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Lesson Books (Current)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.24 - Down by the Bay (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.24 - Down by the Bay (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.22 - Jumpin' Jazz Cat (student part, qn=96)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.22 - Jumpin' Jazz Cat (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.22 - Jumpin' Jazz Cat (student part, qn=132)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.22 - Jumpin' Jazz Cat (both parts, qn=132)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.21 - The Ultimate C Scale Warm-up (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2B, p.21 - The Ultimate C Scale Warm-up (qn=160)
Traditional: Level 2B, p.18 - Shave and a Haircut (student part, qn=144)
Traditional: Level 2B, p.18 - Shave and a Haircut (both parts, qn=144)
Traditional: Level 2B, p.16 - The Great Clock (qn=92)


Performance Books (Current)


Performance Pieces (Current)


Other Pieces (Current)
Mazyar Falahi: Majnoone Leyli (qn=~160)




Past links...


Lesson Books (Prior)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 60 Snake Charmer (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 59 Go Tell Aunt Rhody (student part, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 59 Go Tell Aunt Rhody (both parts, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A, p.54 - Jazz Blast (both parts, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A, p.54 - Jazz Blast (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A, p.54 - Jazz Blast (both parts, qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A, p.54 - Jazz Blast (both parts, qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A, p.54 - Jazz Blast (bass and drums, qn=152)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A, p.54 - Jazz Blast (bass and drums, qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A, p.54 - Jazz Blast (both parts, qn=184)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 50 Sword Dance (student part, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 50 Sword Dance (both parts, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 50 Sword Dance (both parts, qn=138)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 38 Pirate of the North Sea (student part, qn=110)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 38 Pirate of the North Sea (both parts, qn=110)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 37 Spring (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 37 Spring (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 36 This R.H. Old Man (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 36 This L.H. Old Man (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 35 Cheers for D Chords (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 32 Storms on Saturn (qn=82)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 32 Storms on Saturn (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 30 Our Detective Agency (student part, qn=96)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 30 Our Detective Agency (both parts, qn=96)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 29 Kitch-iti-kipi (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 29 Kitch-iti-kipi (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 29 Kitch-iti-kipi (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 28 The Puppet Show (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 27 Moonlight Melody (qn=96)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 26 I Am The King (qn=96)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 24 Ode To Joy (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 23 The Elf's Silver Hammer (qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 23 The Elf's Silver Hammer (in G, qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 22 The Clock Strikes Thirteen! (qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 20 My Daydream (student part, qn=102)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 20 My Daydream (both parts, qn=120)
Haydn: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 19 Mr. Haydn's Theme (qn=104)
Haydn: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 19 Mr. Haydn's Theme (qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 18 Ice Cream (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 18 More Ice Cream (in G, qn=88)
Brahms: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 16 Mr. Brahms' Famous Lullaby (student part, qn=88)
Brahms: Level 2A 2nd Ed. - page 16 Mr. Brahms' Famous Lullaby (both parts, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 60 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 Warm-Up in G (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)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 54 Shepherd's Song (student part, qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 54 Shepherd's Song (student part, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 54 Shepherd's Song (both parts, qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 51 Row, Row, Row Your Boat (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 50 My Pony (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: 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 39 Grumpy Old Troll (qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 39 Grumpy Old Troll (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 38 No Moon Tonight (qn=108)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 36 Forest Drums (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 36 Forest Drums (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 36 Forest Drums (qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 35 Lightly Row (qn=72)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 35 Lightly Row (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 35 Lightly Row (qn=138)


Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 34 Rain Forest (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 33 Runaway Rabbit (qn=100)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 33 Runaway Rabbit (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 33 Runaway Rabbit (qn=160)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 32 Flute of the Andes (qn=100)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 32 Flute of the Andes (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 30 A Mixed-Up Song (qn=104)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 30 A Mixed-Up Song (qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 30 A Mixed-Up Song (qn=144)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 17 Young Hunter (both parts, qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 16 Classic Dance (both parts, qn=140)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 15 The Haunted Mouse (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 14 Mexican Jumping Beans (qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 12 Ferris Wheel (both parts, qn=92)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 11 Sailing in the Sun (student part, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 08 Firefly (student part, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 08 Firefly (both parts, qn=88)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 08 Firefly (student part, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 08 Firefly (both parts, qn=120)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 08 Firefly (teacher part, qn=120)


Theory Books (Prior)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 2nd Edition - page 34 Bicycyle Tune (qn=92)


Exercises
Chwalik: 5-Finger Exercises (qn=80)


Performance Books (Prior)
Faber: Play-a-long: Dance of the Irish (qn=168)
Faber: Dance of the Irish (no click, qn=200)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 Performance - Rusty Old Tandem Bike (both parts, qn=80)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 Performance - Rusty Old Tandem Bike (both parts, qn=110)
Faber and Faber: Level 1 Performance - Rusty Old Tandem Bike (both parts, qn=140)


Popular Repertoire Books (Prior)


Performance Pieces (Prior)
Gretchaninoff: Play-a-long: A Tiresome Tale (qn=80)
Gretchaninoff: Play-a-long: A Tiresome Tale (qn=108)
Gretchaninoff: Play-a-long: A Tiresome Tale (qn=128)
Gretchaninoff: Play-a-long: A Tiresome Tale (CD, qn=128)


Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (mm1-6, qn=108) #1
Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (RH mm6-16, qn=108) #2
Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (LH mm6-16, qn=108) #3
Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (qn=92) *
Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (qn=120) **
Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (qn=140) ***
Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (hn=100)
Rowley: Play-a-long: Two's Company (CD, hn=100)
Turk: Saturday Afternoon Walk (qn=80) mm1-2, HANDS TOGETHER 6x
Turk: Saturday Afternoon Walk (qn=80) mm1-4, HANDS TOGETHER 6x
Turk: Saturday Afternoon Walk (qn=80) mm1-6, HANDS TOGETHER 6x
Turk: Saturday Afternoon Walk (qn=80) mm1-8, HANDS TOGETHER 6x
Turk: Saturday Afternoon Walk (qn=96) HANDS TOGETHER
Reinagle: A Day In The Country (qn=69) HAND TOGETHER
Turk: Carefree (qn=108)


Other Pieces (Prior)
Beethoven: Für Elise (qn=66)
Beethoven: Für Elise (qn=92)
Beethoven: Für Elise (qn=120)




Certificate of Merit


CM Technical Requirements (Level 4) (4:30 to perform)
SCALES (min. qn=76) CADENCES/CHORD
PROGRESSIONS
CHORDS
A Major   Eb Major   Bb Major
8th notes = 2 octaves, and
triplets = 3 octaves

c natural minor / c harmonic minor
g natural minor / g harmonic minor
8th notes = 2 octaves
----------------
Chromatic Scale,
contrary motion,
1 octave, thumbs
begin on D
A Major   Eb Major   Bb Major
I - IV - I - V - V7 - I
use the common tone
with legato pedal

c minor   g minor
i - iv - i - V - V7 - i
use the common tone
with legato pedal

A Major   Bb Major
Primary first
then secondary
root position

----------------
A Major
g minor

Broken triads to,
the octave,
root position
and inversions,
up first, then down
      ***All Elements in a row!
Ear Training: Level 4
(includes Major and Perfect intervals up to and including an octave, asc. and desc. blocked and broken)



CM Performance Pieces (Current)
Telemann: Play-a-long: Gigue (en=144)
Telemann: Play-a-long: Gigue (en=168) **
Telemann: Play-a-long: Gigue (dq=66) ****
Telemann: Play-a-long: Gigue (dq=70)
Telemann: Play-a-long: Gigue (dq=102)
Telemann: Gigue (CD, dq=108)


Steibelt: Play-a-long: Adagio (qn=66)
Steibelt: Play-a-long: Adagio (qn=80) ****
Steibelt: Play-a-long: Adagio (qn=92) ***
Steibelt: Play-a-long: Adagio (qn=96)
Steibelt: Adagio (CD, qn=96)


Burgmuller: Play-a-long: Innocence (qn=63) **
Burgmuller: Play-a-long: Innocence (qn=80) ****
Burgmuller: Play-a-long: Innocence (qn=92) ***
Burgmuller: Play-a-long: Innocence (qn=104)
Burgmuller: Innocence (CD, qn=104)


CM Technical Requirements (Level 3) (4:15 to perform)
SCALES (min. qn=72) CADENCES/CHORD
PROGRESSIONS
CHORDS
A Major   E Major   B Major
8th notes = 2 octaves

a natural minor / a harmonic minor
e natural minor / e harmonic minor
b natural minor / b harmonic minor
8th notes = 2 octaves
A Major   E Major   B Major
I - IV - I - V(7) - I
use the common tone
with legato pedal

a minor   e minor   b minor
i - iv - i - V(7) - i
use the common tone
with legato pedal

A Major   E Major
a minor   e minor
root position
and inversions
blocked, up and down

_A_   _E_   _B_
Major, minor
diminished, Augmented
triads, root position

      ***All Elements in a row!
Ear Training: Level 3


CM Technical Requirements (Level 2)
---------: Level 2 - All Elements in a row! (qn=108, 66, 160) ***


CM Technical Requirements (Level 1)
5-Finger Pattern: B Major (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: B minor (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: F# Major (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: F# minor (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Db Major (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Db minor (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Ab Major (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Ab minor (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Eb Major (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Eb minor (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Bb Major (qn=69), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: Bb minor (qn=69), (qn=108)
Scale: F Major (qn=69)
Cadence: F Major, Half (I-V, qn=69)
Cadence: F Major, Half (IV-V, qn=69)
Cadence: F Major, Authentic (qn=69)
Cadence: F Major, Plagal (qn=69)

Scale: C Major (qn=69)
Cadence: C Major, Half (I-V, qn=69)
Cadence: C Major, Half (IV-V, qn=69)
Cadence: C Major, Authentic (qn=69)
Cadence: C Major, Plagal (qn=69)

Scale: G Major (qn=69)
Cadence: G Major, Half (I-V, qn=69)
Cadence: G Major, Half (IV-V, qn=69)
Cadence: G Major, Authentic (qn=69)
Cadence: G Major, Plagal (qn=69)

Scale: D Major (qn=69)
Cadence: D Major, Half (I-V, qn=69)
Cadence: D Major, Half (IV-V, qn=69)
Cadence: D Major, Authentic (qn=69)
Cadence: D Major, Plagal (qn=69)

Scale: d natural minor (qn=69)
Scale: a natural minor (qn=69)

ALL ELEMENTS IN A ROW! (qn=66) (9:05)
ALL ELEMENTS IN A ROW! (qn=108) (5:33)


CM Technical Requirements (Preparatory Level)
5-Finger Pattern: F Major (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: f minor (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: C Major (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: c minor (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: G Major (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: g minor (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: D Major (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: d minor (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: A Major (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: a minor (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: E Major (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
5-Finger Pattern: e minor (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
Scale: C Major and I-V-I (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)
Scale: G Major and I-V-I (qn=66), (qn=80), (qn=108)

ALL ELEMENTS IN A ROW! (qn=66) (4:22)
ALL ELEMENTS IN A ROW! (qn=80) (3:36)
ALL ELEMENTS IN A ROW! (qn=108) (2:40)
ALL ELEMENTS IN A ROW! (qn=120) (2:24)




Here are some VIDEO clips to check out...

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





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