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
- 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.
piano TRACKS Unit H1 – Notes and the Stave: Tenor Clef.
piano TRACKS Unit H2 – Rhythm: Demisemiquavers.
piano TRACKS Unit H3 – Tempo: Building on experience.
piano TRACKS Unit H7 – Hand Positions and Co-ordination: Developing skills.
piano TRACKS Unit H8 – Intervals: Augmented fourths and diminished fifths.
piano TRACKS Unit H10 – Tonality: Circle of Fifths
piano TRACKS Unit H11 – Scales and Technical Exercises: 3 octaves in all major and minor keys.
piano TRACKS Unit H12 – Chords and Harmony: Plagal cadences.
piano TRACKS Unit H14 – Pedalling: Una corda pedal.
piano TRACKS Unit H15 – Forms and Structure: The minuet and trio, fugue, suite, and rondo.