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Little Gems for Piano: Rote Pieces that Motivate and Captivate

By Paula Dreyer

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Piano Solo, Easy Piano - Digital Download
Composed by Paula Dreyer. Method, Repertoire, Technique Training, Activities and Games, Recital. Individual Part. 39 pages. Published by Piano Play (S0.299019).

Item Number: S0.299019

How do thousands of people with no musical training easily learn "Heart and Soul" and "Chopsticks"? Why do so many people quit piano lessons early on, only to regret it later? Through the "rote-method" imitation of sound and motion, one is able to play beautifully captivating "Little Gems" during the first months of piano studies. Learning music is intuitive and natural when we open our ears and replicate what we see and hear. When limited by note-reading skills, the repertoire can sound dry and simplistic, causing students to lose interest. Beginners adore these musically satisfying and sophisticated treasures. Each rewarding piece can be learned through a teacher's demonstration, from the online instructional videos, or by traditional note-reading skills.

 These unique musical gems will spark wonder and motivate beginners of all ages and stages. Each piece is comfortable to play and interesting to listen to. Beginners will love moving freely across the keys, exploring new sounds, playing repeated patterns, using the pedal, and quickly learning impressive music.

Dive in and explore these treasures that are ideal for: ~ Recital Repertoire, or simply playing for friends and family by memory. ~ Building confidence, engagement and motivation from the very beginning. ~ Adding variety to traditional lesson plans while having fun and training aural skills. ~ Discovering technical motions and musical expression at the piano.

Voted The Best Piano Music for Young Pianists on "By far the best memorization pieces I have found for young pianists. The notes are simple, but the melodies are engaging and sound "fancy" enough that any child would be happy to play them for family and friends. They are so nicely composed that you won't hate them after hearing them over and over. " MaryAnne Kochenderfer- founder of Mama Smiles- Joyful Parenting.

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