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New Pianotrios for Young Players

I just finished the second book of Piano Trios for Young Players, no 6 to 10. No 10 is an arrangement for piano, violin and cello of the famous Dutch song of the composer Pieter Goemans ‘Aan de Amsterdamse grachten.’The level is intermediate, after one or two years of practise the instrumentalist should be able to play them.

Componist Pieter Goemans aan een Amsterdamse gracht

Composer Pieter Goemans at an Amsterdam canal

Arrangement 'Aan de Amsterdamse grachten' partly

Arrangement ‘Aan de Amsterdamse grachten’ part

Five Piano Trios for Young Players (2015)

These are separate parts for violin and cello of my Book: Five Piano Trios for Young Players(2015). They can be downloaded and printed for free. To obtain the piano part & score, please order a copy at my website, or at: heleen.verleur@xs4all.nl
It costs €15. In near future Five Piano Trios for Young Players can also be ordered at the Suzuki Shop in the Netherlands: bestellen@suzukiwinkel.nl

Pianotrio nr 2 audio (by young players ;-))

Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 2-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 2-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 3-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 3-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 4-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 4-Cello-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 5-Violin-26-3-2015
Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 5-Cello-26-3-2015

Purpose
The purpose of this book is to give beginning musicians more opportunities for playing together. Beginning piano players usually have few chances for being in an ensemble. This is unfortunate, for playing together is such fun, almost like playing in a pop band. I hope this book will contribute to the formation of many trio ensembles with all kind of mixes of young and adult players, so that they can experience the joy of performing together. In the near future I hope to add to this collection of trios. Please email me to tell me about your experiences with this book, and maybe order a follow-up collection.

Level
These trios should be playable for any student with between one and two years of playing experience.

Ambition
My ambition was to write music that is neither difficult to memorize nor hard to perform. But my main aim was to create pieces that are
attractive to play, expressed in a modern musical language and with a clear musical line. An old Dutch expression applies to this music:
“Een kind kan de was doen” (“a child can do the laundry”), or, it is child’s play. Indeed, these pieces are intended for everyone with a
playful spirit, including parents who would like to perform together with their children. 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 to and through each other, at the same time creating a whole and making you feel connected.

Permission
The book contains the music for all three of the voices, but it is convenient to have separate sheets for the violin and cello voices available. These can be downloaded and printed from my website: www.heleenverleur.org. As a rightful owner of the book, I herewith grant you permission for printing this copyrighted material.

Amsterdam, March 2015

Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1 Violin part

Five Piano Trios for Young Players no 1 Violin part

Waves for six hands one piano

New piece for three pianists on on piano (six hands). Written for child students, with a nod to composer Simeon ten Holt.
A sort of Canto Ostinato ‘light’ ;-)
This is a digital version, so don’t expect subtile changes in dynamics ..

Waves 2015 first two pages

Waves (digital version)

Waves can be ordered at Matching Arts:
Matching Arts

The Great Wave at Kanagawa/Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave at Kanagawa/Katsushika Hokusai

New pianotrio for flute, cello & piano

Today I finished the first part of a new trio for flute, cello and piano.
You can hear the beginning in the example below. It is written for advanced students.

Vandaag heb ik het eerste deel van een nieuw pianotrio afgemaakt: dit keer voor fluit, cello en piano. Het is geschreven voor gevorderde studenten. Hierbij alvast een voorproefje (helaas met digitale instrumenten).Pianotrio voor fluit, cello & piano

Schermafbeelding 2015-01-26 om 11.39.02

Kerstliedjes/Christmas songs

Een aantal kerstliedjes om in de vakantie te spelen! Bewerking van eigen hand.
Just a few Christmas songs to play during Christmas holiday!
Also good for note reading.
christmas-piano-checklist
1.Het is geboren het Goddelijk Kind
2.Er is een kindeke
3.Stille nacht duet
4.The first Nowell
4.The first Nowell Nederlands
A la ru-ru-ru Ned.easy
Er is een kindeke
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells duet
Kling klokje klingelingeling
Kling klokje klingelingeling anders
Middenin de winternacht
O dennenboom

Daniel Coyle about myeline

Journalist and author Daniel Coyle found out that deep practise significantly increases the layering of a neurological protein known as myelin, which wraps around the neural circuits when they fire – and the more an activity is repeated, the more myelin develops in the brain. It increases electrical resistance across the cell membrane by a factor of 5,000 which helps to prevent the electrical current from leaving the axon. Coyle discovered that the layering of myelin exponentially increases the rate at which we learn.

This is good news for all of us trying to learn to play the piano! :-) And also a scientific prove that repetition and ‘chunking’ really helps!

Author Daniel Coyle

Author Daniel Coyle


Interview with Daniel Coyle

One element of deep practise is chunking, when you’re breaking your practice down into the smallest component and working on one aspect at a time and then adding those chunks together. That pattern where you’re breaking it down, slowing it down, speeding it up, making a mistake and fixing that mistake, looks horrible and ineffective and slow, but in fact it’s not. This ugly piecemeal, broken up practice is calculated to produce ten times faster learning than normal practice. That doesn’t seem to make sense until we see it as an act of construction. You’re actually building this neural circuit.

To make it work well, then once you have whatever it is down accurately, whether it’s a piece of music or a move on the soccer field, you have to repeat, repeat, repeat, a process which literally is wrapping that circuit in myelin. Once that neural road is paved through repetition, the traffic on the road, i.e. the electrical signals, can go not just ten times faster but hundreds and thousands of times faster. It’s literally like installing broadband in your brain.

- See more at: http://www.superconsciousness.com/topics/knowledge/growing-talent-interview-daniel-coyle#sthash.NTqa2a00.dpuf

Interview with Daniel Coyle