Imagine music for the first years of piano lessons that sound intriguing, expansive, sophisticated and even breathtaking, yet it is easy to learn. Teach technique and musicality with expressive music! These motivating pieces cover non-legato, staccato with the 3rd finger, 2 and 3 note slurs, longer slurs, and finally Perfect 5ths.
These 20 “Little Gems” were written in order to provide stimulating and exciting beginning music that is simple to learn. The book includes 10 delightful solos and 10 teacher and student duets. They are sure to intrigue any beginner with the use of colorful sonority, impressive repeated patterns, and a variety of registers. Students can easily learn the pieces by rote or use traditional reading skills, they can listen to the audio files and try to strengthen their ear, or they can study them through the online video tutorials.
This book makes an excellent companion to Irina Gorin’s “Tales of a Musical Journey”, or an excellent supplement to any beginning piano method. Rote pieces can add variety and excitement to the lesson, serve as excellent recital repertoire, and are intended to be taught alongside pieces that promote sight-reading skills. Rote and reading pieces provide an excellent foundation for well-rounded music education.