New Classics - Beginner Piano Book

New Classics - Beginner Piano Book

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41 Original Piano Pieces by Andrew Payson
Beginner to Intermediate Difficulty
Spiral Bound with Beautiful Ivory Paper

New Classics is the result of 14 years teaching and composing. I put these skills together to create a book of piano pieces that progress in difficulty from beginner to intermediate. The classical music repertoire is rich in variety and imagination but nearly all of its great works are too complex to learn as a beginner. Learning exercises, excerpts, and simplified arrangements can feel watered down, incomplete, and ultimately ungratifying to music students. It’s important to me that students enjoy the music and don’t feel like they are just playing exercises until they get to a level where they can play better “real” music. I wrote this book for my students so they could play beautiful pieces of music right away. By the time a student gets to the end of this book they should be prepared to begin learning the classical repertoire.

After years of having to compile multiple sources of sheet music, I also wanted to create a book where all the music you need is in one place. I used to have to source many books from different composers, books with more modern sounding pieces, books to suit different tastes, and multiple books as the student progresses. This is a more seamless and integrated collection of educational music than I’ve ever been able to find myself.

Throughout this book, I’ve included essential musical concepts to develop reading skills with every piece learned. The progression is slow and natural, with each concept fitting in seamlessly. From beginning to end, the music tells a story. From almost minimalist pieces at first, to a journey that opens up, culminating in challenging pieces exploring instability and change. I think music and nature are very connected and essential to life. With the titles, I want to give students imagery to help them visualize and interpret the pieces, allowing students to develop their musicality and feeling in musical performance. Hearing is believing, play these pieces yourself or have your students play them and I think you’ll agree.

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