Primary Chords

Publications







1 copy of 
Primary Chords
























1 copy of
Pentascale Magic
























1 copy of 
Proud to Be Canadian





















1 copy of
It's a Musical Day
























1 copy of
Favorite Classical Composers


























1 copy of International Christmas









1 copy of each book in the Next Step Pre-Reading Series™







1 Keyboard & Staff
pad
                                           
Primary Chords  

 48 pp., soft-cover, $20.00 
This reference book is designed to help teach I, IV, V and V7 chords in all major and minor keys.  Pages are reproducible, so teachers have the option of printing as many pages as they wish for their students.   The book features step-by-step instruction on how to use the Primary Chords song in various levels, copies of the basic song in every major key, and more advanced versions of the song in major and minor keys.  In addition, there are valuable scale charts, worksheets and exercises to ensure students have a complete understanding of how scales and chords are made. Primary Chords was the winner of the "Teaching Pieces" category of the 2010 Alberta Piano Teachers Association Creative Writing Competition.

Please click here to see the table of contents
Please click here to see a sample of the basic score




Pentascale Magic 
28 pp., soft-cover, spiral bound, $9.95
The best time to start working on technique with your beginner piano students is before they start reading on-staff notation.  The different songs in Pentascale Magic will help student master five-finger patterns and triads in every major and
 minor key.  Singing, coloring and movement activities as well as catchy lyrics reinforce the patterns of whole steps and half steps and the aural recognition of major and minor tonalities.    The first song in the book, The Pentascale Song, received Honorable Mention in the Teaching Pieces category of the 2011 Alberta Piano Teachers Association Creative Writing Competition.

Please click here to see a sample page
Please click here for Explanatory Remarks for teachers





Proud to be Canadian! 
28 pp., soft-cover, spiral bound, $9.95
The Next Step Pre-Reading Series­™ gives students the opportunity to play pieces in off-staff notation and then see the same piece written on the grand staff.  The challenge of note-reading is made simpler when students play something they already know.   Proud to be Canadian! features songs in various hand positions and metres, representing music of Atlantic Canada, French Quebec, Native culture, and the Prairie provinces. Complete song lyrics are at the back of the book.  Includes O Canada!

Please click here to see the table of contents. 
Please click here to see a sample pre-reading page and its corresponding on staff equivalent
Please click here for Explanatory Remarks for teachers
Please click here for Duet Accompaniments to all the songs. 



  

It's a Musical Day
30 pp., soft-cover, spiral bound, $9.95
The Next Step Pre-Reading Series­™ gives students the opportunity to play pieces in off-staff notation and then see the same piece written on the grand staff.  The challenge of note-reading is made simpler when students play something they already know.   It's a Musical Day is a book of original compositions which children can relate to -- things like taking the bus to school, wanting a pet, having a bad day, being with friends, having to wait, enjoying the first snowfall of the season, and trying hard to stay awake.   Perfect recital pieces!  

Please click  here to see the Table of Contents
Please click here to see a sample pre-reading page and its corresponding on staff equivalent 
Please click here for Explanatory Remarks for teachers 







Favorite Classical Composers
26 pp., soft-cover, spiral bound, $9.95 
The Next Step Pre-Reading Series­™ gives students the opportunity to play pieces in off-staff notation and then see the same piece written on the grand staff.  The challenge of note-reading is made simpler when students play something they already know.   Favorite Classical Composers features arrangements of pieces by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.  Lyrics are provided which help students learn about the composer, the time period, and/or background information for the piece. Short biographies of the composers are provided at the back of the book.  If you're planning a Theme Recital on classical composers, this book is a must for your beginning students.  

Please click here to see the Table of Contents 
Please click here to see a sample pre-reading page and its corresponding on staff equivalent 
Please click here for Explanatory Remarks for teachers
Please click here for Duet Accompaniments.






International Christmas
36 pp., soft-cover, spiral bound, $9.95
The Next Step Pre-Reading Series­™ gives students the opportunity to play pieces in off-staff notation and then see the same piece written on the grand staff.  The challenge of note-reading is made simpler when students play something they already know.   This book features Christmas carols from from England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and United States.  Original lyrics and translations are provided for all the songs.  Perfect for an international theme Christmas recital.

Please click here to see the Table of Contents
Please click here  to see a sample pre-reading page and its corresponding on staff equivalent  
Please click here for Explanatory Remarks for Teachers











 

Keyboard & Staff Pad
50 sheets, $5.95 
Top selling product!  Large staff with plenty of room for young students to practice drawing notes on lines or spaces.  Notes can be identified on the four-octave keyboard above.    One-sided.  




Please contact me for special pricing on multiple copies of books or notepads.





Publications can also be purchased from the following dealers:

Piano Stars Online Store

Long & McQuade Stores in Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax
www.long-mcquade.com



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