Gold pt 1 and pt 2
Students in Gold Level will be expected to learn all major and minor five finger positions, and all major scales. Each new pattern will be “transposed” into six positions every day. Races are all based on scale performance. Students benefit from some exposure to different key positions before starting this book. The basics introduced with the triads in Silver is sufficient.
Gold pt 1 trains the first half of the circle of fifths, C, G, D, A, E, and B. Gold pt 2 is very similar to pt 1, except students create their own patterns, and they go through the exercises in the keys of F#, C#, Ab, Eb, Bb, and F. Students who complete pt 1 and pt 2 will NOT need to use Gold Complete. Two separate Gold medals may be awarded to students who complete both books.
An alternative to Gold pt 1 and Gold pt 2 is the Gold Complete. Gold Complete has the same content as the other books, except each day the student completes their activity in all 12 major, or all 12 minor keys. Races include all keys. This option is for students who are very comfortable with key signatures and transposition in general. It allows them to avoid the repetition needed by most students who are struggling to learn multiple keys.