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#924750 - 01/01/04 04:09 PM where to go after end of series?
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Wondering what y'all recommend to use after the series are done? I mostly use Alfred, Bastien and Faber books, but they don't go very far. What do you all use after that point? I like to focus on the basics, (fingerings, rhythms and the like). Lots of the books for older kids just have pieces and not much new information to learn. thanks!

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#924751 - 01/01/04 05:16 PM Re: where to go after end of series?
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The pieces have plenty of information in them. When you teach a piece, you should also be working through some of the theory and history behind it.

There's a wealth of performance practice information to be learned in studying a Mozart or Beethoven sonata, or even Clementi sonatina.
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#924752 - 01/04/04 07:05 PM Re: where to go after end of series?
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Check out the syllabus for the new Royal American Conservatory of Music.
http://www.royalamericanconservatory.org/
It states the program follows the RCM programme. Most method series end at the RCM grade 4 level.
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