The Classical Piano Method

METHOD BOOKS

Method Book 1

  • Posture and Hand and Finger Positions
  • The Keyboard with its two and three Black Keys
  • The White Keys – The Musical Alphabet
  • Time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 Time
  • Note values: Whole Note/Semibreve, Half Note/Minim, Quarter Note/Crotchet, Eight Note/Quaver, Dotted Half Note/Minim, Dotted Quarter Note/Crotchet
  • Staves and Clefs
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Major and Minor 5-Note Patterns
  • Major and Minor chords
  • Intervals from a Second to a Fifth
  • Right Pedal

The Classical Piano Method

METHOD BOOKS

Method Book 1

  • Posture and Hand and Finger Positions
  • The Keyboard with its two and three Black Keys
  • The White Keys – The Musical Alphabet
  • Time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 Time
  • Note values: Whole Note/Semibreve, Half Note/Minim, Quarter Note/Crotchet, Eight Note/Quaver, Dotted Half Note/Minim, Dotted Quarter Note/Crotchet
  • Staves and Clefs
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Major and Minor 5-Note Patterns
  • Major and Minor chords
  • Intervals from a Second to a Fifth
  • Right Pedal

The Classical Piano Method

METHOD BOOKS

Method Book 2

  • Intervals up to an Octave
  • Changing Hand Positions
  • Passing under, crossing over
  • Major and Minor Scales
  • Perfect Cadences and Chord Inversions
  • Dominant Seventh Chord
  • Two-Part Writing in the RH
  • Triplets
  • 6/8 Time
  • Sixteenth Note/Semiquaver, Dotted Eighth Note/Quaver
  • Circle of Fifth

The Classical Piano Method

METHOD BOOKS

Method Book 3

  • Creating accompaniments
  • New Major and Minor keys
  • Finger independence
  • Sight-reading
  • Classical Crash Course 1| Stylistic Period: Baroque
  • Ornaments
  • Chromaticism
  • Classical Crash Course 2 | Stylistic Period: Classical
  • Classical Crash Course 3 | Stylistic Period: Romantic
  • Polyrhythms