Best book series from beginner to advanced? - Piano World Piano & Digital Piano ForumsHere are my recommendations, with some updates. All of my students want to play it even when they are not ready to READ IT - and if I don't give it to them soon enough, their big brothers or friends will show them how to play it! Inaccurately, usually. As it takes place almost entirely in the bass clef , kids need to have a good grasp of note reading down below Middle C, or you will be limping along with a bit of reading here and there, but mostly ROTE teaching. Luckily, the piece is full of repeating patterns and scales , and fits in the hands very nicely - no acrobatic fingering required. It's written in Dm and does have quite a few accidentals, for only lines.
Best Piano Books to Challenge & Motivate Your Students
Looking for a book on piano for Christmas for yourself or someone else , or maybe just to add to your music library? The challenge is to improve yourself so that you can accomplish a lot more. As a beginner, you will have lots of options when it comes to piano music books. You can just visit any music store and pick up a beginners piano book. It will definitely keep you busy for a few months. But for intermediate players, it is better to do some homework before you buy any book.
I hated piano lessons when I was growing up and I never did any practice. At all. But my Dad and my older sister who was kind of like my mother because my mother had died strongly encouraged me to carry on taking lessons. I've heard Mozart's Sonata in C Major played at Carnegie Hall by Mitsuko Uchida, and it's so beautiful it's just astonishing that it's something a quasi-beginner can play. Ever since watching the movie Amadeus, I have a soft spot for Mozart, I just imagine him as he's portrayed in the movie, this cheeky genius who drives everyone mad. But if it's true that he was composing from the age 5, it makes sense that his music is quite accessible to people who are learning to play. One thing I find fascinating about Mozart is that his father was an experienced music teacher.
Intermediate Piano Books
As a beginner, especially a self-taught beginner, it can be challenging to know what piano books to use. This section is dedicated to my recommendations for various levels and genres. I always recommend having 2 or 3 books per level, which roughly equates to books per year in the early stages. If not, simply look at this as a collection of great books at this level. Grade 3 marks the start of early-intermediate playing on the piano. Just like the previous videos, I share my favorite books for this level. Grade 4 is fairly similar to grade 3 — only with more difficult repertoire.
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Reading Time: 2 minutes. To help narrow the big world of options out there, check out this list of books recommended by our teachers, with notes included. The Music Tree — the activities book is a great intervallic approach to note-reading, rather than teaching by rote; the repertoire book, not so much. Dozen a Day or Fingerpower — excellent warm-up books for beginners. Hanon and Czerny etudes — warm-ups for more intermediate students, great for finger technique. Music for Millions series — good introduction to classical repertoire. Volume 17 is recommended for students ready for more challenging repertoire.