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FJH2266 / 8.95
This book introduces basic rhythmic figures, dynamics, correct and healthy technique, notes in Middle C position and C position, reading from Guide Notes, basic intervals, and musical terms and symbols. The Tissue Box and Drip-Drop-Roll are two touch releases reinforced throughout the entire 2nd Edition. A cleaner look, easier student solos and teacher duets, simplified technique, and terrific motivational music build a solid musical foundation that instills love of piano playing. The CD allows students to hear piano music played well with correct phrasing, dynamics, and inflection.

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Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-154-7 
Barcode:
241444363966 
Format:
Books 
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FJH2334 / 8.95
The perfect method for building a solid foundation in pianistic skill and love of music that will keep students playing for years to come. This exciting new method series by Helen Marlais focuses on giving students more opportunities to play repertoire, while supplemental texts in the series can be used to focus on technique. Teachers can now tailor lesson materials to fit each individual student in their studio. Succeeding at the Piano methods are a proven guide for students of all ages. With colorful pages, and artistic pieces, students will have access to extensive resources in the method books and supplemental materials.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2268 / 6.50
This attractive book with short exercises and captivating art presents writing, playing, rhythmic, and composing activities that lead students along the path of music discovery. Ear Training assists students in recognizing rhythm and note patterns; and Time to Compose encourages students to create their own pieces based on concepts learned.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-157-8 
Barcode:
241444364260 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2267 / 6.95
Valuable concepts presented in the Lesson and Technique Book are reinforced in the Recital Book. Short practice steps and musicality questions teach students how to listen and enjoy music. Each piece has 3 recorded tracks: practice speed, performance speed, and performance speed with orchestral accompaniments. Free downloads of all tracks are available at www.fjhmusic.com/downloads.

Preview Tracks

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-156-1 
Barcode:
241444364192 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2054 / 5.95
This beautiful Christmas Book starts students with pre-reading pieces so even the youngest students get a chance to play favorite Christmas music. Students play pieces on the black keys, Middle C, and "almost" Middle C position. The charming and colorful activities presented throughout not only visually enhance this very special Christmas book, but also reinforce the concepts learned in the Lesson and Technique Book. Contents include: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas; Up On the Housetop; Go, Tell It On the Mountain; Good King Wenceslas; We Thee Kings of Orient Are; Deck the Halls; Jingle Bells

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-682-7 
Barcode:
674398223015 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
Christmas 
   



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FJH2285 / 5.95
A set of 108 color flash cards with topics in four categories: Pre-Reading (identification of piano key names, step direction, etc.), Notes on the Staff (identifying and naming notes), Music Symbols and Technique Reminders (dynamics, basic note values, corresponding lesson terms, etc.), and Rhythm (basic rhythm exercises). Each card is numbered so they can be kept in sequence with the corresponding Lesson and Technique Book pages in this series. All answers are printed on the reverse side of each individual flashcard. These cards can be used in lessons, or at home to drill and reinforce new concepts as they are introduced.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Flashcards 
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FJH2055 / 5.95
Sticker book to accompany Helen Marlais' Succeeding at the Piano, Preparatory.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-830-2 
Barcode:
674398226573 
Format:
Sticker Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2269 / 8.95
Dynamics, note reading, and intervals are expanded in the second book of the series, in addition to introducing rests, legato and staccato, and two new touch releases: The Woodpecker and The Push Off. A clean page layout and music that kids like to play engage students so they progress smoothly. The music includes classical arrangements, folk tunes, and originals by our fabulous FJH composers.

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Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-155-4 
Barcode:
241444364024 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2335 / 8.95
The perfect method for building a solid foundation in pianistic skill and love of music that will keep students playing for years to come. This exciting new method series by Helen Marlais focuses on giving students more opportunities to play repertoire, while supplemental texts in the series can be used to focus on technique. Teachers can now tailor lesson materials to fit each individual student in their studio. Succeeding at the Piano methods are a proven guide for students of all ages. With colorful pages, and artistic pieces, students will have access to extensive resources in the method books and supplemental materials.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2271 / 6.95
Engaging activities such as matching, naming notes and intervals, composing, ear training, identifying rhythms and patterns of notes aurally reinforce Grade 1A concepts. Exercises are concise–they don’t take long to complete or correct. Ear training activities named Follow the Leader and Parrot Play sharpen listening skills and provide a well-rounded curriculum.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-159-2 
Barcode:
241444364406 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2270 / 6.50
These entertaining pieces with artistic illustrations and fanciful lyrics are slightly longer and can serve as performance pieces for recitals or adjudications. Optional teacher duets are included, but these selections can stand on their own. The arrangements of classical composers are particularly interesting. Each piece has 3 recorded tracks: practice speed, performance speed, and performance speed with orchestral accompaniments. Free downloads of all tracks are available at www.fjhmusic.com/downloads.

