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Where can i find classical pieces like these?
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Hi all,

I have been learning Piano and I have almost completed the Alfred Piano level 1, last 2 pieces are remaining. I happened to practice and play pieces like:
1) German dance in C major - Ludwig can beethoven - WoO8, No.1
2) Minuet - Wolfgang amadeus mozart
3) Allegretto - Anton diabelli
4) Watermark - Louise chamberain

But lately due to work pressure i could not attend much of the classes, so have to look for alternative, and now i need to work on my own going forward frown ... Now i want to continue further and looking get on Alfred book level 2 also, but i also want to practice pieces like the above, where can i get such piano pieces for my level of playing please? Not restricting myself here, to learn any other piano pieces.... So please let me know people, i need get on my practice a lot daily here on.

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This is my go-to volume of piano pieces for students from three months to three years into their lessons:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Easy-Classics-Moderns-Music-Millions/dp/0825640172

It (and its companion volume with blue cover) contains three of the pieces in your list, along with about 150 other pieces in each volume, and I can't recommend them highly enough......not least because they contain only original keyboard/piano pieces by great composers with a great diversity of style.


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Originally Posted by bennevis
This is my go-to volume of piano pieces for students from three months to three years into their lessons:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Easy-Classics-Moderns-Music-Millions/dp/0825640172

It (and its companion volume with blue cover) contains three of the pieces in your list, along with about 150 other pieces in each volume, and I can't recommend them highly enough......not least because they contain only original keyboard/piano pieces by great composers with a great diversity of style.

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Bennevis, I own a copy of the vol. 17 and its brilliant. I consider buying the copy with blue cover as well but I havent found the complete list of pieces the book contains anywhere, nor did I find a representative playlist on youtube. Is the blue book comparable to the red book when it comes to the pieces selected? Are the pieces in the blue book also as rewarding to play as the ones from the red book?
I also found classics to moderns with intermediate pieces, would you recommend that as well? I will buy eithee the blue cover (should be at the same level as the piece in the red book) or I'll go straight for the intermediate one.. Thanks.

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Is the blue book comparable to the red book when it comes to the pieces selected? Are the pieces in the blue book also as rewarding to play as the ones from the red book?
Yes, More Easy Classics to Moderns contains music by the same range of composers, plus a few more obscure ones, and I found them just as enjoyable to play. Obviously, more of the better-known pieces are in the original red book.

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I also found classics to moderns with intermediate pieces, would you recommend that as well? I will buy eithee the blue cover (should be at the same level as the piece in the red book) or I'll go straight for the intermediate one.. Thanks.
If you're talking about the books like this in this series:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Classics-Moderns-Book-Piano-Third/dp/1783053704

.....I believe that most of the pieces in Books 1 & 2 (which I haven't seen) were taken from the original Easy Classics to Moderns, and aren't as good value for money, as they each contain only 32 pages (costing £7), whereas the Easy Classics to Moderns books contain 160 pages each (costing £10). But from Book 3 onwards, they include harder pieces (like Chopin and Grieg) which aren't in the original volumes.

So, it depends on what your level is - the book I linked is about Grade 4 ABRSM standard, which is slightly harder than the most difficult pieces in the Easy Classics to Moderns books.


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Tom, here you can see the full list of pieces included in the blue book:
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/more-easy-classics-to-moderns-vol-27-sheet-music/3603963

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bennevis: Thank you. Well, I´ll probably include the blue book (vol 27) on my wish list for Christmas grin

By the intermediate one, I meant this one (vol 37): https://www.amazon.com/Classics-Moderns-Intermediate-Grade-Millions/dp/0825640377

It contains 115 pieces but judging by the table of contents and the preview of some of the pieces that this will be much more difficult than vols. 17/27. As you´ve said, there is some Chopin, Grieg etc. so much more difficult... I have no idea what ABRSM level they are (possibly around 5?). I am afraid I am not at this level at all (I´ve been playing for a year and 10 months now) but I´ll definitely go for it in a year or two since its really nice that the pieces are sorted chronologically, are in original form and include fingerings. Combining all three books, the pieces may accompany me for a looong time.

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You can look up the grade of pieces at
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bennevis: Thank you. Well, I´ll probably include the blue book (vol 27) on my wish list for Christmas grin

By the intermediate one, I meant this one (vol 37): https://www.amazon.com/Classics-Moderns-Intermediate-Grade-Millions/dp/0825640377
Thanks for bringing this to my attention - looks like a good follow-up book to the Easy Classics to Moderns, though I never used it myself.

It looks like the pieces in it are from Grade 4 ABRSM standard onwards.

The easiest Chopin piece (Op.28/4) and the easiest Grieg piece (Op.12/1) are both Grade 5 ABRSM.


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Greta and dogperson, thank you for sharing these, I am sure it will help me picking new pieces.


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