Weekend Competition: The Graded Piano Player

20160304_081840_resizedAs Friday is upon us once more, it’s time for a competition, and today I have three books to give away to three lucky readers.

Published by Faber Music just last month, The Graded Piano Player is a triptych collection of arrangements consisting of well-known tunes from all different sources; film, TV, musical  theatre, traditional and folk music. The arrangements and transcriptions have been tastefully written by Alan Bullard and Ned Bennett amongst others. Perfect for students who want to play for fun, fancy something different between exams, or simply need more sight-reading material. As the title suggests, they are graded in difficulty, and the first book is designed for those of Grades 1-2 (elementary), second, Grades 2-3 (late elementary), and the third, Grades 3-5 (intermediate).

For your chance to win one of these books, leave a comment in the comment box at the end of this blog post. I will announce the winners on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!

If you would like to purchase these books, click here.

My publications:

For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


81 thoughts on “Weekend Competition: The Graded Piano Player

  1. These look great. Ive been looking for music to inspire my students between exams and these look varied and fun.

  2. Just added these to my wish list, after reading your post about them a few days ago! My students enjoy a wide variety of musical styles – would be great to win them.

  3. Hope you can send to Portugal, I have many pupils in the Conservatory-Porto who would L ❤ Ve these! Obrigada!

  4. This looks like a fun collection that I could try with my students to show them piano music could be fun and piano music is related to us in this modern world.

  5. My students are always super excited to try some new pieces. It brings me an enormous joy to provide that for them. Thank you for making it possible.

  6. Only recently I started teaching children but it is going very well for me and for them! I would find these very very usefull, would be great to try it with them!

  7. Only recently I started teaching children but it is going great for me and for them! I would find these very very useful, would be great to try it out with them!

  8. Ok…..so in spite of my book shelves creaking under the weight of music that I spend all my wages (and more) on …..I would still LOVE these!! I’m a music educator because I wish to share my passion for the subject and these books would/could/should help me #thankyouforthemusic

  9. Always good to have something like this at hand, especially when the arrangements are well done! I’m in!

  10. This sounds like a fantastic resource, at my last pupil concert we had the theme films and musicals so I know my pupils really enjoyed playing well known pieces. 😀

  11. These resources sound fantastic, at my last pupil concert our theme was films and musicals and I know my pupils really enjoyed learning to play well known pieces 😀

  12. Like any piano teacher, I’m always excited about new music! I’d love to win- especially the elementary one since I’m currently rebuilding my studio and only have beginners. 🙂 thanks for sharing!!

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