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#2277495 - 05/17/14 02:15 PM Beginner Piano Pieces?  
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I've been playing for close to four years and the Alfred Books are not giving me a proper challenge, wondering if anyone has suggestions?


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#2277501 - 05/17/14 02:25 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: Brian Jones Jr]  
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I'm currently working with pieces from "The notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach". I'm finding the pieces very interesting, and challenging enough to keep me motivated. I'm in a very Bach place right now and these pieces are perfect for me.

If you've been playing for 4 years, then these shouldn't challenge you too much, see if they are to your taste. Try the minuets by Petzold, I enjoyed learning the G major minuet. I'll be starting on the G minor soon.

http://conquest.imslp.info/files/im...8-PMLP06107-AMBach_Menuets_G_114_115.pdf

#2277507 - 05/17/14 02:37 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: Brian Jones Jr]  
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Scan the forum for lots of discussion about pieces.
This thread has suggestions:
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb..._pieces_for_aspiring_pi.html#Post2252847

earlofmar posts a link to a graded list that you might want to check out.


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#2277584 - 05/17/14 06:15 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: Brian Jones Jr]  
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You could try visiting www.pianosyllabus.com choosing a composer you like and seeing what they have at grade 3 or 4 or whatever is appropriate for you. There's YouTube links so you can hear how each piece sounds.

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#2277599 - 05/17/14 07:03 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: noobpianist90]  
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Originally Posted by noobpianist90
Try the minuets by Petzold, I enjoyed learning the G major minuet. I'll be starting on the G minor soon.

It's a charming piece, and if you have a DP, it goes nicely with the organ voice. Not long after I learned it, while on a brief holiday, I wandered into what I thought was a disused church by a lakeside, and found an organ there. It was electronic, and it was working and connected to the church loudspeaker system. As there was no one around, I sat down at it and played the little G Minor minuet, and hearing it break into life and echo around the walls of the empty church was quite eerie and very atmospheric.

#2277604 - 05/17/14 07:24 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: noobpianist90]  
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Just what I was looking for, thank you!


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#2277605 - 05/17/14 07:25 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: IanW]  
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Perfect! Thanks!


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#2277608 - 05/17/14 07:27 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: malkin]  
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Originally Posted by malkin
Scan the forum for lots of discussion about pieces.
This thread has suggestions:
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb..._pieces_for_aspiring_pi.html#Post2252847

earlofmar posts a link to a graded list that you might want to check out.

shocked you are amazing!


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#2277625 - 05/17/14 08:24 PM Re: Beginner Piano Pieces? [Re: Brian Jones Jr]  
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