Preview Tracks

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-158-5 
Barcode:
241444364338 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2286 / 6.95
The SATP flash cards serve as an important tool in learning and reinforcing necessary information to succeed in music. They are presented in a clear and organized fashion designed to provide an easy way to drill new concepts and reinforce previous ones as the student progresses. A perfect supplement to build a strong foundation!

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
241444395028 
Format:
Flashcards 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2281 / 5.95
Following the colorful activity pages that reinforce the concepts of Grade 1A, are eight attractive arrangements celebrating the music of the Christmas season. Lyrics are included; some are duets, and some are stand-alone solos. Titles are: Jolly Old Saint Nicholas; O Come, Little Children; Jingle Bells; Deck the Halls; Up On the Housetop; Good King Wenceslas; Go, Tell It on the Mountain; and Away in a Manger.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-146-2 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Books 
Style:
Contemporary 
Theme:
Christmas 
   



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FJH2272 / 8.95
The terrific music in this book reinforces concepts from Grade 1A while introducing several more: G Position; sharps and flats; tonic and dominant; Bass G Position; upbeat; blocked and broken chords; five-finger patterns and I/V7 chords in C and G; and one new touch release–The Kick Off! Students play many genres of music–nine classical arrangements, folk songs, and original solos by FJH composers.

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Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-162-2 
Barcode:
241444366790 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2336 / 8.95
The perfect method for building a solid foundation in pianistic skill and love of music that will keep students playing for years to come. This exciting new method series by Helen Marlais focuses on giving students more opportunities to play repertoire, while supplemental texts in the series can be used to focus on technique. Teachers can now tailor lesson materials to fit each individual student in their studio. Succeeding at the Piano methods are a proven guide for students of all ages. With colorful pages, and artistic pieces, students will have access to extensive resources in the method books and supplemental materials.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2274 / 6.50
Colorful art, easy-to-write-on staff sizes, and short exercises make this a fun book to use. Creative activities such as Ear Training, Follow the Leader, Parrot Play, Time to Compose, Rhythm, and Writing thoroughly reinforce theoretical concepts. This book engages the student and completes a well-rounded curriculum.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-164-6 
Barcode:
241444366936 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2273 / 6.50
The Recital Book offers outstanding repertoire for recitals and fun! The pieces feature a variety of styles in varying keys, reinforcement of reading and skills presented in the Lesson and Technique Book. Some of the popular titles are: The Lazy Pup; Jazz Steps; Camel Driver’s Song; and Pirate Song. Practice steps and musicality questions help students learn to listen and enjoy music. This book is an ideal supplement to any method. Free downloads of all tracks are available at www.fjhmusic.com/downloads.

Preview Tracks

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-163-9 
Barcode:
241444366868 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2282 / 5.95
The beautiful arrangements, colorful art, and crisp engraving make this book so attractive! There are five engaging activity pages and eight solos (five of which have an optional duet). Titles include: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; O Come All Ye Faithful; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear and others. The last page is a Music Dictionary.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-147-9 
Barcode:
241444362280 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
Christmas 
   



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FJH2287 / 6.95
Flashcards are great for reinforcing concepts learned at the lesson. This set comes with 108 cards in four colors. Yellow cards are for note reading; Blue cards are intervals; White cards are terms and symbols and technique reminders; and finally, Green cards are rhythm patterns. The answers are on the back so parents, siblings, or friends can quickly quiz students with them. A perfect supplement to build a strong foundation!

