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Did you use to play the piano? Would you like to play again? This is the first of two books of Play It Again: Piano. It will reunite you with the keyboard using real pieces from the piano repertoire to teach specific techniques and tips; to get you playing fluently once again. The level of pieces in this first book progresses from around UK grades 1 to 4 (elementary to intermediate). Aimed at “returning” players who have spent some time away from the keyboard; Play It Again: Piano gives you the confidence to revisit this fulfilling pastime and go beyond what you previously thought you could achieve. Each of the 28 pieces in Book 1 is accompanied by two full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips; all designed to get your fingers speeding comfortably across the keys once again! There are more comprehensive Piano Technique and Theory sections at the front and back of each book; so you can also delve deeper to regain a fuller understanding of music and technique. Each book is arranged in 4 progressive sections; with Book 1 moving from Elementary to Intermediate and Book 2 taking you from Late Intermediate to Late Advanced. Dip in and out wherever your level of playing suits: this two-book course starts with simple and elegant miniatures and concludes with the famously showy Prelude in C-sharp minor by Rachmaninoff! Confident pianists could start with Book 2; but there is a wealth of delightful repertoire and valuable practice tips in Book 1 – it's always useful to go “back to basics.” Baroque; Classical and Romantic works sit alongside Jazz; Ragtime; contemporary or traditional pieces at every level; so each lesson brings something different and you'll learn to play in a range of styles; some of which may be new to your fingers. If you often find yourself saying “I used to play the piano ...” but wish you still did; then Play It Again: Piano is the resource for you!Contents: ELEMENTARY: Air; ZT 676 (Purcell) • Minuet; BWV Anh. 114 (Petzold) • Andantino; Op. 137; No. 8 (Bertini) • The Sick Doll; Op. 39; No. 7 (Tchaikovsky) • Salut d'Amour; Op. 12 (Elgar) • Calypso (Kember) • Super Duck
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