Arrangement: Piano Solo (PF)
Skill Level: Easy
Author: Nancy Faber; Randall Faber
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Series: Piano Adventures
Piano Adventures is a piano method based on discovery, creativity, and adventure. Lesson Book – Level 2A follows on from the Level 1 lesson book. Piano Adventures Level 2 is divided into Level 2A and Level 2B.
Level 2A continues the intervalic orientation to reading through a musically appealing multi-key approach. Major and minor transpositions are explored in the 5-finger positions of C, D, D, and A.
The following features contribute to the success of the Piano Adventures method:
•A step-by-step approach with constant review – the materials are organised into units which represent the major concepts and skills. As new units are introduced, earlier concepts and skills continue to be reinforced.
•A wide range of styles in the musical material - this helps develop musicianship and encourages personal expression. Fanciful lyrics add enjoyment, while teacher duets provide rhythmic vitality and sonority.
•A strong foundation in reading that builds successful musical performance of pitches and rhythms. As 5-finger positions are learned, students are sometimes directed to start on different fingers than those normally used for the pattern. This unique feature avoids equating a particular note with a certain finger.
•A sense of adventure, brought about through creativity and discovery activities. An optional composing project is offered for each unit as well as frequent discovery questions. The discovery questions provide review and increase the student’s awareness of musical concepts.