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Piano solo arrangements by Henrik Kilhamn
Beethoven: Sonata Pathétique, Movement II
Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 118 no. 2
Chopin: Raindrop Prelude
Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 9 no. 2
Chopin: Nocturne, Op. posth
Chopin: Cantabile from Fantaisie-Impromptu
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Schubert: Impromptu No. 3
Scriabin: Etude Op. 2 no. 1
Approximate Grade: 5
Scale 1 - 8: Beginner - Advanced
ABOUT SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
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 Debussy 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.
The whole volume comes in two versions: with arrangements both transposed to easier key signatures as well as kept in their the original keys. The "Easy Keys" transposed version is recommended for the most comfortable Simple Solutions experience. It's much easier to read notes without many sharps or flats, which frees up a lot of attention for all other musical aspects only at a cost if you have perfect pitch. The version in original key serves the purpose of constituting a proper stepping stone if you wish to continue with the full original later on, whithout having to unlearn all harmony because it was in the wrong key.
Check out Simple Solutions Volume 1 (Elementary ~ Grade 3): https://sonatasecrets.gumroad.com/l/SSE-vol1
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