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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.
It’s possible to browse for music according to the level you are interested in. Visit the Sheet Music Page here for full information and to start your search:
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:
- Christopher Norton’s “Connections” Series
- Trinity Rock & Pop Keyboards
- How to Blitz ABRSM Theory
- Play it Again: Piano
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:
- Isata Kanneh-Mason: Romance
- Anna Gourari: Elusive Affinity
- Martin James Bartlett: “Love and Death”
- Fazil Say Plays Say
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:
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.