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#2316243 - 08/16/14 12:54 PM need classical pieces for my level
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i am an adult begginer having a keyboard and play as a hobby.i would like to recommend for me classical pieces in original version according to my level.i just can play beethovens sonatina in g major, ahn 5 and bachs minuet in d minor BWV Anh 132.any other piece to get me to the next level?sorry if this question has been asked again, please let me know.

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#2316284 - 08/16/14 03:38 PM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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Have a look at Denes Agay's 'Easy Classics to Moderns' and 'More Easy Classics to Moderns', both volumes filled with short, easy, unabridged & original pieces by composers from Purcell and Bach to Mozart & Beethoven to Villa-Lobos and Bartk.

They were the first original classical pieces I played, after 'graduating' from easy arrangements of folk songs and classical tunes. From then on, I never again played anything that had been simplified from the original.
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#2316292 - 08/16/14 03:58 PM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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thank you very much for your answwer!!But i wanted the names of song so i can find the scores through the internet, i have collect some but i would like to know if i am missing some of them.

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#2316299 - 08/16/14 04:21 PM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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Look up the table of contents online of the Agay series bennevis suggested or similar collections like the Alfred Essential Keyboard Repertoire series and you can get lots of names of pieces to search for. Amazon and Sheet Music Plus usually have the table of contents.

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#2316304 - 08/16/14 04:32 PM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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OK, to get you started, from the first volume, there're several pieces from Anna Magdalena Bach's notebook: a Minuet in G, Musette in D, and Minuet in F.

There's Mozart's Minuet in C, and Rondo in C. No Kchel numbers are given, likely anything from K1 to K10. Probably K1f for the first.
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#2316309 - 08/16/14 04:38 PM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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here is a list of classical pieces sorted by difficulty and here is a site where you will the sheet music for most of these
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#2316314 - 08/16/14 04:57 PM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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I second bennevis' suggestion for Classics to Moderns. You could find the series on Amazon, and they are one of my teacher's favorite as well. Another possibility is Keith Snell Series from Preparatory Level to Level 10. http://www.kjos.com/sub_section.php?division=5&series=147

The Bach and the Beethoven you mentioned are level 2. That's a good starting point for these series.
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#2316359 - 08/16/14 07:37 PM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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The pieces you mentioned are grade 2 or 3. To find new material you could go to pianosyllabus.com type in the name of a composer you like, add grade = 3 and see what it comes up with. For example there's 14 or 15 Bach pieces at grade 3, with YouTube links so you can get a sense of whether you'd like to learn it.


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#2316452 - 08/17/14 03:55 AM Re: need classical pieces for my level [Re: hobby]
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guys thank you all very much for your suggestions!i will check out all of them and try to find aii the sources you reccomend!i find this forum to have quality and i am happy to see that pianists are so kind and helpful!good luck to everything you do in your lives!

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