Stage H

Stage H is the eighth and currently final level of the piano TRACKS curriculum. At the end of this stage students should find a Grade 5 level exam accessible. To complete Stage H students should be comfortable with:

  • what a tenor clef is and how to work out the names of notes on the tenor clef stave
  • demisemiquavers
  • playing pieces that include 4 different voices.
  • augmented fourths and diminished fifths
  • the circle of fifths
  • what diatonic means
  • how to work out the key signature of any diatonic key
  • plagal cadences
  • the una corda pedal
  • what fugues, suits, minuet and trios, and rondos are

Students should also begin to seriously work towards personal interpretations of dynamics, articulation, rubato, and performance.