There are very few piano trios for the beginning student! While it’s such a nice opportunity to play together with violin and cello. I hope this book can contribute to the formation of more trio ensembles with young children. In future I will write more trios.
If you scroll down, you can see some examples of the music in PDF.
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What level pianists need to play these Trios?
After you finished Suzuki piano book 1, you can start with the trios. Techniques from Suzuki book 1 will pass by, for example:
Trio 1: down-up (Allegro) with block chords, but changing from white to black keys all the time. Many children are afraid to “go into the woods” (black keys). After this piece they will be more familiar with this.
Trio 2: left hand like Christmas-Day Secrets, octave jump (bar 25) from Chante Arabe
Trio 3: fast finger tips (Twinkle A), left hand from Chante Arabe, melody “stolen” from Allegro
The pieces are written for everyone who has had about a year of piano lessons. Because also adults will feel joy to play together with strings. Of course you can also play the pieces if you are not a Suzuki student. I tried to write music that is not difficult to remember and of course not to complicated. Because when you play together, you really have to listen to your musical friends. And to yourself. Trio music is a three-part unity, all voices speaking through each other but at the same time like a whole.