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Check out our NEWLY REVISED Contemporary Idioms Syllabus for piano, now in 10 levels!
Please note, for the NEW levels of Contemporary Idioms (piano), repertoire choices for Levels 1 to 4 will remain from the earlier version of the syllabus. Those levels are posted below. Levels 5 through 10 are in final stages of revision and will be posted later this week.
Revised September 17th, 2012.
For this crossover year (2012-13), repertoire may be chosen from:
- The existing syllabus (old version) as listed (ie. all levels indicated can remain as indicated).
- The new syllabus (online version) – this contains NEW repertoire selections and redistributed selections from the ‘old’ syllabus.
- Repertoire books (Mayfair and HL) remain at the levels indicated.
- New category (Other genre – may include Classical) can be chosen from any source mentioned above (Contemporary Idioms) as well as the CC Classical syllabus for piano.
- Rules & Regulations
- Piano Syllabus Level 1
- Piano Syllabus Level 2
- Piano Syllabus Level 3
- Piano Syllabus Level 4
- Piano Syllabus Level 5
- Piano Syllabus Level 6
- Piano Syllabus Level 7
- Piano Syllabus Level 8
- Piano Syllabus Level 9 - NEW!
- Piano Syllabus Level 10 - NEW!
- Complete Piano Syllabus
- Repertoire Level 1
- Repertoire Level 2
- Repertoire Level 3
- Repertoire Level 4
- Repertoire Level 5
- Repertoire Level 6
- Repertoire Level 7
- Repertoire Level 8
- Repertoire Level 9
- Repertoire Level 10
- Additional Materials from the Canadian Music Centre (CMC)
Canadian Contemporary Repertoire Series
Style List for American Popular Piano
American Popular Piano Series (APP)
A cross-over of repertoire levels will be accommodated as follows:
|Conservatory Canada||American Popular Piano|
|Level 1||Level 1|
|Level 2||Level 2|
|Level 3||Level 3|
|Level 4||Level 4|
|Level 5||Level 5|
|Level 6||Level 6|
|Level 7||Level 7|
|Level 8||Level 8|
|Level 9 & 10 (in production)|
Guide to Contemporary Idioms - Levels 1, 2 and 3
These books are designed for teachers AND students. They contain lots of helpful pedagogical information for instructors interested in teaching Contemporary Idioms with help on improvisation, lead sheets and technique. They also contain many pages of "practise" for students. Published by Mayfair Music and available at your local dealer store.
Syllabus Cross Reference
Teacher Support Materials
|The Contemporary Keyboardist - Rhythm, Improv & Blues (DVD)||HL00320556|
|A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation Volume 1 (DVD)||HL00641549|
|A Pianist's Guide to Free Improvisation Volume 2 (DVD)||HL00641550|
|Amazing Phrasing - 50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills||HL00842030|
|A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano Improvisation||HL00310979|
|Improvising Blues Piano||HL49003248|
|Christopher Norton - The Easiest Way to Improvise||HL48018955|
|Beginning Jazz Improvisation (Lee Evans)||HL00009022|
|Discovering Blues Improvisation Book 1 (Lee Evans)||HL00290619|
|Discovering Blues Improvisation Book 2 (Lee Evans)||HL00290620|
|An Introduction to Jazz Chord Voicing for Keyboard (Bill Boyd)||HL00854100|
|Intermediate Jazz Chord Voicing for Keyboard (Bill Boyd)||HL00290204|
|Jazz Chord Progressions for Keyboard (Bill Boyd)||HL00290486|
|Master Scale and Chord Guide for Keyboard||HL00240525|
|Picture Chord Encyclopedia for Keyboard||HL00290528|
|The Ultimate Keyboard Chord Book||HL00290045|
|Jazz Chord Hanon||HL00296550|
|A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano||HL00220017|
|Jazz Piano Voicings||HL00310914|
|Voicings for Jazz Keyboard||HL00855475|
Fake Book/Lead Sheets
|Ear Without Fear Volume 1 (Book/CD)||HL00220019|
|How to Get Real with a Fake Book||HL00315116|
|How to Play Chord Symbols in Jazz and Popular Music (Lee Evans)||HL00009080|
|Your First Fake Book||HL00240112|
|The Easy Fake Book||HL00240144|
|The Simplified Fake Book||HL00240168|
|10 Miles Davis Classics||HL00841645|
Miscellaneous Teaching Aids/Reference
|How to Play from a Fake Book||HL00220019|
|Rhythm Without the Blues (Book/CD)||HL00296554|
|The Perfect Wrong Note||HL00331733|
|The Piano Student's Guide to Effective Practicing||HL00296450|
|The Parent's Guide to Effective Practicing||HL00296683|
|The Chord Wheel||HL00695579|
|Musician's Practice Planner||HL00311358|
|Pocket Music Dictionary||HL00183006|
|Pattern Play: Create Your Own Music by Akiko and Forrest Kinney||Two Streams Press|
|Pop Piano Pro by Peter Friesen||www.poppianopro.com|