Jonathan Yasuda



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Beginner to Early Intermediate

Intermediate to Advanced (contd)

Baroque


Simply Baroque 27 well known masterpieces

Simply Bach, The Music of JSB 25 of His Most Loved Masterpieces

First Lessons in Bach, Schirmer

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Intermediate)

Canon in D (Beginner)

Classical


Classical Themes Levels 1 - 5

Simply Classical, 23 Well Known Masterpieces

Easy Classics to Modern, Volume 17 Music for Millions Series

More Easy Classics to Modern, Volume 27 Music for Millions Series

My First Book of Beethoven, Favorite Pieces in Easy Arrangements

Beethoven Dances, Pieces to play before his Sonatinas

Für Elise, arr William Gillock (Early Intermediate)

Für Elise, arr Allan Small (Late Elementary)

Für Elise, arr John Schaum (Late Elementary)

Moonlight Sonata, arr Allan Small (Elementary)

Pathétique Sonata (late elementary)

Moonlight Sonata, arr Richard Harding (Mid-Intermediate)

My first book of Mozart (Late Elementary)

Simply Mozart

W.A. Mozart, An Introduction to his Keyboard Works

Romantic


Simply Romantic Era, 24 Well Known Masterpieces

A first book of Brahms, 26 arrangements for the beginning pianist

My first book of Chopin, Bergerac (Easy Piano)

Chopin The easiest original piano pieces

Frederic Chopin 3 easier waltzes, a minor po., B Minor Op. 69 No. 2, Ab Major Op. 69 No. 1

Grieg, Book 1, George Anson

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Liszt (Late Elementary)

9 Great tunes arranged for Interm Piano, Rachmaninoff

A first book of Schumann for the beginning pianist

Tchaikovsky, A Simply Classic Nutcracker, Elementary to Late Elementary

20th Century


Béla Bártok Mikrokosmos Volume 1

From Bach to Bartok, Elementary Volume A

50 Gershwin Classics

Simply Joplin, 12 of his Ragtime classics (adapted, not original)

Misc


FJH Scale Book

Guild Repertoire, Elementary A & B, Piano Music Appropriate for the Auditions of the National Guild of Piano Teachers

*Big Book of Beginners Piano Classics, Bergerac

The fun book of musical bits and pieces

Melody in Motion, A Collection of Six Early Intermediate Piano Solos by Melody Bober

Technic is Fun, Elementary A

Technic is Fun, Elementary B

Magic Keys, Book 1

The Jazz Harmony Book, David Berkman

Mario Bros Music

Kofi Kondo, Legend of Zelda Series (Late Intermediate / Advanced)

Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Easy Piano Picture Book

Disney Classics, Dan Fox Piano Library (Easy Piano)

Intermediate to Advanced

Albeniz


Isaac Albeniz, Suite Espanola, Opus 47


Bach


J.S. Bach, An Introduction to his Keyboard Music

J.S. Bach Well-tempered Klavier Book 1

J.S. Bach Well-tempered Klavier Book 2

J.S. Bach French Suites

J.S. Bach The Goldberg Variations

J.S. Bach Two-Part Inventions

J.S. Bach Italian Concerto

J.S. Bach 6 Partitas (with fingering)

J.S. Bach Fantasia in C minor

J.S. Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue

J.S. Bach, English Suites

First Lessons in Bach, Complete Books 1 & 2

Bach-Busoni Chaconne

Bach, Riemenschneider: 371 Harmonized Chorales and 69 Chorale Melodies with Figured Bass

J.S. Bach Toccata, d minor, bwv 913


Bartok


Béla Bártok Piano Sonata

Béla Bártok Mikrokosmos Volume 1-6

Bartok, 2 Romanian Dances, Opus 8A (Kalmus Publisher)


Beethoven


Beethoven, Variations for Piano Volume 1

Beethoven, Variations for Piano Volume 1

Beethoven, Diabelli Variations Opus 120

Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Band I, Henle

Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Band II, Henle

Beethoven, Andante in F Major, WoO 57


Bolcom


William Bolcom, Piano Rags


Brahms


Fifty Selected Songs, Shubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss, Schirmer

Brahms, Complete Piano Works (volumes 1-3)

