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#941191 - 04/04/08 09:16 AM Re: "pupil saver" pieces for teen boys...please recommend.
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I don't know if I could take too many cell phone ringtones! Though I myself have taught a couple of enterprising students the Nokia bird and the Motorola "Are you there?" tone.
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#941192 - 04/06/08 07:13 AM Re: "pupil saver" pieces for teen boys...please recommend.
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Originally posted by Piano*Dad:
If they like classical music and they've got the chops, selections from Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet suite would fill the bill, especially Montagues & Capulets.

I like the Pirates suggestion. That certainly captured mine's attention at age 11-12. [/b]
Also Beethoven's Bagatelles can appeal.

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#941193 - 04/06/08 07:26 AM Re: "pupil saver" pieces for teen boys...please recommend.
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If both teacher and student have a sense of rhythm and the student likes (or is open to) a latin sound there is some very fun latin (dance) music out there.

You could start with something easy like the "Rumba" duet from Gerard Hengeveld (10 Rythmical Dances) to start getting the hang of it.

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#941194 - 04/07/08 01:47 PM Re: "pupil saver" pieces for teen boys...please recommend.
Larisa Offline
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Here's an interesting rendition of the Super Mario Brothers theme (the second tune in the video, starting at 4:28 or so):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHEj64_GLY

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#941195 - 04/09/08 04:50 AM Re: "pupil saver" pieces for teen boys...please recommend.
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I just edited my post, can't recommend enough*. The piano collections pieces are awesome :p .

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#941196 - 05/22/08 08:15 PM Re: "pupil saver" pieces for teen boys...please recommend.
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Rachmaninoff G-minor prelude! Technical, challenging, aggressive (can you say Testosterone?)
flashy, macho....
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