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Repertoire to start during the method books? (Read 287 times)

Offline illystraiter

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Repertoire to start during the method books?
« on: January 16, 2021, 03:25:55 PM »
Hello, I've been teaching beginner piano for about half a year now and one of my students is nearly finished with the method book. I want to give him an extra piece from the standard repertoire as something to work on alongside going through the method book, and I was wondering what a good selection would be. I know pieces from Anna Magdalena notebook are an obvious choice, but I'm curious if there's anything else I should be looking at and taking into consideration. Thanks.

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Re: Repertoire to start during the method books?
«Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 04:26:01 PM »
Hello,
I am assuming you mean the Alfredís Piano Lesson Book: Complete Level 1 book because I started with that one but please correct me if Iím wrong.  I would recommend the Solfeggietto in C minor by C.P.E. Bach, or the Bach Ave Maria, those are the only two i can think of that would be around his level other than the pieces from the Anna Magdalena book. These might be a little challenging for his level but I would definitely look into them.

I didnít have much help to offer but I hope this helps,
Alex

Offline taraweaver

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Re: Repertoire to start during the method books?
«Reply #2 on: January 17, 2021, 05:25:07 PM »
I donít know what level he finished in method books, but Hal Leonard Journey through the Classics has a good selection from elementary to intermediate/fur Elise. You can find the lists of pieces online; they might be good suggestions. Hereís the link to book 1 (out of 4).
https://www.halleonard.com/product/296870/journey-through-the-classics-book-1-elementary

I think the notebook of Anna Magdalena is about the third book level, but I might be wrong.

If you look at the pictures you can find the content pages.