And here’s the third post in the Piano Time series!
You can find the extra pieces for the Oxford University Press series Piano Time 3 here. The pieces start at about Grade 1, and are heading towards Grade 2, so will be a bit more of a challenge to explore on your own.
The little gavotte by Duncombe, on page 7, uses ‘triplets’; three quavers played instead of 2 quavers in just one beat. There are different ways of trying to count this; the 0ythm of the first two bars fits the words
‘Ann, Angela, Ann Angela’. Try saying this as you play. Then the next two bars would fit the words ‘Anna Anna Anna Anna’ Make sure that the ‘An’ part of each word starts exactly on the beat, and the notes in ‘Angela’ are absolutely even. You can here it on youtube here.
erThese pieces will be a bit more of a challenge!