On Tuesday, we introduced you to our upcoming book, An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1: The WunderKeys Essential Piano Collection.
Today we wanted to share some sound samples and also give you a teen piano solo to get you pumped up for the release next week!
As a quick recap for those who missed Tuesday’s post: An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1 is a collection of our greatest hits, reworked to align perfectly with WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1.
These two books will allow you to kick your old teen method books to the curb in favor of our leveled technical and performance repertoire that sounds nothing like traditional method book repertoire and everything like the music your teens beg to play!
Read below for an audio preview of An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1 and a printable teen piano solo that your teens can play today!
An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1
We’ve been composing inspiring teen repertoire for years. But our teen books have, for the most part, been multi-leveled. Because of this, there has never been an exact pathway to progress through our teen repertoire.
This needed to change. We wanted to create a way for teen piano students to move through our performance repertoire in a leveled, progressive manner, while still being able to play the WunderKeys teen music that teachers and students have come to know and love.
To accomplish this task, we decided to find our most popular piano pieces and rework them to align with the skill progression presented in WunderKeys Intermediate Pop Studies For Piano 1.
While the perfect decision, this task turned out to be a little more work than anticipated! To fit a leveled approach, many of our greatest hits needed key changes, developmentally-appropriate left-hand patterns and adaptations for the hands of teens who would be working at an Intermediate 1 level (the equivalent of a standard level 3 method book).
But, the result was well worth the effort; we believe we’ve created a performance book that will have a home in your studios for years to come!
In our Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1 your students will have a blast as they perform piano pieces in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, and Dm.
A Sneak Peek At What’s To Come Next Week…
Below we are sharing two ways you can preview the music from our upcoming release. We’ll begin with a small audio sampling that showcases the diversity of the tunes: from powerful Celtic themes to happy pop tunes to classical pop solos. Then, after the audio samples, you can click on the image to download a piece from An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1 called, My Tomorrow: A C Major Piano Solo.
We hope you enjoy the samples and are excited for next week’s release of An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 1: The WunderKeys Essential Piano Collection!
And for those of you who have been asking, “Yes, An Intermediate Performance Companion For Pop Studies 2 is already in the works!”