ABRSM: Piano Mix Book 2 (Grades 2-3)
Compiled and edited by David Blackwell, Piano Mix 2 is packed full of brilliant music that has been specially arranged for Easy Piano. Featuring a diverse range of styles and genres from centuries ago to the present day, to help pianists progress from Grades 2 to 3.
The repertoire in Piano Mix 2 reflects the type of music in the ABRSM Piano syllabuses. In Piano Mix 2 the pieces are mostly at Grade 1 standard, helping pianists progress to Grade 2 towards the end of the book. The series has been compiled and edited by David Blackwell with arrangements by Alan Bullard, Nikki Iles, Christopher Norton and Tim Richards to name a few. Every arrangement is enjoyable to play because it fits well under the pianist's hands while remaining faithful to the original work.
Well-known music includes 19th-century favourites Scheherazade and the Trout, ballet music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and The Muppets theme tune. There are also lots of unsung melodies to be discovered, like China's Kangding Love Song and a traditional Scottish piece called Roaring Jelly. From the Orchestra to the opera and from folk to jazz, there's a world of music at your fingertips!