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Flashcards 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2060 / 5.95
Sticker book to accompany Helen Marlais' Succeeding at the Piano, Grade 1.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-848-7 
Barcode:
674398227112 
Format:
Sticker Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2275 / 8.95
With Free Downloadable Recordings. Grade 2A presents new concepts such as: natural sign; eighth notes; note B below Middle C; musical form; balance between the hands; half and whole steps; damper pedal; major five-finger patterns in D and A major; minor five-finger patterns in C, G, F and D; and major and minor cross-hand arpeggios. The recordings offer three tracks for each piece: practice speed, performance speed, and performance speed with orchestral accompaniments.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-243-8 
Barcode:
24144439533 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2337 / 8.95
The perfect method for building a solid foundation in pianistic skill and love of music that will keep students playing for years to come. This exciting new method series by Helen Marlais focuses on giving students more opportunities to play repertoire, while supplemental texts in the series can be used to focus on technique. Teachers can now tailor lesson materials to fit each individual student in their studio. Succeeding at the Piano methods are a proven guide for students of all ages. With colorful pages, and artistic pieces, students will have access to extensive resources in the method books and supplemental materials.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2277 / 6.50
This book is full of creative activities that reinforce theoretical concepts. There are matching games, drawing and identifying intervals and notes, ear training, composing opportunities, and much more. Exercises are short and varied, and can easily be done at home and quickly checked at the lesson.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-227-8 
Barcode:
24144439281 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2276 / 6.50
With Free Downloadable Recordings. This correlated collection offers a variety of musical styles that reinforce concepts and skills introduced in this level. Most of the 15 pieces are two pages long, and a few have optional teacher duets. There are two folk songs nestled among the outstanding original solos by FJH composers. Short practice steps teach students to listen and to notice new terms/ideas.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-245-2 
Barcode:
24144439557  
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2283 / 5.95
Eight popular carols arranged in a variety of keys are suitable for family gatherings, church or recitals. Titles are: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, O Little Town of Bethlehem; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Go, Tell It on the Mountain; Away in a Manger; In Midnight’s Silence; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; and Over the River and Through the Woods. This book has five pages of special, holiday-themed activities that students will enjoy.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-234-6 
Barcode:
24144439366 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
Christmas 
   



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FJH2122 / 5.95
This set contains 108 cards presented in a clear and organized manner providing an easy way to drill, reinforce, and introduce new concepts. Traditional note reading as well as intervallic reading is further reinforced. Each card is numbered so they can be kept in sequence and are correlated to the 2A Lesson and Technique Book.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-906-4 
Barcode:
674398228454 
Format:
Flashcards 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2065 / 5.95
A wonderful way to motivate and reward students on a successful assignment! Designed from the beautiful artwork found in the four correlating Grade 2A books.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2A 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-877-7 
Barcode:
674398228096 
Format:
Sticker Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2278 / 8.95
With Free Downloadable Recordings. The terrific music in this book reinforces concepts from Grade 2A while introducing several more: introduction to the sonatina; interval of a 6th; Italian terms of poco, a tempo, pp, ostinato, fermata and molto; waltz bass; broken chord bass; the dotted quarter note; reading ledger lines above, below and in-between the staffs; legato pedaling; the IV chord; and eighth rest. At the end of the book parallel motion and contrary motion scales on the white keys are shown with I-IV-I-V7-I cadences and one-hand arpeggios.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-247-6 
Barcode:
24144439571 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2338 / 8.95
The perfect method for building a solid foundation in pianistic skill and love of music that will keep students playing for years to come. This exciting new method series by Helen Marlais focuses on giving students more opportunities to play repertoire, while supplemental texts in the series can be used to focus on technique. Teachers can now tailor lesson materials to fit each individual student in their studio. Succeeding at the Piano methods are a proven guide for students of all ages. With colorful pages, and artistic pieces, students will have access to extensive resources in the method books and supplemental materials.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
 
Barcode:
 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2280 / 6.50
Creative activities like matching time, fill in the blank, and completing scales and cadences make this a fun book! Also includes Ear Training, Follow the Leader, Parrot Play, Time to Compose, Rhythm, and Writing–icons used throughout this method that thoroughly reinforce theoretical concepts. This book engages the student and completes a well-rounded curriculum.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-244-5 
Barcode:
24144439540 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2279 / 6.50
With Free Downloadable Recordings. The new concepts in this grade are reinforced with outstanding repertoire for recitals and fun! Styles include blues, folk, patriotic tunes, classical themes, and terrific original solos. Concise, targeted “Practice Steps” encourage students to focus on the specific keyboard patterns, hand shifts and expressive goals in each piece.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-246-9 
Barcode:
24144439564 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2284 / 6.50
Titles include: O Christmas Tree; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; Silent Night; Joy to the World; Deck the Halls; Away in a Manger; Jingle Bells; Angels We Have Heard on High; and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. Seven activity pages with colorful, holiday themes engage students and reinforce concepts. Includes a music dictionary.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
 
Editor:
 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-235-3 
Barcode:
24144439373 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
Christmas 
   



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FJH2156 / 5.95
This set contains 108 cards presented in a clear and organized manner providing an easy way to drill, reinforce, and introduce new concepts. Each card is numbered so they can be kept in sequence and reinforce the concepts taught in the 2B Lesson and Technique Book. Ledger line reading is a strong focus in this pack of flash cards.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-932-3 
Barcode:
674398229031 
Format:
Flashcards 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2070 / 5.95
Designed from the beautiful artwork found in the four correlating Grade 2B books, this Sticker Book is a wonderful way to motivate and reward students on a successful assignment!

