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Simple Solutions Volume 1: Eleven Easy Arrangements for the Elementary Pianist

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Piano solo arrangements by Henrik Kilhamn


Beethoven: Für Elise
Beethoven: The Moonlight Sonata, Movement I *
Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 9 no. 2 *
Chopin: Tristesse Etude, Op. 10 no. 3 *
Chopin: Funeral March *
Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
Satie: Gnossienne no. 1 *
Satie: Gymnopédies nos. 1, 2 &3
Schumann: Träumerei from Kinderszenen

Approximate Grade: 3
Scale 1 - 8: Beginner - Advanced

* These arrangements are transposed to nearby keys that are easier to read


This is for everyone who loves the great piano repertoire but haven’t (yet) developed the skill required to master it. After all, Beethoven, Chopin, and Satie wrote music for professional musicians, and it takes many years of studies to achieve a level sufficient to play their pieces as written. However, the musical material can be separated into melody, harmony, rhythms, and textures, and in some cases simplified while preserving the core ideas. This is what I have done in these arrangements of some of the most beloved piano melodies by the great composers. In this easier setting, you will instead have enough time on your hands (literally!) to bring the music to life and care about those aspects that often otherwise come second: phrasing, articulation, dynamics, and balance. This will help you develop your over-all musicality, which will be of great value in all other pieces as well.

I believe you have the right to enjoy playing this great music with your own hands, even when the original writing is beyond your present level or would require too much time and effort. In the end, if you feel ready for a challenge and want to go forward with proper piano studies that require years of practice—the originals are always there. In the meantime, these arrangements will bring you close to the same enjoyment, because all musical ideas are carefully conserved.

They are just a little bit easier.

Check out Simple Solutions VOLUME 2 (Intermediate ~ Grade 5):

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Simple Solutions Volume 1: Eleven Easy Arrangements for the Elementary Pianist

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