Q: What happens when my student is ready for the next level? A: When your student gets to the end of this book for pop chords for beginners, they can build on this knowledge in Pop School 2. Please note that this book is perfect bound.
Author: Daniel McFarlane
Inspire your students to become lifelong lovers of the piano with Supersonics Pop School 1 Method Book. This book teaches all the pop chords for the piano with catchy, fun-to-play pieces. Pop School 1 is the perfect companion to more "traditional" piano methods (If you are already using the Supersonics Piano Method, that is, Levels 1, 2, 3 or Quick Start A, then you are already covering the concepts and material within this book). Each original piece introduces new pop chords and demonstrates how to apply them to the piece provided with different levels of difficulty. You can make each piece as easy or as hard as you want. Chords are introduced first using the absolute naming system (that is: C, Am and so on). Then, when students have a good practical knowledge of these, you can expand on this and introduce a relative naming system. The free Roman Numeral and Nashville Number System analyses in the Supersonics Plus App will help you to do this. Enhance your teaching method with these extra online resources and creative activities in the app that encourage students to practice and take pride in their progress. By the end of this piano chord book and the accompanying online material students will have a deep understanding and foundation from which to apply their knowledge to other styles and genres of music. Support material: The Supersonics Plus App adds so much more to this piano lesson book for beginners. Access the teaching resources, sample recordings, activities and more - in studio or at home, and create a rich, dynamic and engaging learning experience. All the core content is free! Content: 48 page piano method book with 6-12 months of teaching material for beginner pianists of all ages. BONUS FREE ACCESS to Supersonics Plus material: Get sample recordings and additional teaching resources that provide a fun and rich teaching experience for you and your students. Teaching Support via our Facebook Group: Join the Supersonics Piano Facebook Group to join a lively community of piano tutors using our method. Q: What ages / grades is Pop School 1 suitable for? A: This book is the perfect companion to supplement other piano methods which don't focus on teaching pop chords for beginners of 6+ years. Q: How do I know when my student is ready to begin Pop School 1? A: Students can start working through this book as soon as they can: Play "regular" pieces hands together ﬂuently Read securely in the range of middle C to G in the treble clef Play two diﬀerent notes at the same time with the left hand (the ability to play three notes is preferable but this can be developed over the course of the ﬁrst part of this book) Q: What techniques and skills will my students master by using this piano method? A: By the end of Pop School 1 students will have a deep understanding of pop chords and begin to use them creatively - enabling them to elaborate with a range of popular songs and melodies. It will also help provide a better understanding of classical music and other styles such as rock, blues and jazz. They'll understand: major and minor chords, slash chords (inversions), suspensions, augmented and diminished chords, 7th chords (including major 7ths), 5 / power chords, pentatonic and blues scales, simple jazz chords. Q: What happens when my student is ready for the next level? A: When your student gets to the end of this book for pop chords for beginners, they can build on this knowledge in Pop School 2. Please note that this book is perfect bound.