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IGRADE THREE I

MIC AE
AARON
P I NO COURSE

Especially designed to create student interest and

progress by combini.ng basic elements

of piano techni c with melody

correlated material

begin with

PERFORMANCE (11001 PF) ....... ... .page 5


THEORY (11002TH) ...................... ..page 5
TECHNIC (11001TC) .... ............... .... page 5

1946 (Renewed 1974) MILLS MUSIC, INC. Revised Edit.ion 1994 BEA M ME UP MUSIC (ASCAP)

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CONTENTS

"VICTORY BELLS" (study in thirds) .................. .. ...


5

ARPEGGIO STUDy ............................................... .

"SINGING COWBOY" (study for Left Hand) ...... 6

SIGHTREADING .. ..... .. ................. .... .............. .... ....

AUGMENTED AND DIMINISHED TRIADS.. ..... ...... . 8

" BALLADE" - Burgmuller .... ..... .............................

"WATER LILIES" ..... .. ......................... ....... ... ............ 9

"COUNTRY DANCE" - Beethoven ......................

"AT THE RACES" (velocity study) Czerny ....... .... 10

"SPINNING SONG" - Ellmenrelch ......................

"IN MEXICO" (rhythm) ......... ... .... ................... ...... 11

"ETUDE IN D FLAT" (for Left Hand) .................... .

"ARIA" - Bach ............ " .. .... ......... ...... .... ......... .... .. 12

"APRIL SHOWER" - Burgmuller ................. .. ............

THE CADENCE AND CADENCE CHORDS ........ .. 14

"WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS" - Tchalkowsky .........

"OFF TO THE HUNT" (broken chords) .. .. ...... ..... .. 15

"ALLEGRO" - Haydn ...........................................

"WHEATLANDS" - Knipper ... ............................... 16

"PRELUDE" - Berens .... .. .......... .. ................. ....... ..

STUDY IN WRIST STACCATO - Duvernoy ............. 17

"CURIOUS STORY" - Heller .................................. -

"FOR ELISE" - Beethoven .. ... .......... .. .. ...... ........... .18

"HAPPY-GO-LUCKY" ... ......................................... -

TRILL STUDY - Czerny .............. ............. .. .... .. ........ 20

"MINUET IN G" - Beethoven ........................ ....... .::

REST TONES AND ACTIVE TONES................... .. ....21

"H UNGARIAN DANCE" - Brahms ............... ... ..... ==

"THE DONKEY" ............ ......... ...... .......... ..... ... ......... 22

MAJbR TONIC CHORD ARPEGGIOS ............ .....

"STUDY IN G MINOR" - Krause................ ...........24

MINOR TONIC CHORD ARPEGGIOS ..................

"NORWEGIAN VILLAGE DANCE" .... ...... .. ......... .. 25

MINOR SCALES AND MINOR TRIADS ..................'

"ELEGY" - Massenet ..... ... ....................................26

KEYBOARD HARMONy .................................... ....'

STUDY IN BROKEN CHORDS................... ...... ........28

DICTIONARY OF MUSICAL TERMS ................. " ...

"BUTTERFLY ETUDE" (octave study) - Chopln ... 29

CERTIFICATE .... .................................... ... ..... ........ ..

"TWO JUGGLERS" (chromatic study) ....... .. ....... 30

The double notes (3rds) in this study are splen


did practice for the development of the hand.
Fingers must be held finnly at first joints. Be
sure to sound both tones exactly together.

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interesting etude in thumb crossings for the left
hand. For additional practice, the upper finger
ing may be used throughout as an extension
study,

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Augmented and Diminished Triads

The word AUGMENT means to enlarge or make larger.

Play the chord of C MAJOR

Enlarge by RAISING the 5th (G) a half step

and you have the chord of C AUGMENTED

The word DIMINISH means to make less or reduce in size.

Play the chord of C MINOR

Reduce the size by LOWERING the 5th (G) a half

step and you have the chord of C DIMINISHED

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Try to locate the augmented chords in this


piece. This piece should be played with ex
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The Cadence and Cadence Chords


A CADENCE is a point of repose or rest at the close of a musical sentence. To form
a CADENCE we use the TONIC. DOMINANT and SUB-DOMINANT chords.

EXAMPLE : Play "Off to the Hunt" on the following page and notice how the last
two chords of the piece, (V7 to 1) give you the "feeling" of a completed musical
sentence.

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from C to E in the fust measure. The practice of
broken chords will develop "elasticity" of the
hand, so essential to good piano technic.

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Interpretation in music means expressing the


mood of the composition. This particular piece
is distinctly Russian in flavor and should be
played with expression.

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Study in Wrist Staccato


Play with a m ther high wrist and a

light bounding wrist action.

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Try to "match" your tones from note to note in


order to obtain a smooth, even effect. Observe
expression marks carefully, and strjve for a
steady graduation of tone in crescendos and
decrescendos.

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First as quarter notes; second as eighth notes; third as sixteenth notes (as written).

Trill Study

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first, accenting the 1st and 4th beats.

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This is a splendid study for the contraction of the hand.


