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The Accelerando Series provides a wealth of highly-motivating studies, expertly crafted to support all areas of standard piano technique. Designed for both children and adults, the Accelerando books guide the student's progress from their first lesson to the advanced level. Each book presents clear-cut goals that pave the way for accelerated progress at every age and level.

All subjects and elements studied throughout the Accelerando Series are developed with ample, creative reinforcement that ensures successful results with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Accelerando Book 1

FJH1381 / 6.50

Robert Schultz and Tina Faigen

Beginner (all ages) / 72 studies, 32 pages
suitable for use from the first lesson

Primary Subjects: hands alone finger combinations in Middle C position progressing gradually to hands together 5-finger patterns in C Major position.

Elements: consistent quarter-note motion, legato & staccato, steps & skips, expanding the reading range by steps, "hold" studies establishing secure keybed orientation.

Also includes: keyboard/staff diagram, "master the metronome," staff paper.

 


Accelerando Book 2

FJH1382 / 6.50

Robert Schultz and Tina Faigen

Early Elementary (all ages) / 60 studies, 32 pages

Primary Subjects: hands together finger combinations in C Major position alternating with hands alone "travel" studies moving away from Middle C, simple transpositions to develop equal mastery throughout the keyboard.

New Elements: quarter-note motion, 2-note slurs, parallel & contrary motion, intervals & triads, "hold" studies to develop finger independence.

Also includes: 5-finger major/minor transposition chart, "master the metronome," staff paper.

 


Accelerando Book 3

FJH1383 / 6.50

Robert Schultz and Tina Faigen

Elementary (all ages) / 61 studies, 32 pages

Primary Subjects: stable & travel studies incorporating C major/minor positions, A major/minor positions, and altered tones within a 5-finger position.

New Elements: 8th notes, contrasting articulations, major/minor triads, accidentals, thumb under, alternating hands, multi-voice "hold" studies, transpositions using accidentals within a 5-finger position.

Also includes: 5-finger major/minor transposition chart, "master the metronome," staff paper.

 


Accelerando Book 4

FJH1384 / 6.50

Robert Schultz and Tina Faigen

Late Elementary (all ages) / 51 studies, 32 pages

Primary Subjects: 5 subject areas presented in stable position & travel studies: expanding the hand position, triplets, arpeggio figures, chromatic figures, and introduction to dotted rhythm.

New Elements: triplets, 6ths & 7ths, stable accompaniments, shifting thumb, transpositions using expanded 5-finger positions.

Also includes: relative major/minor transposition chart, "master the metronome," staff paper.

 


Accelerando Book 5

FJH1385 / 6.50

Robert Schultz and Tina Faigen

Early Intermediate (all ages) / 69 studies, 32 pages

Primary Subjects: melodic scale figures, dotted rhythm, 16th notes, triad inversions, black key studies, combination studies.

New Elements: 16th notes, scale figures in relative major/minor key signatures progressing through two sharps/flats, expanding to a broken octave, double 3rds, transpositions presented with the new key signatures.

Also includes: circle of 5ths diagram, relative major/minor transposition chart, “master the metronome,” staff paper.

 


Accelerando Book 6

FJH1386 / 5.95

Robert Schultz and Tina Faigen

Intermediate (all ages) / 54 studies, 32 pages

Primary Subjects: 4 principal subjects: melodic scale figures, arpeggio figures, octave figures, and specialized skills.

New Elements: scale figures continue their progression through relative major/minor key signatures with three or four sharps/flats, blocked & broken octaves, specialized skills including: Alberti bass & broken chord patterns, trills, crossing hands, leaps, and combination studies.

Also includes: circle of 5ths diagram, relative major/minor transposition chart, "master the metronome," staff paper.

 


Accelerando, Book 7
Robert Schultz and Tina Faigen

FJH1387 / 5.95

Late Intermediate (all ages)

Primary Subjects: 5 principal subjects: melodic scale figures, accompanimental figures, octave & chordal figures, combination studies, and specialized skills.

New Elements: scale figures continue their progression through relative major/minor key signatures with 5 sharps/flats, patterned accompaniments, waltz bass, melodic octaves, full chords, ornaments, finger substitutions, 2 against 3, 4-5 octave slurs, bridging 10ths, legato 6ths, and repeated notes.

Also Includes: circle of 5ths diagram, master the metronome, a table of ornaments, and a glossary.

 



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