MEA Sheet Music Levels

Piano Sheet Music Levels

Level 0 (Introductory) Introductory Level Piano Sheets

Introductory piano solo pieces. Pre-reading skills. Examples include using finger numbers on the black keys. Staff reading is limited to one or two notes. For example, using only Middle C and D. Simple rhythms, no eighth notes. No hands together. Suitable for a student's first piano lesson.

Level 1A (Primer) Primer Level Piano Sheets

Primer piano solo pieces. Staff reading is limited to three to five notes. For example, Middle C to G. Simple rhythms, no eighth notes. No hands together. Suitable for a student with 1-2 months of lessons.

Level 1B (Primer) Primer Level Piano Sheets

Primer piano solo pieces. Staff reading is limited to six to eight notes. For example, Middle C to G for the right hand and Middle C to B for the left hand. Simple rhythms, no eighth notes. No hands together.

Level 2A (Early Elementary) Beginner Level Piano Sheets

Beginner piano solo pieces. Staff reading is limited to stationary five finger positions. Normally Middle C Position or C Position. Simple rhythms, no eighth notes. No hands together.

Level 2B (Early Elementary) Beginner Level Piano Sheets

Beginner piano solo pieces. Staff reading is limited to stationary five finger positions. A variety of five finger stationary positions are used. Examples include G or D position. Simple rhythms, no eighth notes. Some hands together.

Level 3A (Elementary) Beginning Level Piano Sheets

Beginning piano solo pieces. Staff reading is limited to five finger positions that may change through out the piece. For example, the beginning section starts in C Position and the middle changes to G Position. Easy rhythms that include eighth notes. Pieces are hands together quite frequently. Very simple key signatures.

Level 3B (Elementary) Beginning Level Piano Sheets

Beginning piano solo pieces. Staff reading is limited to five finger positions but there are frequent changes in position through out the piece. Extending out of a five finger position is common. Easy rhythms that include eighth notes. Simple key signatures. Ledger lines are more frequent.

Level 4A (Late Elementary) Easy Level Piano Sheets

Easy piano solo pieces. More frequent and varied five finger shifts. Students also begin extending out of the five finger patterns with a variety of different intervals. Ledgers lines become more frequent. The last level for positions. Slightly more complex rhythms that include eighth notes and dotted quarter notes. Simple scale patterns.

Level 4B (Late Elementary) Easy Level Piano Sheets

Easy piano solo pieces. Pieces are no longer in any specific five finger position. Slightly more complex rhythms including triplets. Expanded ledger lines.

Level 5A (Early Intermediate) Early Intermediate Level Piano Sheets

Early Intermediate piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. Slightly more complex rhythms including triplets. More focus and explorations of different piano technical skills such as crossovers, chromatic scales, left melody, ect.

Level 5B (Early Intermediate) Early Intermediate Level Piano Sheets

Early Intermediate piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. Slightly more complex rhythms including triplets. Longer scale patterns.

Level 6A (Intermediate) Intermediate Level Piano Sheets

Intermediate piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. More complex rhythms including sixteenth notes. Longer scale patterns.

Level 6B (Intermediate) Intermediate Level Piano Sheets

Intermediate piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. More complex rhythms including sixteenth notes and dotted eighth notes. Technical skills include arpeggios.

Level 7A (Late Intermediate) Late Intermediate Level Piano Sheets

Late Intermediate piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. More complex rhythms including sixteenth notes and dotted eighth notes. Expanded chord styles like seventh chords.

Level 7B (Late Intermediate) Late Intermediate Level Piano Sheets

Late Intermediate piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. More complex rhythms including sixteenth notes and dotted eighth notes. Wider intervalic note range that includes playing octaves, broken octaves, and chord patterns.

Level 8A (Early Advanced) Early Advanced Level Piano Sheets

Early Advanced piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. More complex rhythms including sixteenth notes and dotted eighth notes. More of an emphasis on chords, including four note chords.

Level 8B (Early Advanced) Early Advanced Level Piano Sheets

Early Advanced piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. More complex rhythms including sixteenth notes and dotted eighth notes. Technical skills include longer scale patterns, difficult leaps, and chordal playing.

Level 9A (Advanced) Advanced Level Piano Sheets

Advanced piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. Complex rhythms including thirty-second notes. More complex technical skills.

Level 9B (Advanced) Advanced Level Piano Sheets

Advanced piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. Complex rhythms including thirty-second notes. More complex technical skills.

Level 10A (Advanced Plus) Advanced Plus Level Piano Sheets

Advanced Plus piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. Complex rhythms including polyrhythms. More complex technical skills.

Level 10B (Advanced Plus) Advanced Plus Level Piano Sheets

Advanced Plus piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. Very complex rhythms. Frequent 20th century techniques such as changing meter.

Level 10C (Advanced Plus) Advanced Plus Level Piano Sheets

Advanced Plus piano solo pieces. Wide reading range. Very complex rhythms. More complex 20th century techniques.