Bjørntvedt, Kaja: PLAYFUL PIECES


For piano, six hands


For piano, six handsThrough my experience as a piano teacher, I have seen how important it is to train the student´s musical understanding. Using ensemble pieces the students learn to listen to themselves but also to the others in the group. The piano is often regarded as a solo-instrument and it is a challenge for us piano teachers to create an instructive ensemble. With this in mind, I have composed piano pieces for six hands.

This book is aimed for beginners and intermediates, both children and adults. The fingering is left for the student/teacher to decide, so that it can be adjusted to each hand. In some places you may like to share the voice between the right and left hand.

I have taken inspiration from the fugue-form so that each voice in turn plays part of the melody or countermelody. In this way, each student can contribute with a few simple tones, at the same time as taking part in a more advanced piece than they would be able to achieve alone. These pieces are an excellent exercise in rhythm, listening and coordination, as well as being great fun!

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 29.7 × 21 × 0.5 cm