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Study in G minor

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Norwegian Village Dance


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JULES MASSENET (h. 1842 - d. 1912)


Massenet's achievements can be summed up in three words: Concentration, Industry
and System. Born in Montaud, France, his family moved to Paris when he was
eleven, in order that he might study at the famous Paris Conservatoire. At the age of
twenty-one, he won the "Prix de Rome." During the eighteen years be taught at the
Conservatoire, he still managed to compose over a dozen operas, despite his heavy
teaching schedule. Asked when he found time to accomplish so much, Massenet re
plied, "When you sleep!"

Elegy

An "elegie" is a funeral song or requiem and should be played in a sad


and expressive mood. Bring out the melody which lies in the left hand.
MASSENET
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Study in Broken Chords

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FREDERIC CHOPIN (b. 1809 - d. 1849)


Although Chopin was not very robust, and was handicapped a great deal of his life
by illness. he still managed to compose a tremendous amount of wonderful piano
music. His Preludes, Etudes, Waltzes, Polonaises and Scherzos contain the poetic
charm, delicacy and strength which characterizes all of his music.
No piano recital would be quite complete without the inclusion of some music by
this great master, who has often been referred to as "The Poet of the Piano."

Butterfly Etude
(Study in Octaves)
This is a splendid octave study and should be practiced daily.

Play lightly with a rather hi gh and flexible wrist action.

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See page 58 for arpeggios in all keys.

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DO NOT READ F-A-C

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Cultivating this habit of GROUP READ lNG, rather than the note by note approach, will not
only improve your SIGHT READ lNG, but will also improve your piano playing. All musical
ideas are composed of NOTE GROUPS in various forms, sometimes referred to as MOTIVES
or MUSICAL PATTERNS.

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A "Ballad,," is a story in musical form. Try to picture a woodland scene in which elves
and woodland sprites are dancing. The rumbling of thunder imitated in the bass clef
warns of an approaching storm. The sprites hide but return when the storm ends. They
continue their dancing only to be interrupted once more. In the final measures you can
feel the gradual subsiding of the storm, ending with a lightning crash.

Ballade

BURGMULLER
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This piece is one of the most popular in a group


of Classical Period country dances composed by .
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A well-developed left hand is essential if you wish to be a good pianist. How often
do you hear the following, "I can play with my right band but can't seem to do any
thing with my left." The answer is more studies for the left hand; ''Practice makes
perfect."

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do you hear the following, "I can play with my right hand but can' t seem to do any
thing with my left." The answer is more studies for the left hand; "Practice makes
perfect."

Etude in E Flat
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The practice of changing fingers on repeated


notes is very helpful in developing sensitivity
and control at the finger tips. Practice very
slowly at first and gradually increase the tempo,
playing lightly.

April Shower
(Study in Repeated Notes)

BURGMULLER
arr. by Michael Aan m

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PETER TCHAIKOWSKY (b. 1840 - d. 1893)


Tchaikowsky, the great Russian compo er, was originally a graduate of law.
However, his love for music was great and he devoted himself entirely to com
posing. His music can best be described as sad, melancholy and soulful. He com
posed six symphonies and several piano concertos, the most popular of which are
the Sixth Symphony and the Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor. The delightful
"Nutcracker Suite," althougb written in one of his rare lighter moods, is a con
stant favorite among music lovers.

Waltz of the Flowers

TCHAIKOWSKY
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FRANZ JOSEPH HA YDN (b. 1732 - d. 1809)


Haydn, affectionately referred to as "Papa Haydn," was from a large family of
twelve children. Although his parents were quite poor, he managed to get a mu
sical education and later was fortunate enough to have the patronage of the Ester
Mzys, which enabled him to do a tremendous amount of composing. A teacher of
Beethoven and Mozart, he also enjoys the distinction of being one of the wor1d's
great composers. His "Surprise Symphony" and many shorter works are full of
charm and humor.

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Study the chords on this page very carefully. They are
repeated on the next page in broken fOnTI.

Prelude

Moderato

"

5
3
2
1

5
4
2

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This favorite composition by Stephen Heller re


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53
The name of this piece is the key to its interpretation. Study
the bass chords carefully before playing hands together.

Happy-Go-Lucky

Allegretto 5

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54

In order to connect the double notes in this


composition. it is necessary to observe the cor
rect fingering. Play in a graceful manner and
with much expression.

Minuet in G
LUDWIG V AN BEETHOVEN
(B. 177O-D. 1827)

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56

Tbi s Hungarian dance by Brahms is a good ex


ample of Gypsy Folk music. It is to be played
with much spirit, strong rhythm and feeling.

Hungarian Dance
Allegro

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,

JOHANNES BRAHMS
(B. 1833 - D. 1897)
arr. by Michael Aaron

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58

Major Tonic Chord Arpeggios


2

1m

3 2

2 4

C
MAJOR

MAJOR

5 4 2

2 4

5 42 1

'2'

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2 4

3 21

2 3 5 3

1 2

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(4)

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2

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1

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2 3

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Minor Tonic Chord Arpeggios

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60

Minor Scales and Minor Triads

(Harmonic Minor)
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4 1

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First Second
Inver. Inver.

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Root
Pos .

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3
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3

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Minor Scales and Minor Triads

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62

Keyboard Harmony
The following chord drills are a review of the various chords you have learned.

Play hands separately, then together.


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