Johaness Brahms, Complete Shorter Works for Solo Piano


Chopin


Chopin Ballade in g minor, Opus 23

Chopin Waltzes

Chopin Sonatas, Complete Works for the Piano

Chopin Etudes

Chopin Mazurkas

Chopin, Complete Ballades, Impromptus & Sonatas

Chopin Scherzi, Henle

Chopin Nocturnes

Chopin Preludes, Henle

Chopin, Polonaise, Op 53

Copland


Aaron Copland, The Cat and the Mouse, Scherzo Humoristique

Aaron Copland Piano Sonata, Boosey and Hawkes

Aaron Copland, Three Moods

Aaron Copland, Piano Variations, Boosey and Hawkes


Czerny


Czerny, First Instruction in Piano-Playing

Czerny, The School of Velocity, Opus 299


Cramer


Cramer, Fifty Studies


Debussy


Debussy, Danse (Tarantelle styrienne), Henle

Debussy, Images

Debussy Masterpieces for Solo Piano (20 works)

Debussy, Selected Preludes (from Books 1 and 2)

Debussy Preludes (Book 1)

Debussy Preludes (Book 2)

Debussy Complete Preludes

Claude Debussy Piano Music (1888-1905)

Debussy, Petite Suite, Piano 4 hands


Dohnányi


Dohnanyi, Essential Finger Exercises


Frank


Cesar Frank selected piano compositions


Gershwin


Gershwin’s Three Preludes for piano


Grieg


Grieg, An Introduction to his Piano Works

Grieg, Selected Works


Handel


G.F. Handel Passacaglia


Haydn


Haydn Complete Sonatas Volume 1

Haydn Complete Sonatas Volume 2


Heller


Heller, Warrior’s Song, Opus 45, No 15


Ives


Charles Ives, Three Page Sonata for Piano


Joplin


Joplin, Three Piano Rags: The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, Solace


Khachaturian


Khachaturian, Toccata


Liszt


Liszt, Mephisto Waltz and other works for solo piano

Liszt Klavierwerke Piano Works, Etuden II, Studies II

Liszt Complete Hungarian Rhapsodies

Liszt, Grandes Etudes de Paganini

Liszt, Liebesträum, Henle

Liszt, Technical Exercises


Macdowell


Macdowell, Witches Dance, Op. 17, No 2


Mendelssohn


Mendelssohn, Songs Without Words

Mendelssohn, Rondo Capriccioso, Opus 14


Moszkowski


Moszkowski, 15 Virtuosic Etudes Opus 72


Mozart


W.A. Mozart, Sonatas and Fantasies for the Piano, Edited by Nathan Broder

Mozart, Leichte Sonatinen

Mozart, Six Viennese Sonatinas


Mussorgsky


Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition


Poulenc


Francis Poulenc, Mouvements Perpétuels for Piano


Prokofiev


Prokofiev, Toccata Opus 11

Prokofiev, Visions Fugitives, Op 22

Prokofiev Sonatas for Piano (Volume 1)

Prokofiev Sonatas for Piano (Volume 2)

Rachmaninoff


Rachmaninoff, Fantasy Pieces, Op 3

Rachmaninoff, Complete Preludes and Etudes-Tableaux

Rachmaninoff, Variations on a Theme of Corelli

Rachmaninoff, Polichinelle Opus 3, No.4

Rachmaninoff, Six Moments Musicaux

Rachmaninoff, Sonata No.1

Rachmaninoff, Variations on a theme by Chopin, Opus 22

Rachmaninoff, Russian Rhapsody (2 pianos, 4 hands)

The Piano Works of Rachmaninoff, Miscellaneous Pieces, Alfred

Rachmaninoff, Op 3 no 2, Prelude (late intermediate)


Ravel


Ravel, Valses Nobles & Sentimentales

Ravel, Sonatine, pour le piano

Ravel, Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn


Saint-Saëns


Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre and other works for solo piano


Schoenberg


Arnold Schoenberg, Drei Klavierstucke Opus 11 Nr.1

Arnold Schoenberg, Klavierstück, Op 33a


Schmitt


Schmitt Preparatory Exercises for Piano, Op 16


Shostakovich


Dmitri Shostakovich, Three Fantastic Dances, Op. 5

Dmitri Shostakovich, Twenty-Four Preludes, Opus 34

Shostakovich, Six Pieces for Children


Schubert


Schubert Impromptu A flat Major, Opus 142 No 2

Schubert Impromptus, Opus 90

Schubert Sonatas Volumes 1

Schubert Sonatas Volumes 2


Schumann


R. Schumann, Kinderszenen, Opus 15

R. Schumann, Album for the Young, op 68


Stravinsky


The Rite of Spring, transcribed for piano solo by Vladmir Leyetchkiss


Tchaikovsky


Tchaikovsky, Dumka Opus 59

Tchaikowsky, Album for the Young, Opus 39

Tschaikowsky, Die Jahreszieten (The Seasons)

