts, qn=xxx)


Performance Pieces (Prior)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 17 Young Hunter (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 17 Young Hunter (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Ed. - page 17 Young Hunter (both parts, qn=140)
Turk: Play-a-long: Carefree (qn=80)
Turk: Play-a-long: Carefree (qn=88)
Turk: Play-a-long: Carefree (qn=108)
Turk: Carefree (from CD, qn=~141)




CERTIFICATE OF MERIT


CM Performance Pieces (Current)
Turk: Play-a-long: Carefree (qn=80)
Turk: Play-a-long: Carefree (qn=88)
Turk: Play-a-long: Carefree (qn=108)
Turk: Carefree (from CD, qn=~141)


Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, R.H. only (qn=80)
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, R.H. only (qn=92)
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, L.H. only (qn=80)
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, L.H. only (qn=92)


Turk: Play-a-long: Determination (mm1-6 only 6x, qn=66)
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination (2nd line only 6x, qn=66)
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination (qn=66)
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, mm1-2 only 6x (qn=92) to memorize
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, mm1-4 only 6x (qn=92) to memorize
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, mm1-6 only 6x (qn=92) to memorize
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination, mm1-end only 6x (qn=92) to memorize
Turk: Play-a-long: Determination (qn=92)
Turk: Determination (from CD, qn=~123)


CM Technical Requirements (Preparatory Level) (4:00 to perform)
MAJOR & MINOR 5-FINGER PATTERNS & TRIADS
(min. qn=66)
SCALES CADENCES/CHORD PROGRESSIONS
_F_   _C_   _G_
_D_   _A_   _E_ Major

_f_   _c_   _g_
_d_   _a_   _e_ minor

8th notes

Five-finger patterns
up and down;
Triads broken,
up and down
& blocked
HT
_C_   _G_   Major
tetrachord or
scale form

quarter note = 1 octave
HS or HT
_C_   _G_ Major

I - V - I in root position
or use common tone

HT
      ***All Elements in a row! (qn=80)
Ear Training: Preparatory Level







Here are some VIDEO clips to check out...

ARTIST TITLE STYLE
Kawai:Making A Piano
Mason & Hamlin:Making A Piano





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