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Messiaen’s Huit Préludes

Messiaen’s Huit Préludes

Messiaen’s Huit Préludes Messiaen’s Eight Preludes are wonderful studies in sound and color. These notes from Prof. Michal Bristiger are invaluable windows into studying the Preludes. The Huit Préludes are among Messiaen’s early works. He was only twenty years old at the time the Preludes were written.  He had not yet undertaken to experiment with […]

Piano Adventures Level 1 – Nancy and Randall Faber

Piano Adventures Level 1 – Nancy and Randall Faber

Faber Piano Adventures – Level 1 This series of books works very well for the young beginner.  The Lesson and Performance books are particularly helpful.   Students really enjoy singing along as they play, which is excellent for their ear training.  New concepts are introduced clearly and at appropriate times. All in all, it’s a great […]

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