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Lang Lang Piano Academy: mastering the piano level 1 (Piano Solo)

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Lang Lang Piano Academy: mastering the piano level 1 (approximately equivalent to Grade 1/Early Intermediate) looks at techniques such as playing legato and staccato and the left hand.

Units in Level 1:

  1. Exploring the keyboard
  2. Feeling the beat
  3. Legato playing
  4. Staccato playing
  5. Developing dexterity
  6. Playing chords
  7. The left hand
  8. Playing with dynamics

Mastering the piano is the first series of books to be launched in the Lang Lang Piano Academy. Comprising five progressive books, mastering the piano captures Lang Lang’s passion, drive and extraordinary mastery of the piano. Each book gives students the chance to learn from this exceptional talent, with: 8 units that develop key aspects of piano technique; specially devised exercises & studies; a diverse selection of repertoire including Lang Lang’s favourite works;  and inspirational commentary & guidance from Lang Lang himself.

Level 1 is also available as an iPad App!

Listen to Lang Lang playing Mo li hua (Jasmine Flower)

Download Scales & Arpeggios chart for Level 1

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571538517

Item Code: 0571538517

Price: £8.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Educational

Language: English

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Grade(s): Grade 1

Series: Lang Lang Piano Academy

Territories: Item available in World (excl HK, Macao & Taiwan)

Instruments:
  • Piano
Contents:
  1. Lantern Song (Traditional Chinese)
  2. Canzonet (Christian Neefe)
  3. Hopscotch (Richard Harris)
  4. Mission Impossible (Pam Wedgwood)
  5. Allegretto in F (Johann Georg Witthauer)
  6. Simple Gifts (Joseph Brackett)
  7. Twilight (Richard Harris)
  8. Cuckoo (Emil Breslaur)
  9. Chasing Tails (Alan Bullard)
  10. Minuet in C (Domenico Scarlatti)
  11. Ode To Joy (Ludwig van Beethoven)
  12. (Allemande (Ludwig van Beethoven)
  13. The Elephant (Camille Saint-Saens)
  14. Lullaby (Johannes Brahms)
  15. Mo li hua (Jasmine Flower) (Traditional Chinese)
  16. Embrukoi (Traditional African)

  • Mo Li Hua (Trad Chinese).mp3

The whole book is very user friendly and has a pleasingly personal touch, with messages from Lang Lang, several colour pictures of him playing and tips saying how he masters each technique. This is not a traditional A Dozen A Day type of technical book, it is more than that, linking exercises, repertoire and tips in one volume. I can see this being a very useful and effective book for my Grade 1 and 2 pupils – they probably will not even realise that it is about technique, and the 'Lang Lang effect’ may encourage and inspire them in an imaginative way.

Music Teacher Magazine, September 2014