By Katherine Fisher and Dr Julie Knerr
Designed to provide a solid foundation for beginners, Repertoire Book 1 contains six key elements that promote the well-rounded development of each student: Rote Pieces, Reading Pieces, Folk Pieces, Technical Exercises, Improvisation, and Theory.
Note: a code for the audio tracks may be found in the front cover of the Repertoire Book.
Reading Pieces begin with pre-staff notation and transition to a landmark-based intervallic system that is focused on mastering 2nds and 3rds.
Composed with a colorful harmonic pallet, Rote Pieces are pattern-based and use a wide range of the keyboard.
Students enjoy playing familiar tunes. The Folk Songs provide motivation and finger number review.
The seven animal-themed exercises teach students the essential gestures necessary for a strong technical foundation.
Improvisation Pieces are included throughout the book to enhance creativity and imagination. They also provide reinforcement for musical and technical concepts.
Theory Pages provide students with music theory review in a worksheet format.