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Piano Street's 'Level' for Sheet Music (Read 748 times)

Offline shoshkalson

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Piano Street's 'Level' for Sheet Music
« on: May 31, 2019, 07:09:18 AM »
Hi All,

So, this is my first post on Piano Street. 

A short introduction -- I'm 62 years old, getting back to the piano after a long hiatus.  I grew up in a musical family (mother was a pianist and teacher); learned to read music and play piano probably when I was about 3, started formal lessons when I was 8 and studied formally for 8 years.  I was playing pieces at the late intermediate/early advanced level when I stopped studying.  I continued playing (for fun) while I was still at home, but pretty much stopped when I left for university.

So, I haven't played for a long time.

My fingers still 'remember' a number of pieces (or parts of pieces) but my technique is shot.

My current plan is to work mostly on technique (pulling out the Czerny and Heller) as well as going back to Beginner/Intermediate pieces (so I can have some fun).

My question is -- what do the Piano Street levels for sheet music correspond to?  RCM? Henle? or...

Thanks a lot for your help,

Shoshana

Offline brogers70

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Re: Piano Street's 'Level' for Sheet Music
«Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 11:08:16 AM »
My impression is that the Piano Street difficulty rating shows good discrimination among early and intermediate pieces but tends to lump all relatively advanced pieces together at 8 or 8+, so it's not so helpful at that end of the spectrum. I guess the most useful thing to do to get a feel for it is simply to look up pieces that you remember playing and see how Piano Street rated them.