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Around the Globe Music & Arts Newsletter July 2019

Diary of Forthcoming Event

Around the Globe Piano Music Festival 2019 The 6th piano competition

Saturday 23 November 2019 10am – 6pm Sunday 24 November 2019 2 – 6pm

LOCATION The Study Society Colet House 151 Talgarth Road London W14 9DA

We are pleased to announce that this year our exciting AGPMF 2019 will consist of the piano competition for junior and adult pianists as well as innovative additions such as workshops and masterclasses.

We will update you with further information and the syllabus later this summer.

New Piano Books from Melanie Spanswick

Snapchats are intended for students from late beginner standard to approximately Grade 4 (ABRSM level). There are 19 duets (four hands at one keyboard) and 4 trios (six hands at one keyboard) in this volume, and they are short, succinct pieces for those who want to explore the art of ensemble playing or simply improve sight-reading skills. Broadly minimalist in style, these pieces are between 8 and 16 bars in length and they offer a wide selection of moods from expressive atmospheric works . . . Both duets and trios become progressively more difficult throughout the book. I wrote and use these duets and trios as the basis for my sight-reading classes . . . You might choose to play Snapchats for fun with friends or perform them in a more formal setting at a music festival or recital, and I hope they offer a special and enjoyable experience.

Play it again: PIANO is a three-book piano course intended for those returning to the instrument after a break, or those who desire a graded, progressive piano course. Every piece in this series is accompanied by at least two full pages of easy-to-understand practice tips. There are more comprehensive Piano Technique and Theory/Warm-up sections at the front and back of each book, so you can also delve deeper for a fuller understanding of music and technique. Book 3 consists of 11 piano pieces, the majority of which are drawn from standard repertoire (with emphasis on pedagogical works and those suitable for exams). Each piece contains up to 12 pages of practice ideas and tips, as well as many musical examples, diagrams and photographs. The layout is very similar to that of Book 1 and 2 . . . As Book 3 is a much more advanced level than that of Book 1 and 2, the repertoire is classical and the book is geared towards those who want, or are possibly considering, taking post Grade 8 exams. It’s possible to create a suitable post grade 8 diploma (ARSM/DipLCM) or Associate Diploma (DipABRSM, ATCL, ALCM) programme entirely from this book.


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