Level 2 of the Supersonics Piano Method is full of more engaging pieces, guaranteed to continue to excite your students – while building their technical skills and note reading range.
The best piano method books provide a fun, open-minded approach to learning and teaching piano. And this is what the Supersonics Method is all about.
Students extend their reading range out to the 5 C’s gradually, without locking them into rigid closed hand positioning. They’ll learn and practise how to leap across octaves, with a range of popular folk tunes, pop chords, canons and simple pieces of classical historical repertoire. You’ll love watching their confidence grow as they play.
Watch your students take pride in their progress as the method introduces them to unusual time signatures and tonal variations. Help them refine their ear, develop their transposition skills and create melodies in different keys.
By the end of Supersonics Piano Method Level 2 your students will be playing expressively across a range of music from different eras, sparking their love of music in all its styles and genres. When accompanied by a standard Grade One theory book, Level 2 comprehensively puts theory into practice throughout each module.
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The pieces in the first module of this book revise the techniques you learned in Level One. They also feature vivid musical imagery and you should try to “paint a picture” with your playing.
There are no technical directions and you will need to work out which technical gestures are most appropriate for each piece (with guidance from your teacher). Try to learn each piece
quickly and efficiently. You might like to perform the whole module as a suite when you have finished learning all the pieces. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
In this module we revisit dotted rhythms and explore two different ways of slowing down the tempo of a piece. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
This module is all about getting more coordinated. There’s a lot of syncopation to work on (this is where main melodic notes don’t fall on the strong beats). Don’t get tripped up! The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
This module is all about speed. Get those fingers moving! The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
In this module we explore pieces based on the C major scale. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
It’s time to consolidate and party. The pieces in this module make super impressive concert pieces. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
This module is all about beautiful, expressive playing. The pieces aren’t particularly technically difficult but you will need to listen to your playing closely in order to create the required refined tone and shape. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
In this module we reinforce your knowledge of some landmark notes and leap around the piano (a lot!). The landmark notes we will use are Cs and Gs. Use these notes to orient yourself on the page and at the instrument. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
In this module we explore the key of F major. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
In this module we explore pieces in D minor. The sample here features the solo recordings. Listen to the free backing tracks and view the online support material
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- Content: 160 pages piano method book with 1-2 years of teaching material for elementary pianists (approx. ages 6-12 but suitable for all ages).
- Each module is targeted towards a particular concept, note-reading range or rhythm, making it easy to understand and to integrate extra material.
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Q: How do I access the material in Supersonics Plus?
A: Simply go on supersonicsplus.com and start by watching the Video Guides. All the resources you need for this book are organised by Module.
Q: What if I want to use the Supersonics Piano Method for more than one student?
A: Each Method Book is licenced for one student. If you’d like to use the Supersonics Method for your entire studio, we recommend upgrading to Supersonics Pro so that you can either legally print copies of this book for all your students or use the 20% discount on print books. You can offset the cost of the membership by charging the full price for print books or by adding a resource fee to your lessons.
Q: What ages / grades is the Method Book 2 suitable for?
A: The lessons taught in Level 2 build on the 6 core techniques taught in Level 1. The teaching books have content suitable for early to mid-elementary (approx. age 6+).
Older students and adults might find the accelerated learning in Quick Start A provides a more suitable lesson pace.
Q: If I want to transfer my students to your method from another, how do I know where to start?
A: The best entry points into the Supersonics Piano Method are at Level 1, Blast Off Bridge and Level 4.
Q: What techniques and skills will my students master by using this piano method?
A: By the end of Level Two, students will be confident and effective players and be able to:
- link musical symbol to sound
- read effectively across a wide range
- play in time
- play with good technique
- display a wide dynamic range
- understand and express a range of musical gestures
- begin to understand why music of different eras sounds the way it does
- play pop chords
- harmonise simple melodies
- respond to creative stimuli
- and much more
Q: How will I know when my student is ready for the next level in the Supersonics Piano Method?
A: When your student gets to the end of this first method book, use your judgement as to whether you feel they’re ready to move onto Level 3. If you’d like to spend more time consolidating the skills and techniques learned, you might like to use Beat The Clock Book 1.
This book includes the following pieces:
Into the Mist
Will o’ the Wisp
Keep in Time!
“Ode to Joy” (Beethoven)
“Royal March of the Lion” (Saint-Saëns)
“Swan Lake” (Tchaikovsky)
Drift Away (chord piece)
Off the Beat
Jack and the Beanstalk
“Brother John” (Traditional)
Together Again (chord piece)
The Phoenix Rises
In a Rush
“The Galloping Nag” (Traditional)
Come on Down (chord piece)
Reaching the Top
“The Cancan” (Offenbach)
When the Sun Shines (chord piece)
“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (Mozart)
Forever (chord piece)
A Moonlit Tale (chord piece)
Top C Turvy
“Lavender’s Blue” (Traditional)
5 to 4
“Little Sonata” (Wilton)
“Study in C” (Czerny)
Jump On Up
“In the Hall of the Mountain King” (Grieg)
I See You (chord piece)
“Study in F” (Gurlitt)
“Study in F” (Gurlitt)
Pot of Gold
Canon in F
Waterfalls (chord piece)
“Imitation and Inversion” (Bartók)
Sprite Knight (chord piece)
+ 8 student composition tasks
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