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Mastering the Piano, Book 1

A 7-Volume Series of Motivating Performance Repertoire

By perf. Valery Lloyd-Watts

Piano - Elementary; Late Elementary
Book 1. A 7-Volume Series of Motivating Performance Repertoire. By perf. Valery Lloyd-Watts. Edited by Valery Lloyd-Watts. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Masterwork. Book and CD. 16 pages. Alfred Music #00-22379. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22379).

Item Number: AP.22379

ISBN 9780739038161. English.

This new series features carefully selected performance repertoire of the great masters from all eras. Each piece is accessible to students and creates a feeling of accomplishment. Diverse in style and expression, each selection features melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic patterning to allow for ease in teaching and memorization. The CD, performed by Valery Lloyd-Watts, provides a powerful auditory tool for musical interpretation.

Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.

  • Allegretto in C Major [Op. 117, No. 5]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Allegretto In D Major  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Allegro in C Major  Additional credits Alexander Reinagle
  • Dance in C Major [Op. 82, No. 19]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Etude in C Major  Additional credits Albert Biehl,Ferdinand Beyer
  • Fanfare [Op. 117, No. 8]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Jumping Rope [Op. 82, No. 36]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • March in C Major  Additional credits Daniel Gottlob Türk
  • Minuet in G Major  Additional credits Alexander Reinagle
  • Strolling [Op 82, No. 10]  Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Teeter-Totter [Op. 599, No. 9]  Composed by Carl Czerny
  • The Harp Player [Op. 25, No. 59]  Additional credits Anton Krause
  • The Shepherd Pipes  Additional credits Tat'iana Salutrinskaya

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  • 5

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  • September 21, 2020 Digital download

    Five stars are for the entire 7-Volume series, as I think the collection is is excellent. But, I would adjust that rating to three stars if I took into consideration that the listening is limited to a CD. That makes the series dated. We have to go through the...

    hassle of finding downloads of each individual piece in order to do the listening assignments. Very few of my students own a CD player, for this is not how most modern families do their listening. We do not even have CD players in our cars? Digital download of the collection should be available by this point in time. Maybe it is out there and I just cannot find it?

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  • 5

    Holly M.
    Endwell, NY
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  • September 11, 2008 I love these books!!

    I am a Suzuki method piano teacher, and I was fortunate enough to spend a week this summer with Carole Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts taking their Mastering the Piano -- More Than A Method classes. These two ladies are extraordinary teachers. A tremendous amount of thought and expertise went into...

    this compilation of repertoire and it shows! It truly does inspire students. I am slowing converting all my piano students to these books because they have so much to offer!

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