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Really easy piano pieces where you cross hands over? Grade 1ish?

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fuzzpig Sat 07-Nov-15 12:35:04

Bit of an odd question I know! But I think one of my young pupils would enjoy doing this. I googled a bit but the ones I've found are all proper sonatinas etc which would be too much for a beginner.

I would like to build up my collection of beginner books anyway so happy to buy more, and it would be great if anyone knows one that contains a piece where you need to cross hands over for some of it?!

Ferguson Sat 07-Nov-15 19:14:22

I can't find much, except John Thompson: and it shouldn't be too hard to write your own in a similar style:

But can't find for Kenneth Baker, nor Fanny Waterman, though I'm sure must some somewhere.

This is a good site, may have something:

These are probably too difficult:

And a broad-minded student might like this:

fuzzpig Sat 07-Nov-15 20:45:12

Thank you. I have in fact started writing my own (I'm writing a compilation) grin

absolutelynotfabulous Sun 08-Nov-15 15:23:12

FWIW Pauline Hall has a piece called Tarantella in Piano Time Pieces 2 which has a left hand crossover on an A minor arpeggio to finish. I'd say grade 0-1.

fuzzpig Sun 08-Nov-15 16:29:40

ooh that's great absolutely I was looking at Piano Time books as possible purchases anyway, so I'll look into that one smile

fuzzpig Sun 08-Nov-15 16:30:16

is it this one please?

absolutelynotfabulous Mon 09-Nov-15 07:19:44

Yes, that's it. smile

INeedNewShoes Mon 09-Nov-15 07:23:00

There's lots of this in the Dozen a Day books.

I know these books are exercises rather than pieces and they look dated but all my pupils love them!

absolutelynotfabulous Mon 09-Nov-15 07:54:29

Just remembered Bohemian Rhapsody..the bit where he goes Mama, just killed a man...etc. The accompaniment has crossed hands.

fuzzpig Thu 12-Nov-15 09:48:14

Thanks for the suggestions smile

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