Stage C

Stage C is the third level of the piano TRACKS curriculum. To complete Stage C students should be comfortable with:

  • notes up to one ledger line above and below the treble clef stave
  • notes up to one ledger line above and below the bass clef stave
  • the signs for playing an octave higher or lower than written
  • single quavers, quaver rests, dotted crotchets, fermatas
  • what a dot does to the length of a note
  • ritardando, rallentando, and accelerando
  • allegro, adagio, and andante
  • what an upbeat is
  • music in 2 crotchets a bar, and 3 or 6 quavers a bar
  • pianissimo and fortissimo
  • 6ths, 7ths, and octaves
  • the key signatures of C, G, D, and F majors
  • the patterns of tones and semitones in a major scale
  • tonic and dominant
  • tonic triads and broken chords
  • waltzes, and minuets
  • 1st and 2nd time bars.

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