Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2079263 - 05/08/13 12:06 PM Looking for a new piece to learn
AaronJames Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 8
I am currently working with my teacher on the Alfred Adult All in One book #1. I am on Lullaby, and I enjoy the book very much.

I am looking for some pieces that I can supplement with. I will talk to my teacher about it, but I want to see if any of you have ideas for me.

I listen to and appreciate most types of music and would like to expand my repertoire past the arranged to teach pieces in the Alfred text.

I love Sometimes I Wonder Why by Anita Baker, NY State of Mind or Piano Man, Clair de Lune, all kinds of blues and jazz, Elton John, Beatles....things like that.

Can anyone name a couple pieces that are a bit jazzy or perhaps rock oriented that I can try? Also looking for easier, but still original arrangements of, classical tunes that sound pretty.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Aaron

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#2079342 - 05/08/13 02:14 PM Re: Looking for a new piece to learn [Re: AaronJames]
dmd Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 1876
Loc: Pennsylvania
All of your questions are best directed toward your instructor. That is the one person who can give you the best choices. The rest of us would just be guessing.
_________________________
Don

Current: ES7, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio device, SennHeiser HD555 Phones, Focal CMS 40 Powered Monitors, Ravenscroft275, Ivory II American Concert D, Pianoteq 5

Top
#2079373 - 05/08/13 03:11 PM Re: Looking for a new piece to learn [Re: AaronJames]
Bobpickle Offline

Gold Supporter until July 10  2014


Registered: 05/24/12
Posts: 1383
Loc: Cameron Park, California
Bradley Sowash has a nice collection of beginner books/methods that are based off jazz and blues that you could supplement with.

Top
#2079382 - 05/08/13 03:39 PM Re: Looking for a new piece to learn [Re: AaronJames]
justpin Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 504
Loc: Holmes Chapel
TBH I did not like the Alfred adult book or many of the pieces in it. I simply heard things I liked looked for simple arrangements and took the sheet music to the teacher.

I took someway above my level pieces, I put them aside and find them easy these days.

Top
#2079397 - 05/08/13 04:10 PM Re: Looking for a new piece to learn [Re: AaronJames]
earlofmar Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 1605
Loc: Australia
If you are near the end of Alfred's book 1 I would recommend progressing onto book 2. It builds on the first but gets a lot more challenging. The pieces are longer and more interesting.
I am currently using books 2 & 3 simultaneously working on pieces I like, as an extra activity I have a chord/pop oriented method book "Piano for All". This is a series of ten ebooks (very economically priced)with sound and video bites. There are books on Pop, Ballad, Blues and Jazz. The drawback of the series is they give you the basics but little actual sheet music. But if nothing else I think it's great for chord practice and left hand bass runs
_________________________
I thought I understood endurance sport; then I took up piano
XXXV-6-XXX

Top
#2079418 - 05/08/13 04:46 PM Re: Looking for a new piece to learn [Re: AaronJames]
JimF Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1724
Loc: south florida
Aaron,

This book of jazz standards is in the Easy Piano format, which you may know is not always too easy. But many of the arrangements are probably doable for a first year student with a little work and patience. Just take it real slow. Most of the arrangements are nice sounding, although there are a few clunkers.

Hal Leonard Jazz Standards - Easy Play

Here's another one that just a notch harder, but very nice arrangements by Dan Coates Top 50 Jazz Standards - Coates

Good luck. These have provided me with many hours of enjoyment.
_________________________
La Fille aux cheveux de lin - Debussy
Ma Mere L'Oye - Ravel
Mozart Sonata K545

Estonia L190 #7284





Top
#2080396 - 05/10/13 03:48 PM Re: Looking for a new piece to learn [Re: AaronJames]
JohnSprung Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 1377
Loc: Reseda, California
Look at lead sheets on WikiFonia.com....
_________________________
-- J.S.

Knabe Grand # 10927
Yamaha CP33
Kawai FS690

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
What to look for in a keyboard
by Tikki56
10/01/14 06:30 PM
Christmas duets for Student and Teacher
by Purpl3keys
10/01/14 06:24 PM
The Steinway S in 1936
by Rich Galassini
10/01/14 06:21 PM
Yamaha CP5
by Synner
10/01/14 05:43 PM
Vice grip needle nose threaded bolt dimensions
by Olek
10/01/14 05:10 PM
Who's Online
126 registered (accordeur, ajames, ando, 41 invisible), 1363 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76396 Members
42 Forums
157933 Topics
2319398 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission