Unit B7 – Hand Position & Co-ordination

In Stage B, students:

  • remain in a fixed five finger position
  • play in different positions on the piano (you don’t need to explicitly state that they are in different positions, but this gives students experience of playing notes all across the stave). e.g:
    • G major = G, A, B, C and D
    • D major = D, E, F sharp, G, and A
    • A minor = A, B, C, D, and E
    • sharps flats and naturals are included in Unit B9
  • should get the opportunity to play in a range of pieces so that all notes in Unit B1 are covered
  • should start to play some very basic hands together pieces, e.g:
    • semibreves against crotchets
    • semibreves against minims

Jump to: Repertoire
Visit: Unit B1, Unit B2, Unit B4, Unit B5, Unit B6, Unit B7, Unit B8, Unit B9, Unit B11, Unit B12, Unit B14, Unit B15
Go To: Stage A, Stage C


Repertoire

Hands Together – introductory Pieces

Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Haunted House – pg 8
Irish Jig – pg 9

Hands Together – Stage B Level
Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Wriggly Caterpillar – pg 11 (Stage A notes)
Tie Time – pg 12 (Stage A notes)
Rocking Tune – pg 13 – 2 note chords (stage A notes)
Leonardo’s Lazy Day – pg 16

Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Little Brown Jug – pg 7
Note Box – pg 11 (LH D above middle c)
What’s the Buzz about the Bees? – pg 18
Knock at the Door – pg 19 (3 note chords)
My Grandma is a Pirate! – pg 21(1st and 2nd time bars)
Playground Tig – pg 22
Triceratops Waltz – pg 24

Piano Star 1
Watch Your Step – pg 12
A Sad Story – pg 13 (Stage C features)
Secret Mission – pg 15
Double Decker – pg 17 (Stage C features)
Ice on the Pond – pg 20
Bike Ride – pg 22
Old MacDonald Had a Drum – pg 23
Top-Down Tortoise – pg 24 (Stage C/D features)

Hands Together – Towards Stage C Level

Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Stay Up Late – pg 14

Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Friends Forever – pg 9
The Octopus – pg 12
Oh When the Saints – pg 14
Quavers Quiver Quickly – pg 16

Piano Star 1
My Best Sandwich – pg 25 (Stage D features)
Bouncing Ball Bop – pg 27 (Stage D features)

D Major Position
Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
What’s the Buzz About the Bees – pg 18

D Minor Position
Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Friends Forever (RH D Minor, LH Stage A)
Knock at the Door – pg 19 (both hands)

E Major Position
Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
In the Country – pg 15

E Minor Position
Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
My Grandma is a Pirate! – pg 21(1st and 2nd time bars)

F Major Position
Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Triceratops Waltz – pg 24

G Major Position (LH D above Middle C)
Piano Star – Five Finger Tunes
Playground Tig – pg 22