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 2B 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-945-3 
Barcode:
674398229376 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2071 / 8.95
Grade 3 expands on the concepts introduced in earlier levels and teaches new ones, such as: new time signatures of 3/8, 6/8 and cut time; compound meter; triads and inversions; IV chord and I-IV-I cadence; I-IV-I-V7-I in C, G, and F Major; syncopation; intervals of a 7th and an octave; alberti bass; triplets; swing rhythm; chromaticism; and the three forms of the minor scale in the key A and D. Healthy technique resulting in tension-free playing, conventional and intervallic note reading, engaging music by six leading composers establish a passion for playing piano.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 3 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-992-7 
Barcode:
674398229895 
Format:
Books 
Style:
 
Theme:
 
   

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FJH2073 / 6.50
Creative and diverse activities such as writing, playing, ear training, and “Time to Compose” keep students motivated as concepts are reinforced. Counting exercises guide students to internalize rhythms and understand them easily. Short games such as matching or fill in the blank reinforce terms and symbols. All of these activities promote a well-rounded musician.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 3 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-995-8 
Barcode:
674398229925 
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FJH2072 / 6.95
Students continue to learn wonderful repertoire in the Recital Book, especially when it’s used with the Lesson and Technique Book. The pieces are engaging and exciting to play. Artistic illustrations provide students with additional ways to imagine and create music. “Before playing” and “After playing” points develop musicianship, practice habits and listening skills.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 3 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-994-1 
Barcode:
674398229918 
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FJH2074 / 6.50
Following the colorful activity pages that reinforce the concepts of Grade 3, are nine attractive arrangements that celebrate the holiday season. Short intros and lyrics are included. These perfect performance pieces can be played at home, church or recitals. Titles are: O Come, All Ye Faithful; Here We Come A-Wassailing; Deck the Halls; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; O Holy Night; and others.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 3 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-56939-996-5 
Barcode:
674398229932 
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Christmas 
   



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FJH2075 / 6.95
In Grade 4 of Succeeding at the Piano® students continue to cultivate musicianship and a passion for playing piano! New concepts are: triads and inversions; two octave scales; the circle of fifths; dominant seventh chords in root position; the trill; the key of B flat Major; 3 forms of E minor and G minor; diminished triads; refined pedal technique; sixteenth notes and sixteenth notes variants. Bach’s Prelude in C BWV 846 and classical themes by Brahms, Liszt, Mozart, Beethoven and Grieg are interspersed with folk tunes and original solos by leading FJH composers. By reviewing the concepts of transposing, musical forms, intervals, and technical tips, Grade 4 supports the pedagogical foundation laid down in previous grades.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 4 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-022-9 
Barcode:
674398230945 
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FJH2077 / 6.50
The writing exercises are short and varied yet very useful and informative. The attractive format includes: fill in the blank; drawing; matching; and “Time to Create;” and a new icon introduced in Grade 4 called “Quick Analysis.” The concepts reinforced are: triads in root position and inversions; key signatures; intervals; dominant seventh chords; three forms of minor scales; cadences; the circle of fifths; sixteenth notes and more!

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 4 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-024-3 
Barcode:
674398230969 
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FJH2076 / 6.50
Engaging pieces, in a wide variety of compositional styles, reinforce valuable concepts presented in the Lesson and Technique Book. These compositions make fine recital, festival, and competition repertoire for students. Some of the selections are: Fantasie by Telemann; Minuet by Haydn; Musette by Gräfe; artistic arrangements of Tales from the Vienna Woods and Musetta’s Waltz; and outstanding originals by Timothy Brown, Kevin Costley, Mary Leaf, Edwin McLean, and Kevin Olson. Musicianship, good practice habits, and listening skills develop as students focus on “Before Playing” and “After Playing” points.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 4 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-023-6 
Barcode:
674398230952 
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FJH2078 / 5.95
An entertaining collection of Christmas favorites arranged in a variety of sounds and styles–an ideal choice for the intermediate student and excellent for recital or other performance. Contents include activity pages and these titles: Toyland; Still, Still, Still; Ukrainian Carol; Gesu Bambino; Angels We Have Heard on High; and others.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 4 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
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Christmas 
   



