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I was looking for a selection of classical music to play as I want to keep trying something new and I need something to stretch me a bit. I learnt the piano as a child but then didn't play at all from the time I was 15 until last year when I bought a piano. I'm in my fifties now so that was a very long time to go rusty - but I'm really enjoying playing now as I never did as a child!
I think I got to about Grade 3 before I stopped learning, so I find that some of the pieces in this book are too difficult for me, but I aspire to be able to play them one day. Others are much easier so there is a very good range. I find that some of the arrangements of pieces not originally written for piano require you to play more notes with one hand at the same time than I'm really capable of doing.
There is something here by every composer I've ever heard of and a few I haven't, ranging in time roughly from Bach to Sullivan. The book is nicely produced and stays open properly on the music rack without either splitting along the spine or shutting itself up when you don't want it to. I would recommend it to an enthusiastic amatuer pianist like me who wants to learn to play a variety of music.
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Initial post: 6 Mar 2013 21:47:24 GMT
I used to play piano as a child and stopped aged 15. I started again about six months ago after buying a piano (am now aged 46) and am really enjoying it. I am going to buy this book as I am too a touch rusty. I managed grade 4 as a child and have played a few instruments since. The bagpipes in the army and the saxophone were the two i mostly enjoyed. Am really looking forward to starting this book
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