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Can someone recommend me a good folk song collection for a young piano student with two years of study?
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 22, 2002
It would be helpful to know what series your child is using and what level in the series. Children vary in their progress over two years.
-- Arlene Steffen (email@example.com), October 23, 2002.
She's playing quite a few songs from Encore (Alfred), Essential Keyboard Repertoire Vol. 1, Burgmuller's 25 Easy & Progressive Studies (25 Etudes), Op. 100... Basically, I'm looking for music that is a bit easier than those listed for her sight playing aside from what she's been assigned from her formal study.
Thanks in advanced.
-- Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 23, 2002.
"Leila Fletcher - Music Lessons Has Begun" is the book I use to train my students for sight reading. I do not use this as the main primer because the layout is quite unattractive for young children( black & white ) but this book has many SIMPLE, familiar tunes. As I said, I use this book to train sight reading and because the pieces are simple, I can also concentrate on teaching tone production, memorisation and etc... rather than concentrating on the complexity of the notes.
Hope this helps !
-- Kathy Kok (email@example.com), November 06, 2002.