Bring up the topic of “repeated accompaniment figures” and your piano students are likely to fall asleep on the keys. But bring out The Pop Waltz Prophecy… and they’ll be so excited they may never sleep again!
The Pop Waltz Prophecy explores four of the most common left-hand accompaniment figures encountered by young piano students: Alberti bass, waltz pattern, polka and broken arpeggiated chords.
But this is not your typical book of classical repertoire. Instead, the sounds of the classics are blended with the pop sounds of today, melding old with new. The result is captivating, modern music that focuses strongly on repeated left-hand accompaniment figures.
With these skills firmly in place, your Early Intermediate students will sight read like pros, progress through classical repertoire more quickly, add variety to their chording and improv skills, and find the freedom on the piano that comes with the ability to recognize and execute these common left-hand figures.