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Offline asuhayda

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Gillock-esque Compilation?
« on: February 24, 2014, 04:18:56 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm looking to balanace a few of my students' classical methods with some more contemporary music.  I know of William Gillock, but that's about it.  Are there any books you could recommend that have a good mix of contemporary piano music for beginner students?  Unfortunately, all of the local music stores have closed. So, I don't have an opportunity to do much shopping around anymore and in the sea of music on Sheet Music Plus.com, I'm afraid I don't know where to start.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.  Just to reiterate, these students are not advanced.  I'm just looking for music to spark their imagination a little.

Thanks!

Adam
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Offline j_menz

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Re: Gillock-esque Compilation?
«Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 09:54:41 PM »
There's a series called "Contemporary Collage" (which you can get from SMP) which appears designed just for your purpose.
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Re: Gillock-esque Compilation?
«Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 08:12:53 PM »
Take a look at Robert Vandall - especially his 3-volume Prelude books.  Also look at Catherine Rollin's Pathway to Artistry - 3 level with Rep, Coordinating Technique and Performance Books.  Rollin is all original compositions, but in the classical modes.

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Re: Gillock-esque Compilation?
«Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 07:37:53 PM »
Kabalevsky, Bartok, Maykapar, Gretchaninoff and Shostakovich have written loads of charming pieces for children.  It is worth looking at them!