Musicianship 1: Method book for the Beginning/Elementary Pianist


The Musicianship series is comprised of theory lessons coordinated with drills in rhythm, technic, and ear training, which are then applied to short pieces to ensure understanding.  Throughout the course, no two adjacent pieces are in the same key, meter, phrase structure, character, or historical style.

Musicianship 1 introduces intervals, accidentals, duplet and triplet rhythm, using a metronome, major and minor thirds and pentachords, triads, five basic phrase forms, posture, pitch, and vocabulary.  Overall the series promotes intelligent thinking, better coordination of body and mind, power of concentration, and emotional enrichment.

Click to listen/download:
1.  Melody
2.  Reverie
3.  Allegro
4.  Aria
5.  Hornpipe
6.  Anthem
7.  Lament
8.  The Trout
9.  A First March
10.  Butterflies
11.  German Dance
12.  Allegro
13.  French Dance
14.  Hungarian March
15.  Christopher’s Jigge
16.  Musette
17.  Allegro
18.  Caprice
19.  In the Highland
20.  Gypsy Dance
21.  The Little Prince
22.  Andante
23.  Chimes
24.  Ukrainian Work Song
25.  Tallyho!
26.  Conversation Piece
27.  Serenade
28. The Troubadour
29.  Allemande
30.  In the Dark Forest
31.  A Pleasant Memory
32.  Acrobats

Click to listen/download keyboard patterns:
1.  Lesson 1:  Keyboard Pattern #1
Keyboard Pattern #2
2.  Lessons 2:  Keyboard Pattern #1
Keyboard Pattern #2
3.  Lesson 3:  Keyboard Pattern #1
Keyboard Pattern #2
4.  Lessons 4:  Keyboard Pattern #1
Keyboard Pattern #2


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The Artistry at the Piano series is a comprehensive and thoroughly organized piano program.  There are four levels of learning consisting of four books in each level with downloadable mp3s of all the works.

The Musicianship series, the method book, is a part of a 4 book set, supported by Workbooks for project analysis, Ensemble books for extended learning and the pleasure of playing with others, and Repertoire books for expressive performance pieces.



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