Piano by Ear: the winner is…

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Many thanks to everyone for taking part in this weekend’s competition. Piano by Ear by Lucinda Mackworth-Young has certainly proved to be a very popular publication, illustrating that there are many who aspire to play without using a score. This book will no doubt prove an important resource. But today, the winner is…

JULIE COOPER. Many congratulations! Please send me your address via the contact page here on my blog and the book will be on its way to you tomorrow. As always, there will be many more competitions over the next few months, so stay tuned!

www.fabermusic.com


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.


 

Friday competition: back by popular demand!

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Last week’s Friday competition featured Lucinda Mackworth -Young’s new book, Piano by ear, which is designed to help pianists learn to improvise and accompany songs. The competition proved extremely popular, and many of you asked for another chance to win this useful book. Your wish is my command! Faber have very kindly provided a second book, so for chance to win this volume, please leave a suitable comment in the comment box at the end of this post, and I will select a winner on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!

You can read more about this book here.

www.fabermusic.com


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.


 

Piano by Ear: the weekend competition winner

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I’m delighted to have received over fifty entries for this week’s competition. The popularity of my weekend competitions, prizes and giveaways is steadily increasing, and it’s fun to be in touch with so many readers. Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to leave a comment. They are all much appreciated not just by myself, but also by the authors, composers and publishers too.

Sadly, there could only be one winner this week, as I only possess one copy of Piano by Ear by Lucinda Mackworth-Young, published by Faber Music. It was a very difficult choice because (as you can see) there were countless great comments, but the winner is:

Maggie J C George. Many congratulations! As always, please send your address via my contact form here on the blog.

There will be lots more competitions; I have some wonderful piano prizes from various composers, writers and publishers, so stay tuned!


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.


Weekend Competition: Piano by Ear

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Piano by Ear is written by Lucinda Mackworth-Young, and published by Faber Music. It’s released for sale TODAY! So one lucky competition winner will have a hot-off-the-press copy.

Lucinda has written a very detailed and practical book designed to help pianists of all ages and all standards (although probably for those of Grade 3/4 or early Intermediate level and above) become confident playing by ear. The book is in a workbook style format (see photo below), taking pianists through suggested improvisations, accompaniment for songs,  and ultimately playing by ear. It’s perfect for those preparing for the ABRSM Practical Musicianship exams. There are over 125 useful pages full of suggestions, ideas and logical, practical help. Certainly a beneficial volume for teachers and students everywhere.

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I have one copy to give away, so as usual, please leave a suitable comment in the comment box at the end of this blog post, and I will select a winner on Sunday evening (British time). Good luck!

Alternatively, you can purchase a copy here.

www.fabermusic.com


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.