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I'm keen to start playing the piano again. I only reached about Grade 3 level, but that was 20 years ago!! I can still read music and play very basic pieces. I will start lessons in about 2 - 3 months time, but have itchy fingers and would like to start playing a bit.
What books could you recommend?
I guess it depends what type of music you want to play.
I was in similar position to you, although I am not doing the lesson thing again at my age.
I had kept playing a little over the years, but not enough to progress, and mainy using chords.
I restarted by going over a lot of the music I had learned in my younger years....yes I had kept all the music..I never throw anything out....fingers not as supple as they used to be, but perserverance is paying off.
I purchased a book called Jane Austen's World (published by Faber). The arrangements are not too hard and the pieces (particularly the theme from Pride and Prejudice) very rewarding to play.
Some of Richard Clayderman's music is nice to play also....so much music...so little time
But as I said...depends on the type of music that interests you.
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