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Giraffe Piano

Essential Sonatinas for Music Education

By Jozsef Sarmai

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Essential Sonatinas for Music Education. By Jozsef Sarmai. By Various. Edited by Sarmai Jozsef. EMB. Volume 1. Pedagogical performance pieces. Softcover. 44 pages. Editio Musica Budapest #EMBZ14967. Published by Editio Musica Budapest (HL.50600891).

Item Number: HL.50600891

ISBN 9790080149676. Bach (23 x 30,2 cm) inches. Hungarian, English, German, French. Jozsef Sarmai.

Sonatinas form a vital part of the teaching material for beginner and intermediate piano students. Compared to the great classical piano sonatas, they are technically and musically simpler and typically shorter. However, they still convey the basic elements of Classical style: the relation of melody to accompaniment, articulation, stylistically authentic playing, and correct interpretation. For the two volumes of Giraffe Piano, the most favoured and instructive of the sonatinas have been chosen. Volume 1 contains simpler pieces and Volume 2 is compromised of moderately difficult ones. Correct interpretation of the pieces is facilitated by added performance and fingering marks. Learning is helped along by clear presentation of the score, carefully placed page turns, and by inspiration from colour images showing the keyboard instruments of the 1720-1820 period for which the pieces were written. The most notable of them is the giraffe piano, after which the collection is named.

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