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#1 Latin pianist

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:46

I have a teenage boy working for Trinity Grade 4. He's enjoying 2 of the set pieces from the exam book, but he doesn't like any of the others. I usually listen to the alternative pieces on You tube but I can't find The Old Gramophone from Piano Dreams Book 2. There's a nice duet by the composer set for grade 1 so I thought it might be an attractive piece. Does anyone know this piece?
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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:51

Not sure why this has appeared twice!
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Posted 26 October 2019 - 21:15

I buy the exam book with the CD, which includes recordings of all the alternate pieces. The old Gramophone sounds quite attractive, albeit quite fast. Certainly worth a try I would have thought. There is a repeated passage a bit like an old record sticking and repeating (remember that?????)
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Posted 26 October 2019 - 21:36

Thanks. I must admit I don't find the pieces in the book terribly inspiring apart from the 2 he likes. I might invest in the Piano Dreams book. I'm sure I would use it with other students too.
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Posted 29 October 2019 - 14:27

In the summer, a young man who I teach took Trinity Grade 4 - He has a BA in music, (piano is not his first study) and so composed his own 3rd piece! 


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Posted 29 October 2019 - 15:48

I've found a more appealing one called You have to shake it by Ross Perot. Phew as this pupil is a reluctant practiser and I really want him to enjoy the pieces he's doing.
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