If you’ve always been curious about The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo, but were waiting for an insider’s sneak peak, today’s your day.
We thought it would be fun to go uber tech savy and do a screen share presentation so you can check out in-depth samples of the comic and the actual piano pieces that make up The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo.
Turn up your computer’s volume and check out the video below…
Note: You can purchase The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo at PianoMusicForBoys.com.
For those of you new to our piano teaching blog, The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo is a comic-based piano book designed to excite, inspire and motivate boy piano students.
The Nitty-Gritty Details
The story follows the quest of the young piano-playing hero Fearless Fortissimo as he, along with his adoptive father Maestro Magnus, try to uncover the secrets of the “unfinished symphony” all the while protecting the manuscript from the constant pursuit of the villains, Silver Shriek and Count Kaspar.
The 3 page comic is accompanied by 9 piano pieces that serve as the soundtrack to the action in the comic; Mystery at the Mansion, The Search, Hole-y Goalie, The Attack, Summoning Fearless, Victory, They’ll Be Back, Silver Shriek, and The Villain’s Revenge.
As mentioned, each piano piece tells the story presented in the comic. In this way, when you teach piano to boys they are learning the exciting context for the piano pieces they are playing.
The Piano Music
When you purchase The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo, you actually receive 3 piano books; one written for early elementary students, one written for elementary students, and one written for intermediate students. Each book contains the full color 3 page comic and the 9 piano pieces that serve as the soundtrack for the comic.
Our Early Elementary versions of the Fearless Fortissimo Music are designed for students who typically have finished the Primer Level of their method books. The hands together sections are minimal, and the rhythms consist of predictable quarter, half and eighth note patterns. Students are exposed to accidentals, but do not need to be familiar with playing in a key signature. Where the student is required to play hands together, the left hand is usually comprised of simple held intervals and does not require advanced coordination. Students are not required to change hand positions mid-piece. Several of the pieces require beginner-level use of the pedal. The simplification of these pieces was done carefully so as to not compromise the excitement of the sounds they will be creating.
Our Elementary versions of the music are designed for students who have typically had 2-3 years of lessons. Students change hand positions mid-piece and the octaves they play in are varied. The Rhythms are more complex, however sixteenth notes are not yet introduced, and students are required to play hands together for most of the piece with the Left Hand consisting mostly of intervallic patterns to support Right Hand melody. Hand positions include D, C and G and students have the opportunity to explore both major and minor keys in these hand positions.
Our Intermediate versions of the Fearless music are designed for piano students who have typically had more than 3 years of lessons. The coordination between Right and Left hand is more complex and the rhythms become more difficult as sixteenth notes are introduced. The Left Hand takes on a more important role in the Intermediate version, and students are required to both switch and balance melody between their hands. Accidentals play more of a role in the Intermediate pieces and students have the opportunity to explore exciting sounds created by dissonant chords
We would love for you to give The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo a try! Our unique comic-based piano book has received rave reviews and is being used by piano teachers all over the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Get Your Copy Today
If you are interested in purchasing The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo for your piano studio you can visit PianoMusicForBoys.com.