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Sheet Music Reviews
With around 200 fully independent sheet music reviews covering all levels, from easy beginner duet books right through to diploma and concert hall repertoire, Pianodao has become a leading resource for exploring the latest sheet music publications.
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This section includes reviews of beginner method books, helpful support materials for sight-reading, aural, music theory, exam materials and educational apps. Recent highlights include:
- More Piano Sight-Reading from ABRSM
- Piano Star Theory
- Lang Lang’s Daily Technical Exercises
- LCM Diplomas: In Concert 2
Recording of the Month
Recording of the Month shines a spotlight on a recent album recording which I have particularly enjoyed and would like to recommend to Pianodao readers. Recent highlights:
- Dohnányi’s Complete Solo Piano Works
- Rare Piano Music by Arnold Bax
- William Youn: Laughter and Tears…
- Yuja Wang: The Berlin Recital
Books: Building a Library
I love a good book – reviews here highlight some of those I have especially enjoyed reading and found helpful in my own piano journey. Browse here:
- The Classical Piano Sonata
- Mindfulness in Music
- 100 Inspiring Ideas!
- The Piano Teacher’s Survival Guide
In conjunction with the Pianodao site’s holistic view of the pianist’s life and my interest in Daoist philosophy and the benefits of Piano Qigong, the site also includes reviews of general lifestyle resources which may be of interest to readers.