There are a few different levels of piano playing that we will find ourselves in while we continue this wonderful journey of learning how to play.
At first we are beginners and are just learning where the notes are on the keyboard, how to even sit at the piano and hold our hands in playing position, learning notes in our sheet music and beginning rhythms, and even time signatures.
Once we’re fairly comfortable with those first aspects of playing and reading music, we’re ready to move on to some harder music and exercises that will help us to continue to grow and build upon our skills. This is the intermediate level and it comes in between the two other main levels: beginner and advanced.
By the time we reach this intermediate level we’re already playing some pieces and are ready to learn more. However, we don’t want to pick music that is too easy or too advanced either; but how do you know what piano music falls into this intermediate category?
Today I’m going to go over several pieces that are just the right fit at the intermediate level and using these pieces as examples, you will be able to pick out similar pieces easily for you to add in to your repertoire before you move into the advanced level.
Piece #1: “Rondo alla Turca” by Mozart
Piece #2: “Fur Elise” by Beethoven
Piece #3: “Eine kliene Nachtmusik” by Mozart
Piece #4: “Ava Maria” by Schubert
Piece #5: “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” by Bach
Each of these pieces builds upon what you have already learned and mastered at the beginning level. Be comfortable with key signatures that contain at least 2-3 sharps and flats, know how to count note values up to 16th notes at least, and be familiar with your different hand positions.
If you need any additional review of beginner level pieces be sure to check out this link that will guide you to some wonderful pieces at the beginning level that you may not have learned yet.
The following video will give you a chance to hear samples of each of these pieces as I play them at the keyboard. You’ll also get to see the sheet music for each one as I go over it and this will really help you get a good start to learning pieces at the intermediate level which will help prepare you to move into the advanced level soon.
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