The Performer books of the Mainstreams Piano Method are designed to supplement and strengthen the fundamental material presented in the The Pianist books.
Short, interesting pieces to stimulate the beginning pianist and give them the opportunity to use what they are learning in The Pianist.
Progresses at the same level.
Designed to introduce the student to the idioms of 20th Century composition at a level they can play and enjoy.
By Walter and Carol Noona
Big Fat Frog - Humor in Music
Starfish - Polymetric Music
Drip, Drip, Drop! - Sound Effects
Flute Song - Steps and Leaps
Secret Paths - Performer's Choice
Playing With Blocks - Clusters
Any Way You Like It! - Unmeasured and Unmetered
My Shadow - Imitation
Ghostly Pow Wow - Open Harmony
The Wise Ol' Owl - Motif
Spider Web - A Shrinking Pattern
Dandelion - Pentatonic Music
Going 'Round In Circles - Twelve-Tone Music
The One-Eyed Dragon - Rote Pattern
Escalator, Going Down! - A Sinking Bass Line
Two Robots Talking - Experimental Sounds
Chincoteague Ponies - Ostinato
Peacock's Fan - Black Key Glissando