Piano Adventures Level 4
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Piano Adventures Level 4 Lesson Book follows Piano Adventures Level 3B. The book is arranged by related major and minor keys, grounding the repertoire. The emphasis on root position V7 chords, arpeggios, and "Power Scales" links applied theory to the pieces being studied. Expressive repertoire selections build a strong foundation in harmony and technique.
Piano Adventures Level 4
The new Level 4 Technique & Artistry Book combines two elements of pianism: technical skill and artistic performance. This smooth integrated approach builds basic elements of piano technique always directed toward an artistic goal. Four powerful exercises called Technique Secrets help intermediate students build a strong technical foundation. Artistry Magic pieces at the end of each unit explore expressive playing.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). Designed to be used in conjunction with the other books in Level 4, this book provides instruction, reinforcement, and creative applications of basic theory concepts.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 4 Performance Book offers an inspiring collection of pieces that reinforce the concepts presented in the Lesson Book. Pieces are organized in groups of related major and minor keys, reflecting the orientation of the Lesson and Technique & Artistry Books.
The Popular Repertoire Book combines popular hits with imaginative "Activity Pages" that explore rhythm, note reading, and theory fundamentals. Level 4 includes: Ashokan Farewell * Change the World (recorded by Eric Clapton) * The Greatest Love of All (recorded by Whitney Houston) * If You Believe (recorded by Jim Brickman) * I Will Remember You (recorded by Sarah McLachlan) * "Jurassic Park" (Theme from) * Mr. Bojangles * New York, New York (Theme From) (recorded by Frank Sinatra) * The Way It Is (recorded by Bruce Hornsby).
Nancy and Randall Faber have combined their backgrounds as composer and performer to become leading supporters of piano teachers and students. The husband and wife team has authored over 200 publications, including the bestselling Piano Adventures® method and the PreTime® to BigTime® Piano Supplementary Library.
Nancy Faber was named “Distinguished Composer of the Year” by the Music Teachers National Association for her award-winning composition Tennessee Suite for Piano and String Quartet. Her flute quartet Voices from Between Worlds was the winning composition for the National Flute Association’s Professional Chamber Music Competition. Her most recent commission was Curiouser and Curiouser for Clarinet, Saxophone, and Piano, commissioned by MTNA for the 2011 National Convention in celebration of its Year of Collaborative Music. Nancy’s music has been heard on network television and public radio. Teachers of composition include Joan Tower, William Albright, and British composer Nicholas Maw; piano studies were at the Eastman School and Michigan State University.
Randall Faber performs extensively as a classical pianist and lectures on musical artistry and talent development around the world. His performances have aired on television and public radio. He was a master teacher for the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the Music Teachers National Association Conference, and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and has presented as guest artist at universities throughout North America and Asia. Randall holds three degrees from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in education and human development from Vanderbilt University.
The Fabers advocate piano study not only for personal expression and performance success, but also as a vehicle for the student's creative and cognitive development. Their philosophy is reflected in their writing, their public appearances, and in their own teaching.