JUST THE FACTS II

A unique workbook series, useful as preparation for the Certificate of Merit Keyboard Syllabus

BEGINNER A - 1st year students, ages 5-6

Beginning book for young students. Large staffs for small hands, fun alphabet activities & introduction to naming keynotes on the staff.

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BEGINNER B - 1st year students, ages 6-7

Note & Rest values (quarters & up), Staff keynotes, Note direction, 4/4 time signature, Steps & skips, Drawing stems & bar lines.

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BEGINNER C - 1st year students, ages 7 & up

This book follows Beginner B for the young students or it can be an entry-level book for all ages, including adults. Material includes all of above plus intervals of 2nds & 3rds, 3/4 time signature, Sharp-flat-forte-piano signs, Whole & half steps, C & G Major 5-finger patterns & Triads. A GAME in every lesson.

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PREPARATORY LEVEL

This book follows Beginner C for all ages. New material includes Italian terms, Note & rests values (eighths & up), Major scale pattern, Key Signatures for C, G, & F Major, Intervals of 2nd through 5th, Major & minor triads. Look for the Interval Detective, Inspector Dexter in every book.

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LEVEL ONE

New material includes Ledger lines, D Major scale, Primary triads, Note value rule (2 of a kind), Note value rule (3 of a kind), and Roman numerals. Sight-reading, ear training and analysis in every lesson of every book (Preparatory through Level 9).

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LEVEL TWO

New material includes: A & E major scales, Italian terms, 3 new key signatures, Repetition, Scale degree names, Authentic/Half/Plagal cadences, 'a' natural minor scale, 6/8 time signature, Sequence. The workbooks sequentially introduce fundamental concepts and provide enjoyable games ("War, "Rhythm Towers", "Tic-Tac Thirds") to prepare students to think theoretically.

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LEVEL THREE

Includes musicianship activities to help the students think abstractly. New material includes: Note value order (16ths & up), Natural minor scale pattern, Interval qualities, Relative Major/minor keys, Alla breve time signature, Motive, Triplets. Sight-reading in every lesson.

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LEVEL FOUR

Continued sequential presentation of materials. Minor intervals, Secondary triads, Transposition, Diminished triads, Dominant 7th chords, Parallel Major/minor keys, Music history periods, Imitation. Every lesson always contains multiple opportunities to review concepts in new applications.

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LEVEL FIVE

Activities ("Sound Alikes", "Cross Out", "Triad Towers") continue to entertain yet challenge students' reasoning skills. New facts (enharmonic equivalents, chromatic scale, ornaments, 1st inversion of V7, and melody writing) appear frequently throughout. Building upon analytic skills developed in previous books, students continue to probe new concepts in various applications, testing their abstract thinking skills.

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LEVEL SIX

Minor/diminished/augmented intervals, Augmented triads, Minor scale degree names, Deceptive cadence, Double sharp/flat, 3/8 & 3/2 time signatures, Triad qualities in Major scale, Roman numerals in chord progressions, Time line with composers.

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LEVEL SEVEN

Higher level thinking skills continue to grow as students relate new information to knowledge already acquired. New facts (diminished 7th chord, Major circle of keys, & sonata-allegro form) appear frequently throughout.

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LEVEL EIGHT

Analysis and written examples continue to deepen the ability to recognize, manipulate, and apply principals of theory to "real" music. New material includes 32nd note, Chromatic/diatonic half steps, Figured bass for triads, Whole tone scale, Modulation, & Texture

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LEVEL NINE

Duplets, Dances of the Baroque suite, Secondary dominants, Major/minor/half-diminished 7th chords, and the Impressionistic period are a few of the new concepts introduced in this level. All books exactly follow the keyboard syllabus of the CM curriculum.

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TEACHER ANSWER SHEETS LVL 1-2-3

Answers and ear training examples.


TEACHER ANSWER SHEETS LVL 4-5-6

Answers and ear training examples.


TEACHER ANSWER SHEETS LVL 7-8-9

Answers and ear training examples.