Tchaikovsky, 18 Pieces, Op 72, Aveu Passionne, Waltz Op. 40 No. 9

Tchaikovsky, Romance in f minor

Tchaikovsky, His Greatest Piano Solos

Tchaikovsky, 6 Pieces, Op 51

Tchaikovsky, Piano Sonata Op 80


Vivaldi


Le quattro stagioni, trascrizione per pianoforte, Ricordi


Misc


Early Advanced Classics to Moderns, Volume 47 Music for Millions Series

18 Composizioni Clavicembalistiche Italiane, Ricordi (Scarlatti, etc)

Applause, Impressive Piano solos for the Budding Virtuoso

Billy Joel, Complete Volumes 1 & 2

The Definitive Broadway Collection

References

Biographies


J.S. Bach, Albert Schweitzer, Volume 1

J.S. Bach, Albert Schweitzer, Volume 2

The life of JS Bach, Peter Williams

Beethoven’s Letters, with explanatory notes by Dr. A.C. Kalischer

Beethoven: The Man and the Artist, As revealed in his own words

Beethoven, Maynard Solomon

Late Beethoven, Maynard Solomon

Beethoven as I knew him, Anton Felix Schindler

Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, A short companion, Charles Rosen

Brahms, Malcom MacDonald

Johannes Brahms, A biography, Jan Swafford

Chopin, The Man and his Music, James Huneker

Letters of Chopin

Haydn, The New Grove

Liszt, Sacheverell Sitwell

Mendelssohn, A Life in Letters

The life of Mendelssohn, Peter Mercer-Taylor

Sergey Prokofiev, Daniele Jaffe Phaidon

Rachmaninoff, Geoffrey Norris

Ravel According to Ravel, Vlado Perlemuter and Hélène Jourdan-Morhange

Arthur Rubinstein, My Young Years

Arthur Schnabel, My Life & Music

Schumann, Herald of a New Poetic Age, John Daverio

Igor Stravinsky, An Autobiography

Memories and Commentaries, Igor Stravinsky & Robert Craft

The Great Pianists, From Mozart to the Present, Harold C. Schönberg


General Music Literature


CPE Bach Essay on True Art of Keyboard Playing

Bernstein, The Joy of Music

Bernstein, The Unanswered Question, Six Talks at Harvard

Bernstein, Young People’s Concerts

Alfred Brendel, On Music: His collected essays

Piano Roles, Three Hundred Years of Life with the Piano, James Parakilas

Classic fM Lifelines, Franz Schubert, An Essential Guide to his Life and Works


Theory, Composition, Harmony, and Counterpoint


Keyboard Theory Basic Rudiments (also Interm, and Advanced, with answer books)

Alfred’s Music Theory Essentials (handbook for beginners)

Piano Bridge, Book 2 (Beginners)

Models for Beginners in Composition, Arnold Schoenberg

Alfred Mann, The Great Composer as Teacher and Student, Theory and Practice of Composition

Songwriting Strategies, Berklee Press

The Study of Counterpoint, Fux

Walter Piston Counterpoint

Arnold Schönberg Preliminary Exercices in Counterpoint

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book

The Shaping Forces in Music, Ernst Toch, An Inquiry into the Nature of Harmony, Melody, Counterpoint, and Form

Walter Piston Harmony

Tonal Harmony (Third Edition), With an Introduction to Twentieth Century Music, Kostka & Payne

Structural Functions of Harmony, Arnold Schoenberg

Grace Vandendool, Basics of Harmony


General References


Alfred’s Pocket Dictionary of Music

The Glenn Gould Reader

Kenneth Hamilton, After the Golden Age, Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Maurice Hinson, The pianist’s dictionary

Maurice Hinson, Wesley Roberts, The Piano in Chamber Ensemble

Piano Playing with Piano Questions Answered, Josef Hoffman

What every pianist needs to know about the body, Thomas Mark

The Pianist’s Problems, William Newman

Russell Sherman Piano Pieces

The Art of Piano Pedaling: Two Classic Guides, Anton Rubinstein, Teresa Carreño

Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music, Sandra Rosenbaum

A Short History of Keyboard Music, F.E. Kirby

Music for the Piano, James Frisking and Irwin Freundlich

Frederick Neumann, Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music, with Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach

The Art of Teaching Piano, Denes Agay (teachers and students)

Cathy Albergo Reid Alexander Intermediate Piano Repertoire A Guide For Teaching