Piano Safari for the Older Student employs the same exemplary pedagogy used in the highly regarded series for children but has been strategically modified to include more sophisticated themes. It moves at an accelerated pace and is recommended for students age ten through adult. The Level 1 Pack for the Older Beginner includes two books; Level 1 Repertoire & Technique and Level 1 Sight Reading & Theory. Repertoire & Technique Level 1 contains newly composed pieces alongside favorites from the series for children. There is a brief period of pre-staff notation followed with reading by interval on the staff. Rote Pieces are included to enhance aural skills, technique, pattern recognition, and motivation. Foundational techniques such as arm weight, fast repeated notes, slurs, rotation, non legato, and legato are presented. Sight Reading & Theory Level 1 corresponds with Repertoire & Technique but may also stand alone as a sight reading supplement. Theory concepts in each unit are followed by melodies and rhythms that provide substantial practice with reading notation. Analysis suggestions are provided for each example to aid students in developing analytical skills. Audio Tracks included with code at the front of the Repertoire book. Oxygen Music stocks a range of Piano Safari books, including the Level 1 pack for the Older Beginners - ideal for older children, teenagers and adults.
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