Chord Playing and Improvising 2: Christopher Norton

Today’s post is the second in a series of five by renowned composer Christopher Norton. In each post, he is offering a free copy of one of his piano pieces, each one hailing from his popular series, Connections. Open Window can be found in Book 4 of Connections, and, in this article, Chris imparts a…

Forget-Me-Not: A Birthday Gift!

Today is my birthday, and, as has been the custom over the past couple of years, I’m offering a free elementary piece for you to download and enjoy. Forget-Me-Not was written a few years ago, and then re-written in 2021; it’s often the case that I ‘revisit’ pieces at a later date and alter them…

Weekend Competition: Easy Concert Pieces

Today’s competition features two new publications from Schott Music; Easy Concert Pieces Books 1 & 2. These volumes consist of elementary pieces, which are in a progressive order. Great for recitals, concerts, competitions and exams, they offer a broad selection of styles and genres from Baroque through to Contemporary. Both books come with a useful…