Piano Town, Lessons, Level 3

Composed by Diane HidyKeith Snell


Lessons is the core of Piano Town. The controlled, steady pacing of the curriculum introduces one element at a time. Each concept is presented in a consistent, reliable format. This clear presentation helps students focus on new skills and information.


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Lessons Level Three introduces various styles of broken chord accompaniments, including the waltz bass and Alberti bass patterns.  Minor key signatures are introduced and students will play scales, chords and music in A, D, E and G minor.  B-flat Major is also introduced.  Other important new skills include playing chromatic scales, triads and inversions, octaves and overlapping pedal technique.  The music in this book emphasizes classical literature with works by Telemann, J.C. Bach, L. Mozart, Haydn, Diabelli, Hook, Gurlitt, Schytte and Salutrinskaya.  In addtion to a review of Sonatina form, students will also learn about binary and ternary form.