BOOKS IN SERIES: Keyquest 1 2 3 4

In the second book, the pieces extend well beyond the confined five-note range, using the full range of treble clef notation including ledger lines, sharps, flats and naturals. Syncopated rhythms also begin to feature, including dotted notes and ties. Compound Time is also introduced.

Scales, arpeggios and pentatonic scales are included in the keys of C, G, D and F major and A, E, D and B minor. Both right and left hand fingering is shown, together with suitable left hand chord progressions that can be used as an alternative. From the third Unit in this book full "fingered" chords begin to be systematically introduced in the left hand. Picture chords show the different inversions that can be used.

Auto-accompaniment fills and variations are explained and marked in the written music, helping the player to musically integrate more complex use of the keyboard registration features into their playing.

Ideas for improvising are promoted, with most pieces in the book giving suggested notes that can be used for improvised variations and solos. Theory pages and ensemble pieces continue to exercise a strong presence and a Glossary of Styles explains the background and characteristics of many of the auto-accompaniments commonly featured on electronic keyboards.

Pieces included: London Bridge, Camptown Races, Lullaby Lilt, Largo (from the "New World Symphony"), Hole in the Soul, Celtic Dance, Joy to the World, Arise!, Ding Dong Merrily, Elegy, Hum Drum, Jubilee Year, Breeze Block, Round Tower, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Young MacDonald, Cloudburst, Cactus Stew, Thine be the Glory, Happy Birthday, Daisy Daisy, Roadrunner & Homespun.

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