Mozart: Fantasie in D Minor, K.397

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Clementi: Sonatina Op. 36, No. 6Burgmuller: The Knight Errant Op.100, No. 25Tchaikovsky: Album for the Young (The New Doll, Reverie)Kuhlau Sonatina Op.20, No. 1JS Bach: Short Prelude BWV 925 Get Ready: Creative activities to explo...
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Beethoven: Sonatina in G Major

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Students should be playing the earliest selections of original piano works.Sonatinas by Lynes, Attwood, Latour, and other selections in any level 1 and 2 Sonatina books.Method book pieces introducing Alberti bass (approx. level 3)...
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Pinto: Run! Run! from Memories of Childhood

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Burgmuller: Ballade Op. 100 No.15 from 25 Progressive PiecesCatherine Rollin: Prelude in D Flat Major Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement ...
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Khachaturian: Ivan Sings

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one William Bolcom The Plaid Miss from MonsterpiecesDmitri Kabalevsky Little Story, Op. 27, No. 2Alexander Gretchaninoff Farewell, Op. 98, No. 4 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to p...
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Streabbog: A Pleasant Morning, Op. 63, No. 1

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Nancy Faber – Classic Sonatina (1st movement)Cornelius Gurlitt – 24 Easy Melodious Studies, Op. 50, no. 1Any additional pieces in which standard scale fingerings appear Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first en...
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Chopin: Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Sick Doll, op. 39, no. 6Dmitri Kabalevsky, Slow Waltz, op. 39, no. 23Frédéric Chopin, Waltz in A minor, op. post.Edvard Grieg, Waltz, op. 12, no. 2Samuil Maykapar Waltz, op. 28, no. 5 Get Ready: Creative act...
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Kabalevsky: Running Along, Op. 39, No. 6

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Kabalevsky, A Little Porcupine, op. 89, No. 8Köhler, Melody, op. 190, no. 27Diabelli, Scherzo in C, Op. 149, No. 6 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deepe...
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Burgmüller: Ballade, Op.100, No.15

Burgmüller: Ballade, Op.100, No.15
Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Burgmüller - ArabesqueRossi - Atacama DesertAtwood - SonatinaKabalevsky – Clowns Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immedia...
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Schumann: A Little Piece, Op.68, No.5

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Berens: Op. 70, No. 8 & No. 23Christopher Norton: Duet for One (from The Microjazz Collection 1) Czerny: Op. 777, No. 3Konrad Kuhner: School of Etudes, No. 1(right before or after) Schumann: Op. 68, No. 3 Get Ready: creative a...
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Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro

Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro
Preparation and Presentation  Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Lynn Freeman Olson – Beginning SonatinasNancy Faber - Classic Sonatina in C MajorDennis Alexander - Simply SonatinasTheodore Latour - Sonatina No. 1 in C MajorThomas Attwood - Sonatina in G Major Get Ready: Creative act...
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Pachulski: Prelude Op.8, No.1

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Nakada, The Song of TwilightTchaikovsky, Old French Song, op. 39, no. 16Grechaninov, Waltz, from Glass Beads, op. 123Tchaikovsky,Sweet Dreams, op. 39, no. 21 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter wit...
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Bach (attr.): Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one David Kraehenbuehl, March of the Trolls (detailed articulation, quick leaps over the keyboard)Favorite Jazzy pieces with ties and syncopations (e.g. Jon George, Chattanooga Cha-Cha from Students' Choice; Christopher Norton, Drivin...
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Schumann: Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12 ("Knight Rupert")

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Preparation and Presentation  Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Burgmüller Ballade (Magrath Level 4): Provides work on keeping sixteenth notes even in the LH (with RH eighth note chords accompanying them) and also provides work with keeping hands together when playing sixteenth notes. Si...
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Ellmenreich: Spinning Song

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Rebikov: The BearBach: Musette in D Major, BWV Anh. 126Gurlitt: Etude in D minor ( Night Journey ), op. 82, no. 65 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deepe...
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Handel: Gavotte in G Major, HWV 491 ("Rigaudon")

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneKabalevsky - Clowns, op. 39, no. 20J. S. Bach (attrib.) - Musette in D, BWV Anh. 26Turk – The Dancing Master Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper ...
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Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21

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Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one. Kohler: Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27Diabelli: Vivace in C Major, op. 125, no. 7any pieces that involve playing a LH broken-chord accompaniment against a lyrical RH melody, in either 3/4 or 3/8 Creative activities to explore bef...
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Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21

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Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one. Kohler: Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27Diabelli: Vivace in C Major, op. 125, no. 7any pieces that involve playing a LH broken-chord accompaniment against a lyrical RH melody, in either 3/4 or 3/8 Creative activities to explore bef...
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Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro

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Preparation and Presentation  Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: Lynn Freeman Olson – Beginning SonatinasNancy Faber - Classic Sonatina in C MajorDennis Alexander - Simply SonatinasTheodore Latour - Sonatina No. 1 in C MajorThomas Attwood - Sonatina in G Major Creative activities to explore befor...
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Burgmüller: Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: Burgmüller - ArabesqueRossi - Atacama DesertAtwood - SonatinaKabalevsky – Clowns Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: What is a Ba...
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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one: Beethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23Niamath - Playful PuppyNiamath - Penguins Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: Learn the L...
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