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Encore shortlisted for Music Teacher Award for Excellence!

4 years ago


Music Teacher AwardsWe are delighted to announce that Encore has been shortlisted in the Best Print Resource category at the 2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence!

The Encore series includes four books of inspiring repertoire set on ABRSM syllabuses over the last few decades. It’s a great source of captivating and memorable music which can be used for lessons, recitals, and playing for fun. Encore is available to purchase at or from music retailers worldwide.

Progression at the forefront

Pianists will find a wide variety of best-loved repertoire spanning Baroque to contemporary, from Beethoven to Bernstein. ABRSM grade markers give an instant indication of difficulty, which help inform recital planning, or players looking to discover new music.

Compiled by Karen Marshall, the series has also been developed with teaching and progression in mind – each piece introduces a new skill or technique, providing a great bank of content to motivate students and help them prepare for the next level. Concise footnotes facilitate deeper understanding and engagement with the music, signposting the key skills each piece develops. Footnotes also include background information and activity suggestions for exploring the music.

Each book covers two grades and the series opens with popular favourites like Hook’s Gavotte and Wooding’s Vampire Blues in Book 1. Book 2 covers Grades 3 and 4, with timeless classics like Top Cat! and Burgmüller’s dramatic Ballade. Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1 and Haydn’s Vivace assai are just some of the well-known pieces in Book 3, while Book 4 presents advanced players with approachable challenges like Willie Wagglestick’s Walkabout and Allegro from Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 2 No. 1.

Encore, Grades 1 & 2

Encore, Grades 3 & 4

Encore, Grades 5 & 6

Encore, Grades 7 & 8

Further information

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