Unit C7 – Hand Position & Co-ordination

In Stage C, students:

  • begin to move beyond a five finger position up to stretches of one octave in one hand.
  • play in 2 fixed five finger positions within a single piece
  • play with both hands in the treble clef
  • play with both hands in the bass clef
  • play chords that have two simple voices in one hand (e.g. a semibreve against two crotchets).

Students should also experience pieces where the hands change clef.

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Worksheet

Stage C Signs and Symbols worksheet (via Payhip)


Repertoire

Early Stage C Hands Together

Get Set! Piano Pieces 1
Souallé – pg 17

Piano Star – Five Finger Positions
Oh When the Saints – pg 14 (has 1st and 2nd time bars)
Rhino Stomp – pg 17
Cycling Home – pg 25 (DC al Fine & 4 note chords)
Rain Dance – pg 27
Birds in Spring – pg 23

Piano Star 1
The Path – pg 26
Incy Wincy Spider – pg 31
Who Built the Ark? – pg 32 (Stage C features)

Stage C Hands Together

Einaudi Grade Pieces 1
The Earth Prelude – pg 10 (Stage D)
I Giorni – pg 26 (Cantabile playing, Stage B elements)

Mosaic Volume 1
Nine Fingers – pg 7 (Stage E features)
Sailing Under a Moonlit Sky – pg 9
The Little Triton – pg 10
The Caterpillar Walk – pg 12
Alone in a Castle – pg 17 (Stage E features)
Marching Ants – pg 18 (Stage D features)
Bells in the Mist – pg 19 (Stage D features)
Exclamation Mark (!) – pg 23 (Stage D features)
The Roof is Leaking! – pg 25 (Stage D features)
Funny Car Horns – pg 32 (Stage D features)

LH Clef Changes

Mosaic Volume 1
Sailing Under a Moonlit Sky – pg 9
The Caterpillar Walk – pg 12
Go To Sleep – pg 15 (Stage D/E elements)
Bells in the Mist – pg 19 (Stage D elements)
Question Mark (?) – pg 22 (Stage D elements)
Exclamation Mark (?) – pg 23 (Stage D elements)

RH Clef Changes

Mosaic Volume 1
Inside the Pharaoh’s Tomb – pg 27 (Stage D elements)

2 Voice Chords

Mosaic Volume 1
Song to the Stars – pg 26 (Stage D/E elements)