Pop School is a thrilling addition to any traditional piano method. Invite your students on an adventure in pop, teaching them all the piano chords for the songs they love – and building their musical repertoire.
Pop School 1 starts at beginner level with easy piano chords and pieces, then progresses through the book. You will learn to construct and play major, minor, diminished and augmented chords, inversions, suspensions, 7th and power chords as well as the pentatonic and blues scales. Chords are introduced first using the absolute naming system (that is: C, Am and so on). Then when students have a deep practical knowledge of these, you can expand on this by using the Roman Numerals and Nashville numbering systems inside the free Supersonics Plus app. Students can commence working through this book as soon as they can:
- Play “regular” pieces hands together ﬂuently
- Read securely in the range of middle C to G in the treble clef
- Play two different notes at the same time with your left hand (the ability to play three notes is preferable but this can be developed over the course of the ﬁrst part of this book).
Pop School 2 explores different accompaniment styles. By the end of the book students will have a deeper understanding of pieces in a range of contemporary styles including ballads, waltzes, rag and jazz.
Access the free online teaching resources and creative activities in the Supersonics Plus App
Stay tuned because two more levels of Pop School will be coming in 2020, exploring contemporary composition and relative harmony.