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Books and eBooks
- Bar-Niv, Rami: The Art of Piano Fingering
- Tanasescu, Drago & Bargauanu, Grigori: Lipatti
- Tanner, Mark: The Mindful Pianist
- Walsh, Peter: The Non-musician’s Guide to Parenting a Piano Player
- Williams, Anthony: The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide
Levels are approximate and “grade” equivalents are ABRSM and other UK grades.
[B] = Beginner (Up to Grade 1) Explore Beginner Category
[E] = Easy (Grades 1 – 3) Explore Easy Category
[M] = Moderate (Grades 4-6) Explore Moderate Category
[A] = Advanced (Grade 7 and beyond) Explore Advanced Category
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The following list includes Tutor Books, Examination materials, Sight-Reading and Music Theory resources and practice tools:
- ABRSM: Piano Prep Test (2017) [B]
- ABRSM: Selected Exam Pieces Grades 1-8, 2017-18 [EMA]
- Berwin, Lindsey: FunKey! sight reading series [EM]
- Brown, Christine: Play at Sight [E]
- Farrington, Iain: “Grade by Grade” series [EM]
- Fisher, Katherine & Knerr, Julie: Piano Safari [B]
- Harris, Paul: A Piece a Week (quick studies) [E]
- Harris, Paul: Improve your Music Theory [n/a]
- Harris, Paul: MU Practice Diary / Workbook [n/a]
- Harris, Paul: Practice Starters [n/a]
- Heumann, Hams-Günter: Piano Junior (levels 1-2) [B]
- Kay, Sofie: Enjoy Piano Notebooks [n/a]
- Kember, John: Piano Sight Reading series [EMA]
- Lang Lang: The Lang Lang Piano Method (beginner tutor, books 1-3) [B]
- Lang Lang: The Lang Lang Piano Method (books 4-5) [E]
- Mackworth-Young, Lucinda: Piano by Ear [M]
- Marshall, Karen & Hammond, Heather: Get Set! Piano [B]
- Watts, Sarah: Hot Keys Piano (beginner tutor) [B]
- Wolff, Roberta: Music • Me • Piano Express workbooks [n/a]
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