The Collected Songs of Theodore Chanler
The Classical Piano Method is ideal for adults and young people looking to learn the piano from scratch, or for those returning to the piano after a substantial break from playing. You will learn traditional, classic technique, and will be introduced to interesting, varied and well-known classical pieces right from the outset. The method is friendly and is carefully designed to progress in small manageable steps, beginning with simple fingering patterns and exercises, moving onto some of the most beautiful melodies and pieces from the baroque, classical and romantic eras: such as Ode to Joy, Für Elise and the Blue Danube Waltz. This duet collection provides 26 fun duets explicitly linked to the levels of progression (starting with beginners) found in Method Book 1. It comes with a CD so you can listen to all the pieces performed on a grand piano by professional concert pianists. The CD also contains the accompaniments alone, so that you can play your part along as a duet with the CD! The duets are drawn mainly from the classical repertoire, and also include a number of modern pieces in interesting and varied arrangements, with straightforward accompaniments ideal for a teacher or friend.