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Piano Grade 7 (ish) crowd pleasers

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DayDreamsOfMaria Mon 27-Feb-17 17:22:26

Looking for some inspiration for piano pieces of level 6/7 that are loved by all smile

7to25 Mon 27-Feb-17 17:23:41

Warsaw concertos?
Think it sounds harder than it is

Whosafraidofabigduckfart Mon 27-Feb-17 17:29:09

I loved Chopin's minute waltz at that stage

DayDreamsOfMaria Mon 27-Feb-17 17:44:44

Thank you for your suggestions. Both quite dramatic!
I was thinking more dreamy and mellow but also intense, e.g. Chopin's "Raindrop" Prelude, Op 28, No. 15 or Beethoven-Moonlight Sonata (Mvt. 1).
They need to appeal to secondary age kids and people with no music knowledge.

Mistigri Mon 27-Feb-17 18:31:52

DD is learning Debussy's Arabesque No 1 at the moment - it's not technically difficult (I'd guess at grade 7) and is very accessible.

Socksey Tue 28-Feb-17 13:25:06

Minute waltz is great fun and for something a little different maybe something like "The Little Negro" by Debussy... I played that at ALCM but it can be mastered at a lower level.

AnotherEmma Tue 28-Feb-17 13:26:19

I love Debussy and Yann Tiersen, beautiful and relatively easy to play.

Whosafraidofabigduckfart Tue 28-Feb-17 20:32:06

If you'd like it to be fun, perhaps some scores from movies/music from movies such as clare de lune, pr perhaps theme of something like animal music flight of the bumblebee, the fly etc,

ealingwestmum Wed 01-Mar-17 09:41:40

Was going to add Clair de lune, or for a showy, fast (but easier than it sounds), Pieczonka's Tarantella? It's not dreamy, but secondary kids love it!

AlexandraLeaving Wed 01-Mar-17 18:29:10

Ray's Blues by Dave Grussin is on the current ABRSM G7 syllabus and my son loves it.

BeyondThePage Thu 16-Mar-17 14:42:38

Somewhere over the rainbow was an ABRSM exam piece at Grade 6 recently - a really nice arrangement of something that everybody recognises.

Cadenza1818 Thu 16-Mar-17 17:14:08

The abrsm graded romantic piano books went down well when I was at that stage. Chopin /scriabin preludes. I also had a book called well loved classics- massive yellow bumper of a book with all the crowd pleasers in!

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