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FJH2178 / 7.95
Grade 5 expands on the concepts form earlier levels and presents new ones: sixteenth-note patterns, seventh chords, finger independence, voicing, augmented triads, rubato, and assymetrical rhythms. Students continue to learn about the different eras of music, and refine their skills of pedaling, finger substitution, and musical terminology—so they can play beautifully and intelligently. New keys are E-flat major and C minor. Seven touch releases are presented through various technical exercises and pieces, and correct technique is reinforced.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 5 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
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FJH2180 / 6.50
Pianistic arrangements of seasonal favorites will create a festive atmosphere during the holiday season. Suitable for recitals, church or at home, the contents include activity pages and these titles: O Come All Ye Faithful; The Holly and the Ivy; The First Noël; Ding Dong! Merrily on High; O Christmas Tree; We Three Kings of Orient Are; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Hallelujah Chorus; and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 5 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
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FJH2179 / 6.95
Wonderful repertoire that correlates with the Lesson and Technique Book makes this book very inviting. This appealing book includes a CD with classical sonatinas, original solos, and arrangements of a few masterpieces that are exciting to play–some with string quartet accompaniment! Students “Before playing” and “After playing” points develop musicianship, practice habits, and listening skills. These pieces make fine recital, festival, and competition repertoire for students.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 5 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
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FJH2181 / 5.95
Pianistic arrangements of seasonal favorites will create a festive atmosphere during the holiday season. Suitable for recitals, church or at home, the contents include activity pages and these titles: O Come All Ye Faithful; The Holly and the Ivy; The First Noël; Ding Dong! Merrily on High; O Christmas Tree; We Three Kings of Orient Are; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Hallelujah Chorus; and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 5 
Series:
Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-085-4 
Barcode:
678398232208 
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Christmas 
   



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FJH2223 / 6.95
Designed for the busy student who enjoys piano and wants to achieve success, this series teaches the essentials of piano playing: reading, theory, rhythm, musicianship, technique, composition, and composer information— all in one book! The terrific motivational music by multiple composers uses a traditional reading approach that focuses on steps, skips and repeated notes in the beginning levels. Interesting and fun activities teach strong theory, rhythm, ear training, and creativity skills. Basic technique is taught in an easy manner and reinforced through visual icons, helping students develop excellent technique from the very beginning. Students learn how to listen with the help of visual icons and follow-up “student-centered” questions. Students learn how to practice through specific practice steps before each piece. The play-along CD includes practice tracks and orchestral background accompaniments that provide the perfect way for students to enjoy their practice at home. Perfect for a 30-minute lesson.

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Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
The All-In-One Approach to Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-103-1 
Barcode:
674398232451 
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Books 
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FJH2231 / 5.50
The seven pieces in this collection are in Middle C position and “almost” Middle C (L.H. thumb on B, or R.H. thumb on D.) Some titles are: Away in a Manger; Jingle Bells; Up on the Housetop; Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella and others. The colorful activity pages reinforce guide notes, time signatures, note names, and terms and symbols. Hands-alone playing, no accidentals, lyrics, and optional teacher duets make this a perfect Christmas book for a student who started in the Fall.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Preparatory 
Series:
The All-In-One Approach to Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-116-5 
Barcode:
674398233441 
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FJH2225 / 6.95
Book 1A starts with a thorough review of the concepts presented in Prep A and B. New concepts are: mp and mf; quarter rest; the slur; A above Guide Note G; staccato; intervals 2nds-5ths; FACE in treble clef; Treble C Position; and half and whole rests. A clean look with appealing illustrations and easy teacher duets makes this a student/teacher favorite! A dictionary, Certificate of Achievement, and CD are included.

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Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
The All-In-One Approach to Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-118-9 
Barcode:
674398233526 
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FJH2232 / 5.95
All of these carefully-leveled, seasonal gems have lyrics and optional duets for a sibling, parent or teacher. Children enjoy the colorful concepts on the Christmas activity pages that reinforce note reading, terms and symbols, intervals and rhythm reading. The seven titles (ideal for holiday recitals or family gatherings) are: Jingle Bells; Jolly Old Saint Nicholas; Good King Wenceslas; Away in a Manger; Deck the Halls; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing; and Up On the Housetop.

Composer:
Helen Marlais 
Instrument:
Piano 
Arranger:
Various 
Level:
Grade 1A 
Series:
The All-In-One Approach to Succeeding at the Piano 
Voicing:
Solo 
Editor:
Helen Marlais 
Subject:
Method Books 
ISBN-13:
978-1-61928-144-8 
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Format:
Books 
Style:
Contemporary 
Theme:
Christmas 
   



 

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