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Forty Very Easy Original Keyboard Pieces

Piano Solo Piano/Keyboard - SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
Forty Very Easy Original Keyboard Pieces. Edited by Denes Agay. Yorktown. Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Period. Collection (softcover). With fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 32 pages. Music Sales #AM76654. Published by Music Sales (HL.14016181).

Item Number: HL.14016181

ISBN 9780825612664. 9x12 inches.

Original, quality repertoire for the absolute beginner. Includes 40 very easy original keyboard miniatures, the majority of them in five-finger positions.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 1-2.

About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)

5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.

  • Dudelsack  Composed by Unknown, G Major
  • Old German Dance  Composed by Michael Praetorius, C Major
  • Curtain Raiser  Composed by Daniel Gottlob Turk, C Major
  • Carefree  Composed by Daniel Gottlob Turk, G Major
  • Roundelay  Composed by Joachim Von Der Hofe, G Major
  • Echo Dance  Composed by Philip Hainhofer, G Major
  • Allemande  Composed by Michael Praetorius, G Major
  • Gavotte  Composed by George Frideric Handel, C Major
  • Minuet  Composed by Alexander Reinagle, G Major
  • Scherzino  Composed by Alexander Reinagle, C Major
  • Etude Melodique  Composed by R. Ch. Martin, C Major
  • Bagatelle  Composed by Anton Diabelli, G Major
  • Minuetto  Composed by James Hook, C Major
  • Duettino  Composed by Thomas Atwood, C Major
  • Song In Parallel Motion  Composed by Louis Kohler, G Major
  • Two Little Inventions  Composed by Jakub Jan Ryba, C Major, A Minor
  • Quadrille  Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, C Major
  • Little Suite On Five Note Patterns  Composed by Heinrich Wohlfahrt
  • Two Little Canons  Composed by Fritz Spindler, C Major, D Minor
  • The Wayside Rose  Composed by Adolph Kohl, F Major
  • Bear Dance, Op. 68  Composed by Robert Schumann, A Minor
  • Contredanse  Composed by Heinrich Wohlfahrt, F Major
  • Pass in Review  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt, F Major
  • Evening Song  Composed by Kalman Chovan, G Major
  • Morning Call  Composed by Kalman Chovan, D Major
  • Hungarian Play Tune  Composed by Istvan Bartalus, G Major
  • Canzonetta  Composed by Geza Horvath, A Minor
  • Russian Dance  Composed by Alexander Fiodorovich Goedicke, G Major
  • Black Key Frolic  Composed by Elena Gnessina, Gb Major
  • promenade  Composed by Elena Gnessina, D Major
  • Ukranian Folk Tune  Composed by Dmitri Kabalevsky, G Major
  • Little Polka  Composed by Dmitri Kabalevsky, C Major
  • Cradle Song  Composed by Dmitri Kabalevsky, E Minor
  • Spring Song  Composed by Bela Bartok, G Major
  • Dialogue  Composed by Bela Bartok, A Minor
  • Fanfare  Composed by Denes Agay, C Major
  • Galloping Home (For Lunch)  Composed by Martin Kalmanoff, C Major

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  • 5

    Clovis, CA
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  • June 13, 2017 Introduction to Classics To Moderns

    Absolutely thrilled to have found this volume! My intermediate students love the Classics To Moderns series, but my elementary students had to make do with other books…now they have one, also! With patience, even early elementary students can play these lovely pieces. They are perfect for recitals when all...

    the "big kids" are playing concert music and your younger students are stuck playing simplified tunes from Disney movies. There's nothing wrong with that, if your recital is movie themes…but when the younger students hear the more advanced students playing concert music, it's a point of pride for them to not only be playing concert music, but ACTUAL versions, not arrangements that are simplified. Fantastic!

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    "An American In China Piano Player!"
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  • November 19, 2011 An Intro, Classics-Moderns-Easy Piano

    5 STARS! I love this book of 45 very beautiful sounding, yet easy to learn pieces put together by Denes Agay, he's a genious, right after learning all of these one can very easily step his next 2 books Classics To Moderns Books 1 & 2 The SMP level of...

    this one book is: Elementary, the other 2 progress very slowly from Elementary to Late Elementary to Early Intermediate to Intermediate...and so on. The pieces in this book are "real classics", very little editing! PERFECT BOOK BY DENES AGAY! Try his entire series.

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    Gabrielle Martin, Ph.D. City of Zion Music
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  • June 08, 2011 Terrific book for beginners

    This is 'the' book for your beginning students. Solid classics in original form, no silly 'arrangements'. Easy enough for an early beginner. (Started a student in it when they reached Level One of Noona's Basic) They love being able to play classics like the 'big kids' and these are...

    a hit at recital time. Not too long, and not the usual 'silly 4-measure ditty' you usually hear. These may be no more than 4 measures with a repeat in a different dynamic, but they are certainly much different than the regular 'recital' books you get with most beginning methods.

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    Joy Finley
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  • August 29, 2008 A must for piano studios

    I feel this book is a must for all piano studios.The pieces are not long, yet it introduces the beginner to the classics.

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  • February 14, 2008 pretty darn good

    i like that these are unedited original pieces. they are written to sound well on the keyboard, and they do. i would however suggest one of the five finger books offered at sheetmusicplus to use just before this. but i think this book is a fine entrance in it's...

    own right. i trust it for my studio.

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