Author Archives: Kirsten

Piano Jungle – All about A – beginner

Right, I’m assuming that you can find A on the piano keyboard… Skip the next paragraph if you know your ‘A’s. Forgotten? OK no worries. Can you remember C? No? Here we go. First, look for the TWO BLACK NOTES, … Continue reading

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Piano (and other instruments!) Jungle – 8notes

this website https://www.8notes.com/ is a mine of free music for many instruments, and at different levels. If you go exploring, you will find sheet music, lessons in theory, improvisation, aural training, play-along tracks, oh me, oh my! I haven’t visited … Continue reading

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Piano Jungle – Dougal’s Blues stage 1+

Many years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and pianos were carved from stone, I used to watch a programme called ‘The Magic Roundabout’. In one episode Dougal the Dog played the Blues, and I spent quite some time trying … Continue reading

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Piano Jungle – More Music for Grade 1 to Grade 2 stages from Piano Time 3

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 … Continue reading

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Piano Jungle – More Music for Prep to Grade 1 stage from Piano Time 2

Here is the link to the extra pieces available from the Oxford University series Piano Time book 2. The piece on page 2 looks rather complicated; but if you look carefully, you will see that you only play the very … Continue reading

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Piano Jungle – More Music for Beginners from Piano Time 1

This is a popular tutor book for beginners, starting from ‘where is middle C’ and going as far as using all the lines and spaces on the music for both hands. As well as the pieces included in the book, … Continue reading

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Piano Jungle

Let me introduce you to the piano jungle. I’m about to post a series of ‘things-to-do’, ‘places-to-go’ for pianists to have a mess-about with over the next few weeks while I’m at home and you are all at home and … Continue reading

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Go Slow

  I have had four reminders recently of the importance of teaching and learning s-l-o-w-l-y. On Saturday I had a gap between students at the Music Centre, and filled it with some long-overdue piano practice.¬†First I checked out a couple … Continue reading

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