All children love to show off their talent, particularly when they’ve recently started to learn an instrument. Here are fifteen fun tunes for piano which will do just that and which are ideal for all those party occasions.
The pieces are designed to be fun to play and conjure up a variety of scenes and images to fire the young player’s imagination. At the same time, they have been skillfully written for beginners, with the shapes of the tunes reinforcing basic fingering patterns and with simple technical problems gently presented.
The composer also explores the range of the piano – the bright, upper register for a shepherd’s flute, the deep notes for a snoring lion – while children will greatly enjoy the colourful sound of piano harmonics in ‘Chinese Crackers’.
The pieces range from the simplest to about an easy Grade 1 standard, and many are thus ideal for ABRSM’s Preparatory Test exam. All in all, this album will help build children’s confidence in their playing and provides many attractive pieces to celebrate their new-found ability.