Piano Partners Book 2 continues, in perfect order, the philosophy of Piano Partners Book 1. The first piece , Romanian Dance, is presented in F Major. Then in staggered spots throughout the book it is transposed to all 12 possible keys – showing the student, as no other way can, the amazing possibilities of the piano via touch, sight and hearing…. Other songs follow with accompaniments with different styles of accompaniments. Another brilliant concept is presented on page 17 –Major Chords (Circle of Fifths) with speed games developing from this exercise. Flexibility is available in songs such as Wayfaring Stranger where the student can play the melody part, the accompaniment part or both, depending on ability and choice. Some of the most popular duets have been Silly Dilly, Glee Reigns, Camptown Races, Oh Susannah and Oh When the Saints Go Marching In. Accompaniment styles range from block chords, broken chords, jump bass, Alberti bass, off beat accompaniments, vamp bass patterns and Indian style 5ths. Every page is “a winner” in this book – essential in developing the student technically and musically.
This book is part of the Piano Partners 3-Book Set.
Read a review of Piano Partners by Sandy Lunderberg – I Will Not Teach Piano Without These Books: A Review of Piano Partners.