These are some of the music books I used since I started learning piano at six and a half years old. If you wanted to know how I developed my piano skills or where I got the sheet music to the songs I played on my YouTube channels, then here they are!
My first book was John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course Part One. This taught me the very basics of piano, it had good tunes and made learning piano as a beginner, very enjoyable!
My second book was John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course Part Two. This book built upon the skills I had learned in the first book with some more difficult songs and techniques. I really liked the traditional folk songs in this book!
My third book was John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course Part Three. This book built upon the skills from book two and had more dynamics, techniques and interesting melodies!
I used the Usborne Book of Christmas Carols as my first Christmas piano song book. It’s great for piano Grade 1 to 3 students!
Bryan Kelly’s Nine Animal Pieces For Piano, I used for one of my performances at Glasgow Music Festival. It’s also great for extracurricular learning!
This is an essential book if you’re thinking of doing ABRSM exams, it covers everything from Grades 1-8.
This was a book I bought after being inspired by the YouTube recordings of the songs. On The Lake and Study in F were my favourites but all the pieces were really beautiful and written by a wide range of Romantic composers. Amazing book for Grades 3-4 students!
Here’s the book I used for learning, Mozart Sonata in F Major, K280. It’s got Sonatas K279-K284 and K309-K311.
I also had the second volume of the book in which I learned K330 but unfortunately never got around to recording it.
I had a very old edition of this book which is no longer on sale but this updated version is just the same. I played Beethoven Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2 No.1 from it.
Again, here’s the updated edition of Book 2 in which I played Beethoven Sonata in G Minor, Op.49 No.1 from.
I definitely played a lot of pieces from this Chopin book. Some taught by teacher and some self-taught. Here’s the recordings Chopin Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, No.20 Op. Posth., Chopin Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No.1, Chopin Waltz in A minor, No. 19, Op. Posth. and Chopin Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No.2. But I also learned the “Raindrop Prelude”, Prelude in E Minor Op. 28, No.4, Nocturne in E Major, Op. 9 No.2, Nocturne in C Minor No. 20, Op. Posth. from it. maybe one day I’ll record them and put them on YouTube.