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Offline monkeyb

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recital pieces for intermediate students
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:14:35 AM »
Hi Everyone:

I am planning my program for my next student recital before Christmas, and I'm interested in expanding the repertoire for a greater variety of styles.  Most of my students are at around level 3-5 using the ABRSM standard.  So far the pieces that we perform are pretty standard: Pieces from First Lessons in Bach, 25 progressive pieces by Burgmuller, Sonatina Album, pieces from various musicals and movies (Phantom/Sound of Music, etc) as well as Prokofiev's Music for Children.  I'm wondering if there are other nice pieces that I can include in my program.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions :)

Thanks~

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Re: recital pieces for intermediate students
«Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 12:50:16 PM »
pretty much any of the Akira Yuyama sets of pieces from the standard teaching literature. I absolutely love the music and do NOT think it is or should be limited to children/students.  Good music is good music! :D  there are a bunch so search on youtube ( and have google translate handy). the example below are from same suite, but there is another set for 'small hands' and none of the works have any intervals greater than a 7th in a single hand.


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Offline cwjalex

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Re: recital pieces for intermediate students
«Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 07:55:54 PM »
im currently learning this bach fugue which might be nice.  it's pretty simple but i like it.



Offline j_menz

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Re: recital pieces for intermediate students
«Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 10:36:41 PM »
im currently learning this bach fugue which might be nice.  it's pretty simple but i like it.

It may be called "Little", but it's four voices and by no means simple. If you think it is, you're either forgetting what intermediate is, or you're missing a lot of it.

BTW, love that the titler managed BMV.  ::)
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Re: recital pieces for intermediate students
«Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 11:22:56 PM »
well yeah if you play the pedal notes it can be pretty difficult but playing the version that i linked is  pretty simple