Catalogue No: 9780193360075
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ISBN: 9780193360075

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Subtitle: A tutor for the older beginner

Department: Piano, Keyboard & Organ - Piano Solo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Perfect Pairing

- Second book in the Pianoworks series
- Perfect for adult or order beginners
- New techniques introduced in a logical progression
- Attractive and accessible pieces in a range of styles
- Clear and practical layout
- CD with performances, backings, and exercises

Pianoworks Book 2 is the second tutor book in the successful Pianoworks series, written especially for the older beginner. Like its predecessor, the book focuses on the traditional concept of learning to play from music but also includes hints on improvisation and playing by ear. New techniques are introduced at a steady pace, and there are useful examples and exercises at every stage. You'll find attractive and accessible pieces in a huge range of styles, including well-known Classical works, traditional melodies, carols, jazz, and new pieces by the authors, and there are tips on performance and interpretation along the way. The CD includes performances of all the pieces, accompaniments to play along with, demonstrations, and additional aural and improvisation exercises.


Contents and Reviews

The piano and its music
Scales and arpeggios, hands together
Minor keys
New time signatures
Dotted quavers
Two voices in one hand
Syncopation and swing
Alberti bass
Time signature changes
Chromatic notes
Harmonic building blocks
Double dots
Grace notes and ornaments