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.
For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of 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.