Norton, Christopher - American Popular Piano: Repertoire, Level 1 - Piano Method Series w/CD*

Novus Via Music Group

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American Popular Piano – Repertoire
Level One – Repertoire
Publisher: Novus Via Music Group
Authors: Christopher Norton, Scott McBride Smith

This is one of four level-one books in the American Popular Piano series - the educational piano course by Christopher Norton and Scott McBride Smith.

The series has 11 difficulty Levels, and each Level contains: Repertoire album with CD; Etudes album (including Improvisation); Skills book; Technic (technique) book.

Level One
For advanced beginners
- Hands play together
- Whole note, half note, quarter note, dotted half note
- Whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, dotted-half rest
- pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, crescendo and diminuendo
- Slur, legato, staccato, accent
- 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4 time signatures
- Key signatures up to one sharp and one flat
- Repeat, 8va, tie, fermata, ritardando, a tempo

The CD, which comes only with the Repertoire Album, contains accompanying instrumental backings both for the Repertoire Album's ensemble pieces, and the Etudes Album's Improvisation modules:
· provides convenient practice and performance tempos for realistic
support of the learning process;
· stimulates daily ensemble playing;
· creates a full band improvisation experience;
· makes reaching a polished performance just plain fun!


  • Happy Day 
  • Cowpoke 
  • Rainy Day 
  • County Fair 
  • Alabama Waltz 
  • No Way Out 
  • Looks Like It's Over 
  • Going Far Away 


  • Never Say Never 
  • This Dance Please 
  • Shuffleboard 
  • Heavy Machinery 
  • Horn Section 
  • Coming To Town 
  • Ring That Bell 
  • Song of the Steppes 


  • The Girl on the Beach 
  • Heading Home 
  • Working With Metal 
  • Time Out 
  • Car Journey 
  • Forever Yours 
  • Russian Journey 
  • Going To Dr. John 

About the American Popular Piano series:
“Why can’t I play more music like this?” asked a fourteen-year-old piano student. “My friends like to hear me play cool music.”

Why not, indeed. J.S. Bach taught his sons using the music of his time – popular dances, preludes and exercises by living composers. It would never have occurred to him to seek out pieces in styles and rhythms one hundred years old. He expected his boys to thrive in the musical world of their time.

American Popular Piano has been developed on the same principles. Students working in this series will…

  1. Develop traditional pianistic and musical skills through music in contemporary, popular styles;
  2. Be motivated to practice by working on music that is familiar, fun, and that they can’t wait to play;
  3. Nurture their creativity and spontaneity through a user-friendly modular approach to improvisation;
  4. Enjoy regular ensemble playing;
  5. And find pleasure in a lifelong relationship with music!

Written entirely by Christopher Norton and Scott McBride Smith, American Popular Piano is an educational piano course which comprises 44 books, clearly divided into 11 difficulty levels. With 4 resources in each level from which people can pick and choose, the series provides a fuller curriculum, including important skills such as improvisation.

The integrated, comprehensive course of study provided by American Popular Piano ensures the development of well-rounded piano fundamentals using a combination of classical and popular styles. Each of the eleven levels – from Preparatory for the first year of study, then through the progressive levels 1-10 – includes a Repertoire Album with an Instrumental Backings CD, a supporting Etudes Album, a Skills Book, and a Technic (technique) book.

Order No. NVM 2
Inventory # HL00399001
ISBN: 9781897379011 (1897379013)
UPC: 884088267759
Format: Softcover with CD
Publisher Code: APPR-01
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
40 pages

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