This summer one of our many piano teaching goals was to relaunch our comic-based piano book series… The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo.
Many teachers have questions about this exciting, action-packed piano series and in today’s post we’re answering them for you, including the biggest question: Are these the same Fearless Fortissimo books as the originals, just updated? To which the answer is “No… the comic story has changed, the music has changed… even its purpose has changed.”
And the changes are good… really, really good! Read today’s post to learn more about The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo.
A Brief Introduction To Fearless Fortissimo
Before we get to answering your most pressing questions (scroll down) about The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo, here’s a brief introduction:
The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo is the Bam, the Zzzwap, and the Kapow for teaching children who crave action to love piano lessons. Each book in the collection turns original piano pieces into the backdrop for a thrilling comic adventure. As your children learn the music they become the driving force behind the story. Drawn into the tale, they will be keen to perfect each new piece to help the story unfold.
We will be releasing The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo in separate series, with each series comprised of 3 books (3 Episodes). This will allow us to release levelled repertoire that follows the skill progression of method books.
Today marks the release of The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo, Series 1, The Carloforte Trilogy and is targeted at students who are working in Level 2 method books.
Now, let’s get to your questions:
1. Are the new Fearless Fortissimo books the same as the old books?
No. As mentioned above, everything has changed… for the better! While the old books were some of our most popular, we now have 10 more years of composing, storytelling, and educational design experience. I know many of you will mourn the loss of the old repertoire (as will we!) but we promise that your love for the new music will make you quickly forget the old music.
2. Who should I use the new piano books with?
The old books contained multi-level repertoire and did not allow for a student to progress through the series. With our re-launch we wanted to create a series of books that would grow with the student. You should begin using The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo, Series 1 with students who are in a Level 2 method book. As a student works through Episode 1, 2 and 3 in Series 1 they will be progressing through repertoire as they would in a Level 2 method book. By the time they complete Episode 3 they will be playing repertoire at the approximate skill level of a student who has completed a Level 2 method book.
3. Why isn’t there music for younger students?
While there will be in the future, we wanted to begin this new journey by providing levelled repertoire when students need it most! As many of you know, we are currently working on our WunderKeys Level 1 method books. We believe that these method books will more than meet the needs of your Level 1 students!
Bu the fact is… kids lose often interest after Level 1 method books… and they need a superhero to save their piano lesson experience. This is why we relaunched the series with piano books aimed at kids (tweens and teens) who have completed Level 1 method books.
4. Where can I buy The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo?
The first 3 books in The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo are available now on Amazon. These books were born to be published in print! The power of this piano series lies not just in the music but in the love for the story and the illustrations. The full-color print books bring the story to life in a way that digital repertoire simply cannot. And, by distributing through Amazon, the books are cheaper to purchase than if you were to have them printed in full color.
5. Can I see a visual preview?
Because the books have only recently been made available on Amazon the “Look Inside” preview feature is not yet fully available. However, if you click on the image below you can preview samples pages from the first episode. If you like what you see click here to purchase The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo books.
9. Can I hear some sound samples?
Below we have included sound samples taken from each of the three episodes in The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo, The Carloforte Trilogy.
Get The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo Today
All three episodes in The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo, The Carloforte Trilogy are now available on Amazon. Click here to get your students started on an action-packed piano adventure.